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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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Interview for Monika Kowalska, The Heroines of My Life (2014)

Posted on Apr 2, 2014 in Gender, Interviews

Polish transwoman Monika Kowalska publishes a brilliant blog in which she prints interview of people she admires. She’s been at it since January, 2013 and has interviewed more than 100 trans women. I’m happy to be one of them!

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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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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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An Interview with Anne Bolin (1993)

Posted on Dec 29, 2013 in AEGIS, Chrysalis Quarterly, Gender, Interviews, Magazines

Is the feminist movement a threat? You’d better believe it. It’s a big threat. When my male students get concerned in my classes on gender and sex, I tell them. “You bet it’s a threat. It’s going to change everything.” But what do you get from it? You get partnerships in life. You’re both on equal footing. You can work it out with your partner according to your different likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses.

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An Interview with Dr. David Gilbert (1992)

Posted on Dec 25, 2013 in AEGIS, Chrysalis Quarterly, Gender, Interviews, Magazines, Medical

Dr. David Gilbert is a plastic surgeon and microsurgeon who is co‑founder of The Center for Gender Reassignment in Norfolk, Virginia. His wife, Deborah, is a registered nurse, and Coordinator of the Center. Plans were to interview both Dr. and Mrs. Gilbert at Southern Comfort, but Mrs. Gilbert became ill shortly after arrival, and was still under the weather on Sunday afternoon, the last possible time for the interview. Dr. Gilbert, who was obviously worried about his wife, nevertheless gave us what we believe to be the finest interview on sex reassignment surgery which has ever appeared outside, and perhaps inside, the pages of a medical journal.

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An Interview with Carolyn Cossey (1992)

Posted on Dec 25, 2013 in AEGIS, Chrysalis Quarterly, Gender, Interviews, Newsletters

Caroline has dealt maturely and wisely with a burden that generally only those who do not pass well have to face—identity as a “known transsexual.” To show our support, we hosted a reception for her at Atlanta’s Petrus night club (the same place where she was given Mayor Jackson’s award) in October. We presented her with a nonrescindable award for service to the gender community and welcomed her to our advisory board.

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Weight and Transition (1991)

Posted on Dec 13, 2013 in AEGIS, Chrysalis Quarterly, Gender, Interviews, Magazines

Extreme weight is a counterindication for any form of surgery; medical risk is increased dramatically. Here I interview a transsexual woman who committed to lose an extreme amount of weight so she could meet the weight requirements for sex reassignment surgery.

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Out of the Closet, With Style (1999)

Posted on Nov 2, 2013 in Events, Gender, Interviews, Newsletters

Felix Carroll, the author of this article, didn’t understand how varied the attendance of Fantasia Fair was. To him, everyone was a crossdresser. Aside from that, though, it’s not a bad article. I do wish it didn’t consist almost entirely of one-sentence paragraphs.

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Butcher John Ronald Brown (2002)

Posted on Nov 1, 2013 in Gender, Interviews, Magazines

Three thousand miles away Dallas Denny read of the case and immediately recognized Brown’s handiwork. Denny called Stacy Running, the San Diego Assistant District Attorney, and told her assistant about apotemnophilia, a fetish identified by psychologist John Money, in which an individual is sexually turned on by missing limbs and sometimes wishes to become an amputee.

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Why Did He Cut Off That Man’s Leg? (1999)

Posted on Nov 1, 2013 in Gender, Interviews, Newspapers

Dallas Denny, an Atlanta-based transgender author and activist who periodically posts warnings about Brown on the Internet, says that among transsexuals he was known as “Table Top Brown” for his willingness to operate in kitchens, garages and motel rooms.

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Of Men, Women, and Those Living Somewhere in Between (1997)

Posted on Nov 1, 2013 in Gender, Interviews, Newspapers

“When you get political, you get a great sense of pride in yourself,” says Denny, herself a transsexual. “People struggle with this, often for decades. It can’t be cured. It is not a disease. It is just a way to be human, People are just trying to live their lives with dignity and respect for themselves.”

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Trans Activist Runs for Pine Lake City Council (2001)

Posted on Oct 31, 2013 in Gender, Interviews, Newsletters, Politics

The tiny town of Pine Lake, a former resort community located just outside 1-285 near Stone Mountain, will soon learn whether it will be home to another political first for Georgia and possibly the U.S. on Nov. 6.

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Cobb Judge Denies Transgender Name Change (1999)

Posted on Oct 30, 2013 in Gender, Interviews, Newsletters, Politics

Cobb County, as Charles Dickens might have said, is a ass.

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New Survey Changes Trans Politics, Activists Say (2002)

Posted on Oct 30, 2013 in Events, Gender, Interviews, Newspapers

My feeling about the survey in questions was—and remains—that HRC hoped to gather data to back up their “we’ll come back and get you later, we promise” approach to ENDA—and it blew up in their face.

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Death From Silicone Injections in South Georgia (2004-2005)

Posted on Oct 30, 2013 in Gender, Interviews, Newspapers, Publicity

In this century police and prosecutors have begun to pay attention to deaths from illegal injections of silicone. They occur with depressing regularity.

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Southern Comfort Calls for Transgender Pride (1999)

Posted on Oct 30, 2013 in Interviews, Newspapers, Presentations

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Who’s Who & Resource Guide to the Transgender Community (1994-1995)

Posted on Oct 29, 2013 in Gender, Interviews, Publicity

I was flattered to have an entry in JoAnn Roberts’ Who’s Who and Resource Guide to the Transgender Community.

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A Stranger in My Pants (2002)

Posted on Oct 27, 2013 in Gender, Interviews, Newspapers

Today, transgender advocates are working to overturn not only rigid gender stereotypes, but the fundamental assumption—understood and accepted intuitively by any child— that there are only two sexes, and if you’re not one, then you’ve got to be the other.

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For Transssexuals, 1994 is 1969 (1994)

Posted on Oct 26, 2013 in AEGIS, AEGIS News, Gender, Interviews, Magazines, Newspapers

As organizers for the Stonewall 25 march were completing their preparations, they found themselves facing a potentially embarrassing threat from an unexpected source. Angry at having been excluded from the march’s formal title— the International March on the United Nations to Affirm the Human Rights of Lesbian and Gay People— transgendered activists were planning to stage civil disobedience actions on the march route.

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A Room of One’s Own (2004)

Posted on Oct 24, 2013 in Gender, Interviews, Magazines, Newsletters, Tapestry

“There is a genre of transgender fiction that is primarily wish fulfillment. Such works are about seeing in the mirror a person (crossdressed) who approximates to some extent the internal reality of the individual. I believe many of our readers would just love for us to stuff this sort of thing between the covers, but I won’t do it. I want to expose the readers to good work.”

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An Interview with Nancy Nangeroni and Gordene MacKenzie (2005)

Posted on Oct 7, 2013 in Gender, Interviews, Tapestry

Here’s my interview with two wonderful people: Nancy Nangeroni and Gordene MacKenzie.

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Interview with David Ebershoff (2000)

Posted on Oct 5, 2013 in Gender, Interviews, Magazines, Reviews, Tapestry

It’s a remarkable tale, one deserving of wide recognition, but Lili Elbe’s story, although news in the 1930s, had been largely forgotten— that is, until David Ebershoff wrote The Danish Girl, a novel based on Lili and Gerda’s experiences.

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Help Desk: An Interview with Dallas Denny (1994)

Posted on Oct 3, 2013 in Gender, Interviews

Dallas Denny of American Educational Gender Information Service, Inc. (AEGIS) and the founder of the Atlanta Gender Explorations support group responds to Anne’s, Holly’s, and Nancy’s questions in the July, 1994 issue of TransAction.

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Interview for International Transcript Magazine (1992)

Posted on Sep 11, 2013 in AEGIS, Gender, Interviews, Magazines, Newsletters

I’m not certain, but I believe JoAnn Roberts’ magazine International TransScript folded just before this interview was scheduled to appear.

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Dallas Denny: A Public Person Speaks Out (2001)

Posted on Sep 10, 2013 in Book Chapters, Gender, Interviews

You are right in your observation that transgender publications rarely mention AIDS. Certainly they should. I think editors often deal with the issue by not dealing with it. The readers certainly need information, especially as it relates to gender issues.

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Dallas Talks Transgender (2003)

Posted on Mar 25, 2013 in Events, Gender, Interviews, Magazines

Few know this more than Dallas Denny, a Southern-born transsexual and longtime supporter of Fantasia Fair, who has witnessed first hand the mobilization of the TG community, and in fact helped initiate it.

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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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Five Questions with Dallas Denny (2005)

Posted on Mar 18, 2013 in Gender, Interviews

Dallas Denny, M.A., is founder and was for ten years Executive Director of the American Educational Gender Information Service, Inc., a national nonprofit clearinghouse for transsexual and transgender issues.

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