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Special Extended Conversation:

Susan Stryker, researcher, writer, queer historian, artist, and executive director of the GLBT Historical Society of Northern California, on bay area GLBT (heavy on the trans) history.

" There's something wild and wonderful about my transsexuality that does disrupt the way a lot of people think the world is put together. "
- Susan Stryker

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00:00 Introduction and commentary, including:
• 9/11 Remembrance
• BU president John Silber's genderphobia
• Listener Sonia: religion:spirituality as prosports:fitness
15:09 Question of the Week
" Is it possible for a bi-sexual man to have a truly satisfying and meaningful relationship with a woman? "
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24:13 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
31:45 This week we travel back in time and review some US West Coast GLBT history with researcher, writer, queer historian and artist Susan Stryker. Susan is the executive director of the GLBT Historical Society of Northern California, and a former history columnist for Planet Out. She holds a social science research post doctorate fellowship in sexuality studies in the history department at Stanford University. Susan co-authored the book "Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area" and edited "The Transgender Issue" (Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Vol 4, No 2, 1998).
In her 'secret life as an artist,' Susan collaborated with Shu Lea Cheang and Jordy Jones on the Guggenheim-supported Brandon Teena web-based multimedia exhibit.

For more information:
• Visit the GLBT Historical Society of Northern California website at
• Read a review of her book, Gay by the Bay: A History of Queer Culture in the San Francisco Bay Area
58:53 Special Message
59:53 Boston area (and national) announcements
63:56 More Susan Stryker
89:46 End
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