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Jan 12 2013

Live show tonight at 10:30 Eastern

Heather and I will be having a live show on BlogTV tonight at 10:30 PM Eastern time. If you’ve never been to BlogTV before, it’s basically a live stream with a chatroom attached where people can talk to us. It’s a lot of fun. If you’d like to stop by, just go to http://www.blogtv.com/people/zjemptv tonight. See you there!

Update: The show is now concluded. Thanks to everyone who came by!

2 comments

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    Terry A Laquinta

    Dear Zinnia,

    I’m not sure if you are the person to talk to, but I have a question. A friend of mine, who is a woman born as a boy, lost her long struggle with depression and ended her life. Her family, which is extremely Catholic, have taken her body back down south and will not speak with anyone who knew her as a woman. We tried to place an in memorandum in the post gazette, but they require the information of the funeral home the family is taking her to. Since the family disowned her, they seem to have no intention of having any service or giving us any information.
    Effectively, she just ceases to exist. I cannot help but feel if she were not trans this would not be a problem. The fact that she was a physician and scientist and friend means nothing it seems compared to being trans.

    She was “stealthy” as she put it, so had no real presence in any trans circles. I’m hesitant to put her information out into the Matrix, as it was being outted online that led to this. Do you know of anyone to whom I could speak and give her information to for some sort of memorandum? Money is not a problem. If you have no suggestions that is ok, we are not looking to burden anyone with this. If you HAVE a suggestion though please do convey it. Thank you for your time. Terry & Beth Laquinta

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    abigailjensen

    Assuming you have the money, you should be able to buy regular ad space in your local paper and publish the equivalent of an obituary. Or you could hold a public memorial service for her and/or erect a memorial plaque or sculpture in her honor, perhaps at a local LGBT center. Or you could make a donation to her favorite charity or a trans organization in her memory. Her parents can’t prevent you from honoring your friend’s memory in some way.

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