Join us in a gender exploration.
Please Send Us Your Stories!!

Bathroom Buzz and LockerRoom LowDown NEED YOUR Stories!

Please email us at gendercast@gmail.com or leave a comment on our facebook page to tell us your experiences navigating the binary world of bathrooms and locker rooms - we WANT to hear from you!

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Episode 4:  Gender Community:  Building Up; Tearning Down

Gendercast Episode 4:

The Gender Community: 

Building Up; Tearing Down

Our discussion of media and social networking as tools for building transmasculine community.  We explore many kinds of resources as well as other forms of building community through the result of our community being discriminated against and our own divisiveness.

Links

Injustice At Every Turn, a report of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey.

National Center for Transgender Equality

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Dean's new paper on Purportedly Gendered Body Parts

YouTube  TMatesBeefheads Fittness and itsTtime2010 

Blogs mentioned  Butchtastic and SugarButch.

We discussed a chapter from the book Nobody Passes by Matilda.  The chapter we discussed is The End of Genderqueer by Rocko Bulldagger's and their blog is True Queer Love.

 

Direct download: episode_4_final.mp3
Category:Episode 4 -- posted at: 11:40am PDT

Episode 3 Sex, Attraction and Desire

Gendercast Episode 3:

Sex, Attraction and Desire

A special valentine's episode from us to you!  Our take on our gender identity and gender expression though navigating attraction and desire in the romantic sense.  A great episode to get to know us and respond by telling us your experiences!

Links

For Lovers and Fighters by Dean Spade

Links for Check-ins

Workplace Woes:  article discussion, here is the link to the abstract for Do Workplace Gender Transitions Make for Gender Trouble? Article by Kristen Schilt and Catherine Connell. Please email us at gendercast@gmail.com if you want us to send you the full article.

Legislation/Law/Policy: On Obtaining a Passport

Debunktion Junction:  What's Your Assumption?  Queertransmen.org on Safer Sex for Transmasculine Community and the Fact Sheet on Transgender Men's HIV Prevention Needs (out of UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies). 

Direct download: episode_3_finish.mp3
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Episode 2:  No/Ho, No/Op vs. Hor/Op

 

Gendercast Episode 2:      

 

The Hormone and Surgery Dilemma

 

Our discussion and information about the options and decisions around taking hormones, having surgery, natural tranisitoning and challenging the binary from a no/ho, no/op transmasculine genderqueer identity.

 

Jiz lee’s discussion regarding genderqueer identity and decision not to take hormones nor have any kind of surgery and more tools to challenge the binary by Motivated Grammar the use of they/them as a singular pronoun.

 

Information about natural transitioning from Tristan Skye and Trans Queer Nation

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Hormone and surgery information/guides:

 

Sean’s youtube site (many links here) to hormone and surgery info. 

Hormone guides and what you should know:

The Hudson Guide is a primary resource and Wikipedia has info on hormone replacement therapy.  We also found Gender Outlaw's blog on cypionate and enanthate testosterone very informative as well as The Gender Center Inc has kits and fact sheets for FTM's.  Here is the info on Nebido (another kind of testosterone available Europe that we mentioned.  If you want to know more about home delivery and Hudson's info on compound pharmacies, here are two we know of:  Strohecker's Pharmacy and ApothéCure.

What kind of changes does T therapy bring?  (From  Hudson Guide)
Over time, the ongoing administration of testosterone will result in the development of masculine secondary sex characteristics, as well as the cessation of menses (monthly periods).

The following masculinizing effects can be expected as a result of testosterone therapy. These effects may take several months to be noticeable, and will continue to develop over a period of years.

  • Thickening of the vocal chords and deepening of the voice
  • Facial hair growth (mustache and/or beard growth)
  • Increased body hair growth (notably on arms, legs, chest, belly, and back)
  • Increased body musculature
  • Enlargement of the clitoris
  • Cessation of menses (monthly periods)
  • Potential hair loss at the temples and crown of the head, resulting in a more masculine hairline; possibly male-pattern baldness
  • Migration of body fat to a more masculine pattern (i.e., fat deposits shifting from hips, thighs and buttocks to the abdomen area)
  • Increased activity of the skin's oil glands (i.e., skin becomes more oily, which may result in acne)
  • Increase in red blood cells (RBC)
  • Change in cholesterol levels may occur-- the "good" cholesterol (HDL) may go down and the "bad" cholesterol (LDL) may go up.
  • Scent of body odors and urine may change
  • Skin may become rougher in feeling and/or appearance.
  • Increase in sex drive

 Local Events

Conferences/Other

  •  National Trans Survey  The report is being issued by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality. You can be anywhere in the country. Please email Lisa Mottet at lmottet@thetaskforce.org or call her at (202) 639-6308 if you are interested/available. This is a great opportunity to educate the country about the issues trans and gender non-conforming people experience.

  •  2011 Trans Health Conference in Philadelphia June 2 - 4, 2011 

  • Gender Odessey is August 5 - 7, 2011 in Seattle, WA
Direct download: episode_2_finish.mp3
Category:Episode 2 -- posted at: 9:10pm PDT

Episode 1: The Gender Conundrum

 Gendercast Episode 1: 

The Gender Conundrum

 Books we Referenced:

  • PoMoSexuals: Challenging Assumptions About Gender and SexualityEdited by Carol Queen

Links

Wikipedia has the horrible definition of gender (Better definition we used is from Genderqueer:  Voices From Beyond the Sexual Binary, see above)

The Sylvia Rivera Law ProjectTrans 101 is where we found definitions for transgender, transgender people, genderqueer and the importance of self-identification.

Sugar Butch is where we found the definition for transmasculine that we like.

Human Rights Campaign 

Rachel Maddow's MSNBC blog and personal website 

Dean Spade

Direct download: episode_1_finish.mp3
Category:Episode 1 -- posted at: 6:19am PDT

STORIES and QUOTES- Please send them in!

We are gearing up to record our first episode of Gendercast and as a rotating part of the show we will do a list of check-ins that include two topics that need your input. 

Here are two we are hoping to hear from you on!


1) Bathroom buzz - Any story that involves humorous, scandalous, or misfit behavior while trying to use the bathroom.


‎2) Quotes from the binary - Also loosely titled "I can't believe they just said that"
This can be stories/quotes from the cis population or queer that is a bit clueless.
We really want to make this a community show and hope that people will particpate to make this a productive and enjoyable podcast for all of us!


Send all ideas,questions,stories, etc to Sean and Jessie at  gendercast@gmail.com

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