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Christopher Labonte, the Human Rights Campaign's deputy Director for Legislation, on transgender inclusion in future federal empoyment non-discrimination legilsation

Lauren & Genita McGonagle on Lauren's transition and unusual work situation, and on their long-term relationship

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00:00 Introduction
  • Quitting smoking and losing weight
  • Same-sex wedding: Gail & Betsy Leondar-Wright
  • Governor Romney's good idea
  • Gordene & Nancy's wedding plans
  • Looking butch enough?
  • Window shopping bridal dresses
13:03 Question of the Week

"Regarding Participation in Sports by transsexuals, is there any policy or law pertaining to this issue? Has the Olympic Committee or any professional sports organization tackled this issue?"
(From: Gord)

21:06 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News:
  • Governor Mitt Romney tries to uphold 1913 law to oppos certain same-sex marriages
  • MA state senate votes to repeal 1913 marriage law
  • Catholic bishop advocates witholding communion from "dissidents"
  • Log Cabin Republicans excluded from NC state GOP convention
  • Missouri town returns grant for fighting Goth culture
  • Pringles to be printed
31:50 For nearly a decade, transgender activists have lobbyied elected representatives in Washington DC for federal protection against hate crimes and employment discrimination. At the same time, the've sharply criticized the Human Rights Campaign for failing to include gender diversity in their protective legislation efforts. Christopher Labonte, HRC's deputy Director for Legislation, updates us on the state of transgender inclusion in future federal empoyment non-discrimination legilsation.

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54:04 Can a person born male get away with living as a woman while working as a man? What happens when hir fellow construction workers find out that "he's a she" the rest of the time? Lauren & Genita McGonagle, a longtime couple, talk about their relationship, their lives together, and how Lauren lives as a woman but works as a man, including how s/he deals with hir co-workers' potentially uncomfortable questions.

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