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Georgina Beyer, 3rd-term New Zealand MP, native-born Mauri and the first known transgender person ever elected to national office, on her life story and key legislative initiatives

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00:00 Introduction
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  • Movie: Almost Myself
  • Movie: Iron Ladies
  • Prancing, mincing, and feminine subordination
19:10 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
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33:03 Raving Raven
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40:55 Gender News
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  • Vermont Governor Vetoes Anti-Discrimination Legislation
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  • College Fraternity to Accept Transgender Members - www.sigmaphibeta.org
  • Japan: Boy diagnosed as suffering gender disorder enrolled in elementary school as girl (MSN/Mainichi News)
  • Nepal acts to strip king's powers (Washington Post)
56:26 Question of the Week

"As a 'red-blooded heterosexual bloke', I also enjoy the pleasures of wearing women's lingerie and clothing in general. Being an ex-front row Rugby Union player of 40 years (last count !), who has accumulated some additional (Guinness induced) ballast since my last game, it can be a challenge finding feminine clothing to fit ! While I have no real idea why I enjoy wearing women's clothes, I sometimes think it may be related to the 'discipline' dished out at school by the Catholic nuns in Ireland, where in the early 70s, they often forced me to wear a dress for being naughty in school, and then paraded me in front of the girls class(es) while wearing the dresses. When I look back on the practice, I often think this was an insidious form of child abuse. What do you ladies think?"
(From: Dara)

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70:09 We are graced and honored this program by the participation of Georgina Beyer, New Zealand Labour Government Member of Parliament now serving her third term. A former sex worker and actor, Georgina is native-born Māori who, in 1999, became the first known transgender person ever elected to national office. In this extended interview, she talks about her life story, as well as legislative initiatives of particular interest.

www.georginabeyer.com

Georgie Girl (movie)

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