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Rev. Ben Guess, openly gay director of the United Church of Christ news service, on the recent refusal by NBC and CBS to air pro-diversity ads

Morwen Madrigal, New Orleans-based transgender activist, on her work on behalf of trans community

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00:00 Introduction
  • Changes at GenderTalk: Hal Fuller no longer with GenderTalk
  • Hal's goodbye (pre-recorded)
  • TV: Viewer feedback on trans CSI episode
07:09 Question of the Week

"I'd like to have some sort of direction in learning to loosen up on my in grained 'maleness' and let my true self shine without reservation. I am having trouble finding resources though. Could anyone suggest any to me? I say 'real world' because I am NOT impersonating. I think my manerisms are pretty passable (for lack of a better word), but I could use advise for what to look for and what to work on. "
(From: Brook)

18:54 Ethan & Karen: On the Hot Seat

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  • Brit rock musician and wife to transform into each other
  • Cheryl Jacques departs HRC
  • Latest supermodel fashion: nose hair
  • Seattle looks to include GID non-discrimination
  • Weird state laws
31:09 Evelien's Diary: "A Day in the Life"
Entry 2: Bearded Ladies

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35:21 When the United Church of Christ set out to develop an advertising campaign highlighting the welcoming nature of their organization, they did not anticipate the unwelcoming nature of certain mainstream media outlets. Rev. Ben Guess, the openly gay director of the UCC news service, tells us the story behind the ads that CBS and NBC called "too controversial" and refused to air.
60:16 Special Message
61:45 Join us in a visit with Morwen Madrigal, a "very out" transwoman in New Orleans who is working on social issues trying to make a difference for our community. She was a founding mother of the medical marriage movement, as well as a founding volunteer of the Aids quilt project, and now she's working on a number of transgender projects.
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