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November 23, 2017 @ 2:42 pm

Non-Binary Talk with Avery

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What's it like being non-binary in a world that's far too stuck in the gender binary? In this episode we talk with our friend Avery. They explain the issues non-binary people face shopping for clothes, looking for a job, deciding to physically transition, finding language to express themselves, and fitting in in the fitting in to the LGBTQ community.  

Be sure and check out our other episode featuring Avery, Everything in Between. And also check out this helpful tutorial about turning men's band shirts into slim fitting, curvier shirts. 

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. 
 

And be sure and check out Faith's new novel American Transgirl

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November 16, 2017 @ 3:39 pm

Transposeur

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It's great when cis people are trans allies. But can you screw up being an ally? Will people think you're trans if you join in the fight? Will you make it too much about you? In this episode we answer a listener question from Sarah who asks "As an ally, I worry about potentially falling into a cultural appropriation trap. Am I sending a transmission through some of these choices? I don't care whether or not people in general wonder if I'm trans, but, I also don't want to end up centering myself in the process. In other words...I don't want to be a Rachel Dolezal." 

Check out wikipedia if you want to read to sordid tale of Rachel Doezal. Also here's the list of films featuring a "White Savior" narrative.  In this episode we mention Callen Lorde Community Health Center, an LGBTQ health center in NYC that provides care regardless of ability to pay. They do amazing, sorely needed work for vulnerable communities.  You can click here to donate and help support their work.

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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November 9, 2017 @ 3:14 pm

Picking Up a Transmission

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What do you do if you see another transgender person out in the world?  Do you approach, compliment their look, and hope to maybe make a cool, new trans friend? Or should you let them be? In this episode we'll discuss the tricky situation that can happen if you find yourself unexpectedly face to face with another transgender person in the wild. 

In this episode we mention Callen Lorde Community Health Center, an LGBTQ health center in NYC that provides care regardless of ability to pay. They do amazing, sorely needed work for vulnerable communities.  You can click here to donate and help support their work. Here are some other LGBTQ charaties as well. 

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!  

 

Follow us on twitter for all our shower thoughts and other musings @TheGenderRebels 

 

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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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November 2, 2017 @ 1:44 pm

Surprising Things About Transition

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We don't always know what gender transition will bring?  Sure, we can anticipate HRT, coming out, a new wardrobe, maybe even surgeries. But what about those things that we just can't anticipate that throw us a bit of a curveball during transition? In this episode, transgirl Faith tells about some surprising things she discovered about herself and the world during transition. 

In this episode we mention Callen Lorde Community Health Center, an LGBTQ health center in NYC that provides care regardless of ability to pay. They do amazing, sorely needed work for vulnerable communities.  

Also be sure and check out our episode on Coming Out at Work

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!  

 

Follow us on twitter for all our shower thoughts and other musings @TheGenderRebels 

 

Like us on  FaceBook so we can haunt your feed. 

 

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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October 26, 2017 @ 1:44 pm

Transgender Halloween Adventures

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Halloween can be an amazing time for transgender people. It can provide an opportunity to dip your toe into coming out and to present how you've always wanted to without fear of judgement or rejection. But, Halloween can also be a time for inadvertently offensive costumes. In this episode we answer a listener question from Shayla, who asks about how to do a feminine-presenting costume without accidentally offending the transgender people in her life. We'll also share some listerner stories about their own Halloween adventures. 

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!  

 

Follow us on twitter for all our shower thoughts and other musings @TheGenderRebels 

 

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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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October 19, 2017 @ 1:28 pm

Street Harassment

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Street harrassment and unwanted sexual advances are awful. In this episode we answer a lister question from Amy who asks "When it comes to creepy guys hitting on you, how do you deal with the dual feelings of 'Omg, maybe I'm a woman now?' with 'Omg, guys are fucking scum!'" We'll talk harrassment, unwanted sexual advances, and tips to help keep you safe from this awful type of social interaction. 

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!  

 

Follow us on twitter for all our shower thoughts and other musings @TheGenderRebels 

 

Like us on  FaceBook so we can haunt your feed. 

 

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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October 12, 2017 @ 3:14 pm

Transgender Life and Social Media

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Social media can be a tricky place for transgender or queer people. This week we answer a listener question from Rachel. She asks about running multiple accounts on Facebook when you're not fully out or using a new name when you've not changed it legally. So how are transgender people to navigate Facebook and other social media avenues? 

Make sure your Facebook profile is 100% private and that no one can tag you without your permission. Also be sure to follow Faith on Instagram and follow the Gender Rebels on Tumblr

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!  

 

Follow us on twitter for all our shower thoughts and other musings @TheGenderRebels 

 

Like us on  FaceBook so we can haunt your feed. 

 

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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October 6, 2017 @ 12:31 am

Coming Out in a Tough Situation- featuring Brooke Guinan

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Coming out is hard, and a non-supportive situation only makes it harder. In this episode we answer a question a lot of listeners have asked: How do you come out when your family, friends, co-workers, and neighborhood may not be supportive? To get some insight from someone who did just that, we talk with Brooke Guinan. She's the first openly transgender firefighter in the FDNY, the New York City Fire Department. We'll learn about this third-generation firefighter who grew up steeped in tradition, and how she found the courage to come out and be her true self. 

Be sure and check out the new documentary film, Woman on Fire, which tells Brooke's story. It was awarded an Official Selection at DOC NYC.  We saw an advanced copy and this movie is funny, heartfelt, and moving. Check out the trailer here or watch now on iTunes

Also, Brooke mentioned GSA, Gay Student Alliance Network, which is a student-led organization dedicated to helping LGBTQ junior high and high school students.  They support each other and provide safe spaces to be who they are. 

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!  

 

Follow us on twitter for all our shower thoughts and other musings @TheGenderRebels 

 

Like us on  FaceBook so we can haunt your feed. 

 

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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September 29, 2017 @ 1:13 am

Am I Transgender Enough?

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How do you know you're transgender or ready for transition? In this episode we answer a question a lot of listeners have asked. Do the thoughts and feelings I have make me transgender? What if I'm not ready for that? Am I really transgender enough to transition? Other trans people I've seen seem so much more advanced than me. On this episode we'll discuss how to deal with dysphoria and questions about whether transition is right for you. 

Check out New Gender Workbook by the always amazing Kate Bornstein. Also, You and Your Gender Identity: A Guide to Discovery by Dara Hoffman Fox

Here's a link to the DSM V. This one's big and expensive.  Don't buy it, but if you see it in the reference section of your library and have an hour to kill, it's fun to flip through.  "Gender Dysphoria" is what we usually talk about on TGR, but the whole book is pretty cool, according  to Kath.

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!  

 

Follow us on twitter for all our shower thoughts and other musings @TheGenderRebels 

 

Like us on  FaceBook so we can haunt your feed. 

 

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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September 21, 2017 @ 1:23 pm

Part Time

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What does it mean to be a "part time" transgender person? In this episode we'll discuss the difference between being part time and full time. We'll talk what it means to live part time and discuss the costs and benefits of being out only some of the time to only some of the people in your life. 

 

If you are thinking about harming yourself, please, please, please reach out for help by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  1-800-273-8255 or the Trans Lifeline - 877-565-8860. You are not alone and you are worthwhile. 
 
 

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!  

 

Follow us on twitter for all our shower thoughts and other musings @TheGenderRebels 

 

Like us on  FaceBook so we can haunt your feed. 

 

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