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Robin Phillips, Albuquerque trans person, activist & small business owner, on her transition & her life

Phyllis Frye, trans legal expert, on the Kansas appeals court reversal of the ruling that a transsexual woman could not be legally married to a man

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00:00 Introduction
16:27 Question of the Week
Question: "I have dark hair and naturally I have beard. I've been tweezing it and using cream hair bleach on it for four months. My face still looks like it's dirty and no makup or concealer will cover it up and it looks masky and people laugh at me. Is there any way I can lift the hair color out of my face until I can get hormones or electrolysis?" (from: Stacy Garrison, San Bernardino)
Question: "This is a dumb question so you don't have to put it on the air if you don't want to. I am a MtoF TS, having SRS surgery in July. My family is supportive which is wonderful, but there is a debate going on here about my new name. My given name is David. I suggested Daria, my brother said don't change my name, my mother says Davy, my daughter says Jamie, my father says Davina, my sister is on the fence, AND I'M CONFUSED! Do you think it is OK for me to just keep my name and be called Davy? I've known one woman with that name in my life. It always sounded cute to me and there would be far less for me to get used to, I would keep it if it wasn't such a guys name. But do you think it is appropriate for society, or do you think I shouldn't care so much what the rest of the world outside my family would think? " (from ???, Reno Nevada)
xx:xx Sorry, Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News did not air this week due to technical problems at WMBR
31:02 Robin Phillips, gender activist and small business owner in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and member of the Albuquerque Transgenger Community Group. She was born and raised in New Jersey, lived 14 years in Kentucky before relocating to NM 11 years ago. She is the father of 5 children ranging in age from 31 to 20 years. She began transitioning in February 2001. Robin speaks frankly about her transition, and its effect on her relationships with the people around her, family, friends and business associates.
For more information about the Albuquerque trans group, visit
xx:xx Sorry, no Boston area (or national) announcements this week, due to technical difficulties
56:08 Phyllis Frye (, pioneer of the national political legal movement for transgender rights, speaks about the impact of a recent Kansas State Appeals Court ruling that reverses the lower court ruling that a transsexual woman cannot be legally married to a man. She talks about how this decision related to the Texas Littleton-Prange decision, in which Christie Littleton was ruled to be not married to a man because she is a transsexual woman. Frye also comments on how same-sex marriage is legal for transpeople in Texas and (repeatedly) invites listeners to come to Texas and get married. We also spoke with Phyllis about the transperson who is transitioning in the San Antonio Sherriff's office.

Visit Phyllis's site Transgender Legal at
Read the Kansas Court of Appeals opinion at

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