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Gunner Scott, founder of ButchDykeBoy productions, on "Gendercrash", a monthly open-mic event that provides an opportunity for Boston-area poets, writers, songsters and other creative gender rebels to strut their stuff

Alicia Goranson, Nathan Levitt, & Flynn May, trans writers recently published in the collection titled "Pinned Down By Pronouns", read some of their work and chat with us about the role of art in their lives

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00:00 Introduction
  • "In Memory of Rita" to show at SCC
  • Washington Blade editor waxes transphobic
  • HRC pro-trans vote redux
  • Phobic editorial accompanied by ad for Bush campaign
  • "Little ones" stumping for Bush
  • Catholic church accuses feminists of blurring sex differences
  • Feedback: two listeners thought we were off base on QOTW
19:47 Question of the Week

"I'm a guy who loves to crossdress. My wife hates it, what should I do?"
(From: James)

31:23 Special Message: Please Donate Now to Gender Education & Media so that we can continue and expand on this work.
32:32 Announcements: Boston area & National events
37:08 Art - at its best - can serve as a healing refuge for the free expressions of its creator, for unfettered political commentary on subjects ranging from interpersonal relationships to gender identity and expression to oppression and poverty to election politics. Gunner Scott, founder of ButchDykeBoy.com, chats with us about GenderCrash, a venue he created for the artistic expressions of queer and transgender/genderqueer folks in the Boston area. Also joining us to read and discuss some of their own work are three of the writers published in "Pinned Down by Pronouns": Alicia Goranson, Nathan Levitt, and Flynn May.

GenderCrash is a monthly open mic in the Boston area (at Spontaneous Celebrations in Jamaica Plain) for poets/spoken wordsters/literary geeks/journal writers/queers/transgender/gender queers.

Alicia Goranson writes about finding strength in alienation; the power of the child left behind. She is a Gendercrash regular and occasionally reads around town.

Nathan Levitt is a pansexual, jewish, trans, genderqueer activist who organizes and leads workshops and trainings on queer activism, dismantling oppressions, youth empowerment and leadership, transgender/genderqueer identities, and working towards social change.

Flynn May is a multi racial, radical performance poet and community activist. Flynn would rather be known "by adjectives and for achievements than prefab pronouns".

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