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Fri Mar 23 2007 (Updated 03/25/07)
April 3rd Memorial for Nadia Cabezas, aka Kitty Kastro
Tranny Talk TV Host Kitty Kastro's Work Lives On
A memorial for Nadia Cabezas, who was also known as Kitty Kastro, will be held on Tuesday, April 3rd at 2pm at St. Anthony's Foundation, 121 Golden Gate Avenue in San Francisco. Kitty Kastro was struck by a car and killed instantly on March 5th in Indiana. Nadia was hit while parked on the side of a highway. The perpetrator, who had been eating while driving, was a 72 year-old man who had no driver's license, and no car insurance for his unregistered car. She had attended a funeral for her grandmother in New York, and was helping her mother, who was moving to California, with the cross-country trip.

Nadia Cabezas accomplished many things in her short life, including standing with ACT UP, educating society about transgender issues, facing the religious right, fighting for the rights of disabled people, and fighting for her own place in this world. She had a confrontational way of pointing out things that were wrong in the world- she would tell the police when they were screwing up, and she would call a bad landlord a slumlord. She was a high school "dropout," but she graduated from City College of SF in 2006, and earned an Associate's degree, and a certificate for travel and tourism. Kitty Kastro also hosted a public access show called Tranny Talk, where she interviewed police chiefs, children of transsexuals, political candidates, religious extremists, mothers of transsexuals who have been killed, and others. Some of her hobbies included traveling, RV'ing, and taking care of her Mom. Nadia is survived by her partner, who is Tranny Talk producer Dina Boyer, as well as her Mom Kathy, her dog Maya, and the couple's two cats, Samantha and Kitty.

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