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March 21, 2019 @ 11:41 am

How to be Trans on a Boat

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Being transgender isn't always easy. And that's just on land! What about on a boat? In this episode we answer a listener question from Jeff who writes "Cruises are a super fun and generally safe way to be your true self without worrying about who you know might see you, or whether someone is judging you, but there are some peculiarities. Namely, getting through security when your passport's gender marker or name doesn't match your gender presentation, going ashore in a culture which may not be as educated about trans issues, dealing with cruise lines' various policies about gender expression, and of course, the bathing suit dilemma. I would sooooo love to spend a day in a bikini in the Caribbean, but I'm deeply concerned about how I'll be treated by the cruise line, the ship's staff, and how to remain safely tucked so I'm not viewed as 'the freak on the boat' people are staring at.

Be sure and check out: 

 

Rejected Gender Rebels Episode Ideas episode.

Industrial Thong. Our episode with lots of tips on tucking. 

Devils on the Deep Blue Sea book about the cruise industry.

A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again by David Foster Wallace

Tina Fey's book Bossypants.

Why cruise ships fly flags of convenience like Panama and Liberia

Wendover Productions' video about Maritime Law

Article on specialty LGBTQ cruises

 

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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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March 14, 2019 @ 10:03 pm

Being Transgender in the Star Wars Galaxy

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So with the Gender Rebels logo as it is, why don't we talk about Star Wars? This episode is inspired by iTunes reviewer Settlechaos who writes "First of all this podcast has nothing to do with Star Wars." Well, Settlechoas, that is about to change. In this episode we are looking at what life would be like for a transgender person, droid, clone, or alien in the Star Wars Galaxy. And by the way this episode will contain spoilers - in case you happen to be in that small Venn overlap of people who want to see the Star Wars films but just haven't quite managed to get around it to. 

 

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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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March 7, 2019 @ 12:17 pm

Traveling While Trans

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Will transition change where you go on vacation? For this episode we answer a listener question from Jane who writes "How has transition change the places you go or the things that you do? It's pretty well known that not all places are welcoming of LGBT families. Are there places that you will not visit now, or places that you do visit now? Here is a personal example. Two years ago my family took a rode trip from our home in Washington State to Detroit and back. Last year we flew to Germany and visited many German towns and the city of Prague. A huge bucket list item for me is to see first hand the changes to Yellowstone National Park after the reintroduction of wolves. Are any of these trips something you would consider as an LGBT couple?"

For Americans be sure and check out the US State Department Travel Advisories Page and the State Department's advisory for LGBTQ travelers. Might be helpful to non-Americans too. 

There is also the Transequality page on travel but it's most TSA stuff. You can also check out our video on the TSA

And please don't go to Kiribati

 

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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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