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Kate Bornstein, on her latest work, a book entitled, "Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and other Outlaws"

Randy Conner, author of several books, on queer spirituality, gender, and his friendship with Gloria Anzaldua

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00:00 Introduction
  • Massachusetts Con Con
  • Movie: "Transfixed"
12:06 Hal Fuller's Twisted Nasty News
  • NY High Court rules against same-sex marriage
  • GA Supreme Court reinstates constitutional ban on same-sex marriage
  • Former traders enjoy software that makes chaotic noise
  • Ropeless jumprope for mental institutions?
  • Groups compete ruthlessly for care of Boston park
  • Woman convicted of murdering her husband after bizarre legal defense
  • Mother irons girl's developing bosoms
  • "mouse potato", "himbo", "google", "unibrow", enter language
  • US judge resolves dispute with game of "rock-paper-scissors"
  • Hindu fundamentalists pressure for erasure of past beef consumption
  • NY/CA target "gay panic" defense
  • London reports cell phone lightening attraction
  • Research project at U Mich categorizes people as wolf versus sheep
30:38 Raving Raven
  • Crows provide hawk warning
  • Miniature pincer impaled in Roxbury
  • NV: Bear cub lunches in vintage Buick
  • US Navy claims exemption from "do no harm" to whales, other marine animals
  • PA: Orange tabby guides blind, deaf labrador retreiver
38:33 Gender News
  • Bills to ban same-sex marriage filed in Philippine Congress
  • NYC, conservative group settle lawsuit over gay school
  • Michigan House Votes for Sex Segregated Public Schools
  • Australia: TS woman released from slavery
  • CA high court OKs teens' suit over lesbian allegations
49:56 Question of the Week

"Is it possible to balance a desire to be compassionate to animals with a love of luxurious fabrics?"
(From: Amy)

54:42 Evelien's Diary, entry 43: "4th of July"

Evelien's website:

60:03 Tackling a subject of grave importance, Kate Bornstein, transgender actress, playwright, writer, and celebrated pioneer activist for the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer/Intersex community, joins us to talk about her new book, titled Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and other Outlaws. Kate is widely known for her two previous groundbreaking books, My Gender Workbook: How to Become a Real Man, a Real Woman, the Real You, or Something Else Entirely and Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and The Rest of Us.

Buy Hello, Cruel World from (benefits GenderTalk)

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Download the PDF mini-guide, "Hello, Cruel World Lite"

Kate Bornstein on previous GenderTalk programs:

88:47 The GenderTalk Calendar
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94:58 Randy Conner, scholar on Queer paganism and spirituality, joins us to talk about his work on spirituality. He recently co-authored (with his life partner David Sparks) Queering Creole Spiritual Traditions: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Participation in African-Inspired Traditions in the Americas. Randy is also an educator, and spiritual and political activist.

Book: Queering Creole Spiritual Traditions: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Participation in African Inspired Traditions in the Americas (purchase benefits GenderTalk)

117:10 End
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