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Barney Frank, US Congressman, on the newly-introduced federal Hate Crimes legislation that explicitly includes coverage for gender identity and expression

Mara Keisling, Director of National Center for Transgender Equality, on the work by Frank and others to introduce the newly-inclusive Hate Crimes legislation

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00:00 Introduction
  • Cause to celebrate
05:51 Gender News
  • Maryland governor signs inclusive hate crimes bill
  • Colorado governor Owens vetoes LGBT non-discrimination bill, but indicates he will support hate crimes statute
  • Miami introduces inclusive hate crimes bill
  • ExxonMobil shareholders vote for sexual orientation non-discrimination policy
  • Yuma, AZ 'female impersonator' found murdered
  • Why we need hate crimes statutes
  • Immigration board rules that DOMA does not prohibit transsexual marriages
  • Democrats claim hollow victory in judge filibuster issue
21:50 Evelien's Diary:, entry 14: "The Ugly Duckling"

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28:40 The GenderTalk Calendar
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34:00 On May 26, federal legislation was introduced which, for the first time ever, explicitly protects the rights and interests of persons of diverse gender expression and identity. Playing a pivotal role in this introduction was openly gay Congressman Barney Frank, who speaks with us about his purpose in introducing this act, and differences between the current house and senate versions of the proposed legislation.
ACT NOW - We CAN make this happen
  1. Find your house representative HERE.
  2. Ask your family and friends to write them NOW, URGING a VOTE ON and PASSAGE OF the Hate Crimes Act of 2005. To make it easier for them, send them the email (and/or mailing) addresses of their representatives.
  3. For detailed instructions on how to write your congressperson to ask for their support, click here (pdf)
  4. Find your senators HERE.

Joining us to comment on the Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2005 and the work behind it is Mara Keisling, director of the National Center for Transgender Equality. Mara worked with Congressman Franks and a broad coalition of organizations to push for the introduction of this legislation.
  • Read Mara Keisling's statement on the introduction of the hate crimes legislation (in pdf format) here.
  • Visit the National Center for Transgender Equality website at
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