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Dallas Denny, respected writer, activist and Transgender Tapestry journal editor, guides us through the last 50 years of trans history

Lisa Mottet, transgender civil rights legislative lawyer for the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, reviews the past year's legislation on transgender issues

" We've doubled the number of people covered in this country. When we started out [in] 2002, there were about 18 million people covered; that's now up to 36 million. "
- Lisa Mottet

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00:00 Introduction and commentary, including:
• Icicles in Maine and Tennessee
• Welcome listeners on WKJCE, serving Oil City and Marienville, Forest County, western PA
• Movie: "About Schmidt" Kathy Bates and saving the children
• Movie: "Crocodile Hunter" and Terri's sexualization
• TV show: "24"
• Nancy & Gordene's partnership enters year 5
13:44 Question of the Week
" Question: Is there a database anywhere, that one can send a resume to a company that supports hiring transgender people. Myself I am in the process of going from a male to female. "
(from: Christine)
" Question: I transitioned in 1997 and in 2001 moved to a new city and workplace where I am not 'out' and only a couple of people know my gender history. In many ways, I enjoy the privilege of my new life and enjoy being treated like any other woman. On the other side, I often feel like I've lost a part of my past and a part of my self. How do I balance my need to be a woman like any other and be true to my unique past? "
(from: Sarah, Portland, Oregon)
23:50 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
34:30 This past December marked the 50th anniversary of the breaking of the story of transsexual Christine Jorgensen, a story that rocked the world and changed life for many nascent transpeople. Writer, activist and editor Dallas Denny takes us through the high and low points in trans history from then to now.

Dallas is a writer and trans activist, Editor of Transgender Tapestry journal, board member of Gender Education & Advocacy, and author of "Gender Dysphoria: A guide to Research" and "Current concepts in Transgender Identity".

For More Information:
• The International Foundation for Gender Education at
67:35 Special Message
68:07 Boston area (and national) announcements
70:04 The past year has been the best ever for passage of legislation protecting freedom of gender identity and expression. Lisa Mottet, Transgender Civil Rights Project Legislative Lawyer for the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, reviews the past year's accomplishments.

Lisa Mottet joined NGLTF on Sept. 4, 2001, as the Legislative Lawyer for the Transgender Civil Rights Project, thanks to a grant awarded by the National Association for Public Interest Law. She is a graduate from Georgetown University Law Center and a former NGLTF legal intern. Mottet holds the nation's first legal fellowship specifically aimed at addressing discrimination against transgender people.

2002 Legislation:
14 local anti-discrimination ordinances:
Allentown, PA; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Buffalo, NY; Chicago, IL; Cook County, IL; Decatur, IL; Dallas, TX; Erie County, PA; New Hope, PA; New York City, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Salem, OR; Tacoma, WA
2 state laws: New Jersey safe schools, Pennsylvania hate crimes

For more information:
• National Gay & Lesbian Task Force:
• NGLTF's Transgeder Civil Rights Project:
• Email Lisa Mottet at
• Call Lisa Mottet at 202-393-5177
• Transgender Law & Policy Institute:
90:01 End
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