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Mara Keisling, Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, on national trans gains and directions for transgender political activism

Pauline Park, chair of the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy, on the closing of a GLBT prison facility, and Hillary Clinton's queer politics

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00:00 Introduction
  • Ken Reeves, gay African American, new Mayor of Cambridge
  • Canary Conn information appeal
  • Movie: Brokeback Mountain
  • Movie: Warm Springs
  • Bush's evesdropping and intention to torture
15:02 Raving Raven
  • Thanks to listener for book "The Mind of the Raven"
  • Brave cow escapes slaughter
20:52 Gender News
  • Afghan women's rights magazine spared death sentence
  • Court upholds GM's denial of religious group
  • Homophobic Baptist minister arrested for soliciting sex with male undercover officer
  • NJ Senate gives domestic partners survivor benefits
  • Automated phone calls ferret out anti-gay petition fraud
  • MI: 'Lavender Menace' demonstrates against homophobic coach's "reign of terror"
  • FOIA request to be filed to reveal eavesdropping on GLBT orgs
  • Rhode Island legalizes medical marijuana
  • KKK's homophobic rallys embarrass gay foes
  • Another military gay-bashing
  • Afghan principal beheaded by Taliban for educating girls
  • 'Concerned Women of America' attack gender choices on Barbie website
  • First amputee returns to combat leadership
46:22 Question of the Week

"I am a male-to-female transsexual and on hormones, but not yet living full-time. My problem is that I do not pass well and am horrified when I hear statements that characterize me as a 'man in a dress' or worse. I wouldn't even mind so much if they were as nasty but characterized me as a woman. My gender therapists have insisted that I need to worry less about passing, but it makes a difference in so many ways. I have considered FFS (facial-feminization therapy) as the way to go before I transition fully. However, it is hugely expensive unless I bundle it in with SRS in Thailand. What help is there for me and many other TSs who suffer the indignity of looking too much like their assigned birth gender and not like who they know they are inside?"
(From: Jennifer)

56:06 Evelien's Diary, entry 30: "Publicity"

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60:52 2005 was a very good year for political activism in support of transgender rights, and our first program of the new year is a good time to review our gains and plan our further efforts. Mara Keisling, Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, details our gains and provides glimpses of where we are headed. She also talks about NCTE's future and how individuals can help.
95:49 The GenderTalk Calendar
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99:34 The planned closing of a NY GLBT prison facility would subject GLBT detainees, even those not convicted of crimes, to harassment and violence. Pauline Park, chair of the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy, explains what's at stake and what's being done to avert this potential tragedy. She also reveals Hillary Clinton's sorry relationship with the transgender community.
118:38 End
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