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Anne Stanback, president of 'Love Makes a Family', a Connecticut coalition working to expand the state marriage laws to include same-sex couples

Staci Haines, author of "The Survivor's Guide to Sex", in a far-ranging discussion spanning pleasure and desire, dissociation, embodied sex, consent, boundaries, and beyond

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00:00 Introduction and commentary, including:
• TLC's "Sex Change Capitol of the World"
• Truthout on ballot counting
• Halloween in Salem
10:09 Question of the Week
" My name is Carolynn and I'm 36, I started my transition at 34 and have been living full time for one year now. Why is there so much secrecy and hush-hush around expressing your fears and doubts (a) About your transition? (b) About going on with and having S.R.S.? It has been my personal experience that expressing these fears and doubts has led people to conclude and express that, well if you have any doubts then you're not (and I hate this) a true transsexual. Any ideas why people take this attitude? "
(from: Carolynn)
17:41 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News:
• Fred Phelps's hate denied in Caspar, WY
• Newly ordained gay bishop under FBI protection
• First "Halloween" celebration
• US Census halloween estimates
• Taiwan to legalize same-sex marriage
• FCC says the f-word is sometimes OK
• Women's Viagra on the way in Europe
• Flasher jumped by schoolgirls
• Man stuck in embarassing position
30:14 Gay marriage is probably the most visible GLBT issue of the day, and rightly so, as it represents the leading indicator of the degree to which GLBT persons are viewed as legitimate members of our society. Anne Stanback, president of Connecticut's "Love Makes a Family", joins us to talk about why this issue is so important, and what is currently happening. Anne is a former director of feminist non profits, and a long time lesbian feminist activist.

For More Information:
• Visit the Love Makes a Family website at
• For more information on the wealth of some of the organizations working against equal rights, see the Task Force Policy Institute report, "'Marriage Protection Week' Sponsors: Are They Really Interested in 'Building Strong and Healthy Marriages?'" available for download at

56:04 Special Message
56:54 Boston area (and national) announcements
59:18 Check it out it at Staci Haines, author of "The Survivor's Guide to Sex: How to Have an Empowered Sex Life After Child Sexual Abuse", on ways to deal with the issues that arise from prior abuse. Staci, sex educator and former manager of "Good Vibrations, the clean well-lighted place to buy sex toys," is a trained somatics practitioner, specializing in healing from trauma and sexual abuse. Her discussion of pleasure and desire, dissociation, embodied sex, consent, boundaries, and triggers will be of interest to anyone who is seeking healthier sexual relationship.

This is a repeat airing of an interview that originally aired on September 13, 1999

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