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Jerimarie Leisgang, founder of the Connecticut's first transgender political advocacy organization, on their new legislation adding gender diversity protections to their hate crimes statutes, and what's next

Leela Fernandes, professor of Political Science and Women's & Gender Studies, on the connection between spirituality, activism and feminism

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00:00 Introduction
  • Memorial Day thank-yous
  • War and peace
6:23 Question of the Week

"Why do you guys have to talk so much about Bush and racism and stuff like that? Why can�t you just stick to gender and transgenderism?"
(From: Fred)

15:20 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News:
  • NY Times protects employee gender expression, identity
  • MTV launches "Logo", all-LGBT channel
  • "Seriously, Dude, I'm Gay" cancelled by Fox
  • Brit Conservative blames obesity on "buggery"
  • Psychologist excuses "trans panic" violence
  • Talking toilet critiques male aim
  • Mystery handyman causes concern
  • Louisiana keeps low-riding pants
30:00 CTAC LogoConnecticut has become the most recent state to add protections for gender expression and identity (as well as disability) to their hate crimes legislation coverage. The person who spearheaded the effort to make it so, Jerimarie Liesegang, tells us about how it came about, and about the effort in Connecticut to win rights and respect for persons of diverse gender expression and identity - and more.

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58:51 Boston area (and national) announcements compiled by Ethan St. Pierre
63:55 While activism may be a strategic exercise, it is best undertaken with consciousness of a spiritual underpinning, says Leela Fernandes, associate professor of political science and women's/gender studies, and author of "Transforming Feminist Practice: Non violence, Social Justice and the Possibilities of a Spiritualized Feminism." She talks with the GenderTalk crew about non-violence, spirituality, feminism and activism.

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