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Robyn Ochs, editor of the "Bisexual Resource Guide (4th Edition)," on pressing issues in bisexuality

Debra Johnson, writer and transactivist, on the controversial topic of autogynephilia

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00:00 Introduction
09:47 Question of the week:
" I know what intersex is. I also know what being transsexual is about. But I'm finding that others like myself are faced with another awakening. I knew I was not a boy in my earlier years and it wasn't until four years ago when it can back for the last time to confront me. Now 47 years old I'm putting together my letters for surgery after 2.1/2 years of living full time as female and now my life is so clear. After my doctors medical evaluation of me, I was told I mildly intersex. (Confirmed by mother, stepfather and an aunt) So now, to say "I'm transsexual" seems to be base on my life lived, versus "I'm intersex" which I have been all along and did not know. So "What sex am I" and "A Change of Gender" has new meanings to me. So the question: Can a intersex person truly say "I'm transsexual?" and are there any disadvantages to being intersex versus transsexual ? " (from: Elaine)
20:01 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
34:30 Robyn Ochs is the editor of the Bisexual Resource Guide (4th Edition). She speaks at colleges, universities conferences around the United States (and sometimes beyond) and teaches, at Tufts University, a course entitled "Crossing the Lines: Gender and Sexual Orientation." We talked with Robin about the Guide and about bisexuality in general.
For more bisexual information and resources, visit www.biresource.org
56:45 Special Message
57:40 Boston area (and national) announcements
61:22 Debra Johnson, author of a recent article on the subject in Transgender Tapestry magazine, speaks with us about the controversial topic of Autogynephilia (see references below).
Debra is an "out" TS woman, married to the "love of her life" for 32 years in Kenosha, Wisconsin, with two grown children. Debra makes a living as a freelance writer for a major tool manufacturer. She is a founding member of Gemini Gender Group in Milwaukee; on the Executive Board of Action Wisconsin, a statewide LGBT-rights group; and just hosted a legal issues workshop for LGB people in Racine, Wisconsin. She is also documenting TS-job harassment and job-loss narratives in her state to compile into a report for It's Time Wisconsin.
Debra became interested in the issue of autogynephilia because it forced her to examine her own transition. She eventually came to see that it offered only a partial explanation of where she'd been and where she was going, and worse, that it threatened to redefine transsexuals in a way that would damage them both individually and socially.

Some writings on Autogynephilia:

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