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"Why is it that, you need a psychotherapist in order to get hormones?
I didn't hear the radio answer to this question but with on line web's you can order just about anything without seeing a Doctor. Also I have know a few psychotherapist in Ft Worth, they try to make a good living with this subject by getting them back in the office many times, only to tell them what I already know about themselves."
|39:29||We often hear stories about the violence suffered by trasn persons, but rarely do we have the opportunity to hear about the experience firsthand, from the victim. Alexander Rasmussen, a 19 year old female-to-male transsexual, relates two recent instances of being violently attacked without provocation, for the simple fact of being trans. But he also speaks of empowerment and creating change.
As a young author, Alex hopes to inspire young and old alike in spreading tolerance, knowledge, and acceptance of transgender individuals. He believes that with determination, teamwork and commitment, the transgender community can stand as one and break down the barriers set before us.
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|64:22||More and more parents are giving compassionate assistance to their children who are transgendered. Unfortunately, the most caring of parents sometimes encounter obstacles that prevent them from providing appropriate support for their children. Susie, Tim, and Jackie, their 12 year old MTF child, take time during their trip to Boston for medical help that was denied them in their native England, to talk with us. We spoke about Jackie's determination, her parent's learning process, and their quest for the best possible medical help for young Jackie.
Jacki was born a boy, but has consistently maintained from a very young age (3 years onwards) that she should have been a girl. She has been incredibly brave, and due to persistence and determination she has managed to overcome the hurdles placed in front of her. The school has changed her name to Jacki on the register, and staff call her by female pronouns. She has a group of female friends who have known her from junior school and support her.
|103:30||Every new law needs a sponsor, and the Massachusetts transgender community has a new hero: Carl Sciortino, freshman State Representative from the 34th Middlesex district (Somerville and Medford) has declared his support for trans-inclusive hate crime and non-discrimination amendments. An openly gay man who defeated a virulently homophobic opponent in the 2004 election, Carl is a member of the Progressive Democrats of Somerville, Mass NOW, the Sierra Club, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.|
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