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Jane Midgley, public policy analyst, legislative director and executive director of the Women's International League for Peace & Freedom, on women and money from the very top down

Lisa Mottet, trans legal eagle for the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, on the status of federal hate crime protections for transgender persons, and state & local legislative gains in 2005

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00:00 Introduction
  • Gordene's students on "Coming Out Day"
  • The problem with wetness
  • Attacking the wild
  • Bush threatens first-ever veto - for anti-torture declaration
12:20 Wilfred Labiosa, psychologist and co-chair of Somos Latinos LGBT Coalition, calls in to tell us about 2 upcoming GLBT film events at the Boston Latino International Film Festival, including one piece that focuses on a Boston-area trans person.

More info: 617-308-2102,

20:19 More open discussion, including:
  • Comment on gender-free pronouns from listener Mystique
  • Raving Raven, the "Bird with the Word," on shark ecology
28:11 Gender News
  • Vermont: Mainstream press covers trans persons suffering domestic violence
  • Iraqi death count surpasses 3660 in past 6 months
  • UK newpaper claims Iraq "descending into chaos"
  • Afghanistan: women's rights editor on trial for blasphemy
  • Pakistan: tribesman faces execution for marrying young man
  • Germany: First woman chancellor named
  • Victoria's secret shown encouraging crossdressing on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
  • Massachusetts: Worker attests to unethical practices in gathering anti-same-sex marriage petition signatures
37:55 Question of the Week

"I am not transgender but I share something in common intimately with the transgender community - I was born the wrong race. I have felt this all my life along with the confusion and shame as you have. Is there any such thing as a race change surgery?"
(From: Pedro)

46:53 Evelien's Diary, entry 24: "Splitting Up"

Evelien's website:

51:55 Jane Midgley brings over 25 years' experience addressing the US national budget, with extensive experience as a non-profit leader, manager and consultant. She has served as both Legislative Director and Executive Director of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and currently directs Strategies for Success. She joins us to talk about issues raised by her book, Women and the U.S. Budget: Where the Money Goes and What You Can Do About It, published by New Society Publishers.
85:28 The GenderTalk Calendar
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91:09 This year has been an enormously positive one for legislative protections for freedom of gender expression and identity, with more yet to come. Lisa Mottet, Legislative Lawyer for the Transgender Civil Rights Project at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, talks about recent legislation both federal and state. Lisa helps trans activists and allies to pass laws and ordinances prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity and expression at the local, state, and federal level. She has also worked on making shelters safer for transgender folks, including those escaping hurricane Katrina.
  • DO IT NOW: Oct 17 & 18, 2005: Call Ted Kennedy's office at 617-565-3170 and ask him to adopt the House wording for the Hate Crimes amendment to the Child Safety Act.
  • Visit the Task Force website at
117:28 End
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