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Cristan Williams, President of Houston's Community Awareness for Transgender Support, on their shelter for trans homeless persons

Alejandro Daviko Marcel, director of Boston's Transgender Education Network, on federal support for trans health issues

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00:00 Introduction
13:22 Question of the week:
" I was wondering if lying is a big problem in the transgender community. Several trans-folk that I have met seem to tell huge lies about themselves, some for protection, and others perhaps for attention. The lies include false identities and fictional life events. I am not implying that all transfolk lie, but I am wondering if it is a community issue, or I have just met some questionable people within the community. " (from: N., Philadelphia)
23:10 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
39:15 Cristan Williams (, president of Houston's Community Awareness for Transgender Support (CATS), tells us about their shelter for trans homeless persons. Cristan fills us in on how the shelter came to be, who it is designed to serve, and what services are offered there. She also tells us about CATS and their array of programs designed to help transpeople.
You can email CATS at or visit their website at
CATS Hotline: 409-741-2501
You can also write to CATS at PO Box 62, Galveston, TX 77553
61:37 Special Message
62:24 Boston area (and national) announcements
65:03 Alejandro Daviko Marcel (, director of Boston's Transgender Education Network, tells us about emerging federal support for trans health issues. Alejandro is a longtime trans advocate, director of adolescent services HIV outreach, and also director of trans health and education development program. He is the first and only transgender director working under the Ryan White Care act.

A listener shared these resources for LGBT health:

One option is a resource on the website:
Another option is:
Also, I wondered whether you'd consider adding an additional resource on your site? This topic is far too important to get as little attention as it does: A Man's Guide to Intimacy After Prostate Cancer

87:36 End
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