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Lisabeth Melendez, representing LLEGO, the National Latina/o Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Organization.

Bob Shanke, author of a new biography titled "That furious Lesbian: The story of Mercedes de Acosta"

" Mercedes was the kind of person who gave totally of herself in the relationship, but in the same way she demanded totally from the other person as well. "
- Bob Schanke
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00:00 Introduction and commentary, including:
• Portrayals of color
• Bill Maher on gender
• Talk Radio and Jlo’s butt
• Nancy’s mom and Jenny Boylan’s book
• Gordene’s sister and Jenny Boylan
• Muslim women under seige (see for more) and here at home
• Rutgers University cancels Palestinian conference, supports pro-Jewish orgs
18:44 Question of the Week
"Why do you always trash SRS like it has absolutely no purpose. Have you ever considered that there are heterosexual transsexual women who want to have sexual relations with men, and that SRS allows one to achieve that experience? "
(from: Hope)
27:38 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
42:30 The National Latina/o Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Organization (LLEGO) is the only national nonprofit organization devoted to representing Latina/o lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities and addressing their growing needs. Lisabeth Melendez talks with us about the organization and its too often marginalized constituency.
More information:
• Visit the The National Latina/o Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Organization (LLEGO) website at
65:43 Special Message
66:33 Boston area (and national) announcements
69:50 A largely unknown champion in the early struggle for lesbian rights in the US, performance artist Mercedes de Acosta conducted daringly public romances with such celebrities as Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, and Isadora Duncan. Bob Schanke, author of the first book length biography of Mercedes de Acosta "That Furious Lesbian: The Story of Mercedes de Acosta", talks about his book and her exploits.

For More Information:
• Visit the publisher’s webpage for "That Furious Lesbian: The Story of Mercedes de Acosta"
• Visit the publisher’s webpage for" Women in Turmoil: Six Plays by Mercedes de Acosta ," edited by Robert Schanke

85:50 End
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