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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.

Check out the Wingnuttery podcast!

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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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June 27, 2019 @ 12:18 pm

It Feels Good to be Yourself: Interview with Theresa Thorn

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In this episode we talk with author, podcaster, and mom to a transgender kid, Theresa Thorn. We'll talk about how parents can be supportive of their LGBTQ kids and we'll discuss her new kids book "It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity." 

You can find the book It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity on Amazon and the illustrator Noah Grigni on Instagram. Be sure to check out Theresa Thorn's podcast One Bad Mother. And you can find more information about all of her creative endeavors at Theresathorn.com.

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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June 13, 2019 @ 10:11 pm

Should Pride Include Cops and Corporations?

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Should Pride parades ban police from marching or being involved with the parades? What part should corporations be allowed to play in Pride celebrations? In this episode we explore the question of whether some organizations should be dis-invited to Pride celebrations. 

A group called the Reclaim Pride Coalition announced in May that it will mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots with a separate march. Reclaim Pride’s Queer Liberation March will begin 2.5 hours before the official parade on June 30, and will not allow either corporate or police contingents. 

Here is an article about the NYPD apology for their actions that led to the Stonewall Riots. 


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 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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June 6, 2019 @ 10:02 am

Pride

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Why do we have Pride Month and Pride marches? In this episode we'll explore a bit of the history and meaning of Pride over the years.

Be sure and check out this list of world-wide Pride festivals and celebrations. Here are some stories about Marsha P. Johnson and Stormee Delarverie and Audre Lorde. Also be sure and read the history of the Stonewall Riots

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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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." 

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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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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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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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

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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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

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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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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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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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." 

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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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

  

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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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. 

 

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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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

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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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. 

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 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. 

 

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