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Janet Barger, a former professor at the University of Texas, tells the story of her firing because of her gender transition

Cat Grant & Boyd Kodak, trans video artists and producers of "Counting Past 2," Totonto's trans film festival

" They initially wanted me to agree to dress in male-only clothing but we eventually negotiated the acceptability of 'gender neutral' clothing. "
- Janet Barger

TIME TOPIC               (Click on bold/colored text below for web site or email)     
00:00 Introduction and commentary, including:
Kindred Spirits trans retreat in Asheville, NC
14:11 Question of the Week
" Unlike most crossdressers, I WAS FORCED into dresses and sometimes diapers as discipline up until age ten. These events caused fetishes for these items and as I passed middle age, I became sexually dependent on being humiliated as in my youth. For ten years now, I have not desired or had sex with my wife and counseling has not helped. I feel guilty for robbing her of a NORMAL sex life but don't know what to do. Is there any help for this problem? "
(from: Cindy Marie, Memphis, TN)
24:45 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
36:50 According to University of Texas at Tyler school officials, over 30 years of industry experience and a commitment to teaching matter a lot less than the fixity of one's gender. At least, this is one conclusion that can be drawn from the firing of our guest, Janet Barger, because of her gender transition. Join us to hear her story, up close and personal.
For more information:
• Visit Janet's website at
62:48 Special Message
63:27 Boston area (and national) announcements
65:42 Meet Cat Grant & Boyd Kodak the colorful pair who produce Toronto's "Counting Past 2", the festival of "Performance / Film / Video / Spoken Word with Transexual Nerve!" Hear about the festival and their own video production efforts, including a documentary on trans activist Shadmith Manzo and her fight to return to freedom after being deported to Mexico.
For more information:
• Visit the Counting Past 2 website at
90:13 End
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