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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? 
 

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

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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 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. 

 

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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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!

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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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."

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