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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
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