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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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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!

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 17, 2018 @ 10:15 pm

Awesome Announcement OMG

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 Just listen, silly!

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May 31, 2018 @ 1:39 pm

Michelle Hendley

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Actress, star of Boy Meets Girl, and all around aweseome person Michelle Hendley sits down with the Gender Rebels for the first part of our 100th episode. We'll talk dating after transition, navigating the gaming world as a trans woman, the best pizza in NYC, and potential proof that CERN has led us into an alternate dimension. 


We discuss a lot in this episode, so here are all the links: 

Michelle Hendley's YouTube 

Boy Meets Girl trailer

Everybody loved Boy Meets Girl

No joke, everyone.

Seriously, everyone.

They LOVED it. Becasue it's awesome.

All The Little Things We Kill teaser trailer

Even Brad Pitt endured a lot of rejection in his career. 

Michelle’s Twitch stream

L&B Spumoni Gardens is Michelle's favorite sit-down pizza in NYC

2 Brothers is perfectly decent $1 pizza to keep you company while stumbling home after an awesome night out

BZ Grill Greek food place in Astoria is the best gyro (/yee-roh/ or if you must, /gear-roh/) 

Michelle Hendly: The Biopic will star either Eve Lindley or Hari Nef 

The Mandela Effect

Did CERN cause the Mandela Effect? (Answer: possibly. Skip to 5:37.) 

 

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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 6, 2018 @ 2:21 am

Parents Coming Out Transgender: Part 2

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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 and provide some how-to recommendations for helping to make the coming out process a little easier. 

Check out Cassie Brighter's "Coming Out Trans to Your Children: A Step-by-Step Guide."
Here is a resource for finding a family therapist
Be sure and check out the children's book Red: A Crayon's Story and the YA superhero novel Dreadnaught

 

 

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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 8, 2018 @ 2:47 pm

What Cis People Shouldn’t Say

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What would you hate to hear when you come out transgender? In this episode we talk about all the wrong things that cis people sometimes say be they ignorant, condescending, or just misguided. 

Also be sure and check out our What Are Cis People Thinking episode. And if you're looking for resources for the cis folk in your life, direct them to PFLAG as a way to start their search.  
 

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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 25, 2018 @ 2:40 pm

Hair Transplants

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Male pattern baldness can be the bane of a transwoman's existance. Faith has struggled with this for years. In this episode we'll talk about the solutions she's looked into, including wigs, drugs, and surgeries. We'll explore all the information on hair transplant surgery that Faith found including various methods, different doctors, psudoscience, and more.   


Be sure and give our wigs episode a listen. Here are some tips for how to tell fake Yelp reviews from the real ones. If you're looking for info on hair tranplants, be sure and talk to the people over at r/tressless and the Hair Transplant Network
Check out Faith's blogpost on hair transplants for links to all the doctors mentioned in this episode. 

 

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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 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

 

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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 29, 2017 @ 1:15 am

Transgender Friends

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How do trans get to be friends with other trans people? Everyone loves friends, especially friends with whom we share common experiences. But transgender people are a small percentage of the total population. How do you find good transgender friends to hang out with so you can talk HRT, surgeries, or coming out? 

Faith's book, American Transgirl, available now!
Faith met some transfriends at URNotAlone
The good trans subreddits:

r/transgender/

r/ftm/

r/MtF/

r/transpositive/

r/TransSupport/

r/transtimelines/

A Facebook group called Transgender Friends

Meetup.com's options for transgender people around the world

Do you live in Minnesota? You don't hear this often in December but YOU'RE IN LUCK.

Scrupulous research shed no light on the question of whether the Unabomber is transgender. But we did find this song.  (Warning: it's terrible.)

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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.

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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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November 16, 2017 @ 3:39 pm

Transposeur

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It's great when cis people are trans allies. But can you screw up being an ally? Will people think you're trans if you join in the fight? Will you make it too much about you? In this episode we answer a listener question from Sarah who asks "As an ally, I worry about potentially falling into a cultural appropriation trap. Am I sending a transmission through some of these choices? I don't care whether or not people in general wonder if I'm trans, but, I also don't want to end up centering myself in the process. In other words...I don't want to be a Rachel Dolezal." 

Check out wikipedia if you want to read to sordid tale of Rachel Doezal. Also here's the list of films featuring a "White Savior" narrative.  In this episode we mention Callen Lorde Community Health Center, an LGBTQ health center in NYC that provides care regardless of ability to pay. They do amazing, sorely needed work for vulnerable communities.  You can click here to donate and help support their work.

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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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September 21, 2017 @ 1:23 pm

Part Time

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What does it mean to be a "part time" transgender person? In this episode we'll discuss the difference between being part time and full time. We'll talk what it means to live part time and discuss the costs and benefits of being out only some of the time to only some of the people in your life. 

 

If you are thinking about harming yourself, please, please, please reach out for help by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  1-800-273-8255 or the Trans Lifeline - 877-565-8860. You are not alone and you are worthwhile. 
 
 

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September 14, 2017 @ 1:12 pm

Fat Redistribution

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What can hormone replacement therapy (HRT) really do? In this episode we answer a listener question from Sabene. She asks "Once I start on female hormones, will there really be a 'fat redistribution?'  Will those fat cells in my belly call a moving company and haul ass down to my ass?". We'll discuss HRT, body shape and whether HRT will really let your cells haul ass around your body. 

Here's the famous chart showing effects of HRT over time for MtFs, including, yes, fat redistribution. OBjQy5Z.jpg
You might aslo want to check out our episodes on Feminizing for Free and Shapewear

 

And if you're in the greater New York area, why not stop by the Alley Pond Adventure Course where you can learn to overcome your fear by jumping off a 40-foot telephone pole. You'll survive. Faith did.  (Kath chickened out.) Have faith. 

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September 8, 2017 @ 12:38 am

Fear.

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Transition can be scary. Transgender people face fear of rejection, fear of loneliness, fear of poverty. They fear for their safety. In this episode, we answer a listener question from Sabene who asks "How do you combat and overcome that fear? I am really struggling with that right now. I mean, it's almost pathological. And so I'd love to get your points of view and your experiences.  I have to get over this hurdle... and I don't know if I ever will." 

Some songs that deal honestly with mental illness (not that transgender people are mentally ill) and fear, and might prove inspirational, include Better Son/Daughter by Rilo Kiley, Bravado by Lorde (again with the Lorde), and Silk by Wolf Alice.

 

Also check out Faith's review of Boy Meets Girl featuring the wonderful trans actress Michelle Hendley.

 

And if you're in the greater New York area, why not stop by the Alley Pond Adventure Course where you can learn to overcome your fear by jumping off a 40-foot telephone pole. You'll survive. Faith did.  (Kath chickened out.) Have faith. 

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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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 18, 2017 @ 2:15 am

Choosing Your Label

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How can an LGBTQ person figure out what label really works for them?  In this episode, we answer a listener question from Sasha. She asks "Faith, you've mentioned several times that you spent many years identifying as a cross dresser and some time identifying dual gender. I'm wondering if you could share more about that time of your life and what that experience was like for you." Faith tells the story of her own journey through the labels, what labels mean, and how you can start to figure out who you are. 


Check out urnotalone and tsroadmap - two early websites Faith frequented in her early days. Also,be sure and check out the the famous K.D. Lang and Cindy Crawford Vanity Fair cover. And perhaps you'll find some solace in the song Ring of Keys from the Broadway musical Fun Home

 

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August 4, 2017 @ 3:15 am

Electrolysis: Destroyer of Hairs

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The best way to  rid yourself a nasty case of beard is electrolysis. To get the skinny on this procedure, we talk to Sara, a transgender woman who's personally had thousands of hairs ripped out of her face thanks to the magic of science. We'll talk about the costs, the effects, the pain (ouch), and what to expect when you go in for your electrolysis appointment. 

 

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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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June 29, 2017 @ 6:26 pm

Are You a Real Girl?

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Let's face it, no one wants to be asked if they're a "real girl." In this episode the Gender Rebels answer question from listeners Laura Jean and Nathalie who enjoy taking in a drag show now and again. But, they ask, what do you do when you're having fabulous fun and a random person comes up and asks "Are you a real girl?" How can a cis girl, a trans girl, or anyone respond to that? 

 

Sadly, both local CSRA gay bars we mentioned, Colosseum and Marlboro Station, are both appear to closed.

 

Also to clarify, Imam is most commonly used as the title of a worship leader of a mosque and Muslim community among Sunni Muslims. 

Also, Ramadan Mubarak to our Muslim listeners! 

 

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June 22, 2017 @ 4:24 pm

Interview with Transgender Candidate Mel Wymore

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Mel Wymore is trasngender but that hasn't stopped him from running for New York City Council. In this episode we talk Mel about the unique challenges faced when transgender people choose to get involved politically. We also discuss why LGBT people need to be involved in their communities and how you can get started. 

Check out Mel Wymore's website. Plus some great articles about his campaign from LGBTQ Nation and NBC News

 
 
Social services organizations for the LGBTQ person without resources and support: Yes Institute in Miami, New York's LGBT Center, and the Ackerman Institute for the Family
 
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March 24, 2017 @ 1:48 am

Are We SJWs, Clocking and Past Tense Transies

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 What does it mean to be a social justice warrior? Gender Rebels Kath and Faith (in this episode from the archives) discuss what it means to be a social justice warrior and why some people are bothered by this. In the second part of this episode we discuss what it means when a transgender person is "clocked" and how that feels. Lastly, we talk about what pronouns to use to describe a transgender person in the past tense, back before they transitioned. 

Anita Sarkeesian's Wikipedia page and the page on Gamergate.
Folding Ideas Youtube video about Gamergate

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December 22, 2016 @ 4:04 pm

Holidays and Bigotry

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Holidays are a time that brings the whole family together. And as anyone who's ever had a family can tell you, that's not always a good thing. It's especially difficult for LGBTQ people who might find themselves having to pass the mashed potatoes to the transphobic or homophobic person sitting next to them at dinner. 

This holiday season we answer a question from Embedded Emily on twitter (@embeddedemily). She asks "I'm a grown up transgender person who lives on my own and my parents refuse to use preferred name/pronouns. They've claimed it's explicitly for religious reasons. Should I go to holiday events with them and just accept their disapproval or is their disapproval such that I should just avoid them and all the family's holiday gatherings?"  

Ted Chiang's "Stories of Your Life" book on which the film Arrival is based.  

Info on Leela Alcorn's tragedic death

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  1-800-273-8255

Trans Lifeline - 877-565-8860
 
 
When we talk about "the good subreddits" we mean /r/TransSupport  and r/transpositive

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December 15, 2016 @ 4:56 pm

Transitioning Later in Life: Our Interview with Erica

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Every person who transitions has a unique perspective, experience and story to tell. While many people choose to transition earlier in life, some people (especially those who grew up in more decades before transgender topics were mainstream discussions) choose to transiiton later in life. In this episode, The Gender Rebels hear from Erica who transitioned in her 50s. How is later transiiton and what unique insights, struggles and opportunities does it present? 

Hannah McKnight -Website of the Minnesota T Girls organizer. 

Minnesota T Girls - A great group for trasgender women in the North Star State.  

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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