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December 29, 2016 @ 4:01 pm

Compliments & Clocking

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When is it not so great to get a compliment? In this episode the Gender Rebels tackle the question of what it means when strangers compliment a transgender person. Does getting a compliment always mean that a transgender person has been clocked? How should transgender people take a compliment? 

Thanks to /r/asktransgender  and /u/ucaffejsheckereit for this topic idea. 

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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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December 22, 2016 @ 4:04 pm

Holidays and Bigotry

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Holidays are a time that brings the whole family together. And as anyone who's ever had a family can tell you, that's not always a good thing. It's especially difficult for LGBTQ people who might find themselves having to pass the mashed potatoes to the transphobic or homophobic person sitting next to them at dinner. 

This holiday season we answer a question from Embedded Emily on twitter (@embeddedemily). She asks "I'm a grown up transgender person who lives on my own and my parents refuse to use preferred name/pronouns. They've claimed it's explicitly for religious reasons. Should I go to holiday events with them and just accept their disapproval or is their disapproval such that I should just avoid them and all the family's holiday gatherings?"  

Ted Chiang's "Stories of Your Life" book on which the film Arrival is based.  

Info on Leela Alcorn's tragedic death

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  1-800-273-8255

Trans Lifeline - 877-565-8860
 
 
When we talk about "the good subreddits" we mean /r/TransSupport  and r/transpositive

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December 15, 2016 @ 4:56 pm

Transitioning Later in Life: Our Interview with Erica

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Every person who transitions has a unique perspective, experience and story to tell. While many people choose to transition earlier in life, some people (especially those who grew up in more decades before transgender topics were mainstream discussions) choose to transiiton later in life. In this episode, The Gender Rebels hear from Erica who transitioned in her 50s. How is later transiiton and what unique insights, struggles and opportunities does it present? 

Hannah McKnight -Website of the Minnesota T Girls organizer. 

Minnesota T Girls - A great group for trasgender women in the North Star State.  

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December 8, 2016 @ 3:55 pm

THE Surgery

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GRS, SRS, Sex Change Operation, Bottom Surgery...it goes by many names but no matter what you call it, it's something that most people (especially cis people) know almost nothing about. Your Gender Rebels, Kath and Faith, discuss the information and the misinformation about this infamous, little understood, and fairly difficult to get medical procedure. 

The U.S. Trans Survey (USTS) is the largest survey ever devoted to the lives and experiences of trans people, with almost 28,000 respondents. Today, Dec 8, 2016,the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) launched the survey report!

 
Kath's source for the percentages of transfolk who get ANY kind of gender confirmation surgery (top, bottom, or other), and those who never want bottom surgery
 
MtF gender confirmation surgery video, not at all gory, but probably NSFW.  
FtM gender confirmation surgery video.  Also not at all gory, also NSFW.  
For both videos, we recommend muting the sound (it's just some odd music) and DO NOT READ THE COMMENTS.

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December 1, 2016 @ 3:01 pm

Levels of Transieness & Drag 101

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Does there exist a heirarchy in the transgender community with those further in their transition sitting at the top above all the part-time or non-HRT, non-op plebes below? Also what do transgender women think of drag performers? Are they on the same team or something else entirely? The Gender Rebels drive right into these questions to bring you our wisdom about the world. 

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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