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Imani Henry, transman, writer, activist and performance artist, on theatre, activism, and intersections between the two

Alejandro Marcel, trans health consultant, on some disturbing findings from studies on health issues among transgender populations

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00:00 Introduction
  • Safe Colleges 'Trans 101' presentations
  • Federal employment GLBT non-discrimination
  • Deadly month in Iraq and Bush
  • Westminster, CA school board members refuse to uphold gender identity non-discrimination
  • Right-wing activist strategies
  • Democratic agenda and democracy vs. capitolism
13:08 Question of the Week

"I was wondering. For some of us we lived in one gender because it was necessary to survive. We did not know why we were different. Then we discover that we are TS. after or during transition it seems as though identity is very transit. Is it normal to feel yourself flipping back and forth in identity. One minute you feel very female. another you feel male. It is a bit confusing. Just how female should MtF feel or how male Should a FtM feel."
(From: Dee)

21:06 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News:
  • Massachusetts governer commits to stopping gay marriage
  • Gay military discharges diminished since start of war
  • Teen wins $30,000 for "Lesbian Barbie" T-shirt suspension
  • TS death from silicone injections
  • Wrongly incarcerated to be charged for food
  • Gun hidden in oven wounds woman
  • Easter reminder on bunnies and chicks
  • Nestle candy wrappers carry rude message
35:24 Artistic expression shines most brightly when it pushes the boundaries of fear and ignorance to reveal new territories of beauty and fulfillment. Bringing uniquely powerful vision to bear on the intersection of gender, race and class issues, FTM performance artist and activist Imani Henry crafts works of singular sensitivity and power. He talks with us about his art and struggles between oppressed minorities and those in power.

Imani is a Caribbean transman, writer, performer, and long time activist working on social justice issues. He is a diversity education trainer, and author of the play B4T (Before Testosterone), which sold out in New York and Boston, which looks at race, gender and sex.

44:44: Imani reads his poem, "In The Land of the Free"

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58:31 Boston area (and national) announcements compiled by Ethan St. Pierre
61:30 Ongoing studies are revealing some disturbing trends among some transpersons that seriously threaten their health and well-being. Alejandro Marcel, director of Minority Public Health Consutltants, talks about these dangerous practices and the conditions that contribute to their continuation. Alejandro is working on a much-needed book about TG primary health care practices.

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