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" There's always been a wall inside of me, where I knew if I crossed that wall, I would be in danger, because I would be doing what boys shouldn't do. "
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Introduction and commentary, including:
Movie: "Mystic River"
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender murder statistics reveal extreme violence
Gender, sexual orientation and homophobia
Question of the Week
" I am a F2M and I am interested in a lady at work. However, I haven't had my top surgery yet. I was wondering when and how is a good time to inform her about my being transgendered. As well as having her touch my chest. "
Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News:
German dog gives Hitler salute
Music improves mood of college students
Fred Phelps pushes homophobic monument
Elvis impersonator robbery
Study on source of sexual identity
'Earworms' advertising jingles
Hal plays a song
Gordene and Nancy attended the Lambda Literary Conference in Provincetown in September, and met there a poet whose work digs deeply and honestly into his relationship with his gender. His name is Steven Riel, and he joins us in the studio for an intimate conversation and a reading of his poem, "My Invisible Dress", from his recently published collection entitlted "The Spirit Can Crest".
Visit the website for "The Spirit Can Crest" at www.amherstwriters.com/BookSprt.html
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For many years, "The Courage to Heal" has been an important tool of recovery for women survivors of sexual abuse. Co-author Ellen Bass, a therapist and poet, has recently written a book of poems entitled "Mules of Love" for which she won a 2002 Lambda Literary award. She joins us to talk about her writing.
Ellen is president of Kidpower Teenpower Fullpower International, a nonprofit organization which helps people of all ages and abilities to stay safe, act wisely and believe in themselves. She lives in Santa Cruz where she has taught creative writing since 1974.
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