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June 8, 2017 @ 1:19 pm

Passing

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Passing as cis can be an important concern for transgender people.    In this episode Kath and Faith discuss what passing is, along with its benefits and drawbacks. Should passing as cis be the goal of every transgender person or are there other factors to consider? 

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June 2, 2017 @ 1:51 am

Shopping

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Here's our shopping guide for transgirls and crossdressers. Going out shopping in public can be stressful for transgender women, crossdressers, non-binary folks and even lots of cis girls. How do you figure out your size? What fitting rooms are okay to use? What are the salespeople and customers going to think? Kath and Faith discuss these questions and give some tips and tricks for shopping for clothes, makeup, underthings, shoes and all the other fabulous stuff we love to shop for.   

 

Reddit's Makeup Addiction subreddit is a great resource. 

Gender Rebels episode on wigs


Discussion of Victoria Secret's policy on male appearing individuals .  

 

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May 25, 2017 @ 10:17 pm

The Switch: We Talk with Amy Fox

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The world's first transgender sitcom is here! In this episode Faith and Kath interview Amy Fox who is showrunner, co-writer and co-star of The Switch. The Switch really is the first transgender sitcom in the history of television. Not only that, but it features transgender actors in transgender roles. Who knew such a thing was possible? We speak with Amy about transgender representation, comedy, roleplaying games, and more. 

 

The Switch is produced by Trembling Void Studios and will be on air in Canada. But, you can go to Revry and watch it right NOW. 

 

For more info, check out out The Switch on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You can also check out their website We Love the Switch

 

If you love that, you can check out Switch star Nyla the Destroyer or Amy's feature length film Floating Away

 

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May 19, 2017 @ 2:31 am

Voice Feminization Surgery

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Does MtF transgender voice surgery work? In this episode Gender Rebels Kath and Faith interview special guest Sara who recently travelled to Korea to get vocal chord surgery. We'll discuss the details of this surgical procedure; what it is, what it costs, does it hurt, how's recovery and most importantly, how are the results? 

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May 12, 2017 @ 2:58 am

Can You Be Trans and Republican?

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Can a person really be transgender AND a Republican? Sure, the GOP doesn't seem like a friend to the LGBTQ community, what with their bathroom bills, fight against gay marriage and now laws trying to stop LGBTQ people from adopting children. But, what about people who feel gender dysphora and also love the Second Amendment, a flat tax, and states' rights? Are they traitors to the cause or a real part of the LGBTQ community? In this episode Kath and Faith discuss the intersection of politics and identity. 

Also check out Beyond Gender podcast who provide great LGBTQ news updates.

What Pat Robertson has to say about trans folk

Stephen Colbert's take on Trump and bathroom bills

Kristin Beck's book Warrior Princess and an article about how she applied to work for the Trump Administration.  

 

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May 4, 2017 @ 3:01 pm

An MD’s POV: Interview with Dr. Aron Janssen

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Aron Janssen is a doctor but he doesn't play one on TV. In this episode, the Gender Rebels interview Dr. Aron Janssen MD, director of the Gender and Sexuality Service at NY Langone's Child Study Center. There he works with gender varient and gender non-conforming children and adolescents. We discuss trans-related health issues, self-medicating, and how trans people (especially trans youth) can navigate the complex world of health care. 

Dr. Aron Janssen's bio and his webinar on how to talk to your kids about gender and sexuality. 


For those looking for resources; Callen Lorde Community Health Center's Health Outreach to Teens, Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBT youth, and The Door which provides services for youth. 


WPATH Standards of Care and Endocrine Society Guidelines

 

 

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April 27, 2017 @ 2:56 pm

All About Wigs

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Wigs can be fun, they can be a pain and they can be an important tool. In this episode Kath and Faith answer a question from listener Christine who asked about options for the follically challenged. So listen now and learn everything about wigs; types, costs, wig materials, shapes, where to get them and why Faith hates them!

The movie Colossal, in which star Anne Hathaway may or may not sport a wig


Indie film Little Sister where the main star Collen Lunsford definitely wears a wig. Good movie - worth checking out.

 

NYC wig shop Wigs & Plus - Faith's favorite spot for store-bought hair. 


A gallery of unfortunately-attired people who ordered clothes from China. 

 

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April 21, 2017 @ 12:30 am

All About Binding

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So what's up with binding? In this episode our special guest, Caleb from the Beyond Gender podcast, tells us everything about binding for FtM transgender men.  What is binding? How do you get started? What's safe and what should you look out for? Where can you get a binder? Caleb helps us out with these and lots of other questions as we explore everyting about binding.

Beyond Gender Podcast
Transistional Male - Binder vendor with a big brother binder sharing program. 
Autostraddle binder sharing site
DC King's drag king how-to guide.

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April 14, 2017 @ 1:53 am

Is Faith Happier after Starting Transition?

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Does transition make transgender people happier? What's it like to spend your whole life dreaming of something, planning for it, wishing for it, only to have it actually happen? In this episode, cis woman Kath asks transgender woman Faith if she's happier after starting to transition? Is life all good now? Do you still feel dysphoria? Plus we go over common transgender "bingos," those annoying responses and questions transgender people hear far too often. 

Faith's novel "The Homebody's Guide to Falling in Like."
Gender Rebels episode on Shapewear 
Blake Lively's famous bandage dress.

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April 7, 2017 @ 2:15 am

ID Trouble and Coming Out to Kath’s Parents

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ID cards and coming out can be super stressful for trans people. In this episode Kath and Faith discuss how people who are only part time, or who are in the process of tranitioning, deal with drivers' licenses, passports and other identification that doesn't match their gender presentation. In the second part of this episode, Faith shares her worries, fears and hopes for the tricky and troubling issue of one day coming out to Kath's parents and extended family. 

The TSA's guide for Transgender Passengers
The Intrepid, Sea, Air & Space Museum. 

Faith's own recollections of this feeling and how she dealt with it. 

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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