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Transgender Alliance for Community

Posted on Jan 6, 2016 in A/V, Gender, History, Presentations

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In the Beginning: How My Photos of 1950s Crossdressers Inspired a Hit Show on Broadway (2014)

Posted on Nov 24, 2015 in A/V, Gender, History, Interviews, Presentations

In 2013 Andrea was visiting our own Miqqi Gilbert at Miqqi’ s home in Toronto and Miqqi showed her Hurst and Swope’s book. Andrea immediately realized she had taken and developed most of the photos in the book.

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Being Virtually Virtual (2011)

Posted on Jun 12, 2015 in A/V, Computers, Presentations, Virtual Worlds

Letting people into our real lives can be dangerous. Even if the window into our lives is a narrow one, we must be concerned with issues of privacy, safety, and security.

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Fantasia Fair 2013: The Movie

Posted on Sep 9, 2014 in A/V, Gender, Publicity

I appear briefly in this promo for the trans conference Fantasia Fair.

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Trans Bodies, Trans Selves (2014)

Posted on Apr 28, 2014 in A/V, Book Chapters, Gender, Presentations

Jamison Green and I prepared a 30,000-word chapter on trans representations in the media. As things sometimes go in the book publishing business, it morphed into a series of media spotlights. Anyone interested in a great chapter on trans people in the media?

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Preserving Trans History: A Short History and Suggestions for the Future (2014)

Posted on Mar 28, 2014 in A/V, AEGIS, AEGIS News, Gender, History, NTL&A, Presentations

Clearly the mere establishment of a trans archive at the University of Michigan has resulted in donations in the form of money and materials—and clearly the university itself is proud of the collection and is motivated to grow it. And clearly, the collection has grown since 2000.

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It Gets Better (2014)

Posted on Mar 20, 2014 in A/V, Gender, Interviews

In October, 2013 I filmed a spot for the It Gets Better Project.

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Interview for University of Missouri Maneater (2013)

Posted on Mar 20, 2014 in A/V, Gender, Interviews

This is an audio recording of an interview I gave to reporter Elizabeth Loutfi of the school paper Maneater following my keynote during Trans Awareness Week at the University of Missouri at Columbia.

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Not Screwed Up Enough (2013)

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 in A/V, Gender, History, Presentations

I was honored to be asked by The Triangle Coalition to present this keynote. I was treated like royalty while at the University of Missouri at Columbia.

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InsideOUT Radio 11/13/2013

Posted on Mar 10, 2014 in A/V, Gender

On 13 November, 2013, I was a guest on the University of Missouri radio show InsideOut.

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The Campaigns Against Transsexuals: Part I (2013)

Posted on Mar 6, 2014 in A/V, Gender, Presentations

Today I’m talking about a remarkable—and successful—plot to end sex reassignment in the United States. Yes, right here in River City! The year was 1979.

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Ariadne Kane Interviews Dallas Denny (2005)

Posted on Dec 31, 2013 in A/V, Gender, Interviews

I chanced across this video, which was made by LipTV in 2005. I had had no idea it was available online. In it, I talk with Ariadne Kane about Fantasia Fair and a little about myself.

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Review of Shocking Asia (1991)

Posted on Dec 19, 2013 in A/V, AEGIS, Chrysalis Quarterly, Gender, Magazines

This film is the first I came across that had anything whatsoever to do with transsexualism.

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Once a Year (Gender Conference) (2000)

Posted on Dec 5, 2013 in A/V, Fiction, Gender, Songs

I wrote this song about the trans conference Southern Comfort, which takes place every fall in Atlanta. It was a transformative event for me and continues to be for others. I’m happy to have been a part in its formation in 1990.

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Two Poems, Two Women (2013)

Posted on Nov 25, 2013 in A/V, Fiction, Gender, Poetry

I spoke these into my iTouch while on the road from New York to Georgia. The feeling just came over me, and before I knew it they had rolled off my tongue. They’re unchanged, except for one misspoken word.

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Out of My Control (1983)

Posted on Oct 16, 2013 in A/V, Songs

My only love song works well as a duet.

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You Make Me Sick! (2004)

Posted on Aug 24, 2013 in A/V, Gender, Presentations

The existing medical and psychological literature of transsexualism has many problems. Its themes, its assumptions, and its language make it nearly impossible to discuss transsexuals or transsexualism in a healthy way. It is on the whole profoundly disrespectful of transsexual people, who are portrayed as sexual stereotypes, ridiculed for their manner of dress, and insulted in a variety of other ways both overt and covert. It actively promotes a model disempowering to transsexuals, who have been expected to surrender their autonomy to mental health professionals and then disavow their transsexualism by disappearing into the woodwork and passing as nontranssexuals after their gender transitions.

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Transgender Education Through the Decades (2010)

Posted on Aug 23, 2013 in A/V, Gender, History, Presentations

The Empire Conference is a transgender event held every spring in Albany, NY. Event organizers Kristine James and Alison Laing invited me to present this keynote, and someone– I think Jean Lewis– recorded it.

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Second Life Song (2006)

Posted on May 9, 2013 in A/V, Computers, Songs, Virtual Worlds

My Second Life led me in directions I didn’t anticipate– for instance, I met the love of my real life there– but when I was new in Second Life I thought I might try performing live. I never got around to it, but using my avatar name as a pen name, I did write two songs about my experiences. This is the first. I wrote it my first week in world.

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Tootsie’s Bar (1996)

Posted on May 8, 2013 in A/V, Songs

Since 1960, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge has been a favorite of country music entertainers, including Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Faron Young, Charlie Pride, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Tom T. Hall, Roger Miller, Tex Ritter, Mel Tillis, Hank Cochran, and Webb Pierce. Located in Nashville at 422 Broadway, there was a well-worn path to Tootsie’s from the back door of the Ryman Auditorium, home to the Grand Ole Opry

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Gender Bender (1989)

Posted on May 8, 2013 in A/V, Gender, Songs

I wrote Gender Bender shortly after I transitioned gender roles. The whole thing spilled out of my head in about thirty minutes– and then I spent days making up additional verses, just for fun. I performed the song frequently at transgender conferences and even won a talent contest at Southern Comfort. A lot of people have asked me to put it online, and now, at long last, here it is, with just me and my classical Yamaha guitar.

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Down in the Night (1982)

Posted on May 5, 2013 in A/V, Songs

This is my only rock song. I sing backup vocals in this performance by the band Off the Wall. Off the Wall was a garage band formed in East Tennessee in 1981. I was a founding member even though my guitar playing was rudimentary and I had no electric pickup on my classical Yamaha. I was playing unamplified rhythm here, but I can’t be heard.

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GenderTalk Radio (1998-2005)

Posted on Mar 22, 2013 in A/V, Gender

GenderTalk was a weekly 90-minute radio program hosted by Nancy Nangeroni and Gordene MacKenzie, broadcast from Cambridge, Massachusetts by WMBR Radio from 1997 through 2006. Over the years Gordene and Nancy invited many transgendered and transsexual people onto the show—including, da dah!, me. I appeared on GenderTalk six times between 1998 and 2005.

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My Story Corps Interview (2012)

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 in A/V, Gender, Interviews

StoryCorps is a nonprofit national oral history effort which captures the voices of ordinary Americans. Recordings are stored at the American FolkLife Center at the Library of Congress and many have been heard on National Public Radio.

This is my interview.

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