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Linda & Cynthia Phillips on the issues MTF transpersons face - and cause - in couples

Anna Utech, indigenous rights activist, on the struggles of the people of Chiapas, Mexico

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00:00 Introduction
10:06 Question of the week:
Question: " I am an 18 year old androgynous person (biological male, heterosexual) passing most often as a female. My problem is that I look female and date women, yet men find themselves attracted to me. I was thinking about buying a female/female lesbian button to wear at clubs so that men would not hit on me, but as a genital-male I am afraid to wear a button which might confuse me for a genital-female. In the past I have found women afraid to "check me out" because they are unsure of what I am. Is it OK to wear the lesbian button, and THEN tell the truth...or should I just continue to be hit on by males, and hope for a woman to approach me. Any advice would be great. Love you all! " (from: Pat, Spokane )
21:30 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
32:00 Linda & Cynthia Phillips join us once again to talk about some of the issues that Male-to-female transpersons encounter in committed relationships. We talked about some of the more common difficulties and what to do about them. Cynthia and Linda have been married for over 40 years, and are longtime trans community members and activists. For ten years they ran the Texas T Party, at that time one of the most popular transgender events anywhere, especially for couples.
64:00 Special Message
65:02 Boston area (and national) announcements
68:26 Anna Utech, Boston-area activist working on indigenous rights, joins us to talk about her work with the people of Chiapas, Mexico. She has been for several years the volunteer coordinator of Tonantzin, an organization in Boston dedicated to supporting the native peoples in Mexico. Tonantzin is an indigenous word, named after Aztec earth goddess. Anna talked with us about how the Zapatistas came to be, and how their effort to secure legislation protective of their community-held lands was undermined.
Some of Anna's suggested sites for more information or to get involved:
Witness for Peace, educational and socially responsable trips to Mexico and elsewhere.
Mexico Solidarity Network, information, trips to Mexico, fair trade connections.
Cloudforest Initiatives, fair trade and cooperative projects in Chiapas, as well as trips to Chiapas. You can also contact CI about the recent book: "Never Again a World without Us: Voices of Maya Women in Chiapas", by Teresa Ortiz ($14.95 plus shipping)
Equal Exchange, fairly-traded gourmet coffee from Mexico and other countries.
SIPAZ (International Service for Peace), excellent reports and updates in English and Spanish.
You can call the Boston-area activist organization Tonantzin at 617-629-2449.
90:35 End
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