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Taryn Levitt, Boston-area trans/genderqueer activst, on what it means to be "genderqueer"

Wayne Besen, columnist and author, on unmasking the scandals and lies behind the ex-gay myth

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00:00 Introduction
  • "Outing" campaign against anti-gay legislators
  • Ethan needs lawyer to fight firing
  • TV: Dramatic gay-bashing on "Six Feet Under"
  • Ethan & Karen present trans training for Planned Parenthood
15:33 Question of the Week

"My husband has just admitted to me that he likes cross dressing. I don't have a problem with it, I have been enjoying the new him. He says he is would like me to put a strap on, on. What do you think? Is this normal or do you think he has bisexual feelings?"
(From: Anonymous)

19:34 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News:
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  • House of Reps attacks state court authority on marriage
  • Canadian territory rules in favor of same-sex marriage
  • Massachusetts suffers chipmunk burden
  • Texan cops arrest woman for selling sex toys
  • Coconut Grove, FL businesses employ fairy
28:42 The word "Genderqueer" has been cropping up a lot recently, and seems to be taking hold with a lot of people. Transgender and genderqueeer activist Taryn Levitt, founder of the Boston-based group "Beyond Binary" (and a San Francisco GQ group before that), talks about what it means to him to be genderqueer, and how that outlook informs his activism.

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61:15 Amazingly enough, there are still many people out there who believe that queerness can be cured by religion. How is this so and why does it persist? Wayne Besen, columnist and author of "Anything But Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth", talks about the motivation that inspires the religious righteous to continue to promote something unequivocally deemed false and unethical by the most widely respected psychological and psychiatric authorities.

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