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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

Snapchat Filters

5/23/2019
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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...

Duration:00:26:25

For the Unhappy Cis Partner

5/16/2019
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Has your significant other come out you as transgender? And you're flabbergasted? Maybe you think it's weird, or sinful, or even a personal attack. Maybe you're afraid for the future of your relationship. Well this episode is you. Today we're talking to the cis partners of trans people. Your partner has come out to you. You're bewildered, maybe angry, worried, scared. It's okay. The Gender Rebels are here. Be sure to check out Psychology Today's therapist database. Support us on Patreon to...

Duration:00:40:13

My Transie Sense is Tingling!

5/9/2019
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How does transition change society's view of a person? In this episode we'll explore how transition can change a person's level of privilege. What do we gain? What do we lose? Check out Dr. HD's blog and the two episodes we did with them. Here is who Jack Antanoff is. And here's who the Kids in the Hall are. You might also be curious about the Roubelad art party we mention. And be sure and check out the book Gift of Fear. And also you might enjoy Faith's essay "What I Dislike the Term TERF"...

Duration:00:37:49

Photos of The Old You

5/2/2019
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Awesome parents E & E asked if they should take down old pictures of their transgender daughter before she comes home for summer break. Faith talks about how it feels to see old photos of her from the bad old days before coming 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! Like us on FaceBook so we...

Duration:00:33:50

The Hugbox: Support vs. Honesty

4/25/2019
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Is a hurtful truth helpful? Do supportive lies really benefit us? In this episode we'll explore the phenomenon of the "hug box," spaces, usually internet spaces, where positiveness is all pervasive. If you'd like, check out the sub-reddits r/transpassing and r/transpositive. 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...

Duration:00:37:13

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