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Charles Anders, author of "The Lazy Crossdresser", and Annalee Newitz, columnist and author, on gender bending, crossdressing, and their partnership

" ...I was crossdressing publicly a lot, and then it turned into most of the time, and eventually it became all the time... "
- Charlie Anders

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00:00 Introduction and commentary, including:
• Transgender Day of Remembrance
10:47 Question of the Week
" As a gay man who came out in a Culture of Strong Willed and Opinionated Drag Queens, I find I have a bias/preference to befriend FTM rather than MTF. After much soul searching (wondering if it's my own desire to be a drag queen or transvestite or transexual) I have come to believe I enjoy strong personalities and have found on most (not all) occasions to experience MTF as weak. As if to be a woman, they have to be passive, forgiving, and powerless. Yet I find woman to be strong, courageous, and enduring. Why, when transitioning from MTF, are the best parts lost? And how do you help them to realize/sustain those good parts? "
(from: Jason)
21:00 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
34:24 Our guests are "Lazy Crossdresser" author Charles Anders, and columnist and author Annalee Newitz. Not only are these two both doing groundbreaking work on sex and gender issues, they are also partners. We talk with them about gender bending, crossdressing, and their partnership.

Annalee Newitz is author of syndicated tech column "Techsploitation," Culture Editor at the San Francisco Bay Guardian. She has written about sex and gender for numerous magazines and newspapers, and is co-publisher of Other Magazine (
Charlie Anders is author of "The Lazy Crossdresser," and co-publisher of Other Magazine (

For more information:
• Find out more about The Lazy Crossdresser at
• Read Annalee Newitz' column "Techsploitation" at
53:30 Peter Choyce drops in to contribute to WMBR, and to share some of his personal story of being gay-bashed as a youth.
65:56 Special Message
66:27 Boston area (and national) announcements
73:47 More with Charles Anders and Annalee Newitz
87:28 End
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