Fri, 2 September 2011
Gendercast Episode 14:
Reflections on the 2011 Butch Voices National Conference
Join Jessie as they discuss the 2011 Butch Voices National Conference with Kari Kesler, our guest from Episode 9 on Feminism and Jay Walls, who served the programming chair for the conference. Jessie and Kari provide some reflection and discussion about the charged divisiveness which occurred at the conference in relation to the "Masculine of Center" terminology in the Butch Voices mission statement as well as some women-identified butches forming a split off group, Butch Nation. Sean weighs in as our resident butch!
Article on the success of the conference published in Oakland North
Velvet Park article where we first read about the controversy before the conference and a good commentary on it from the SugarButch Chronicles blog and the blog post from Kyle's Butchtastic blog we mentioned
Blog post from the GenderTrender blog chock full of inaccurate accusations, which was posted after the conference
The Gender Book out of Texas, an excellent Gender 101 resource, check it out!
Mon, 15 August 2011
Gendercast Episode 13: Reflections on Gender Odyssey
Join Jessie and Sean as they discuss their disparate experiences of the Gender Odyssey conference in the context of the new genderqueer track juxtaposed against FTM orientations. We will reflect on our experience of Chaz Bono's workshop Q&A session as well as Dean Spade's keynote address, which left us in awe and inspired. We will mention briefly various workshops we attended.
Links and Check-Ins
Informed Consent for Access to Transgender Health Care (ICATH) facebook page
Out in Front leadership training in Seattle is still accepting applications for the 2012 class, which starts in September 2011