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How I Chose My Name (And Why You Should Use It)

9/10/2017
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Today's episode is the first personal story episode, and it is on name choice and meaning. I talk about what each part of my name symbolizes to me, and discuss why misnaming is so painful. Find my site and contact me here. Leave a review here. Note: Apologies for last month's audio quality. I was trying a few new methods, and my headphones were having issues. This month is an improvement, and next month should be better still as I experiment with various recording locations and devices...

Duration: 00:05:29


Making Workplaces More Trans Inclusive (Part Two)

8/10/2017
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Today's episode is the second part of a guide on making workplaces more trans-inclusive. It discusses the importance of offering gender identity protection for trans employees in the EEOC, and enforcing those protections, providing spots for preferred name and pronouns on application and non-binary gender options, teaching non-gendered ways of addressing customers and co-workers, and why anonymous reporting options are valuable. Find my site and contact me here. Leave a review here.

Duration: 00:07:29


Making Workplaces More Trans Inclusive (Part One)

6/7/2017
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Today's episode is the first part of a guide on making workplaces more trans-inclusive. It discusses trans healthcare, bathroom policies, dress codes, educational modules, and "do" and "don't"s for questions you might want to ask trans folks. Part Two will be released July 1, 2017. Find my site and contact me here. Leave a review here.

Duration: 00:08:06


Squishes, Lust-Crushes, and QPs

4/1/2017
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Today's episode is a primer on a variety of aromantic relationships, from squishes to lust-crushes to QPs, with a poem on romantic gestures as an aromantic individual. Find my site and contact me here. Leave a review here.

Duration: 00:05:38


Understanding Dysphoria

3/1/2017
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"Understanding Dysphoria" discusses dysphoria through a story, a poem, and a link, with the goal of making the feeling more understandable to those who do not experience it themselves. Link: Amy Dentata's article on dysphoria Link: WPATH Standards of Care, V7 (PDF) Link: Buzzfeed article about dealing with dysphoria Find my site and contact me here. Leave a review here.

Duration: 00:10:10


Eight Things Coming Out Has Taught Me (Part Two)

1/15/2017
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As a polyamorous grayromantic pansexual genderqueer gentleman with a large social circle, I've come out of more closets than most. As a public speaker and trans educator, many of those coming-out experiences have been on a stage. Whether I'm coming out to a crowd of strangers or one-on-one with a person I've known my whole life, though, every "coming out" has taught me something. This episode I discuss number five through eight of the most important lessons I've learned from coming...

Duration: 00:06:34


Eight Things Coming Out Has Taught Me (Part One)

1/1/2017
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As a polyamorous grayromantic pansexual genderqueer gentleman with a large social circle, I've come out of more closets than most. As a public speaker and trans educator, many of those coming-out experiences have been on a stage. Whether I'm coming out to a crowd of strangers or one-on-one with a person I've known my whole life, though, every "coming out" has taught me something. This episode I discuss four of the eight most important lessons I've learned from coming out. Part Two will be...

Duration: 00:06:03


Types of Polyamory

12/1/2016
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"Types of Polyamory" discusses the meaning of polyamory, busts the "no jealousy" myth, and discusses eight common types of polyamory. Find the articles mentioned in the episode below: The Short Instructional Manifesto for Relationship Anarchy Relationship Anarchy Takes the Judgement Out of Love Find the books mentioned in the episode below: The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open...

Duration: 00:06:56


Activism and Survival

11/15/2016
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"Activism and Survival" discusses fear following America's recent election, twenty actions you can take to deal with that fear and be an activist, and twenty self-care tips for overwhelm and burn-out prevention.

Duration: 00:11:40


Sexual Orientation vs. Romantic Orientation vs. Aesthetic Attraction

11/1/2016
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“Sexual Orientation vs Romantic Orientation vs Aesthetic Attraction” defines the terms and how they interact, providing an easy framework for understanding the meaning of each. It is followed by a poem from my first book (titled “Stardust”).

Duration: 00:04:08


Gender and Bathrooms

10/15/2016
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“Gender and Bathrooms” peels back the lid on the fear that trans individuals often face when choosing a bathroom, and explains how you can help with that fear. Here’s a link to the gender-neutral bathroom finder mentioned in the podcast: REFUGE Restrooms.

Duration: 00:05:41


Aromantic Basics

10/1/2016
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This episode of “A Queer Was Here” is on Aromantic Basics, and defines the word “aromantic”, discusses what romantic feelings are, and talks about the difference between romance and sexuality and the many types of love. For further resources, you can find my website here.

Duration: 00:15:32


Sex vs. Gender vs. Gender Expression

9/15/2016
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This episode of “A Queer Was Here” is on Sex vs. Gender vs. Gender Expression, and defines each of those terms and discusses the similarities and differences between them. It is followed by a poem on the topic discussed, and then a TED Talk recommendation on Ending Gender. You can find the TED Talk I mentioned here: TEDxHouston: “Ending Gender” by Scott Turner Schofield.

Duration: 00:04:39


Understanding Consent

9/1/2016
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This episode of “A Queer Was Here” is on “Understanding Consent” and gives a simple definition of consent, followed by a detailed explanation of each part of the definition, and then a poem on the topic discussed. I also mention a spoken word poem on the topic by Guante and a video explaining consent through tea. You can find the spoken word poem I mentioned here: “Consent at 10,000 Feet” by Guante You can find the video "Tea and Consent" here: Tea and Consent You can find the post I...

Duration: 00:05:59


How to Respond If Someone Tells You Their Body Is Not Their Gender

8/15/2016
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This episode of “A Queer Was Here” is on “How to Respond If Someone Tells You Their Body Is Not Their Gender” and gives a simple five-step response, followed by an original poem on the topic, reviews of two of my favorite books by transgender authors, and a review of a TED Talk video on the topic. Here’s a link to the first book I mentioned on Amazon: The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You Here’s a link to the second book on Amazon: Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation Here’s a link to the...

Duration: 00:27:54