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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!

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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 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

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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 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

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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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December 27, 2018 @ 9:58 am

Dating as a Crossdresser

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Dating is already hard enough. Adding crossdressing to the mix can make things even more difficult. In this episode we answer a listener question from Natasha who asks "I'm a cis male, straight crossdresser with no intent to transition. After purging and buying clothes/breastforms/makeup for the what feels like the 20th time in a row, I'm done suppressing the femme side of me. The problem lies in relationships; while I've had several girls crush on me, I've never gotten the courage to ask any of them out for fear of ruining the relationship, or them not accepting me. I don't want to be the stereotypical "crossdressing husband/boyfriend" whose girl 'puts up with it and survives.' My question is: What tips would you give a straight crossdresser for finding a potential partner?" 

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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December 20, 2018 @ 3:50 pm

Erections & Squirrels

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Hormones can change a lot. But how much do they affect ones sexual arousal? In this episode we'll answer two different (but related) questions from listeners Sammie and Cici. They write: "We are a cis woman and trans woman in the early stages of hormone therapy and have a question for you: Erections!? Sammie’s doc told her that the end of erections is how they judge the success of the hormone therapy! Yikes! Maybe this question is too X-rated for the podcast but we are feeling conflicted about parting with Sammie’s erections.

One thing Sammie has been and is still hoping for is the"remarkable clearing of the mind,"the "sense of relief" described by trans women "that comes from eliminating their masculine sex drive, which had previously interrupted their thoughts like a car alarm that couldn't be shut off." Sammie wonders, will the “Squirrel!” like effect of girls' curves in yoga pants ever diminish? Is there tranquility ahead? Would love to hear the experience and thoughts of you, Kath and Faith, as well as our fellow gender rebels in podcast land."

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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December 13, 2018 @ 2:46 pm

Transgender and Gay

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There's a lot of letters in LGBTQAI+. But people waren't limited to just one. In this episode, Kath and Faith discuss Faith's own history growing up not only transgender but also gay. 

Be sure to check out Matt Baume's YouTube channel for a lot of great videos about the history of LGBTQ representation in popular media, especially classic American sitcoms. Here's his video Ellen [DeGeneres] Gives America a Crash Course in Coming Out. 

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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December 6, 2018 @ 6:48 pm

How Can I Be More Than a Burden to My Cis Partner?

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Relationships are already hard. But when one partner transitions they can sometimes get harder. In this episode we answer a listener question from someone who asks "What have you seen trans people do to support and enrich the lives of their cis partners? How can I be more than a burden?" 

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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November 29, 2018 @ 1:24 pm

Should Faith Come Out to Her Grandma?

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Coming out to family is hard. But what about extended family members that you're not close with? In this week's episode we'll tackle the important question of whether Faith should come out as a transwoman to her highly conservative and religious grandmother. Is it worth it to keep things simple so other family members don't have to remember who you're out to yet? Or should one just not try and rock the familial boat? What do you think? 

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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November 22, 2018 @ 4:07 pm

Dealing with Persistent Misgendering

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No one likes to be misgendered. But what point do you stop being patient with people?  In episode we answer a listener question from James who asks "When does the grace period end? I’ve come out as trans to everyone in my life at this point, but there are a few who still aren’t getting it. They use the wrong pronouns, name, and never apologize. It’s been several months now and these 'problem people' are unavoidable. They’re at my work. In my family. And even a roommate. How many times do you kindly correct someone before you’re allowed to lose your patience?"

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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November 15, 2018 @ 10:57 pm

Being a Nonbinary Therapist and Faith Gets Electrolysis

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What does transgirl Faith think of her first electrolysis? In this two question episode we'll first answer a listener question from Danika who is a non-binary therapist with anxiety about how their presentation might affect their work. And we'll also discuss Faith's thoughts on getting her facial hair the electrolysis treatment.  

Be sure and check out Dara Hoffman-Fox's page for some great NB content. And check out our earlier episode where we talked to Sarah about her electrolysis experience. 

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