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Tim Bergling, on the phenomenon which he discusses in his groundbreaking new book, "Sissyphobia."

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00:00 Introduction
Gordene and Nancy tell of their recent Hawaiian vacation, including their stay at the Hale O Naia "Vacation Retreat".
19:42 Question of the week:
Question: " I am an older T-Girl of 43 and want and need to go full time and start HRT. I would like to know how good the hormones will work with my age. I know the younger you start the better off I would be, but back then I was to afraid. My mother has size C breasts as well as my sister so does that mean mine can get to be that big too in time and if so how long? " (from: Layla Lamb, Huntington, WV)
27:24 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
43:08 Special Message
44:09 Boston area (and national) announcements
47:07 Tim Bergling is author of a groundbreaking new book entitled "Sissyphobia." For this book, Tim interviewed scores of gay men while exploring the basic question, why is it that the very men who are often themselves seen as somewhat effeminate are nonetheless turned off by the same thing in others?
Tim is a 41 year old author, journalist, TV News Producer, and former United States Marine Corps Sergeant who was "kicked out in 1990 for being gay, long before the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy." Tim told us before the show, "the biggest point of interest may be that 'sissyphobia' finds its roots in a general disdain for all things feminine... also, that knowing the roots of one's own prejudices doesn't always defeat them. (I still wrestle with some sissyphobia myself, as do many of my interviewees). "
Visit the sissyphobia website at
87:47 End
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