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Merissa Sherrill Lynn, founding director of the International Foundation for Gender Education and early transgender activist and community leader

Sadly, we were unable to connect with our second guest, Howard Zinn. We'll try again next week!

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00:00 Introduction
14:25 Question of the Week
Question: "I have heard that Yahoo, who now owns Geocities, considered transgendered topics perverse and obscene. Do they plan to get rid of the hundreds of TG sites under Geocities over ignorance?" (from: Joney Harper, Raleigh, NC)
Question: "I'm listening to your 5/7/01 show and hear the question of the week about "what constitutes gender?" and feel compelled to ask this. I own 2 men's jackets, 1 of which I wore today. Does that make me a cross-dresser? If my brother wore a woman's jacket, would that make him a cross-dresser? " (from Teresa, Arlington, MA)
25:37 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
34:36 Merissa Sherrill Lynn, leader in the emerging transgender community of the 80s and early 90s, founding executive director of the International Foundation for Gender Education, and founding editor of Transgender Tapestry magazine. We talked with Merissa about her involvement with the transgender community and her vision on what is most needed to benefit the trans community.
You can email Merissa at
Visit the International Foundation for Gender Education website at
61:16 Special Message
62:18 Boston area (and national) announcements
66:11 In lieu of a second guest, the crew - Nancy, Gordene Karen & Hal - talk about:
  • How the Egyptian government is prosecuting Nawal El Saadawi because she dared to critique islamic treatment of women (charges have since been withdrawn, so letters in support of her are no longer needed);
  • A article about Clear Channel Communications called Radio's Big Bully
  • Amy Goodman's Democracy Now on Pacifica Radio (read about how DN has been pulled from broadcast during WBAI's fundraising 3 weeks)
  • NPR's 20 minute commercial for Sony's new mechanical dog
  • Independent media network
  • How CNN's censored coverage of the Waco disaster underscores the need for alternative media, and how GenderTalk tries to help with this need.
89:45 End
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