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Episode 17:  Brown Boi Project

Gendercast Episode 17:  Brown Boi Project Interview with B. Cole, Project Director

Join Sean for his interview with Cole from the Brown Boi Project, a community of masculine of center women, men, two-spirit people, transmen, and our allies committed to transforming our privilege of masculinity, gender, and race into tools for achieving Racial and Gender Justice. See Cole's bio here.  We are so excited to have had this opportunity to talk with Cole about the Brown Boi Project, the new health guide they created, Freeing Ourselves: A Guide to Health and Self Love for Brown Bois (one of many articles here, purchase here), reflections on the Butch Voices conference, and a very important topic for Gendercast - reaching out to communities of color.  Thank you Cole!

Warning: at about 14 minutes thru 17 minutes some mic reverb was picked up so please adjust audio volume around this time. This episode was not recorded with our usual equipment and we had some issues with the sounds quality.

Check-in Links

Gendercast has created the facebook event page for the Trans Bodies, Trans Selves forum we are hosting in Seattle on Monday, December 12, please join us!  See the book outline here, what a great opportunity to inform a book about us BEFORE it is published!

The Seattle Quickball tournament was a huge success!  Over 250 people participated and they earned over $5,000 for the Reteaching Gender and Sexuality campaign

LGBTQ Allyship, a Seattle-based social and economic justice organization (see episode 15) is looking for board members!  Contact Debbie Carlsen at allyship@yahoo.com

The US Department of Health and Human Services Region 10 listening session for LGBT issues, contact gendercast@gmail.com if you want more information on the priorities or other information from they provided.

Direct download: Episode_17_-_bbp_FINAL.mp3
Category:episoide 17 -- posted at: 6:50am PDT

Episode 16:  Bisexuality and the Binary or Are We Queer?

Gendercast Episode 16:  Bisexuality and the Binary or Are We Queer?  Interview Panel from Across the Spectrum with Maddox, Caila and Amy

Join us for a great interview panel dialogue about sexuality with three guests who represent a continuum of sexual identities present in the trans community and in those who are interested in us.  We will explore bisexual, queer and pansexual identities and how these identities are part of moving through the world of relationship with trans people and others.  Maddox and Caila will discuss the political aspects of their queer and bisexual identities and elements thereof.  This episode topic came out of a blog post Jessie and Sean ran across entitled, Words, Binary and Biphobia, or: why "bi" is binary but "FTM" is not from the blog Radical Bi: Love, rage and pride.

Maddox was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He spent much of his life the theatre, and did a brief stint in New York where he studied at an acting conservatory. While in college in San Francisco, he worked doing HIV/AIDS prevention, organizing workshops for survivors of sexual abuse, and facilitated workshops on dating violence prevention, transgender sensitivity. He worked on developing the Gender Diversity Project Resource for Educators, which provides tools for teachers wishing to make their curriculum and classrooms more inclusive for gender variant students. He is currently attending Seattle University, earning his Masters in Psychology. When he can find spare time and energy, he is also a painter and crafter.

Caila is passionate about many things including sex positivity, cooking, dog parks, exercise and volunteerism.  She is happy to be living in Seattle and to work with various agencies who promote equality and the worth of all humans.  She is thankful to Sean and Jessie for the opportunity to share and for their creating this great podcast. 

Amy has a zest for living life full out, with passion, and an open, honest, transparent heart.  A creative, multi-talented diva, Amy loves each day as a new opportunity to craft and manifest the life she dreams of!

Links

Some differences and similarities between bisexuality and pansexuality, another post from Bi Radical related to this topic

What Queerness Means To Me blog post from Tranarchism

Queer vs. bi identity from www.unchartered-worlds.org

Bisexuality does not reinforce the gender binary from The Scavenger

The essay on heteropatriarchy that Maddox references is Heteropatriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy: Rethinking Women of Color Organizing by Andrea Smith from the blog Love Harder: Women of Color Working it Out

Check-in Links

Occupy Seattle website and the Queering Occupy Wall Street facebook group

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves website and facebook page

November 21, 2011 at 7 pm, Dean Spade's book reading at Elliot Bay Books for his new book, Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law

November 18, 2011 at 8 pm is the Bent's 11th Annual Mentor Showcase featuring Storme Webber

 

Direct download: Gendercast_podcast_16_-_Bisexual_FINAL.mp3
Category:episode 16 -- posted at: 12:20pm PDT

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