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Eoin Collins, Director of Policy Change for the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network in Ireland, on transsexual health care access issues and the Irish social climate

Jana Drakka, Scottish gender queer priest who has been training in traditional Japanese monastic Buddhism for 12 years, on her approach to spirituality, and her work with the homeless

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00:00 Introduction
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42:16 Question of the Week

Sorry, no question this week but Nancy comments on listener response to last week's question

44:25 Join us for our first look at the current state of transsexual health care in Ireland. Our guest is Eoin Collins, former director of Nexus Research (which was responsible for a study on transsexual health needs), now Director of Policy Change with the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN). A gay man, Eoin talks about the work of GLEN and Equality on behalf of transsexuals.
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86:04 What better way to mainfest gender queerness than informed by the spiritual pursuit of Buddhism? Scottish-born Jana Drakka settled in San Francisco where she has spent the last 12 years training in Soto Zen Buddhism. She teaches meditation to homeless people and is currently seeking donations to help her dedicate herself to zen teaching. She talks with us about how Buddhism brings peace to the daily struggles of life and shares some of her personal experiences and insights.
  • Call "Care through Touch" to make a contribution to Jana's work at 415-345-9265
  • Visit the "Religious Witness with Homeless People" website at
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