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Dréd Gerestant, performance artist, on her innovative onstage gender shape-shifting

David Schneer & Karen Aviv on being Jewish and queer, as discussed in their new anthology, "Queer Jews"

" It's not a mistake that we all come in so many different forms, and that's something we should celebrate. "
- Dréd Gerestant

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00:00 Introduction and commentary, including:
• Trans Prisoner Michelle Kosilek and the recent court ruling (read Nancy's commentary on her lawsuit to get GID treatment)
09:48 Question of the Week
" I'm basically what you'd call a herterosexual (sic), but now that I'm in my fifties, I'm starting to think along other lines. I already am in an internet relationship (over a year) with a man who is "trans-gendering". My question is: Is there anyone out there that is exploring the fact that "straight" men are looking for she-male partners. I apologize for the "quotes", but I hope you know what I mean i.e. if your really straight, then why the question about she-males "
(from: Mark)
21:30 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
30:42 When you think of drag, you probably think of a guy in an outrageous gown. Maybe you even think of a woman in a suit. But chances are you've never seen drag the way our guest does it. Join us for a fascinating conversation with performance artist Dréd Gerestant, who brings a new dimension of drag to life.

For more information:
• Visit Dréd's website at www.dredking.com
• Visit the website of the film Dréd appears in, "Venus Boyz," at www.venusboyz.com
56:32 Special Message
57:57 Boston area (and national) announcements
61:59
It's been over a decade since anyone published a sustained look at being LGBT and Jewish. Professor of history and Jewish studies David Schneer and sociologist Karen Aviv, editors of a new anthology on being Jewish and queer, talk about some of the unique facets of being queer and jewish.
For more information:
• Visit publisher Routledge's site for Queer Jews
87:56 End
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