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A weekly question-and-answer podcast that explores life outside the gender binary. We discuss transgender, nonbinary, asexual, queer, and even lesbian & gay topics!

A weekly question-and-answer podcast that explores life outside the gender binary. We discuss transgender, nonbinary, asexual, queer, and even lesbian & gay topics!
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A weekly question-and-answer podcast that explores life outside the gender binary. We discuss transgender, nonbinary, asexual, queer, and even lesbian & gay topics!

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English


Episodes

What If You Can't Escape Your Dead Name?

4/18/2019
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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. Support us on Patreon to help us keep making great content, and to get some cool rewards—like drinks with us at Stonewall...

Duration:00:27:31

Are Transgender People in League with Satan?

4/11/2019
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In this episode we tackle the twisted world of Celebrity Transgender Conspiracy believers. Are Hollywood studios, the CIA, and many of our favorite stars actually involved in a widespread Satanic plot to poison minds with secret transgender operatives? Was Taylor Swift assigned male at birth? Is Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson actually a transman? Fear not, the Gender Rebels are on the case. Check out our video on the Celebrity Transgender Conspiracy. And if you'd like you can read about that...

Duration:00:35:17

Should I Tell My Date I'm Trans?

4/4/2019
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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...

Duration:00:30:48

Faith's Transition Timeline: A Retrospective

3/28/2019
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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...

Duration:00:44:01

How to be Trans on a Boat

3/21/2019
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Being transgender isn't always easy. And that's just on land! What about on a boat? In this episode we answer a listener question from Jeff who writes "Cruises are a super fun and generally safe way to be your true self without worrying about who you know might see you, or whether someone is judging you, but there are some peculiarities. Namely, getting through security when your passport's gender marker or name doesn't match your gender presentation, going ashore in a culture which may not...

Duration:00:25:53

Being Transgender in the Star Wars Galaxy

3/14/2019
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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...

Duration:00:35:29

Traveling While Trans

3/7/2019
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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...

Duration:00:34:03

Faith F's her F

2/28/2019
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Facial feminization surgery can be life changing. But getting it can be complicated. In this week's episode Faith shares the story of her recent FFS consult, her own issues with dysphoria, and how she hopes this surgery will make life a little easier. Be sure and check out our previous episode where we interviewed Sara who told us all about her FFS. Here's an interesting article about how sometimes plastic surgeons can make all their patients look the same. And check out music from fun,...

Duration:00:35:52

Leelah Alcorn's Story

2/21/2019
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TW: Discussion of suicide. . . . LGBTQ people often have to deal with rejection, despair, or loneliness. Sometimes that can lead to a particularly dark place. In this episode we look at the story of transgender girl Leelah Alcorn who, after coming out to her religious parents, faced rejection, isolation, and abuse that led her to take her own life at the young age of 17. If you or someone you know may be at risk of suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at...

Duration:00:36:00

Passing? Thanks, But I'll Pass

2/14/2019
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Who cares about passing? It's not everyone's goal and sometimes it's just a realistic goal. So how does that affect transition? This week we answer a question we got off twitter. The listener asks "I'm a transwoman and musician and podcaster and love your podcast. But I would love to have a conversation about being a transwoman that doesn't pass or care to, that deals with another side of the same situation you are in. Simply because I hear many instances that could potentially and do...

Duration:00:25:30

Gender Conformity

2/7/2019
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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...

Duration:00:30:39

Kath's Transition

1/31/2019
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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...

Duration:00:42:32

Bringing Others Into the Closet with You

1/24/2019
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Is coming out to one person really coming out? Or are you just inviting them into the closet with you? In this episode we'll answer a listener question on the difficulties of only being out to some, but not all, the people in your life. Our listener asks "When I came out it was a huge strain on my relationship with my mother. Both my father and sister separately told me that one of the things that was a strain on my mom was the fact I wasn’t coming out to everyone, but it was put on everyone...

Duration:00:32:23

Transition Envy

1/17/2019
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Transition is already hard. Seeing other people's amazing results can sometimes make things even harder. In this episode we answer a question from a listener who writes "I have a partner who is trans masculine and has been on HRT for a year and just got top surgery two days ago. While watching them go through their transition I have come to the realization that I too am NOT cis. I now identify as GNC or non-binary/trans. I am now struggling with extreme gender dysphoria and even worse...

Duration:00:28:00

Does God Make Mistakes?

1/10/2019
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Does transition mean going against God's plan? In this episode we answer a listener question from a transwoman. She asks "I am finally taking steps necessary to create the happiness and peace I need in my life through transition. I have come out to some people who are very close to me but have not come out to my parents. I have this itching feeling that my mom knows. She confronted my fiancé about me and one of her comments was 'I’m okay with being gay but transgender is something different....

Duration:00:34:33

HRT: Should I Tell My Parents?

1/3/2019
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How open should you be about expressing your true gender if people aren't supportive? In this episode we answer a listener question from Quinn who writes "I'm planning on getting HRT, and I really don't want to hide it from my parents, but I think I will have to. I just don't feel comfortable with talking to them about my gender because they said they weren't ready for the change. I am going to go through with getting HRT no matter what, but should I let them know? I don't want to hide this...

Duration:00:26:44

Dating as a Crossdresser

12/27/2018
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Dating is already hard enough. Adding crossdressing to the mix can make things even more difficult. In this episode we answer a listener question from Natasha who asks "I'm a cis male, straight crossdresser with no intent to transition. After purging and buying clothes/breastforms/makeup for the what feels like the 20th time in a row, I'm done suppressing the femme side of me. The problem lies in relationships; while I've had several girls crush on me, I've never gotten the courage to ask...

Duration:00:33:38

Erections & Squirrels

12/20/2018
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Hormones can change a lot. But how much do they affect ones sexual arousal? In this episode we'll answer two different (but related) questions from listeners Sammie and Cici. They write: "We are a cis woman and trans woman in the early stages of hormone therapy and have a question for you: Erections!? Sammie’s doc told her that the end of erections is how they judge the success of the hormone therapy! Yikes! Maybe this question is too X-rated for the podcast but we are feeling conflicted...

Duration:00:30:14

Transgender and Gay

12/13/2018
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There's a lot of letters in LGBTQAI+. But people waren't limited to just one. In this episode, Kath and Faith discuss Faith's own history growing up not only transgender but also gay. Be sure to check out Matt Baume's YouTube channel for a lot of great videos about the history of LGBTQ representation in popular media, especially classic American sitcoms. Here's his video Ellen [DeGeneres] Gives America a Crash Course in Coming Out. Support us on Patreon to help us keep making great...

Duration:00:40:25

How Can I Be More Than a Burden to My Cis Partner?

12/6/2018
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Relationships are already hard. But when one partner transitions they can sometimes get harder. In this episode we answer a listener question from someone who asks "What have you seen trans people do to support and enrich the lives of their cis partners? How can I be more than a burden?" 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...

Duration:00:36:05