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May 23, 2019 @ 9:03 pm

Snapchat Filters

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So what's up with those gender transforming Snapchat filters? Are they a blessing or a curse? In this week's episode we answer a listener question from Bridget who asks "I was wondering if you had an opinion on the new MtF and FtM Snapchat lenses. People on Twitter seem to be having a field day with them having fun. I was wondering what your thoughts were in it. Is it awesome, awful, or couldn’t care less. It seems like there is a lot of ways to look at this. On one hand it’s nice to get a 'helping hand' for selfies that can help your self esteem. In the other hand, I could see it as people making light of something that causes restless nights of in the trans community." 

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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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May 16, 2019 @ 9:37 pm

For the Unhappy Cis Partner

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Has your significant other come out you as transgender? And you're flabbergasted? Maybe you think it's weird, or sinful, or even a personal attack. Maybe you're afraid for the future of your relationship. Well this episode is you. Today we're talking to the cis partners of trans people. Your partner has come out to you. You're bewildered, maybe angry, worried, scared. It's okay. The Gender Rebels are here. 

Be sure to check out Psychology Today's therapist database

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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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May 9, 2019 @ 10:15 pm

My Transie Sense is Tingling!

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How does transition change society's view of a person? In this episode we'll explore how transition can change a person's level of privilege. What do we gain? What do we lose? 

Check out Dr. HD's blog and the two episodes we did with them. Here is who Jack Antanoff is. And here's who the Kids in the Hall are. You might also be curious about the Roubelad art party we mention. And be sure and check out the book Gift of Fear. And also you might enjoy Faith's essay "What I Dislike the Term TERF" and her Instagram

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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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April 25, 2019 @ 10:55 am

The Hugbox: Support vs. Honesty

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Is a hurtful truth helpful? Do supportive lies really benefit us? In this episode we'll explore the phenomenon of the "hug box," spaces, usually internet spaces, where positiveness is all pervasive. 

If you'd like, check out the sub-reddits r/transpassing and r/transpositive

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April 18, 2019 @ 8:37 pm

What If You Can’t Escape Your Dead Name?

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No one wants to get called by their dead name. But what if you can't escape your former name? In this episode we answer the question "What do you do if someone in your life—coworkers, roommate, zeppelin maintenance technician—has your dead name and you still have to hear it all the time?" 

Faith's sad instagram post that we mention at the top of the episode.

 

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April 11, 2019 @ 8:39 pm

Are Transgender People in League with Satan?

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In this episode we tackle the twisted world of Celebrity Transgender Conspiracy believers. Are Hollywood studios, the CIA, and many of our favorite stars actually involved in a widespread Satanic plot to poison minds with secret transgender operatives? Was Taylor Swift assigned male at birth? Is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson actually a transman? Fear not, the Gender Rebels are on the case. 

Check out our video on the Celebrity Transgender Conspiracy. And if you'd like you can read about that time Scarlett Johansson was going to play a transman. And also check out all the end of the world goodness of the Book of Revelation and the Book of Daniel (the four headed, four winged leopard monster can be found in Daniel 7:6). 

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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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April 4, 2019 @ 8:28 pm

Should I Tell My Date I’m Trans?

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In this episode we answer a listener question from Bree who asks "What do you think about of disclosing you are trans up front when dating? Disclose or not?  I feel like getting to know them a bit first is good but, I don't want to be accused of 'tricking' someone down the road." 

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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 28, 2019 @ 2:20 pm

Faith’s Transition Timeline: A Retrospective

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Does transition ever go exactly according to plan? In this episode, Faith and Kath go through the old "Transition Timeline" document that Faith had created prior to even starting HRT. We'll explore how sometimes transition can be smooth, other times life throws you a curve-ball, and how reality can often diverge from even the best laid plans. 

Be sure and check out: 
The spoons as energy metaphor.

Fresh Meat the British comedy series

  

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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

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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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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

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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

 

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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

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February 28, 2019 @ 10:47 pm

Faith F’s her F

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Facial feminization surgery can be life changing. But getting it can be complicated. In this week's episode Faith shares the story of her recent FFS consult, her own issues with dysphoria, and how she hopes this surgery will make life a little easier. 

Be sure and check out our previous episode where we interviewed Sara who told us all about her FFS. 

Here's an interesting article about how sometimes plastic surgeons can make all their patients look the same. 

And check out music from fun, feminist punk band The Regrettes

 

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Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!

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February 21, 2019 @ 12:20 pm

Leelah Alcorn’s Story

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LGBTQ people often have to deal with rejection, despair, or loneliness. Sometimes that can lead to a particularly dark place. In this episode we look at the story of transgender girl Leelah Alcorn who, after coming out to her religious parents, faced rejection, isolation, and abuse that led her to take her own life at the young age of 17. 

If you or someone you know may be at risk of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. If you’re a young LGBTQ person and need to talk to someone, call The Trevor Project’s 24-hour crisis hotline for youth at 1-866-488-7386. If you are a transgender person of any age, call the Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860.

Other Resources: 

Center Link: The Community of LGBT Centers: YouthLink 

International Associate for Suicide Prevention

It Gets Better Project 

Suicide Prevention Resource Center: Suicide Risk and Prevention for LGBT Youth 

Soulforce. "The purpose of Soulforce is freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from religious and political oppression through the practice of relentless nonviolent resistance."

Links: 

Human Rights Campaign's article "The Lies & Dangers of Reparative Therapy."

Article about suicide regret. 

Some info on the Inquisition and the Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments

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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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February 7, 2019 @ 12:42 pm

Gender Conformity

 

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Does being transgender mean you have to accept binary gender roles? In this episode we answer two different listener questions. Hanna writes "How does one know what to change when transitioning? This seems related to the pressure everyone feels on some level to embody the vague collective ideals of one's multiple social roles (gender or otherwise), but trans people have extra baggage from another role they inhabited before choosing to live a different one. How have you navigated this in your transition? Is there anything you started doing differently after transitioning only to realize it didn't really feel like you?" Riley writes "Do you think society puts unfair pressure on binary trans folx to uphold gender stereotypes, for fear of the perception that you're not putting enough effort into your gender presentation?"

And if you didn't grow up reading Mad Magazine, be sure and check out the comedy of Dick DeBartolo, who helped shape Faith's sense of humor. 

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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 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!

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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? 
 

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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. 

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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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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?" 

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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."

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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 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. 

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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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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? 

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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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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?"

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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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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

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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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November 8, 2018 @ 4:29 pm

How NOT to Come Out to Your Significant Other

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Coming out to a partner can be difficult. But there are ways that you can make it way more difficult for yourself. In this episode Faith and Kath discuss some really, really bad ways to come out to an SO. 

Be sure and check out Dara Hoffman-Fox's page for some great NB content. 

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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November 1, 2018 @ 7:34 pm

Are You Intimidated By Cis People?

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Presenting as female is no small feat, even for cis women. Transwomen sometimes have a lot of catching up to do in the "living as a female" department. And cis women have had their entire lives to figure it out! Does that intimidate Faith?

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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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October 25, 2018 @ 2:00 am

Will My Halloween Costume “Out” Me As Trans?

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(Note: skip to 16:29 for the BEST costume for closeted/ questioning MtFs seeking last-minute ideas.) Listener Jaylah is still male-presenting, and she asks if she can use a Halloween party as an opportunity to girl up for the first time.  Her important colleagues and awesome new friends will be at the party. Or will it raise too many eyebrows? The tricky theme for the party just increases the challenge level.  We say go for it, but of course you need an awesome costume, so we give lots of good suggestions. The Gender Rebels believe in you, Jaylah!

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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October 18, 2018 @ 8:14 pm

Does Transition Change Your Hogwarts House?

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Listener Vanessa is asking the hard questions!  What if you used to be Gryffindor but now come up Ravenclaw? Are all transpeople automatically Gryffindor? What is the Sorting Hat's actual methodology of personality assessment? Is the Sorting Hat clairvoyant? And the name "Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry" is so binary. What do enbies do?

Be sure to also check out Faith's piece Being Transgender at Hogwarts

Get sorted at Pottermore. (They make you login first, but it's quick.)

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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September 4, 2018 @ 7:08 am

When It’s Time To Take The Makeup Off

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You know that complex emotion, when you have to change out of your real presentation and go back to your assigned presentation?  It feels worse than just changing clothes. It's so unspeakably bad/ sad/ wrong/ unfair. Kath and Faith try to come up with a name that encompasses all these nasty painful facets.

 

Big thanks to listener Xan for the question.  She recommends Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality by Sarah McBride.

 

Baby Faith looking super-cute back in the day.

 

Boy Meets Girl is Michelle Hendley's awesome movie.  Girl Meets Boy is... not.

 

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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August 24, 2018 @ 12:59 am

Illegal Silicone Injections

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Lots of gruesome details in this one.  But we wanted to be really sure we convinced you that silicone injections from an unlicensed practitioner in, like, a hotel room??  Bad idea. Faith already knew this thanks to TS Roadmap. We hope you did too.

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August 10, 2018 @ 2:30 am

Trans Wellness Conference, Philadelphia 2018

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The amazing people at the Mazzoni Center in Philadelphia have done it again. They organize the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference every year. This is a gathering of trans and cis doctors, lawyers, therapists, scientists, professors, vendors, social workers, health insurance insiders, artists, activists, poets, writers, YouTubers, podcasters, clergy, parents, nurses, comedians, entrepeneurs, and even a witch. All these fine people come together to work towards a world with greater access to resources and acceptance of transfolks.  They present workshops, give talks, throw parties, and discuss and celebrate YOU. We describe our experience of our first year at the conference: the talks we heard (Seeing Myself in the Bible: Gender Minorities in ScriptureMy Journey With Illegal Silicone Injections, Communication With Your Cis Partner, Getting FFS and Breast Implants Covered By Insurance, The Road To Desired Vocal Identity), the events we attended, and the joy of meeting some of our listeners in person!  We hope we see you there next year!

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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