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November 1, 2018 @ 7:34 pm

Are You Intimidated By Cis People?

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Presenting as female is no small feat, even for cis women. Transwomen sometimes have a lot of catching up to do in the "living as a female" department. And cis women have had their entire lives to figure it out! Does that intimidate Faith?

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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 25, 2018 @ 2:00 am

Will My Halloween Costume “Out” Me As Trans?

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(Note: skip to 16:29 for the BEST costume for closeted/ questioning MtFs seeking last-minute ideas.) Listener Jaylah is still male-presenting, and she asks if she can use a Halloween party as an opportunity to girl up for the first time.  Her important colleagues and awesome new friends will be at the party. Or will it raise too many eyebrows? The tricky theme for the party just increases the challenge level.  We say go for it, but of course you need an awesome costume, so we give lots of good suggestions. The Gender Rebels believe in you, Jaylah!

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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.)

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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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September 27, 2018 @ 2:52 pm

To Stealth,or Not To Stealth?

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Not everyone who CAN be stealth WANTS to be stealth. Thanks to a great listener question from Devin, Faith and Kath discuss the pros and cons of being stealth, including the effect of social media. What's the best way to make this decison? What do you think? Are you stealth, or loud & proud?

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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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September 13, 2018 @ 10:58 pm

Interviewing & Starting Jobs

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Should you come out during the interview? On the first day? In the first month? Never?  Changing jobs is extra tricky outside the gender binary. Whether your work is blue-collar, white-collar, pink-collar, or other, Faith and Kath discuss all the factors to consider when making big changes in your professional life. 

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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September 4, 2018 @ 7:08 am

When It’s Time To Take The Makeup Off

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You know that complex emotion, when you have to change out of your real presentation and go back to your assigned presentation?  It feels worse than just changing clothes. It's so unspeakably bad/ sad/ wrong/ unfair. Kath and Faith try to come up with a name that encompasses all these nasty painful facets.

 

Big thanks to listener Xan for the question.  She recommends Tomorrow Will Be Different: Love, Loss, and the Fight for Trans Equality by Sarah McBride.

 

Baby Faith looking super-cute back in the day.

 

Boy Meets Girl is Michelle Hendley's awesome movie.  Girl Meets Boy is... not.

 

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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 24, 2018 @ 12:59 am

Illegal Silicone Injections

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Lots of gruesome details in this one.  But we wanted to be really sure we convinced you that silicone injections from an unlicensed practitioner in, like, a hotel room??  Bad idea. Faith already knew this thanks to TS Roadmap. We hope you did too.

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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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August 3, 2018 @ 11:39 am

What’s It Like To Be Cis? And Other Gender Philosophy

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Our perceptions are limited by our own lived experience, but it's still good to know how other people experience the world. At least, as close as is possible. In this episode, listener Lee asks Kath "What's it like to be cis?" Another thought puzzle: what does one do whenvthey know they're different somehow, but none of the labels apply?  What then?

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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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July 18, 2018 @ 1:32 am

Reverting to Boy Mode As Needed

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When your family won't accept your true gender identity, but you don't want to cut them out of your life, what can you do? Listener Melanie asks if she can be on HRT but switch to boy mode as needed. She loves her family, but knows they won't support her transistion. She asks "Is it possible to be on HRT, but revert back to boy mode passably enough for the purposes of semiannual family meetings?"

 

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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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?  
 

 

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 

 

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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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July 5, 2018 @ 5:09 pm

Aunt Nina’s Rant

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Why are some people so out of touch? It's 2018 right? In this episode we'll give a point by point response to a letter one listener's Aunt Nina sent her.  We'll give a point-by-point response to every homophobic, transphobic, outdated, bigoted, or just jerky comment in the letter. 

 

 

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 

 

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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 15, 2018 @ 1:18 am

Special Kath-Only Microepisode: For Cis Straights At Their First Pride

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We ARE on vacation, but Kath had to make this microepisode for the cis and straight people who may be attending Pride celebrations this month.  Here's what to do to be a great ally-- and what to avoid! Play it for your cool ally friends. Happy Pride!

 

Invictus Animus' amazing article Why "Ally" Is A Verb Not A Noun

 

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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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June 1, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

Katie Rain Hill

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Author, activistand super wonderful fantastic person Katie Rain Hill sits down with the Gender Rebels for the second part of our 100th episode. We'll talk about growing up transgender in a religious, military family, transitioning at a young age, coming out, why listening to oposition matters, and the importance recycling bins at conferences. 

 

Be sure to check out Katie's memoir Rethinking Normal on Amazon (we can't recommend this book enough! You should buy it and read it).
Also be wowed by the Barney's Spring Campaign 2014 that Katie modelled for.
And here's a link to the WPATH standards of care.
 

 

 

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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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.) 

 

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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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.  

 

 

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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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!

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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May 10, 2018 @ 3:37 pm

Clocking

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What is clocking? This week we discuss clocking; from accidental passing fails to horrible jerk people. We'll talk ways to deal with being clocked, how to react, and how to cope with this awful hurtful thing that transgender people sometimes have to deal with. 

 

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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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