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Gunner Scott, outreach coordinator for The Network/La Red: Ending abuse in lesbian, bisexual women, and transgender communities, on his work to provide support for persons suffering from domestic violence

Ariel Herrera, national field director and director of GLBT field organizing for Amnesty International, on the recent Amnesty report on police violence against the GLBT community

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00:00 Introduction Raven challenges Nancy during GenderTalk, Oct 1, 2005
12:31 Gender News
  • Anti-gay bathroom graffiti appears near MIT's rainbow lounge
  • Columbus, OH: police warn of serial gay-basher
  • Michigan: Judge rules that domestic partner benefits not prohibited by anti-same-sex marriage amendment
  • Wisconsin: Lesgislation to prevent prisoners from obtaining sex-change therapy
  • First transsexual priest ordained by Anglicans
  • Toronto: Transsexual and crossdresser sue over ejection from donut shop by undercover cop
  • Westboro, MA: Reverend removed for opposing anti-same-sex ballot initiative
  • Mass Equality warns of deceptive signature gathering
  • Oklahoma City: transsexual officer wins harrassment lawsuit
  • Toronto: Health ministry encourages gay & lesbian medical providers to move to Canada
  • CA: Arnold "The Discriminator" vetoes same-sex marriage legislation
  • House re-authorizes Violence Against Women Act, but amendment undermines coverage of women of color and immigrants
  • Ravens and scientists
  • House overhauls Endangered Species Act

35:05 Question of the Week

"Somewhat amazingly, for a show like GenderTalk, you seem to almost never use gender-neutral pronouns to refer to people. I know that many trans people, especially transsexual people, want to be referred to by gendered pronouns, but each time gendered pronouns are used, it reinforces the gender binary. I'd love it if you could get your listeners used to hearing gender-neutral pronouns. If it doesn't start on your show, where can it start? Cheers (and keep up the good work!), Alley (who isn't male or female, and likes the pronouns listed below):
Challenge the gender binary: use sie (pronounced 'see') instead of he/she, hir (pronounced 'hear') instead of him/her, person instead of man/woman, M. instead of Mr./Ms., and dear instead of sir/ma'am."

43:13 Evelien's Diary, entry 23: "Job Interview"

Evelien's website:

49:22 Gunner Scott, Boston-based queer/transgender social justice activist, talks about the efforts of The Network/La Red, a group dedicated to ending domestic abuse in lesbian, bisexual women, and transgender communities. Gunner is treasurer of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition, as well as the organizer/outreach coordinator for The Network/La Red. His work includes providing training and education on LGBT partner abuse and transgender issues, community organizing for political change in the transgender community, and mentoring transgender youth.
  • Visit The Network/La Red website at
  • Upcoming fundraiser:
    When: Saturday, October 22, 2005 at 7PM
    Where: The Cambridge Marriot, 2 Cambridge Center, Kendall Square, Cambridge
    What: Paint the Town (La) Red: A Celebration of Survival Gala Fundraiser for The Network/La Red: Ending abuse in lesbian, bisexual women's and transgender communities
85:21 The GenderTalk Calendar
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90:10 A new report has been released by Amnesty International, detailing the shocking brutality by police authorities against GPBT persons. Joining us to describe that report is Ariel Herrera, National field director of Amnesty International, and OUTfront Program organizer of LGBT Human rights Reports. Ariel has been intimately involved with the preparation of this new report.
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