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August 18, 2017 @ 2:15 am

Choosing Your Label

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How can an LGBTQ person figure out what label really works for them?  In this episode, we answer a listener question from Sasha. She asks "Faith, you've mentioned several times that you spent many years identifying as a cross dresser and some time identifying dual gender. I'm wondering if you could share more about that time of your life and what that experience was like for you." Faith tells the story of her own journey through the labels, what labels mean, and how you can start to figure out who you are. 


Check out urnotalone and tsroadmap - two early websites Faith frequented in her early days. Also,be sure and check out the the famous K.D. Lang and Cindy Crawford Vanity Fair cover. And perhaps you'll find some solace in the song Ring of Keys from the Broadway musical Fun Home

 

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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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August 11, 2017 @ 2:39 am

Feminize for Free

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Creating a new look isn't cheap, especially if your goal is to be more feminine. This week, we answer a question from listener Zoelle who asks "What are some feminizing tips for looks and clothing for someone who can't afford clothes or accessories?" In this episode we'll share some great ways to feminize your look for free and for super cheap. Because no matter the contents of their pocket book, everyone deserves to look great and express who they are.  And we'd love to hear your tips too! Share them with us by email or on Twitter with the hashtag #FreeFeminize.


Check out Sephora or Harmon Face Values for free makeup samples, or check out Wet & Wild cosmetics at your local drug store or supermarket. Reddit's /r/crossdressing and /r/MtF for tips and info. Also be sure and check out our friend Jess at the podast Transpantastic

 

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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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August 4, 2017 @ 3:15 am

Electrolysis: Destroyer of Hairs

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The best way to  rid yourself a nasty case of beard is electrolysis. To get the skinny on this procedure, we talk to Sara, a transgender woman who's personally had thousands of hairs ripped out of her face thanks to the magic of science. We'll talk about the costs, the effects, the pain (ouch), and what to expect when you go in for your electrolysis appointment. 

 

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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 28, 2017 @ 2:00 am

Are We Gay?

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What do you do when your boyfriend decides to transition? In this episode cis girl Kath discusses how it feels when your straight male partner lets you know they're a transgender woman. What's it like going from a simple straight relationship with a guy to a gay relationship with a girl? Does that make her gay now? Does it really matter? 

 

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July 21, 2017 @ 2:35 am

Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS)

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Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) is a tool that some transgender women utilize. To learn more about this surgery, we'll talk to Sara who had FFS. We'll discuss the various surgical procedures, how to find a good doctor, costs involved, what recovery is like, and what results can be exected. 

 

Check out Jane Krakowski and Charlize Theron's perfect noses (at least according to Faith). Oona Chaplin from Game of Thrones, who is lucky enough to resemble our guest Sarah. Here are some pictures of nasal surgery spacers, once of which does sort of resemble a surfboard. Plus here's a website where you can see what celebrities you look like (though we make no claims as to the quality of their algorithm). 

 

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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 14, 2017 @ 2:32 am

The Ins & Outs of Female Voice

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Voice can be a huge stubling block for transgender women. In this episode we answer a listener question from Kimberly who worries that voice is her biggest obstacle to passing. Kimberly also asks us how Faith feels about her voice, especially when  considering how podcasting is such a voice-based medium.  

 

Check out Zoe Alexandra's YouTube video "How to a Achieve a Natural Female Voice" as a good place to start a YouTube binge watch on this subject. TS Roadmap is a classic of info for people who are in any stage of transition. Be sure to check out our episode on voice feminization surgeryWhy not listen to Kath's other podcast But I Digress. Also check out the episode of Hey You Know It podcast that we were on. 

 

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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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 7, 2017 @ 2:24 am

Legal Questions for Transfolk

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When it comes to the law, transgender people face unique challenges. To get some insight on name changes, ID updates, discrimination, and other potentially tough-to navigate-legal questions, we spoke with our friend Caleb Arring. Not only is he a transgender man, he's also a bonifide attorney. 


Check out Caleb's wonderfully informative podcast, Beyond Gender. For US & Canadian name change resources, visit Dr. Becky. San Francisco's National Center For Lesbian Rights (NCLR) will do all the name change paperwork for you! For our Empire State listeners, here is New York State's name change oetition template. If your local DMV is being a butthead, check out the Transgender Law Center or your local ACLU


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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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June 29, 2017 @ 6:26 pm

Are You a Real Girl?

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Let's face it, no one wants to be asked if they're a "real girl." In this episode the Gender Rebels answer question from listeners Laura Jean and Nathalie who enjoy taking in a drag show now and again. But, they ask, what do you do when you're having fabulous fun and a random person comes up and asks "Are you a real girl?" How can a cis girl, a trans girl, or anyone respond to that? 

 

Sadly, both local CSRA gay bars we mentioned, Colosseum and Marlboro Station, are both appear to closed.

 

Also to clarify, Imam is most commonly used as the title of a worship leader of a mosque and Muslim community among Sunni Muslims. 

Also, Ramadan Mubarak to our Muslim listeners! 

 

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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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June 22, 2017 @ 4:24 pm

Interview with Transgender Candidate Mel Wymore

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Mel Wymore is trasngender but that hasn't stopped him from running for New York City Council. In this episode we talk Mel about the unique challenges faced when transgender people choose to get involved politically. We also discuss why LGBT people need to be involved in their communities and how you can get started. 

Check out Mel Wymore's website. Plus some great articles about his campaign from LGBTQ Nation and NBC News

 
 
Social services organizations for the LGBTQ person without resources and support: Yes Institute in Miami, New York's LGBT Center, and the Ackerman Institute for the Family
 
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June 16, 2017 @ 3:45 am

Coming Out to the Inlaws

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Coming out transgender is hard. Coming out transgender to your inlaws is even harder. For this, our 50th episode, Kath and Faith discuss a recent trip to Chicago where Faith came out to all of Kath's family. How'd it go? Was anyone rude? Was everyone nice? Listen now for all the details. 

For some background, check out our previous episode ID Trouble & Coming Out to Kath's Parents.

Check out The Brainscoop, the Field Museum YouTube channel. Also the movie Drinking Buddies and Revolution Brewery where it was filmed. Aslo if you're going to be in Chicago, be sure to have a Hot Italian Beef sandwich - it's a Gender Rebels favorite!

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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