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July 11, 2019 @ 9:31 pm

Okay, Sometimes Pride is Annoying

Are we OBLIGATED to celebrate Pride? What if parades and dance parties are just not your scene? What about those people wearing nothing but body glitter? You can support their life and autonomy without wanting to be around genitals and glitter. What if house music isn't your thing?  Do you have to turn in your gay card?

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Music by one of our favorite bands, the super cool, all-female punk band Jasper the Colossal. Download their new album "Take Your Time" and all their tracks on iTunes. 

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July 4, 2019 @ 10:36 pm

Is 2019 a Bad Time to Come Out Trans?

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Is the political climate right now conducive to coming out trans? In this week's episode we answer a listener question: "Someone close to me has come out to me as trans and I’m so proud of her but so many things in the news scare me. I know she finds them scary too. I just wonder, if you were facing starting a transition in today’s world, would you? Would any of the threats to trans rights going on today give you pause if you were still at the beginning of this process?" 

Be sure and check out Queer and Pleasant Danger by Kate Bornstein. 

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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

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June 27, 2019 @ 12:18 pm

It Feels Good to be Yourself: Interview with Theresa Thorn

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In this episode we talk with author, podcaster, and mom to a transgender kid, Theresa Thorn. We'll talk about how parents can be supportive of their LGBTQ kids and we'll discuss her new kids book "It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity." 

You can find the book It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity on Amazon and the illustrator Noah Grigni on Instagram. Be sure to check out Theresa Thorn's podcast One Bad Mother. And you can find more information about all of her creative endeavors at Theresathorn.com.

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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

Music by one of our favorite bands, the super cool, all-female punk band Jasper the Colossal. Download their new album "Take Your Time" and all their tracks on iTunes. 

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June 20, 2019 @ 9:03 pm

Taylor Swift: Friend or Foe?

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Is Taylor Swift a true ally or is she just using Pride to sell albums? In this episode we take a look at Taylor's controversial new single "You Need to Calm Down" and its related video. Is it a genuine, albeit clumsy attempt to show support for the LGBTQ community? Or is it merely a straight cis person trying to use Pride to sell more records? 

Be sure to check out the New York Times article "Is Ego Stronger than Pride?"

The Onion's "Taylor Swift Inspires Teen to Come Out as Straight Woman Needing To Be At Center of Gay Rights Narrative."

Check out Kendall Jenner's tasteless and out of touch Pepsi commercial from a couple years ago. 

Lastly, be sure and check out Taylor Swift's amazing testimony when she called out the person who sexually assaulted her. 

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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

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June 13, 2019 @ 10:11 pm

Should Pride Include Cops and Corporations?

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Should Pride parades ban police from marching or being involved with the parades? What part should corporations be allowed to play in Pride celebrations? In this episode we explore the question of whether some organizations should be dis-invited to Pride celebrations. 

A group called the Reclaim Pride Coalition announced in May that it will mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots with a separate march. Reclaim Pride’s Queer Liberation March will begin 2.5 hours before the official parade on June 30, and will not allow either corporate or police contingents. 

Here is an article about the NYPD apology for their actions that led to the Stonewall Riots. 


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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

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June 6, 2019 @ 10:02 am

Pride

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Why do we have Pride Month and Pride marches? In this episode we'll explore a bit of the history and meaning of Pride over the years.

Be sure and check out this list of world-wide Pride festivals and celebrations. Here are some stories about Marsha P. Johnson and Stormee Delarverie and Audre Lorde. Also be sure and read the history of the Stonewall Riots

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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

Music by one of our favorite bands, the super cool, all-female punk band Jasper the Colossal. Download their new album "Take Your Time" and all their tracks on iTunes. 

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May 30, 2019 @ 10:39 pm

Crossdressing= Genderqueer?

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What is about crossdressing that draws some people to it? Is it a turn-on? A way to relieve gender dysphoria? Rebellion against the binary? Or something else. In this week's episode, we answer a listener's question about crossdressing and motivations. Our listener asks "What drives this feeling for me? I kind of have a hard time answering this. There have been a lot of times in my life where it has been a fetish of sorts for me and I wonder if that is attributable to the fact that it was my secret. I say this because now that I'm able to paint my toes, put on makeup once in a while, and wear some female undergarments to work, that fetish aspect has gone away. It's more just something that makes me feel good about myself. I guess I'm wondering if other crossdressers experienced their fetish transform into something more subdued when they begin to be open with people close to them. I view this as a healthy development for me." 

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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

Music by one of our favorite bands, the super cool, all-female punk band Jasper the Colossal. Download their new album "Take Your Time" and all their tracks on iTunes. 

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May 23, 2019 @ 9:03 pm

Snapchat Filters

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So what's up with those gender transforming Snapchat filters? Are they a blessing or a curse? In this week's episode we answer a listener question from Bridget who asks "I was wondering if you had an opinion on the new MtF and FtM Snapchat lenses. People on Twitter seem to be having a field day with them having fun. I was wondering what your thoughts were in it. Is it awesome, awful, or couldn’t care less. It seems like there is a lot of ways to look at this. On one hand it’s nice to get a 'helping hand' for selfies that can help your self esteem. In the other hand, I could see it as people making light of something that causes restless nights of in the trans community." 

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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

Music by one of our favorite bands, the super cool, all-female punk band Jasper the Colossal. Download their new album "Take Your Time" and all their tracks on iTunes. 

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May 16, 2019 @ 9:37 pm

For the Unhappy Cis Partner

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Has your significant other come out you as transgender? And you're flabbergasted? Maybe you think it's weird, or sinful, or even a personal attack. Maybe you're afraid for the future of your relationship. Well this episode is you. Today we're talking to the cis partners of trans people. Your partner has come out to you. You're bewildered, maybe angry, worried, scared. It's okay. The Gender Rebels are here. 

Be sure to check out Psychology Today's therapist database

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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

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May 9, 2019 @ 10:15 pm

My Transie Sense is Tingling!

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How does transition change society's view of a person? In this episode we'll explore how transition can change a person's level of privilege. What do we gain? What do we lose? 

Check out Dr. HD's blog and the two episodes we did with them. Here is who Jack Antanoff is. And here's who the Kids in the Hall are. You might also be curious about the Roubelad art party we mention. And be sure and check out the book Gift of Fear. And also you might enjoy Faith's essay "What I Dislike the Term TERF" and her Instagram

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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

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May 2, 2019 @ 9:53 pm

Photos of The Old You

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Awesome parents E & E asked if they should take down old pictures of their transgender daughter before she comes home for summer break. Faith talks about how it feels to see old photos of her from the bad old days before coming out.

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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

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April 25, 2019 @ 10:55 am

The Hugbox: Support vs. Honesty

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Is a hurtful truth helpful? Do supportive lies really benefit us? In this episode we'll explore the phenomenon of the "hug box," spaces, usually internet spaces, where positiveness is all pervasive. 

If you'd like, check out the sub-reddits r/transpassing and r/transpositive

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April 18, 2019 @ 8:37 pm

What If You Can’t Escape Your Dead Name?

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No one wants to get called by their dead name. But what if you can't escape your former name? In this episode we answer the question "What do you do if someone in your life—coworkers, roommate, zeppelin maintenance technician—has your dead name and you still have to hear it all the time?" 

Faith's sad instagram post that we mention at the top of the episode.

 

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April 11, 2019 @ 8:39 pm

Are Transgender People in League with Satan?

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In this episode we tackle the twisted world of Celebrity Transgender Conspiracy believers. Are Hollywood studios, the CIA, and many of our favorite stars actually involved in a widespread Satanic plot to poison minds with secret transgender operatives? Was Taylor Swift assigned male at birth? Is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson actually a transman? Fear not, the Gender Rebels are on the case. 

Check out our video on the Celebrity Transgender Conspiracy. And if you'd like you can read about that time Scarlett Johansson was going to play a transman. And also check out all the end of the world goodness of the Book of Revelation and the Book of Daniel (the four headed, four winged leopard monster can be found in Daniel 7:6). 

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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

Music by one of our favorite bands, the super cool, all-female punk band Jasper the Colossal. Download their new album "Take Your Time" and all their tracks on iTunes. 

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April 4, 2019 @ 8:28 pm

Should I Tell My Date I’m Trans?

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In this episode we answer a listener question from Bree who asks "What do you think about of disclosing you are trans up front when dating? Disclose or not?  I feel like getting to know them a bit first is good but, I don't want to be accused of 'tricking' someone down the road." 

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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

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March 28, 2019 @ 2:20 pm

Faith’s Transition Timeline: A Retrospective

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Does transition ever go exactly according to plan? In this episode, Faith and Kath go through the old "Transition Timeline" document that Faith had created prior to even starting HRT. We'll explore how sometimes transition can be smooth, other times life throws you a curve-ball, and how reality can often diverge from even the best laid plans. 

Be sure and check out: 
The spoons as energy metaphor.

Fresh Meat the British comedy series

  

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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

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March 21, 2019 @ 11:41 am

How to be Trans on a Boat

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Being transgender isn't always easy. And that's just on land! What about on a boat? In this episode we answer a listener question from Jeff who writes "Cruises are a super fun and generally safe way to be your true self without worrying about who you know might see you, or whether someone is judging you, but there are some peculiarities. Namely, getting through security when your passport's gender marker or name doesn't match your gender presentation, going ashore in a culture which may not be as educated about trans issues, dealing with cruise lines' various policies about gender expression, and of course, the bathing suit dilemma. I would sooooo love to spend a day in a bikini in the Caribbean, but I'm deeply concerned about how I'll be treated by the cruise line, the ship's staff, and how to remain safely tucked so I'm not viewed as 'the freak on the boat' people are staring at.

Be sure and check out: 

 

Rejected Gender Rebels Episode Ideas episode.

Industrial Thong. Our episode with lots of tips on tucking. 

Devils on the Deep Blue Sea book about the cruise industry.

A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace

Tina Fey's book Bossypants.

Why cruise ships fly flags of convenience like Panama and Liberia

Wendover Productions' video about Maritime Law

Article on specialty LGBTQ cruises

 

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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

Music by one of our favorite bands, the super cool, all-female punk band Jasper the Colossal. Download their new album "Take Your Time" and all their tracks on iTunes. 

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March 14, 2019 @ 10:03 pm

Being Transgender in the Star Wars Galaxy

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So with the Gender Rebels logo as it is, why don't we talk about Star Wars? This episode is inspired by iTunes reviewer Settlechaos who writes "First of all this podcast has nothing to do with Star Wars." Well, Settlechoas, that is about to change. In this episode we are looking at what life would be like for a transgender person, droid, clone, or alien in the Star Wars Galaxy. And by the way this episode will contain spoilers - in case you happen to be in that small Venn overlap of people who want to see the Star Wars films but just haven't quite managed to get around it to. 

 

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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

Music by one of our favorite bands, the super cool, all-female punk band Jasper the Colossal. Download their new album "Take Your Time" and all their tracks on iTunes. 

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March 7, 2019 @ 12:17 pm

Traveling While Trans

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Will transition change where you go on vacation? For this episode we answer a listener question from Jane who writes "How has transition change the places you go or the things that you do? It's pretty well known that not all places are welcoming of LGBT families. Are there places that you will not visit now, or places that you do visit now? Here is a personal example. Two years ago my family took a rode trip from our home in Washington State to Detroit and back. Last year we flew to Germany and visited many German towns and the city of Prague. A huge bucket list item for me is to see first hand the changes to Yellowstone National Park after the reintroduction of wolves. Are any of these trips something you would consider as an LGBT couple?"

For Americans be sure and check out the US State Department Travel Advisories Page and the State Department's advisory for LGBTQ travelers. Might be helpful to non-Americans too. 

There is also the Transequality page on travel but it's most TSA stuff. You can also check out our video on the TSA

And please don't go to Kiribati

 

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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

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February 28, 2019 @ 10:47 pm

Faith F’s her F

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Facial feminization surgery can be life changing. But getting it can be complicated. In this week's episode Faith shares the story of her recent FFS consult, her own issues with dysphoria, and how she hopes this surgery will make life a little easier. 

Be sure and check out our previous episode where we interviewed Sara who told us all about her FFS. 

Here's an interesting article about how sometimes plastic surgeons can make all their patients look the same. 

And check out music from fun, feminist punk band The Regrettes

 

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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

Music by one of our favorite bands, the super cool, all-female punk band Jasper the Colossal. Download their new album "Take Your Time" and all their tracks on iTunes. 

 

 

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February 21, 2019 @ 12:20 pm

Leelah Alcorn’s Story

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LGBTQ people often have to deal with rejection, despair, or loneliness. Sometimes that can lead to a particularly dark place. In this episode we look at the story of transgender girl Leelah Alcorn who, after coming out to her religious parents, faced rejection, isolation, and abuse that led her to take her own life at the young age of 17. 

If you or someone you know may be at risk of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. If you’re a young LGBTQ person and need to talk to someone, call The Trevor Project’s 24-hour crisis hotline for youth at 1-866-488-7386. If you are a transgender person of any age, call the Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860.

Other Resources: 

Center Link: The Community of LGBT Centers: YouthLink 

International Associate for Suicide Prevention

It Gets Better Project 

Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Suicide Risk and Prevention for LGBT Youth 

Soulforce. "The purpose of Soulforce is freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from religious and political oppression through the practice of relentless nonviolent resistance."

Links: 

Human Rights Campaign's article "The Lies & Dangers of Reparative Therapy."

Article about suicide regret. 

Some info on the Inquisition and the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments

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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

Music by one of our favorite bands, the super cool, all-female punk band Jasper the Colossal. Download their new album "Take Your Time" and all their tracks on iTunes. 

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February 15, 2019 @ 12:02 am

Passing? Thanks, But I’ll Pass

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Who cares about passing? It's not everyone's goal and sometimes it's just a realistic goal. So how does that affect transition? This week we answer a question we got off twitter. The listener asks "I'm a transwoman and musician and podcaster and love your podcast. But I would love to have a conversation about being a transwoman that doesn't pass or care to, that deals with another side of the same situation you are in. Simply because I hear many instances that could potentially and do trigger and wish someone could interject at times to clarify. Also I'm not white and have a platform and am very visible. Could be a great talk on our podcast or yours."

Be sure and check out Faith's blog post on privilege

 

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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

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February 7, 2019 @ 12:42 pm

Gender Conformity

 

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Does being transgender mean you have to accept binary gender roles? In this episode we answer two different listener questions. Hanna writes "How does one know what to change when transitioning? This seems related to the pressure everyone feels on some level to embody the vague collective ideals of one's multiple social roles (gender or otherwise), but trans people have extra baggage from another role they inhabited before choosing to live a different one. How have you navigated this in your transition? Is there anything you started doing differently after transitioning only to realize it didn't really feel like you?" Riley writes "Do you think society puts unfair pressure on binary trans folx to uphold gender stereotypes, for fear of the perception that you're not putting enough effort into your gender presentation?"

And if you didn't grow up reading Mad Magazine, be sure and check out the comedy of Dick DeBartolo, who helped shape Faith's sense of humor. 

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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

Music by one of our favorite bands, the super cool, all-female punk band Jasper the Colossal. Download their new album "Take Your Time" and all their tracks on iTunes. 

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January 31, 2019 @ 12:03 pm

Kath’s Transition

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What changes for a cis partner of someone who's transitioning? In this episode we answer a listener question from Jane who asks "Here is my question, and it is really for Kath...How did finding out Faith is transgender affect you? I think in many ways you have transitioned too, how has your transition gone?" 

Also for the curious, here is the Wikipedia page for asymptote.

Also be sure and check out OSHA's page on proper silo safety  or the University of Illinois own page on the topic. #pss #practicesilosafety. 

You might also enjoy our episodes Passing, Pansexuality & Transdads, and Are We Gay? 

And be sure and check out Transpantastic, a great podcast hosted by couple with similar circumstances. 

 

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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

Music by one of our favorite bands, the super cool, all-female punk band Jasper the Colossal. Download their new album "Take Your Time" and all their tracks on iTunes. 

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January 24, 2019 @ 12:33 pm

Bringing Others Into the Closet with You

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Is coming out to one person really coming out? Or are you just inviting them into the closet with you? In this episode we'll answer a listener question on the difficulties of only being out to some, but not all, the people in your life. Our listener asks "When I came out it was a huge strain on my relationship with my mother. Both my father and sister separately told me that one of the things that was a strain on my mom was the fact I wasn’t coming out to everyone, but it was put on everyone else to tell people (or not). This was a big emotional and mental burden for her she didn’t want to carry it. When you come out to someone you are there and somewhat prepared for the questions but are your friends family ready to answer questions? Because if they aren’t ready to handle it what happens when the person who just learned this has to process all this emotionally in a bubble?" 

If you're in a similar situation, you might find PFLAG's PDF "Our Trans Loved Ones" to be a great resources for family who may need some basic info on transgender people and transition. 

You might want to check out some of our other episodes that touch on a similar topic; Coming Out, Being a Partner in Limbo, and Should Faith Come Out to Her Grandma? 
 

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January 17, 2019 @ 1:38 pm

Transition Envy

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Transition is already hard. Seeing other people's amazing results can sometimes make things even harder. In this episode we answer a question from a listener who writes "I have a partner who is trans masculine and has been on HRT for a year and just got top surgery two days ago. While watching them go through their transition I have come to the realization that I too am NOT cis. I now identify as GNC or non-binary/trans. I am now struggling with extreme gender dysphoria and even worse jealousy of my partner being so far in their transition. Do you have any tips on how to not let your jealousy of your partner's growth and transition get you down about yourself or make you resent them? I want to be 100% supportive of them but I find myself being so jealous of their new chest that I can't help but to cry about my own dysphoria in return." 

Be sure and check out Maya V Henry's Instagram if you want to better understand one source of Faith's insecurity and transition envy. 

And if you'd like to help advance the horizons of human knowledge, and your a partner of a transperson, check out this research project that needs your help. 

 

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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

Music by one of our favorite bands, the super cool, all-female punk band Jasper the Colossal. Download their new album "Take Your Time" and all their tracks on iTunes. 

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January 10, 2019 @ 1:13 pm

Does God Make Mistakes?

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Does transition mean going against God's plan? In this episode we answer a listener question from a transwoman. She asks "I am finally taking steps necessary to create the happiness and peace I need in my life through transition. I have come out to some people who are very close to me but have not come out to my parents. I have this itching feeling that my mom knows. She confronted my fiancé about me and one of her comments was 'I’m okay with being gay but transgender is something different. God doesn’t make mistakes when it comes to gender.' What is your take on religion and gender?" So does God mistakes with gender? 

Be sure and check out Austen Hartke's website and his book "Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians."

He has also done some thoughtful and fun talks like one the Gender Rebels attended at the Philly Transgender Wellness Conference. 

Support us on Patreon to help us keep making great content, and to get some cool rewards—like drinks with us at Stonewall Inn!

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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

Music by one of our favorite bands, the super cool, all-female punk band Jasper the Colossal. Download their new album "Take Your Time" and all their tracks on iTunes. 

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January 3, 2019 @ 9:24 pm

HRT: Should I Tell My Parents?

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How open should you be about expressing your true gender if people aren't supportive? In this episode we answer a listener question from Quinn who writes "I'm planning on getting HRT, and I really don't want to hide it from my parents, but I think I will have to. I just don't feel comfortable with talking to them about my gender because they said they weren't ready for the change. I am going to go through with getting HRT no matter what, but should I let them know? I don't want to hide this from them, but if I tell them I don't know if they will let me go through with it, even though I am an adult and get to make my own medical decisions."

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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

Music by one of our favorite bands, the super cool, all-female punk band Jasper the Colossal. Download their new album "Take Your Time" and all their tracks on iTunes. 

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December 27, 2018 @ 9:58 am

Dating as a Crossdresser

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Dating is already hard enough. Adding crossdressing to the mix can make things even more difficult. In this episode we answer a listener question from Natasha who asks "I'm a cis male, straight crossdresser with no intent to transition. After purging and buying clothes/breastforms/makeup for the what feels like the 20th time in a row, I'm done suppressing the femme side of me. The problem lies in relationships; while I've had several girls crush on me, I've never gotten the courage to ask any of them out for fear of ruining the relationship, or them not accepting me. I don't want to be the stereotypical "crossdressing husband/boyfriend" whose girl 'puts up with it and survives.' My question is: What tips would you give a straight crossdresser for finding a potential partner?" 

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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

Music by one of our favorite bands, the super cool, all-female punk band Jasper the Colossal. Download their new album "Take Your Time" and all their tracks on iTunes. 

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December 20, 2018 @ 3:50 pm

Erections & Squirrels

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Hormones can change a lot. But how much do they affect ones sexual arousal? In this episode we'll answer two different (but related) questions from listeners Sammie and Cici. They write: "We are a cis woman and trans woman in the early stages of hormone therapy and have a question for you: Erections!? Sammie’s doc told her that the end of erections is how they judge the success of the hormone therapy! Yikes! Maybe this question is too X-rated for the podcast but we are feeling conflicted about parting with Sammie’s erections.

One thing Sammie has been and is still hoping for is the"remarkable clearing of the mind,"the "sense of relief" described by trans women "that comes from eliminating their masculine sex drive, which had previously interrupted their thoughts like a car alarm that couldn't be shut off." Sammie wonders, will the “Squirrel!” like effect of girls' curves in yoga pants ever diminish? Is there tranquility ahead? Would love to hear the experience and thoughts of you, Kath and Faith, as well as our fellow gender rebels in podcast land."

Support us on Patreon to help us keep making great content, and to get some cool rewards—like drinks with us at Stonewall Inn!

Check out our website for our latest episodes!  And watch the brand new Gender Rebels TV Youtube Channel

Like us on  FaceBook so we can haunt your feed. 

Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

Music by one of our favorite bands, the super cool, all-female punk band Jasper the Colossal. Download their new album "Take Your Time" and all their tracks on iTunes. 

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The Gender Rebels is a weekly question-and-answer podcast that explores life outside the binary; crossdressing, transgender topics, queer life and anything else that helps break down the gender binary. It's hosted by Faith, a transgender woman in Brooklyn, and her cis female partner Kath. You might also hear a bark or two in the background from our cis dog Rocket. To ask us a question or share a thought emails us at questions@genderrebels.com