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.


July 19, 2021 79 min

In lieu of a new Gender Reveal interview, please enjoy this excellent episode of?Cancel Me, Daddy?by Katelyn Burns and Oliver-Ash Kleine.

In this conversation, the hosts chat with Emily VanDerWerff about her Vox article "How Twitter Can Ruin a Life," which chronicles the fallout around?Isabel Fall's "The Helicopter Story."

Isabel is asking anyone who wants to support her to donate to Trans Lifeline.


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Tuck catches up with Diné artist and youth worker LaTisha Rico (they/them). Topics include:

  • Raising a nonbinary Indigenous baby as a nonbinary Indigenous person
  • Thinking about gender as a decolonial act
  • Navigating fatphobia, transphobia, racism, and a pandemic during pregnancy
  • Embodying two-spirit traditions through trans youth advocacy
  • Plus: Gendercide, beading, and fronting an Indigenous hardcore band(!!!)
  • The article Tish mentions i...

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    Tuck catches up with author and podcast host Gaby Dunn (they/them). Topics include:

  • Refusing to be palatable 
  • Working through internalized transphobia
  • Revisiting Gaby’s very trans “token cis” interview
  • Pushing for better representation in Hollywood
  • Plus: living behind the matrix, throwing money out the window, and crying in a pool in Palm Springs
  • This Week in Gender: The US is changing its rules regarding gender markers on passports.


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    Tuck catches up with musician Mal Blum (they/them). Topics include:

  • Going on testosterone as a professional singer
  • Being mistaken for someone’s str8 husband
  • Are we gonna get clocked in the men’s restroom?
  • The many trans plot lines of Star Trek
  • Plus: shopping for couches and becoming the transsexual John Darnielle
  • This Week in Gender: Happy Pride ™ from Raytheon, ICE, and Sensodyne.

    Find Mal across social media @MalBlum. We’re on Tw...

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    Tuck chats with John Paul Brammer, author of ¡Hola Papi!, in the second half of this special two-part queer advice episode.

    Topics include:

  • Combating identity imposter syndrome (“am I queer enough?”)
  • Not being wholesome enough for Pet Twitter
  • The tyranny of authenticity
  • Why it’s perfectly fine to experience joy right now
  • Plus: Where does the wind come from? Dear Evan Hanson isn’t gay? Why can’t we escape Twitter? And why has no one ev...
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    Tuck chats with Maddy Court (she/her), author of The Ex-Girlfriend of My Ex-Girlfriend Is My Girlfriend, in the first half of this special two-part queer advice episode.

    Topics include:

  • Good(!) advice for meeting people w/o using Tinder
  • The bright spots of being single 
  • *~*~*horny summer~*~*~ hot tips?
  • Is everyone having more sex than us?! 
  • Plus: grotesque feminism, queer scarcity, and imagining sexier futures
  • This Week in Gender: The ...

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    Tuck catches up with zine-maker and pornographer Carta Monir (she/her). Topics include:

  • What porn archives can teach us about queer history
  • From castration fantasies to making fan merch for your dick
  • Kink at pride(?!) and the evolution of queer debates
  • Plus: Topping fears, machine-f*cking, unauthorized Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequels, and CATS (1998)
  • This Week in Gender: Los Gibities.

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    Tuck catches up with nonbinary linguist Kirby Conrod (they/them). Topics include: 

  • Are pronoun-go-arounds for cis people?
  • Gender as a local social relationship 
  • Neurodivergent life hacks 
  • Writing a dissertation about they/them pronouns
  • Plus: wizard gender! 
  • This Week in Gender: NYC Pride has banned GOAL from marching in the parade for the next four years.

    Find Kirby's work on their website (, their blog (

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    Hey everyone! Sorry for the late notice, but our grant program is open now through April 30. More details in this tiny episode. 




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    March 29, 2021 52 min

    Tuck speaks with activist and author Jeffrey Marsh (they/them). (CW: mentions of transphobia and suicidality.) Topics include: 

  • Why labels can’t fix bigotry
  • Talking about transness on conservative TV
  • Dealing with transphobic internet comments
  • Is feeling fake or alone fundamental to being trans?
  • Plus: Mr. Rogers, Tumblr, Buddhism, Jeffrey's next book, and getting angry about shoes. 
  • This Week in Gender: Parents in England can now c...

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    March 22, 2021 49 min

    Tuck speaks with Francisco J. Galarte (he/him). Dr. Galarte is the author of Brown Trans Figurations and a founding editor of TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly.

     Topics include: 

  • When to use (and avoid) the “x” in Latinx and Chicanx
  • Why hate crime laws don't help trans people of color 
  • Imagining a world for trans POC beyond invisibility and hyper-visibility
  • What does masculinity even mean???
  • Plus: fashion, evil deceivers, and ou...
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    March 15, 2021 63 min

    Tuck speaks with Torrey Peters (she/her), author of Detransition, Baby. Topics include: 

  • A brief history of t4t tattoos
  • The secrets of real-life trans supervillains
  • Why Torrey's moving past trans separatism 
  • Four generations of trans history buried in a twitter beef
  • Plus: FTF transsexuals, disaster euphoria, writing better jokes, and why Torrey might be done writing about affairs with wealthy men
  • This Week in Gender: Mississippi b...

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    March 8, 2021 36 min

    Tuck answers more advice questions with BFF of the show Zee Griffler (they/them). Topics include:

  • How do I come out to my boyfriend?
  • Can cis people use X gender markers?
  • Is a relationship automatically queer if someone is trans?
  • What does it feel like to like your name?
  • Do my birth certificate and license need to match?
  • Do you have gender questions that you’d like answered on the show? Submit questions anonymously via this Google form.


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    March 1, 2021 47 min

    Tuck answers advice questions with Tehya (they/them), a nonbinary therapist. Topics include:

  • Are my recent dysphoria feelings “real”? 
  • Do I have to share my pronouns?
  • How do I handle my partner’s transphobic friend? 
  • Why do I think I’m going to get dumped for having top surgery?
  • Plus: sailing, cis binding, and a return to lesbianism. 
  • This Week in Gender: The Equality Act, Marjorie vs Marie, Dr. Levine vs Rand Paul, federal X marke...

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    February 22, 2021 41 min

    Tuck speaks with Noah Adams (he/him), co-author of Trans and Autistic. Topics include:

  • Are transness and autism connected in some way?
  • The compounding gatekeeping faced by autistic trans people
  • The dark connections between ABA and queer conversion therapy
  • The enduring legacy of Rain Man
  • This Week in Gender: Special guest Nina Medvedeva talks about the Euphoria app and trans venture capitalism. 

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    February 15, 2021 59 min

    Tuck speaks with culture and entertainment journalist Tre’vell Anderson (they/them). Topics include:

  • What Black film history can tell us about the future of trans media
  • Are those nonbinary TV characters actually nonbinary?
  • Why don’t some nonbinary people identify as trans?
  • Should we be saying “All Black Lives Matter”? 
  • Plus: identity gumbo and gender-okra soup
  • This Week in Gender: Several states are advancing anti-trans bills, in dire...

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    February 8, 2021 50 min

    Tuck speaks with artist, filmmaker, and cultural producer Zackary Drucker (she/her). Topics include:

  • How a trans con artist taught Zackary to cut herself some slack 
  • Telling complicated trans stories on TV
  • Creating T4T representation before “T4T” was a thing
  • Gender clownery with Flawless Sabrina 
  • Plus: Commissioning a transphobia montage featuring Tucker Carlson’s shitty dad
  • This Week in Gender: New York finally repeals its Walking W...

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    February 1, 2021 59 min

    Tuck speaks with Diamond Stylz (she/her), creator of Marsha’s Plate and executive director of Black Trans Women Inc. Topics include:

  • Does trans representation actually help trans people?
  • Why trans equity trainings don’t work
  • The importance of spurning sea lions and building community
  • How Lauryn Hill (of all people) helped Diamond embrace her voice
  • How to be a true ally & co-conspirator 
  • Plus: Coming out in the ‘90s, finding a HRT s...
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    January 25, 2021 52 min

    Tuck speaks with scholar and Trans Care author Hil Malatino (he/they). Topics include:

  • Why we can’t talk about gender without talking about race
  • How Hil’s intersex condition—and health insurance—influenced his transition
  • Why debates about labels are debates about belonging
  • Trans academia and the “cannibalization” of trans scholars
  • Plus: Dad-as-gender, the best little boy in the world, and the difference between genders and Gender
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    January 18, 2021 47 min

    Tuck speaks with multimedia artist and Black Feast founder Salimatu Amabebe (he/they).

    Topics include:

  • Feeling denied access to "womanhood" as a Black person
  • Loving your body as a trans person
  • Dating advice! 
  • “I don’t really want terms that apply to me”
  • Plus: Salimatu pitches you his food-dom TV pilot 
  • This Week in Gender: Bell v Tavistock

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