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" One of the difficulties we have in a transition isn't just this gigantic leap across the gender line, it's releasing ourselves from this cocoon of expectations and of obligations that we've spent a lifetime building for ourselves "
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Lambda Literary conference documentary shoot in Provincetown
Indigenous People's day (Columbus Day)
Bulldozing Palestinian homes with American armoured bulldozers
Question of the Week
" I've slowly been coming out, and had mostly good reactions; and I'm getting ever more comfortable with myself. The only place I'm still having problems with being accepted is my family. I love my family dearly but after almost four years I continue to feel only more uncomfortable and more unaccepted around my family, former Jehovah's Witnesses. I don't want to lose my family but I've taken so long to accept myself, and surround myself with other supportive people. Any advice on how to handle a family that continues to be more unaccepting despite one's best attempts? "
Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
Bush signs 'Marriage Protection Week' edict
Why men have shorter lifespans
Pat Robertson suggests bomb attack on State Department
City Councilor fundraising drag criticized
Virginia City's outhouse races
A change of gender involves much more than just changes to a person's appearance and behavior. Looking beyond these surface elements, Donna Rose discusses some of the more universally human elements of a gender transition, as revealed in her new memoir, "Wrapped in Blue: a Journey of Discovery." A former world class college athlete, Donna has become a noted speaker, educator and advocate for transgender and diversity issues.
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Domestic violence continues to plague our society, as our guest Molly Hurley Moran sadly testifies. She lost her sister to a murder which authorities have never been able to prosecute, but which Molly says was surely committed by her sister's husband. An associate professor of writing and author of a number of books and articles, Molly has written a book about her sister's story entitled "Finding Susan".
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month.
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