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Monica Helms, Atlanta transactivist, talks about some exciting new developments on the front lines of the struggle for recognition and respect

Larry Gross, author & media critic, on GLBT presence in the media from the 1950s to the present day

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00:00 Introduction
12:00 Question of the week:
Question: " I like to dress at home. But I am afraid to go out side dressed like a woman. What do I do? " (from: Bill, Corry PA)
17:50 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
33:11 Monica Helms, tireless transactivist, joins us to talk about recent happenings centering around Atlanta, including the first-ever "Transgender Highway." Monica is a member of the Board of Directors of NTAC, the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition; Vice chair of the NTAC activism committee; Director of Trans=Action; Secretary of the Georgia Stonewall Democrats; and member of the board of the Southern Association for Gender Education.
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54:31 Special Message
55:25 Boston area (and national) announcements
58:52 Larry Gross is a well-known media critic and author who talks with us about the representations of GLBT persons in the media and how these depictions have changed over time.
Larry is the Sol Worth Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of the soon-to-be-released "Up from Invisibility: Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Media in America", as well as "Contested Closets: The Politics and Ethics of Outing." He is editor of "Image Ethics: The Moral Rights of Subjects in Photographs, Film, and Television" and "On the Margins of Art Worlds," and coeditor (with the late James Woods) of "The Columbia Reader on Lesbians and Gay Men in Media, Society, and Politics."
87:32 End
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