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June 20, 2019 @ 9:03 pm

Taylor Swift: Friend or Foe?


Is Taylor Swift a true ally or is she just using Pride to sell albums? In this episode we take a look at Taylor's controversial new single "You Need to Calm Down" and its related video. Is it a genuine, albeit clumsy attempt to show support for the LGBTQ community? Or is it merely a straight cis person trying to use Pride to sell more records? 

Be sure to check out the New York Times article "Is Ego Stronger than Pride?"

The Onion's "Taylor Swift Inspires Teen to Come Out as Straight Woman Needing To Be At Center of Gay Rights Narrative."

Check out Kendall Jenner's tasteless and out of touch Pepsi commercial from a couple years ago. 

Lastly, be sure and check out Taylor Swift's amazing testimony when she called out the person who sexually assaulted her. 

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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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