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Mara Keisling, director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, on some of the good things for transgender persons that have happened over the past year

Marshall Miller, co-founder of the Alternatives to Marriage Project, on what's happening to domestic partnership rights in the wake of the national turmoil over gay marriage

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00:00 Introduction
  • Snow stories and magic
08:44 Current Events with Karen St. Pierre
  • Judge refuses to dismiss trans lawsuit
  • Stealth Martian cleaner
  • Chicago 'Y' director fired over trans fashion show
  • Marijuana-flavored candy
  • Gay resort devastated by Tsunami
  • U of Pitt deconstructs "dude"
18:47 Questions of the Week

"Hello I'm 26, I've been with my girlfriend for 8 years and we now have a 1yr old daughter, but ever since i was a child i've always wanted to be a girl of course i was afraid of telling anyone espicially my mom shes's really against all that kinda of stuff. I guess i'm saying i dont want to fight who i think i am inside. but is it to late for me? am i being selfish..i dont know i'm just crazy..i feel so sad i cry all the time when i'm alone, i have no one to talk too..i'm sorry if i sound stupid it's just i really need to express myself some how."
(From: Carlos)

28:37 As the year draws to a close, we take stock of the progress we've made as a culture towards improving the status of transgender persons. We're joined by Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, who has compiled a list of "65 wonderful things that happened to transgenders this year." We talked with Mara about what was good about 2004 what to look for and work for in 2005.
63:18 Special Message
64:18 The Revolution Begins
by Paul Iwancio
65:33 While the national debate about gay marriage has garnered tremendous attention with both the media and activists, it has left in its wake some less well examined consequences. Marshall Miller, co-founder of the Alternatives to Marriage Project, discusses how some employers are reacting to the gay marriage issue by reducing or eliminating benefits for domestic partners.

A coalition of eleven major organizations for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people (LGBT) say they are alarmed at some Massachusetts employers' plans to eliminate their domestic partner benefits programs. The groups urged Massachusetts employers to maintain their domestic partner (DP) benefits programs even though same-sex civil marriage is now recognized in the state.

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