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August 1, 2019 @ 11:35 am

Even Introverts Need A Community

Ugh, MORE talk about the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference?? Yes but this will be the last episode where we go over the PTWC the until next year, we promise. But all you wonderful listeners who stopped to talk with us at PTWC got us drunk on dopamine, so all this Philly material is kind of your fault. But it also brings up the importance of community,even to introverted misanthropes like ourselves.  While online communities are invaluable and even lifesaving, there's just something about being in a room full of people like you.

Watch First Girl I Loved and weep along with Faith.

Join us in our fangirling over First Girl I Loved star (and Philadelphia native) Dylan Gelula. She also played Xanthippe on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

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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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July 19, 2019 @ 12:31 am

See You In Philadelphia!

Next week's Philadelphia Transgender Wellness Conference is going to be amazing. We hope we see you there. COME SAY HI AT OUR TABLE!  But 75% of the reason we got to Philly is the food.  For that reason, please educate yourself on the following important information:

1) There's an art to ordering a Philly cheesesteak, and it's worth getting it right.

2) You can have a sandwich of pork roll or Taylor ham, but it's smart to know the difference.

You can admire the luminous Faith DaBrooke on her instagram, especially her foxy new haircut.

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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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July 4, 2019 @ 10:36 pm

Is 2019 a Bad Time to Come Out Trans?

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Is the political climate right now conducive to coming out trans? In this week's episode we answer a listener question: "Someone close to me has come out to me as trans and I’m so proud of her but so many things in the news scare me. I know she finds them scary too. I just wonder, if you were facing starting a transition in today’s world, would you? Would any of the threats to trans rights going on today give you pause if you were still at the beginning of this process?" 

Be sure and check out Queer and Pleasant Danger by Kate Bornstein. 

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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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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. 

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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 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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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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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

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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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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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July 12, 2018 @ 8:29 pm

How to Support a Trans Partner

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Being the partner of a transgender person can be complex. All relationships involve work, but how does having a transgender partner ? In this episode we'll answer a listener question from Catherine whose partner is dealing with some issues unique to trans people. What do you do when your partner is stressed because everyone sees them as only their transition and either stares or offers constant, unwanted niceness?  
 

 

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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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June 7, 2018 @ 3:12 pm

The Gender Rebels are on Vacation

But don't worry, we will be back soon! 

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May 24, 2018 @ 2:35 pm

Rejected Gender Rebels Episodes

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With almost a hundred episodes, we've covered a lot of topics. But, there are some ideas and topics that aren't quite up to snuff when it comes to putting out a new Gender Rebels episode. So, as we begin celebrating the major milestone of 100th episodes, we thought it would be fun to share some of our rejected episode ideas.  

 

 

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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 17, 2018 @ 2:42 pm

Intersex Lives

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What does it mean to be intersex? How common is being intersex? How does being intersex relate to being transgender? And should intersex people be included in the rainbow flag community? In this episode we explore some the many issues faced by intersex people today. 

 

Be sure and check out Delaney King's amazing Twitter thread that started it all. Also here is an easy, straightforward Intersex 101 articleFaith mentioned Olympic controversies, including doping among East German athletes and their current efforts to address intersex athletes. Also check out The Gender Puzzle documentary. 

 

upport 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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May 4, 2018 @ 1:20 am

Being a Partner in Limbo

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How do you date someone who doesn't know if they're trans? This week we answer a listener question from Beth who writes "What advice would you or Kath have for a partner trying to cope with a transperson living in the closet and living in uncertainty about whether HRT or transition will ever happen?" 

 

Check out Faith's transition video on the Gender Rebels YouTube chanel. Be sure and subscribe! 

We mention our episode on being part time-- checkit 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

 

Follow us on twitter for all our shower thoughts and other musings @TheGenderRebels 

 

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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March 30, 2018 @ 12:22 am

Parents Coming Out Transgender: Part 1

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Coming out transgender is already difficult. Having kids can make it even harder. In this episode we discuss some of the difficulties inherent in come out as a parent. We'll also discuss some stories of parents coming out to younger and older kids and how attitudes can change over time. 

 


Here are the stories we reference in the episode if you want to explore them further: 
My Father is Now a Woman by Katheryn Leehane
When My Father Came Out as Transgender by Johua Hewitt
It Happened to Me: My Father Transitioned When I Was a Kid and It Was Nothing Like "Transparent" by Sara Bibel 
Transgender Parent: Child's Journey When Mom Becomes Dad by Susan Donaldson James
 

 

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

 

Follow us on twitter for all our shower thoughts and other musings @TheGenderRebels 

 

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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March 23, 2018 @ 1:02 am

How to Get on Hormones

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Taking hormones can be a huge part of starting transition, but how does one get HRT? In this episode we answer a listener question from Mia who asks "I want to get on hormones, but am having trouble figuring out how to get access to hormones? Who can I talk to about this?" 

If you are in the greater NYC area, check out Callen-Lorde Community Health Center. Planned Parenthood also provides HRT services among other important health care work. You can also search for transgender health care providers here.

Our first episode with Dr. HD of Hormones Demystfied has a lot of good info on HRT.

Check out the Center for Transgender Health which has a page on the Transgender Standards of Care.

(And a clarification regarding psychologists and prescriptions: in some states, psychologists can prescribe  medications. However, it's only for medications that treat psychiatric conditions, not HRT.)
 
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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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 11, 2018 @ 3:08 pm

Internalized Transphobia

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(Content warning: discussion of transphobia.) Internalized transphobia can cause a mess of negative emotions. In this episode we discuss all the dark, inner thoughts that transgender people sometimes grapple with when they feel negatively about other trans people or themselves. 


Check out one of John Green's video on Imagining Others Complexly. And YouTuber Vihart's video on realizing other people are not us

 

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

 

Follow us on twitter for all our shower thoughts and other musings @TheGenderRebels 

 

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 21, 2017 @ 2:47 pm

Endocrinology Questions: Part Two

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How do hormones really affect the body? Are injectables better than patches or pills? Are there potential dangers? In this episode, the first in a 2-part series, we'll speak with endocrinologist Dr. HD and bombard him with all our questions about hormones, HRT, and how they affect your endocrine system and the rest of your body. 

Check out Dr. HD's blog Hormones Demystified for lots more great info, especially the one entitled Why I Wish All Of My Patients Were Transgender. Another really good post is  Top 5 Reasons Your Doctor Is Quitting.

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!  

 

Follow us on twitter for all our shower thoughts and other musings @TheGenderRebels 

 

Like us on  FaceBook so we can haunt your feed. 

 

And be sure and check out Faith's new novel American Transgirl

 
 
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 14, 2017 @ 11:45 pm

Endocrinology Questions: Part One

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How do hormones really affect the body? Are injectables better than patches or pills? Are there potential dangers? In this episode, the first in a 2-part series, we'll speak with endocrinologist Dr. HD and bombard him with all our questions about hormones, HRT, and how they affect your endocrine system and the rest of your body. 

Check out Dr. HD's blog Hormones Demystified for lots more great info, especially the one entitled Why I Wish All Of My Patients Were Transgender. Another really good post is  Top 5 Reasons Your Doctor Is Quitting.

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!  

 

Follow us on twitter for all our shower thoughts and other musings @TheGenderRebels 

 

Like us on  FaceBook so we can haunt your feed. 

 

And be sure and check out Faith's new novel American Transgirl

 
 
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