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Matthew Foreman, Executive Director of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, on Ronald Reagan's legacy with respect to GLBT Americans

Rhonda J. Factor on the field of psychology and the extent to which it really understands transgender persons

Katie Singer, fertility expert, on how much about her health a woman's fertility cycles reveal, as well as the effects of estrogen on MTF transgender persons

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00:00 Introduction
  • Boys, pink, breasts and body hair
  • Media lionizes Reagan
  • Muffler gender confusion
9:45 Question of the Week

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15:50 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News:
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  • Boston judge rules that "gay" no longer defames
  • Bush chief sees moral armageddon in Shrek 2 bartender gender
  • Movie: "Gaudi Afternoon"
  • Vienna Vegetable Orchestra
27:02 In the wake of former president Ronald Reagan's death this week, the American media has overwhelmed us all with a steady stream of pro-Reagan propaganda, largely ignoring the disastrous effect his presidency had on the lives of a great many people. Matthew Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, balances the record with a person testimony of the extreme cost he and too many others suffered as a result of Reagan's deliberate ignoring of the AIDS epidemic.

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42:42 Many transgender persons have encountered limitations in the psychology profession's understanding of gender diversity. Rhonda Factor, a doctoral candidate in psychology at the University of Vermont, is studying these limits, and discusses how little psychologists really know about the realities of trans experiences, and the implications of that lack of knowledge.

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59:23 Boston area (and national) announcements compiled by Ethan St. Pierre
62:15 A woman's fertility cycles can be easily observed and provides the key to practicing natural birth control. It can also provide vital clues ot understanding a woman's reproductive health. Katie Singer, certified fertility educator and author of "The Garden of Fertility", explains exactly how a woman can chart her cycles, as well as how they would indicate if she may be at risk for thyroid problems, ovarian cysts, or miscarriage.

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