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Episode 14:  Butch Voices National Conference Reflections

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!


Butch Voices mission statement and BV founder Joe LeBlanc's statement about the changes leading up to the conference [includes links to the statements by the president, Krys Freeman]

Brown Boi Project founder's definition of Masculine of Center

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

Article from the Bay Area Reporter about the town halls at the conference where Jean Cordova and Sasha Goldberg are featured splitting off to form Butch Nation

Blog post from the GenderTrender blog chock full of inaccurate accusations, which was posted after the conference

Checkin Links

Freeing Ourselves: A Guide to Health and Self Love for Brown Bois, the book by the Brown Boi Project, order online here, review here

The Gender Book out of Texas, an excellent Gender 101 resource, check it out!

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves upcoming book and facebook page

Local Events

Join your Gendercast hosts, Sean and Jessie at Twerking in Transilvania by PINK TACO! on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 at the Wildrose Bar in Seattle, WA

Direct download: Episode_14.mp3
Category:conferences -- posted at: 2:39pm PDT

Episode 13:  Reflections on Gender Odyssey 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

Dean Spade excerpt on trickle up social justice from the talk Dean gave at Barnard College called Trans Politics on a Neoliberal Landscape

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

Gendercast really likes Allyship (facebook here) and the work they are doing and enjoyed attending the 4th annual Queerly Classes Discussion Series

Direct download: episode_13_gender_od_final.mp3
Category:conferences -- posted at: 8:29am PDT

Episode 12:  Workplace Issues/Gender Identity Forum

Gendercast Episode 12:  Workplace Issues/Gender Identity Forum

Join us for the audio version of a gender identity forum that both Jessie and Sean participated in for King County in Seattle, WA along with several other Trans and gender non-conforming identified folks.  Marsha Botzer provides the introduction and moderation of the panel, which occurred on June 20, 2011.  This is unedited as it was broadcasted on King County television.  The panel was titled:  A Focus on Gender Identity: Understanding Discrimination and Workplace Issues for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Individuals and is part of King County's larger Equity and Social Justice Initiative.

Links and Check-ins

The new Gendercast website!

Seattle Times article on Gender Odyssey founder Aiden Key's discussion about transgender children

Discussion of facebook event for Beachy Queen, a beach meetup in Seattle, WA for all bodies

Out in Front is accepting applications for the 2012 queer leadership training program in Seattle, WA


Direct download: episode12.genderpanel._final.mp3
Category:episode 12 -- posted at: 7:35pm PDT

Episode 11:  Examining Privilege

Gendercast Episode 11:  Examining Privilege

Dialogue and discussion of privilege in regards to race, class, ability and gender.  Join us in a sometimes difficult conversation around white privilege [and the importance of owning our own] as we discuss bell hooks' poignant writing on white supremacy, women of color feminism and the importance of an anti-racist agenda as a fundamental foundation to any movement of social justice.  We also discuss this as it relates to the trans/gnc movement, cisgender privelege and binary supremacy. 


bell hooks' book killing rage: Ending Racism  we read, referenced and quoted.  Thanks to bell for providing a foundation for examining and studying white privilege, here is the short youtube video of bell we also referenced

We referenced some of the white privilege checklist items from the blog article White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

The blog Is Privilege Offensive? regarding experiencing privilege and oppression for different aspects of one's identity, at the same time.  The article is from the blog Love Isn't Enough: on raising a family in a colorstruck world

The blog ariticle I thought I 'Got It': Owning My Privilege from The Inner Activist

Cis Privilege Checklist from Taking Up Too Much Space: trans misogyny, feminism, and trans activism blog


Gender Odyssey is August 5-7, 2011 in Seattle [Sean and Jessie, hosts of Gendercast will be attending]

More info on the interview Sean did with Andre Perez of the Trans Oral History Project here and on FB here

Direct download: Episode_11_final.mp3
Category:episode 11 -- posted at: 6:44am PDT

Episode 10: Trans Inclusion and the Silent T in LGBT: Pride and Beyond

Gendercast Episode 10:  Trans Inclusion and the Silent T in LGBT:  Pride and Beyond

Dialogue and discussion about inclusion of Transgender/gender nonconforming in LGBT communities and organizations.  We will focus in on June and Pride month as a jumping off place for specific examples of inclusion/noninclusion and look at several areas' trans specific events and existence of Trans marches in GLBT pride events. 


T is Not Optional blog post from the Transexual Menace

The Toronto Special Report to the Trans Community about endorsing Pride Toronto and the follow-up article

The Cincinnati Pride or Priveledge blog post from the Trans Group Blog

San Francisco Trans March

Links from Check-ins


The gender free preschool in Sweden


Direct download: episode_10_pride_final.mp3
Category:Episode 10 -- posted at: 8:12pm PDT

Episode 9:  Feminism 101: Roots and Foundations for the Gender Movement

Gendercast Episode 9:

Feminism 101: Roots and Foundations for the Gender Movement

Kari Kesler joins us to give an overview of the first, second and third waves of feminism and to discuss identity, organizing around a shared oppression, the rub between lesbian feminists and transgender, standpoint femimism, women only spaces and the unique experiences transmascluine individuals have that can be the foundation for being great femimists. 


Judith Lorber's Gender Inequality book we pulled our outline of the various waves of femimism from.  Kari pulled from many other resources, including her past teaching of Women's Studies.

Trans FTM WA State Group.

Seattle Frontrunners Run and Walk with Pride event here.

Portland Pride is June 17th through June 19, 2011.

Seattle Pride!  Capital Hill pride on Broadway on Saturday, June 25 and Pridefest in Seattle Center on Sunday, June 26, 2011.

Direct download: episode_9_fem_101_final.mp3
Category:episode 9 -- posted at: 12:04pm PDT

Episode 8: Self-Care

Gendercast Episode 8:

Self-Care, It's not just about Gender.

We discuss various risk factors trans individuals face in addition to and as part of the stress of everyday life.  We will cover some of our methods of how we take care of ourselves in relation to, and within the context of, having a transgender identity, being a member of the transgender and queer communities, and being a human in general.  We'll cover spiritual practice, self-advocacy, educating about gender, nutrition, exercise, sleep, artistic expression, alternative practices and more.


Register here for the Butch Voices 2011 National Conference, which is August 18th through 21st.  They are also currently accepting proposals if you want to conduct a presentation/workshop for the conference.

The 7 benefits of regular activity from the MayoClinic. 

Beefheads fitness channel and the Seattle Samaraya center, a local yoga resource.

Tips for Health Care Providers for Providing paps to trans men and the information on STD's and HIV risk.

Direct download: episode_8_final_to_post.mp3
Category:episode 8 -- posted at: 6:03pm PDT

Episode 7:  Translations:  The Seattle Transgender Film Festival

Gendercast Episode 7:


The Seattle Transgender Film Festival

Our interview with Cresdan Maite, co-founder of Translations and Jason Plourde, Programming Director of Three Dollar Bill Cinema.  We discuss the 2011 Translations festival coming up in May (12-15) as well as transgender film in general, current themes and future directions.


Translations film times and more.  Facebook event here

Three Dollar Bill Cinema, the organization and other events (including the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival)

The 3rd Annual Hug a Trans Person Day


From the Inside Out: Radical Gender Transformation, FTM and Beyond, edited by Morty Diamond.

Local Events

Dining Out for Life complete listing and Seattle event here


Direct download: translations_ep_7_w_jb_edits_0.2.mp3
Category:episode 7 -- posted at: 8:22am PDT

Episode 6:  PUT THIS ON THE {MAP} Part 2

Gendercast Episode 6:

PUT THIS ON THE {MAP}:  Youth Voices

Part 2:  Our Intervew with Quinn and Zane

In part 2 of our focus on youth in March, we hear from Quinn and Zane, two of the youth who were in the PUT THIS ON THE {MAP} documentary.  They talk about their experiences with the film and how life is now. 


Bend it is the youth arts collective Quinn mentions

Diverse Harmony is the gay-straight alliance youth chorus Zane mentions

Camp Ten Trees

Direct download: episode_6_ptotm_combined_done.mp3
Category:episode 6 -- posted at: 11:34am PDT

Episode 5:  PUT THIS ON THE {MAP} Part 1

Gendercast Episode 5:

PUT THIS ON THE {MAP} and the Reteaching Gender and Sexuality Campaign

Part 1:  Our Interview with Sid and Kennedy

March marks our month of focusing on queer and transgender youth.  In Episode 5, we embark upon part 1, which is our interview with Sid and Kennedy, the producers and directors of the PUT THIS ON THE {MAP} film about queer youth in East King County.  We also discuss their Reteaching Gender and Sexuality Campaign and national tour.



Reteaching Gender and Sexuality youtube message

Three Wings is a youth-led non-profit organization that was created by Queer Youth Space

The Seattle Pacific University Falcon Letter to the Editor about the Campus Unity Group we discussed

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals book we discussed in check-ins

Local Events

Direct download: episode_5_ptotm_final.mp3
Category:Episode 5 -- posted at: 7:02pm PDT