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Brenna Paige, a transgendered musician who is working to bring some fresh new trans music out of the hearts and closets of some talented musicians, with the goal of helping improve trans standing

Linda Phillips, a transwoman who has authored a fascinating new book - under her former male name - on the art of automotive antiques and the people who love them

" I felt, when I was a kid growing up, that cars had souls, and I still feel that way. "
- Linda Phillips
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00:00 Introduction and commentary, including:
• Noisey headphones and lightening strikes
• California becomes 4th state to protect gender expression
• Gabrielle Pickett, sister of murdered TS Chanelle Pickett, murdered in NYC
• Northeastern controversy, language and priorities
• Rick Santorum and GLBT Marriage
• HRC and marriage
14:20 Question of the Week
" How does a M to F transsexual "break the news" about having gender disphoria to a very religious mother? "
(from: Adaline)
18:20 More Commentary:
• Listener letter to Rick Santorum on GLBT Marriage
23:16 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News

A new musical project aims to promote awareness of transgender issues while raising money to help in the struggle for rights and respect. Brenna Paige, is the co-founder of the Trans-fusion project, which aims to bring together the music of trans musicians of professional caliber to create a work of art that will work for the benefit of the trans commuinity.

More information:
• Visit the project website at
• Contact Brenna at
60:29 Special Message
61:20 Boston area (and national) announcements

While many transgender persons dream of publishing their autobiography, and some manage to do so, occasionally we encounter someone who dances to a very different drummer. Our guest Linda Phillips was born male but has lived with her wife as a woman for many years. She chose to write her first book not about her crossliving experience, but rather about something of an even more unusual nature: a life of trading in used car parts.

Linda is a longtime trans activist and author, who, with wife Cynthia, hosted the Texas T Party, during the 1990s one of the most popular crossdressing events anywhere. She is a frequent lecturer on college campuses, and has made many media appearances promoting healthy acceptance of crossdressing and transgenderism. Her new book is titled From the Rear View Mirror: The inside story of the Antique Cars and Parts Business.

For More Information:
• Learn more about Linda&rsquot;s book at
89:54 End
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