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The Strong Stance: The Trans Sexual Experience

Episode Summary

Trigger Warning: We will be talking about our personal experiences tonight and as with most topics on this show, we’re not always certain what roads this conversation might lead down. We’re going to do our best to keep this PG-13, but we want to warn folks that if someone feels compelled to share a negative experience, we are certainly not going to squelch that. Very often trans people are reduced. They are reduced to their names, their pronouns, their parts and their surgeries. Trans people are constantly subject to inappropriate questions, assumptions and stereotypes about any number of experiences in their lives: not least of which are our sexual experiences. Being constantly surrounded by those speculations and expectations can and often do invariably affect how trans and gender non-conforming people view themselves in the context of what is being touted as the norm. So tonight we’re going to talk about that. We’re going to talk about those experiences and societal assumptions and what impact they have played on trans lives.

Episode Notes

Trigger Warning: We will be talking about our personal experiences tonight and as with most topics on this show, we’re not always certain what roads this conversation might lead down. We’re going to do our best to keep this PG-13, but we want to warn folks that if someone feels compelled to share a negative experience, we are certainly not going to squelch that.

Very often trans people are reduced. They are reduced to their names, their pronouns, their parts and their surgeries. Trans people are constantly subject to inappropriate questions, assumptions and stereotypes about any number of experiences in their lives: not least of which are our sexual experiences. Being constantly surrounded by those speculations and expectations can and often do invariably affect how trans and gender non-conforming people view themselves in the context of what is being touted as the norm. So tonight we’re going to talk about that. We’re going to talk about those experiences and societal assumptions and what impact they have played on trans lives.

Co-Host: Melvin Whitehead

Guest: Rachel Sanchez

Resources:

Aydian Dowling/Adam Levine photo: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/20/transgender-model-adam-levine-nude_n_6717064.html

FDA Blood Donation Policy Articles: http://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/fda-clings-to-arbitrary-incoherent-rules-for-transgender-peo
http://www.advocate.com/health/2015/02/02/fda-everyone-transgender-gay-man

Episode Featured Music
"Who Have I Become" from Be Steadwell http://bsteady.bandcamp.com/