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Jim Marks, Lambda Literary Foundation executive director, about the withdrawal of Bailey's "Man Who Would Be Queen" from their awards nomination list

Rachel Pollack, prolific trans writer of award-winning science fiction, whose latest book is a trans detective novel, and whose interest in Tarot has led to her design of a new Tarot deck

Ray Aims*, Boston-area genderqueer event producer, and FTM producer Elan Margolis on queer pornography: can it be liberating, or is it just the same old objectification of one another's bodies?
  * - Name changed (in text only) by request

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00:00 Introduction
03:45 Lambda Literary Foundation executive director Jim Marks answers some difficult questions following their retraction of the nomination of J. Michael Bailey's "The Man Who Would Be Queen" as an awards finalist.

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17:46 Question of the Week

"Hello, I'm a M - F trans-gender and my question is, "When's the best time to go about changing my name legally to a more gender appropriate name?" Should I wait until I begin my hormone treatment? Should I wait until my Sex Reassignment Surgery?"
(From: Crystal)

21:39 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News:
  • Bay Windows formalizes trans-inclusion
  • Maine lobbyist fired for trying to 'out' legislators
  • Administration purging GLBT references
  • Vigil secheduled amid news blackout for murdered TG Precious Armani
  • CA supreme court orders end to gay marriages
  • French film legends to star in trans story
  • Polar bears turn green
  • Foul-mouthed parrot cleared for the Queen
36:32 The world of science fiction writing, she says, is more accepting of gender diversity than others. She should know. She came out as transgender in 1971, and has won many accolades for her writing since then. Author of 27 books, Rachel Pollack joins us to talk about her life, activism, writing and her love for the Tarot. Her most recent novel, "A Secret Woman," features a transsexual detective, and her new book "The Kabbalah Tree" will be released in June.

Among Rachel's books:

  • "Unquenchable Fire" (1988) Winner, Arthur C. Clarke Award ("best feminist novel of the decade" - The New York Review of Science Fiction)
  • "Temporary Agency" (1994) Nominated for the Nebula Award, the James T. Tiptree Award, and the Mythopoeic Award
  • "Godmother Night" (1996) Winner of the 1997 World Fantasy Award
  • "A Secret Woman" (2002) Rachel's first mystery novel
  • "The Forest of Souls: A Walk in the Tarot" (new)

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63:24 Appeal: Please do your part to help us fund Gender Education & Media: Donate now!
64:33 Excerpt from "The Way of the Wizard" by Deepak Chopra
65:41 Boston area (and national) announcements compiled by Ethan St. Pierre
68:02 Queer porn is alive and kicking, but is it good for us? Ray Aims*, founder of Truth Serum productions, a Boston-area event producer, is curating a new series of queer porn made by young, newbie producers that seeks to avoid the unhealthy aspects of most porn. She joins us to talk about what it is that she considers to be healthy porn. Also joining us briefly is Elan Margolis, a genderqueer FTM student of experimental performance and video, of ArtNerdPorn, a porn production collective.
  * - Name changed (in text only) by request

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