Gender Reveal

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.

Episodes

April 15, 2024 54 mins

Tuck catches up with organizer Jerika Che (they/them). Topics include:

  • Creating an abolitionism-inspired trans summer camp
  • What’s up with all the gender-segregated trans picnics?
  • Advice for creating your own trans community events 
  • Learning to successfully collaborate with co-organizers
  • Plus: Xenogenders, Transoween, and Warrior Cats?

This Week in Gender: The Girls & Gays Movie...

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Tuck chats with author KT Hoffman (he/him) about trans romance novels, egg & cheddar gender, egg behavior, and not being Assigned Mariners At Birth. 

Listen to the full episode on Patreon for discussions of bagel recipes, real-life baseball romance (in our dreams), local queer softball leagues, formative gay YA novels, and which marginalized group will get to play professional baseball f...

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April 8, 2024 44 mins

Ozzy and Tuck chat with with Yin Q (they/them). Topics include:

  • How parenting changed Yin’s relationship to gender and kink
  • What queer people still need to learn about kink and consent 
  • How the Red Canary Song documentary honors its subjects’ privacy and agency
  • Decriminalizing sex work — and then taking the “work” part out of it
  • Plus: Spiritual sexuality, the kink-o-meter, and parent-...
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Happy (almost) Trans Day of Snack! We’re explaining this weekend’s mutual aid campaign (including FREE SNACKS for trans people in 26 US states) and sharing part two of our chat with Shuli Branson.

Sign up to receive your snack and/or financial aid at bit.ly/tdos24. View our list of trans resources at bit.ly/tdos24links. Spread the word!

Our full chat with Shuli is available here. (Part one is available here.)

Find Shuli at sjbran...

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March 25, 2024 57 mins

Tuck chats with with writer Jamie Lauren Keiles (he/him). Topics include:

  • Writing a nonbinary history book that eschews common trans identity rhetoric 
  • Reporting on phallo and blowjob jokes for the New York Times Magazine 
  • Why Jamie will never run another Most Transgender Name Competition 
  • Why every...
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March 18, 2024 47 mins

Tuck and Ozzy chat with Liz Fong-Jones (she/her). Topics include:

  • Creating a Coworker Solidarity Fund to support worker organizing and potential strikes
  • Organizing your Google colleagues so hard that you crash Google Docs
  • Being realistic about your security threats (e.g., is it safe to organize in Google Docs?)
  • Ways that (trans & cis) tech workers can support trans people 
  • Plus: How t...
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March 11, 2024 42 mins

Tuck shares last year’s conversation with Nigerian fashion designer and activist Fola Francis (she/her/they). Topics include:

  • Dodging a blacklist to walk in Lagos Fashion Week
  • Advice for other people living under anti-LGBTQ laws 
  • “Queerness has always been very African” 
  • Hosting several of Lagos’s first balls
  • Plus: Nigerian healthcare, Dolls...
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March 4, 2024 45 mins

Tuck chats with linguist Ariana Steele (they/them). Topics include: 

  • Studying ways that Black nonbinary people degender themselves via language
  • Developing a “chill vs loud” nonbinary fashion taxonomy 
  • How Ariana’s autism and gender relate to each other…
  • …and how all this ties into their mixed identity and Aquarius-Pisces cusp
  • Plus: Britney Sp...
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February 26, 2024 59 mins

Tuck chats with artist and experience designer Shing Yin Khor (they/them). Topics include: 

  • The memoirist’s dilemma: narcissism vs turning other people into Content™ 
  • “The long human tradition of grabbing some clay and making a little guy”
  • Shifting your approach to activism in order to (hopefully!) avoid burnout
  • Transitioning out of gender e...
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February 19, 2024 56 mins

Tuck chats with writer Lucy Sante (she/her). Topics include: 

  • Why Lucy finally transitioned after avoiding it for nearly 60 years
  • Why the worst trans memoirs are like pre-cooked bacon
  • What does it mean to identify as a bohemian?
  • Reading about the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries in the newspaper as a high school student
  • Plus: Trans lit recs; vibe shifts at the Strand; and ho...
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February 12, 2024 15 mins

This week, we remember advocate, storyteller, and mother Cecilia Gentili. 

Cecilia resources & links: 

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February 5, 2024 56 mins

Tuck chats with Shuli Branson (she/they), author of Practical Anarchism: A Guide for Daily Life. Topics include: 

  • Transition as a form of anarchist refusal (and why transition itself isn’t liberatory)
  • Breakup theory: letting go of the expectation that everything needs to last forever 
  • How raising kids can help you catch your authoritarian im...
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January 29, 2024 60 mins

Tuck finally chats with academic and occasional Gender Reveal producer Cassius Adair (he/him). Topics include: 

  • His role in the Twin Flames cult documentary
  • Getting mpreg (lol) 12 years after being told that HRT would sterilize him
  • Joining trans studies because he got on the wrong flight in 2011
  • Writing about whiteness, tech history, and hot trans social contagion Read more
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Tuck catches up with multidisciplinary artist Salimatu Amabebe (he/they). Topics include: 

  • Barracuda, an it/its drag monster and perverse people-pleaser
  • Should you retcon your dead dad into someone more convenient?
  • Demanding better (and more creative) gender-affirming surgeries
  • The pros and cons of making earnest, vulnerable art 
  • Plus: Envi...
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January 15, 2024 52 mins

We’re back, baby! Tuck chats with Lamya H (she/they), author of Hijab Butch Blues. Topics include: 

  • Discovering queer themes (and dykes!) in the Quran 
  • How having a baby helped Lamya assert their own gender identity 
  • TFW someone suggests you read your own pseudonymous memoir Read more
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January 10, 2024 17 mins

Tuck chats with journalist Rax Will (he/they) about queer food, pronoun-themed cocktails, and “AFAB” trans clothing brands (derogatory). Plus, news about next season!

Listen to the full episode on Patreon for discussions of:

  • Rax’s extensive research about trans people and dog food(?!)
  • Why the hottest new accessory is the NYC diaper
  • Receiving the perfect “sorry I misgendered u” gift 
  • ...
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Tuck speaks with Ally Beardsley and Babette Thomas way back on Trans Day of Snack 2023. It's a Gender Reveal x Gender Spiral crossover event! 

Find Gender Spiral at genderspiralpod.com as well as Instagram, TikTok, and Patreon

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December 29, 2023 2 mins

A few quick announcements on what's coming up next. 

Thanks to Blue Dot Sessions as always for the music bed. 

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Quick announcement because I remembered that not everyone is on Instagram dot com.

This year's grant applications close on Halloween night. Apply at bit.ly/GRgrant23, and find a full list of past grant recipients at genderpodcast.com/grant. Spread the word! 

Grab free tickets for the November 10 2 Trans 2 Furious event (featuring Tuck, Tre'vell Anderson, and Mckenzee Griffler) at bit.ly/2T2FLA. Only a few left! 

Also, we've got a ...

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October 2, 2023 58 mins

Tuck chats with activist Raquel Willis (she/her). Topics include: 

  • Why having the ~most radical gender~ isn’t a useful standard 
  • Reconciling your feminism with your transsexual desires 
  • Parental loss, and death as an animating force
  • How to choose a good beneficiary for trans fundraising Read more
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