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WMBR Fundraising Special:

Virginia Stephenson, transperson and activist, tells us about the progress and results of her transition to living as a woman.

Gail Leondar-Wright, publicist, talks about her activism: publicizing progressive books, and helping a local women's bookstore/activist organization.

THANK YOU to all who contributed, making this GenderTalk's most successful contribution to WMBR to date!

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00:00 Introduction
10:16 Question of the week:
Question: " I am 40 years old and divorced after 14 years because of my transgenderism. I could deal with the divorce but what about my children. My son is 12 and my daughter is 10. Is there a point at which I should tell them? " (from: Monica, Hampton, Virginia)
17:24 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
35:55 Virginia Stephenson is a transperson, activist and single parent living in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Virginia has been a guest on GenderTalk several times, talking about her political activism and her personal gender transition. This time she fills us in on the results of her transition at work, in which she has started presenting as a woman since the last time we spoke. She works in a "stereotypical conservative business, electrical wholesaling to contractors," and she is quite pleased with how things are going.
She also talks some about the benefits of transitioning openly.

Virginia's previous appearances on GenderTalk:
    • July 30, 2001, on trans issues, politics, and her transition at work
    • August 6, 2001, in a special roundtable discussion of MTF transgender sexuality
    • May 1, 2000 on being gender-fluid and the politics of transgenderism

61:56 Special Message
63:04 Boston area (and national) announcements
68:23 Gail Leondar-Wright is the principal of Gail Leondar-Wright Public Relations which promotes progressive books. We talked with Gail about her activism, including her support for New Words, a local women's bookstore that is expanding its role in the community, thanks to a major from Ford Foundation.
Gail has been bringing the gender, queer, and activist writings of fascinating people to our attention for many years, and tonight she donates some great books to WMBR contributors:
87:01 End
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