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December 1, 2017 @ 12:38 am

How to Choose Your Name


How do transgender people go about choosing a new name? In this episode we answer a listener question from Maddie. She asks "How did you ultimately decide on your female name? Did you create a list of names? Was it a painfully obvious choice that you'd known for years? Did you choose something that still had a connection to your male name? Or did you just try on different names until one finally stuck and felt right?"

Be sure and check out the Social Security names database if you're looking to figure out common names from around the time you were born. And be sure and check out Faith's new novel American Transgirl

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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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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

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