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Gender Reveal

Welcome to Gender Reveal, a podcast about nonbinary and transgender folks. Join us as we interview notable trans guests, analyze current events, answer advice questions and get a little bit closer to understanding what the heck gender is.

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Episode 27: Gaby Dunn

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with cis writer, comedian, podcaster and actress Gaby Dunn (she/her). [Content note: passing mentions of suicide (19:50) and domestic violence (22:50)]. Topics include:  Is “born this way” a concept invented to placate straight cis folks? (Almost) breaking the law via through gender nonconformity Financial advice for queer and trans folks Does “bisexual” exclude nonbinary folks? Advice for cis people, by cis people Causing controversy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Learn more about our This Week in Gender topic here. Preorder Gaby’s new book here, listen to her podcast here, and follow her on Instagram @gabyroad. Send us your comments, questions, and feelings via gendereveal@gmail.com or on Twitter. You can also submit questions anonymously here. We greatly appreciate donations via Patreon or PayPal or Cash App. Donate $5+ to receive stickers and other fun stuff. Logo: Ira M. Leigh Music: Breakmaster Cylinder Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

40mins

3 Sep 2018

Rank #1

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Episode 18: Mal Blum

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with musician Mal Blum (they/them). Topics include: Is NYC Pride™ evil? Depression tips (and how medication doesn’t fix being constantly misgendered) Questioning the value systems of gay bars Uploading your gender onto the server! Read more about our This Week in Gender topic here, here, here, and here. Read Mal’s Autostraddle article about NYC Pride here. Send us your comments, questions, and feelings at gendereveal@gmail.com or on Twitter. You can also submit questions anonymously here. We greatly appreciate donations via Patreon or PayPal or Cash App. Donate $5+ to receive stickers in the mail! Logo: Ira M. Leigh Music: Breakmaster Cylinder Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

38mins

18 Jun 2018

Rank #2

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Episode 3: Carlos the Rollerblader

Hey there, gender detectives! In this week's episode, we speak to Carlos the Rollerblader (they/them), a stand-up comic, advice hotline creator, DJ, painter, community organizer, event host, and Portland icon. Topics include: How queerness "softens the blow of being read as a Black man" by white Portlanders Learning about gender roles from a supermodel/professional bowler Using queerness to challenge toxic masculinity Aspiring to be a walking decoupage Read more about our This Week in Gender topic here. Find Carlos on Instagram @carloscollective, or on Facebook at Carlos the Rollerblader.  Questions? Hit us up at gendereveal@gmail.com or on Twitter @gendereveal, and we’ll answer on the show as soon as possible. And of course, we always appreciate donations at patreon.com/gender or PayPal or Cash App. Logo: Ira M. Leigh Music: Breakmaster Cylinder Sponsors: Gladrags (coupon code: “GENDER”) and TomboyX (coupon code: “TOMBOYS”)

28mins

15 Jan 2018

Rank #3

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Episode 47: Gender 401

Happy Pride! In this week’s episode, Tuck answers listener questions with BFF of the show Mckenzee Griffler (she/her). Topics include: Deciding whether to start HRT Folks vs. folx (vs. dudex) He/him lesbians Safe binding tips Can cis people have dysphoria? And more! Learn more about our This Week in Gender topic here. Find the Rachel Anspach article that Mckenzee mentioned on them.us.  Pledge any amount at patreon.com/gender to receive our weekly newsletter! Join the Gender Detectives Slack here! Submit a piece of Theymail: a small message or ad that we’ll read on the show. Do you have gender questions that you’d like answered on the show? Submit questions anonymously via this Google form. Questions? Comments? Feelings? You can reach us at genderpodcast.com; via gendereveal@gmail.com; or on Twitter or Instagram. We greatly appreciate donations via Patreon or PayPal or Cash App. Donate $5+ to receive stickers and other fun stuff.  Logo: Ira M. Leigh Music: Breakmaster Cylinder Additional Music: “Campfire Rounds” by Blue Dot Sessions Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

28mins

9 Jun 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 6: Gender 102 with Mckenzee Griffler

In this week’s episode, Tuck answers listener questions with filmmaker and activist Mckenzee Griffler (she/her). Topics include: Personal gender identity vs. societal gender roles Trans folks with internalized transphobia Non-binary parenting Can a non-binary person mansplain? Read more about our This Week in Gender topics here and here. Questions/feedback/feelings? Hit us up at gendereveal@gmail.com or on Twitter @gendereveal. You can also submit questions anonymously here. And of course, we always appreciate donations at patreon.com/gender or PayPal or Cash App. Logo: Ira M. Leigh Music: Breakmaster Cylinder Sponsors: Gladrags and Open Hand Health— let them know we sent you!

30mins

5 Feb 2018

Rank #5

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Episode 15: Gender 103

In this week’s episode, Tuck answers listener questions with filmmaker and activist Mckenzee Griffler (she/her). Topics include: Misgendering yourself Using they/them pronouns in solidarity Should nonbinary people apply for “women’s” scholarships? Is it possible to be nonbinary and a trans woman? What the hell does femme mean?! “Why the Popular Phrase “Women and Femmes” Makes No Sense” “Women and Femmes Unite” (counterpoint) Read more about our This Week in Gender topic here. Read about FOSTA/SESTA here and here, visit survivorsagainstsesta.org, and donate money here. Questions/feedback/feelings? Hit us up at gendereveal@gmail.com or on Twitter. You can also submit questions anonymously here. We always appreciate donations at patreon.com/gender or PayPal or Cash App. If you donate $5 or more by April 30, we'll send you stickers and an extra surprise. Logo: Ira M. Leigh Music: Breakmaster Cylinder Additional music: Night Owl by Broke For Free Sponsors: YOU! Thank you SO much!

33mins

16 Apr 2018

Rank #6

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Episode 4: Eden Rohatensky

In this week's episode, we speak with Eden Rohatensky (they/them), a programmer, writer, and musician (Also Also Also, Eden the Cat, Orphan Mothers, Rotten Spooky). (CW: mentions of harassment, assault, and suicidality.) Topics include: Adding a non-binary voice to the #MeToo movement The difficulties of coming out as non-binary in other languages How coming out helped Eden recognize their privilege Navigating the tech industry as a non-straight-white-dude Is gender a spooky ghost? Read more about our This Week in Gender topic here. Find Eden on Twitter, Medium, and Patreon @edenthecat. Don’t forget to listen to Feminist Killjoys, PhD, and Flex Your Heart Radio! Questions/feedback/feelings? Hit us up at gendereveal@gmail.com or on Twitter @gendereveal. And of course, we always appreciate donations at patreon.com/gender or PayPal or Cash App. Logo: Ira M. Leigh Music: Breakmaster Cylinder Sponsors: Gladrags (coupon code: “GENDER”) and TomboyX (coupon code: “TOMBOYS”)

43mins

22 Jan 2018

Rank #7

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Episode 60: Gender 402

In this week’s episode, Tuck answers listener questions with BFF of the show Mckenzee Griffler (she/her). Topics include: Am I secretly cis? Who is queer? Can nonbinary people use the trans flag? How can I support my closeted partner? Can I say “transsexual”? Content warnings Murder, hate crimes (19:20–21:30) Eating disorders, weight loss, dysphoria (31:10–34:40) Do you have gender questions that you’d like answered on the show? Submit questions anonymously via this Google form. Find Julien’s Trans Eye for the Cis Ally talk at @_jbfitz. Learn more about our This Week in Gender topic here. We’ve got limited-edition merch that raises money for trans designers & LGBTQ orgs! Browse our shirts, stickers, totes and more at bit.ly/gendermerch. Support trans media! Pledge any amount at patreon.com/gender to receive our weekly newsletter. We also appreciate donations via PayPal or Cash App. Questions? Comments? Feelings? You can reach at genderpodcast.com; via gendereveal@gmail.com; or on Twitter or Instagram. Join the Gender Detectives Slack at bit.ly/genderslack. Submit a piece of Theymail: a small message or ad that we’ll read on the show. Logo: Ira M. LeighMusic: Breakmaster CylinderAdditional Music: “Pinky” by Blue Dot Sessions Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

43mins

21 Sep 2019

Rank #8

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BONUS: updates galore (feat. Queersplaining)

In this bonus episode, Tuck updates listeners about all matter of topics in the Gender Reveal universe, including (but not limited to) Gender Reveal Season 5; exciting new holiday merch (and 10% off the whole store with the offer code BETRANS!); the seven(!!!) Gender Reveal grant winners; and our fantastic first live show. Then, we listen to an important Personal Gender Update from friend of the show Callie Wright. (This portion of the episode originally aired on Queersplaining under the name “saying it out loud.”) Listen to Tuck on the Gender Stories podcast with Alex Iantaffi! Please donate to our grant fund (and podcast) at patreon.com/gender, or make a one-time donation via PayPal or Cash App.  We’ve got all sorts of new merch, including four rad sweatshirts; “femmes can be thems” tanks, Gender Reveal pillows and a spooky ghost mug! Browse our shirts, stickers, totes and more at bit.ly/gendermerch, and use the promo code “BETRANS” to save 10% on everything (through Dec. 25). Join the Gender Detectives Slack at bit.ly/genderslack2. Questions? Comments? Feelings? You can reach us at genderpodcast.com; via gendereveal@gmail.com; or on Twitter or Instagram. Do you have gender questions that you’d like answered on the show? Submit questions anonymously via this Google form. Logo: Ira M. Leigh(!!)Music: Breakmaster CylinderAdditional Music: “Silver Lanyard and “Feathersoft” by Blue Dot Sessions (yes we’ve used these before and yes they didn’t super fit but I was just trying to get the podcast out lol) Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

23mins

10 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 61: Lewis Raven Wallace

In the Season Four finale, Tuck speaks with journalist Lewis Raven Wallace (ze or he). Topics include: Why transphobia and homophobia aren't binary What folks don't understand about being trans in North Carolina How the concept of journalistic objectivity harms trans folks Being trans in the previous millennium  "Gender is a universe and we're all stars" Buy Lewis’s book, The View from Somewhere, from the University of Chicago Press. Subscribe to hir podcast, also called The View from Somewhere, wherever you get this podcast. This Week In Gender: read more about Mattel’s gender-neutral dolls in this TIME article. Read Tuck's first NPR interview here and hear their second interview here. We’re giving away $1,500+ in grants! Apply by October 31 at genderpodcast.com/grant, or donate to our grant fund at patreon.com/gender.  We’ve got NEW, limited-edition merch that raises money for trans designers & LGBTQ orgs! Browse our shirts, stickers, totes and more at bit.ly/gendermerch. Support trans media (and our grant program)! Pledge any amount at patreon.com/gender to receive our weekly newsletter. We also appreciate donations via PayPal or Cash App. Do you have gender questions that you’d like answered on the show? Submit questions anonymously via this Google form. Questions? Comments? Feelings? You can reach us at genderpodcast.com; via gendereveal@gmail.com; or on Twitter or Instagram. Join the Gender Detectives Slack at bit.ly/genderslack2. Submit a piece of Theymail: a small message or ad that we’ll read on the show. Logo: Ira M. LeighMusic: Breakmaster CylinderAdditional Music: “Night Watch” and “Plasticity” by Blue Dot SessionsSponsors: YOU! Thank you!

55mins

17 Oct 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 41: Gender 301

In this week’s episode, Tuck answers more listener questions with activist Mckenzee Griffler (she/her). Topics include: Do you need dysphoria to be trans? (a.k.a. truscum vs tucutes) Is that bumper sticker transphobic? Get better friends!!! Tips for gender exploration, body positivity, and allyship. Learn more about our This Week in Gender topic here and here. Support Gender Reveal by buying pins from Stick to Resist! Submit a piece of Theymail, our new system where listeners can submit messages to be read on the show. Join the Gender Detectives Slack here! Questions? Comments? Feelings? You can reach us at genderpodcast.com; via gendereveal@gmail.com; or on Twitter or Instagram. You can also submit questions anonymously here. We greatly appreciate donations via Patreon or PayPal or Cash App. Donate $5+ to receive stickers and other fun stuff. Logo: Ira M. Leigh Music: Breakmaster Cylinder Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

29mins

4 Feb 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 46: Thomas Page McBee

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with masculinity expert Thomas Page McBee (he/him), author of Amateur and Man Alive. Topics include: What does non-toxic masculinity look like? Does testosterone really cause aggression? Can non-masculine folks help dismantle toxic masculinity? Being afraid of men… and then becoming one. Using violence as a cover for intimacy. Embracing trans joy. Learn more about our This Week in Gender topics: the Arizona two-spirit powwow; Indiana; Maryland; Vermont; and new third-haircut emojis.  Find Thomas at @thomaspagemcbee on Instagram and Twitter, and at thomaspagemcbee.com.  Win a copy of Thomas Page McBee’s book Man Alive by making a lil post about how much you like Gender Reveal by March 31! Don’t forget to tag us. :) Our biannual grant is open for applications at genderpodcast.com/grant! Tell the rad BIPOC trans folks in your life.  Support Gender Reveal by buying pins from Stick to Resist. Join the Gender Detectives Slack here! Submit a piece of Theymail: a small message or ad that we’ll read on the show. Today’s Theymail is from Queer Spectra Arts Festival. Questions? Comments? Feelings? You can reach us at genderpodcast.com; via gendereveal@gmail.com; or on Twitter or Instagram. You can also submit questions anonymously here. We greatly appreciate donations via Patreon or PayPal or Cash App. Donate $5+ to receive stickers and other fun stuff.  Logo: Ira M. Leigh Music: Breakmaster Cylinder Additional Music: “Silver Lanyard” by Blue Dot Sessions Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

50mins

19 Mar 2019

Rank #12

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Episode 5: Leila Haile and Maya Vivas

In this week's episode, we speak with Leila and Haile and Maya Vivas, co-directors of Ori Gallery. Ori is a brand new gallery that seeks to amplify the voices of trans and queer artists of color in Portland, Oregon. (CW: assault at 9:00 and 33:00) Topics include: Queerness and Afro-Queerness as a gender, sexual, and political identity Racism and transphobia in the medical industrial complex Navigating queer spaces as a Black, trans, disabled human Coming into a non-binary identity through an African identity Creating a truly accessible art gallery Read more about our This Week in Gender topic here and here. Find Ori Gallery at oriartgallery.com and on Instagram. Find Leila Haile at leilahaile.com, and Maya Vivas at mayavivas.com. Questions/feedback/feelings? Hit us up at gendereveal@gmail.com or on Twitter @gendereveal. And of course, we always appreciate donations at patreon.com/gender or PayPal or Cash App. Logo: Ira M. LeighMusic: Breakmaster CylinderSponsors: Gladrags (coupon code: “GENDER”) and TomboyX (coupon code: “TOMBOYS”)

38mins

29 Jan 2018

Rank #13

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Episode 59: Brooke Stepp

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with somatic therapist and politicized healer Brooke Stepp (they/them). Topics include: Tips for finding a therapist as a trans person Eating disorders and harm reduction (h/t Gloria Lucas) Why body acceptance doesn’t work for trans people Nonbinary high femme identity (vs womanhood) Gender communism! Content warnings Suicidality (20:30–21:30) Eating disorders (29:30–38:30) Read more about our This Week in Gender topic: “Many Genes Influence Same-Sex Sexuality, Not a Single ‘Gay Gene’” in the New York Times. We’ve got limited-edition merch that raises money for trans designers & LGBTQ orgs, including a NEW design from Lena Dirscherl. Browse our shirts, stickers, totes and more at bit.ly/gendermerch. Support trans media! Pledge any amount at patreon.com/gender to receive our weekly newsletter. We also appreciate donations via PayPal or Cash App. Do you have gender questions that you’d like answered on the show? Submit questions anonymously via this Google form. Questions? Comments? Feelings? You can reach us at genderpodcast.com; via gendereveal@gmail.com; or on Twitter or Instagram. Join the Gender Detectives Slack at bit.ly/genderslack. Submit a piece of Theymail: a small message or ad that we’ll read on the show. Logo: Ira M. LeighMusic: Breakmaster Cylinder Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

44mins

13 Sep 2019

Rank #14

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Episode 37: Mckenzee Griffler

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with documentarian and Gender Reveal contributor Mckenzee Griffler (she/her). [Note: this name and pronouns have been updated since the original interview; see Episode 110 for more info.] Topics include: Hormones and electrolysis and boobs, oh my Trans day at Sephora! Is the gender binary good for animals? Changing names and gender markers in various states Join the Gender Detectives Slack here! Questions? Comments? Feelings? You can reach us at our website; via gendereveal@gmail.com; or on Twitter or Instagram. You can also submit questions anonymously here. We greatly appreciate donations via Patreon or PayPal or Cash App. Donate $5+ to receive stickers and other fun stuff. (‘Tis the season, ya know?) Logo: Ira M. Leigh Music: Breakmaster Cylinder Additional music: “Kallaloe” by Blue Dot Sessions Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

32mins

7 Jan 2019

Rank #15

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BONUS: Tuck Answers Gender Questions on VWPA

In this week’s crossover bonus episode, Tuck answers gender questions with Nichole and Everett on the Vegan Warrior Princesses Attack podcast. Topics include: Is it OK to refer to my child with gendered language? What's the difference between nonbinary and gender non-conforming? Should we be assigning genders to non-human animals? Is "toxic femininity" a thing we should be thinking about? Can straight cis people use the word "queer"? We have a newsletter now! Sign up by donating any amount to our Patreon. We also gratefully accept donations via PayPal or Cash App.  Join the Gender Detectives Slack here! Our biannual grant is open for applications at genderpodcast.com/grant. Tell the rad BIPOC trans folks in your life! Support Gender Reveal by buying pins from Stick to Resist. Questions? Comments? Feelings? You can reach us at genderpodcast.com; via gendereveal@gmail.com; or on Twitter or Instagram. You can also submit questions anonymously via our Google form. Logo: Ira M. Leigh Music: Breakmaster Cylinder Additional Music: “Topslides” by Blue Dot Sessions Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

1hr 14mins

1 Apr 2019

Rank #16

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Episode 13: Kirby Conrod

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with Kirby Conrod (they/them), a PhD candidate in linguistics. Among other subjects, Kirby specifically studies the use of they/them pronouns.  Topics include: Tips for folks who struggle with they/them pronouns. Reasons why those folks might be struggling more than other people. Being a nonbinary person in academia. Coming into a nonbinary identity in Taiwan. What is syntax?!? Read more about our This Week in Gender topic here and here. Read Kirby’s Medium post: “How to do the absolute minimum (with pronouns)”. Questions/feedback/feelings? Hit us up at gendereveal@gmail.com or on Twitter. You can also submit questions anonymously here. We always appreciate donations at patreon.com/gender or PayPal or Cash App. If you donate $5 or more, we'll send you stickers and an extra surprise. Logo: Ira M. Leigh Music: Breakmaster Cylinder Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

45mins

2 Apr 2018

Rank #17

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Episode 8: Soleil Ho

In this week’s episode, we speak with Soleil Ho (she/her), a writer, chef, and host of two fantastically intersectional podcasts: Popaganda and Racist Sandwich. Topics include: The privileges of giving off “non-binary, gay vibes” as a female chef Fighting against sexual harassment at your favorite restaurant Creating a queer Vietnamese-American community Claiming gayness while in a heterosexual marriage Read more about our This Week in Gender topics here and here. Questions/feedback/feelings? Hit us up at gendereveal@gmail.com or on Twitter @gendereveal. You can also submit questions anonymously here. And of course, we always appreciate donations at patreon.com/gender or PayPal or Cash App.  Logo: Ira M. Leigh Music: Breakmaster Cylinder Sponsors: Gladrags and Open Hand Health— let them know we sent you!

32mins

19 Feb 2018

Rank #18

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Episode 32: Archie Bongiovanni

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with Archie Bongiovanni (they/them), the creator of Grease Bats, Fist You Podcast, Sweatgasm, and A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns. Topics include: Archie’s exciting new book announcement! Letting go of hang-ups around (talking about) sex. That one specific time our family gendered us correctly. Creating a game that includes peein’ on your friends. Where’s your lukewarm gay dad? Learn more about our This Week in Gender topic here and here. Don’t forget to buy Your Cool Gay Dad merch, read Archie’s article on flagging, and follow Archie on Twitter (@grease_bat) and Instagram (@babywrist). Find everything else at archiebongiovanni.com. Questions? Comments? Feelings? You can reach us at our website; via gendereveal@gmail.com; or on Twitter or Instagram. You can also submit questions anonymously here. We greatly appreciate donations via Patreon or PayPal or Cash App. Donate $5+ to receive stickers and other fun stuff. Logo: Ira M. Leigh Music: Breakmaster Cylinder Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

36mins

3 Dec 2018

Rank #19

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Episode 16: Riley J. Dennis

In this week’s episode, Tuck speaks with Riley J. Dennis (she/they), best known for her YouTube videos about LGBTQ+ subjects and intersectional feminism. Topics include: Can you be trans without dysphoria? Is it transphobic to have a genital preference or refuse to date trans folks? Is it possible to be nonbinary, a trans woman, and a lesbian? Being a trans YouTuber who doesn’t make transition videos—and why that’s so rare. Plus: Why you should never read the comments on Riley’s videos. Read/watch/hear more about our This Week in Gender topic by searching “Stonewall Riots.” Have fun! Also, here’s Krista Burton’s NYT opinion piece about pride. Questions/feedback/feelings? Hit us up at gendereveal@gmail.com or on Twitter. You can also submit questions anonymously here. Support Riley on Patreon here. We also greatly appreciate donations via Patreon or PayPal or Cash App. (Donate $5+ to receive stickers in the mail!) Logo: Ira M. Leigh Music: Breakmaster Cylinder Sponsors: YOU! Thank you!

44mins

4 Jun 2018

Rank #20