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David Rostcheck fills us in on the Pink Pistols, a GLBT gun organization

Nathan Purkiss, aide to SF city supervisor Mark Leno, on the new city measure providing medical transition support for transsexuals

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00:00 Introduction
15:27 Question of the Week
Question: "What makes a Transsexual a Transsexual? I've heard many different versions, mainly from the people that CLAIM to be, but I'm still wondering. I'd like to hear about both F2m & M2F, but for clarity I believe I am the latter. I know there is no precise answer, so just say what you have time for. Thanks. "
(from Gwen, Alaska, Nov '99)
26:58 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
40:46 David Rostcheck of the Pink Pistols tells us all about this gun-toting GLBT group and the reasons behind its existence. He answers challenges to some of the politics of guns and provides justifications for GLBT gun ownership. For more information, visit the Pink Pistols website at
63:41 Boston area (and some national) announcements
67:05 Group conversation while waiting for our next guest to become available
74:58 Nathan Purkiss, aide to San Francisco city supervisor (district 8) Mark Leno tells us all about the new measure that guarantees medical assistance to city employees who are diagnosed with gender identity disorder. Passed on April 30 by a 9-2 vote (9 'yes' votes required to pass), this makes San Francisco the only city in the nation to pay for its employees to receive sex changes. The measure awaits the signature of Mayor Willie Brown. Nathan tells us about some of the behind-the-scenes thinking and some of the public responses to this trans-friendly measure.
Read the story in the SF Gate titled Sex-change benefits approved in San Francisco.
89:29 End
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