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William N. Eskridge Jr., Professor of Jurisprudence at the Yale Law School, on his new book co-authored with Darren Spendale, "Gay Marriage: For Better or For Worse? What We've learned from the Evidence"

Tom Murray, award-winning filmmaker, on his new documentary about transgender persons entitled "Almost Myself: Reflections on Mending and Transcending Gender"

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00:00 Introduction
  • Revisiting circumcision
13:11 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
  • Macy's window honoring Pride week deemed offensive by anti-gay group
  • World Pride gathering in Jerusalem encounters opposition
  • Man to subsist on monkey chow
  • Senate rejects anti-gay Federal Marriage Amendment
  • Young theif caught with hand-held vagina
  • Wheelchair-bound man gets 25 years for same drug abuse as Rush Limbaugh
  • China campaigns against spitting
  • Frostburg, MD pastor building Ark
29:38 Gender News
  • Torture, murder of Brazilian TS by known group of boys remains unprosecuted more info
  • Vatican newspaper criticizes Italian region for providing hormones to transsexuals
  • Trans women barred from visiting inmates over clothing
  • Houston cop receives support for gender transition
  • NY county to recognize gay marriages
41:07 Raving Raven
  • Raving Raven meets Darwin Raven
  • Gila monster mating
  • Molly, the pet mule deer, raven mischief, and kangaroo rats
  • From a listener: gay stork parenting
  • The bear-chasing cat (click on photo at right to enlarge)
50:53 Question of the Week

"Why isn't facial hair medical covered for some one like me as I am a transsexual it is something that is medically necessary for my self esteem (No one like to see a bearded lady) hope some day this gets passed for transsexuals because I feel it is medically necessary."
(From: Rachel)

59:20 Evelien's Diary, entry 41: "Progress"

Evelien's website:

64:28 Despite the recent defeat of the Federal Marriage Amendment, same-sex marriage is still under serious attack in many states. Yet almost all of the discussion about same-sex marriage is based on fear and accusation, with little factual content. Bill Eskridge, Professor of Jurisprudence at the Yale Law School, presents evidence of the effects of gay marriage in Scandanavia, where it has been legal for over a decade, as documented in the book he co-authored, Gay Marriage: For Better or For Worse? What We've learned from the Evidence.

About the book:

Buy from Gay Marriage: For Better or For Worse?

92:00 The GenderTalk Calendar
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98:12 Tom Murray got a late start with film-making. His first feature length film was voted best feature length documentary at the Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in 2004. His second feature, "Fish Can't Fly" looks at the way Gay people of faith put their spirituality and sexuality in harmony. Now he's produced a film about transgender lives, inspired by the website '', titled "Almost Myself: Reflections on Mending and Transcending Gender." He depicts a variety of white MTF trans lifestyles, including the broken life of an orthodox Jewish transsexual ensnared by a reparative therapy group.

Josef Kirchner (former operator of "help me") current web site:

118:20 End
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