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Andrea Holley, Human Rights Watch Director of Outreach and Public Education and manager of their International Film Festival, on a few good documentary films

Aliza Shapiro, drag event organizer and performer in the drag personna of Heywood Wakefield, on drag king events and culture

" Everyone says the same thing: she's just full of integrity. "
- Andrea Holley, on Georgina Beyer

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00:00 Introduction and commentary, including:
• Trans Film Fest at MIT
• Nancy's aunt and the brick
10:25 Question of the Week
" I am a female who has never felt right with my body. I was very confused when i was younger because i have always been attracted to men, but never exactly felt like a woman. I am extremely feminine and never really had a desire to have masculine affectations, it is the body that I do not like. This has caused me much confusion. I have always had a particular attraction to gay men, effeminate gay men, and it is only very recently that I have made the realization that I don't have a problem with being feminine, just with being female. I have endlessly searched for literature on women who want to be gay men, but have come up with nothing. Is it really all that rare? Any advice, recommended reading? Could you tell me what the statistics are? I have been through much trouble over my discomfort with my body, as everyone i have ever spoken to about my situation has been hell bent on thinking I am just ashamed of my body because I must have been abused or am just too fat or something, which is why it has taken me thirty years to come to the true nature of my problem. Is that the way it always is? "
(from: Jill)
20:23 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
33:55 Human Rights Watch not only serves as an important watchdog on behalf of all of us, but they also sponsor a traveling international film festival. Andrea Holley, manager of the HRWIFF's Traveling Festival, as well as HRW Director of Outreach and Public Education, reviews highlights of the festival, including the acclaimed "Georgie Girl", about New Zealand's transsexual Minister Georgina Beyer.
For More Information:
• About HRW:
• About Georgie Girl:
63:59 Special Message
65:00 Boston area (and national) announcements
68:27 Drag culture is king, and drag king culture is all the rage. Aliza Shapiro, drag event organizer and performer in the drag personna of Heywood Wakefield, catches us up on drag king culture in Boston and beyond.

Heywood hosts "Glitter Switch : Drag / Karaoke", a karaoke and drag performance night where anyone can get on stage. Shapiro self-identifies as a "genderqueer butch dyke boy fag who doesn't care which pronouns you use in addressing her and who hates it when people make assumptions." She has been producing events in the Boston area under the moniker "Truth Serum Productions" for 8 years.

For more information:
• Drag King News (Boston area):
88:03 End
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