#109 – NanoCon

Here’s my talk from the Nashville Nones Convention on March 18th, 2017.

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#108 – Umm… Hi! I Exist.

On this week’s show, we get to explore the issues faced by intersex people, we talk with some atheists who are running for elected office for the first time, and we talk about a neat thing a video game developer did.

Check out Elena’s GoFundMe and see if you can spare a few bucks to help her out!

https://funds.gofundme.com/dashboard/please-help-a-transwoman-begin-hrt

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#107 – Wrestle Me Bro!

A new format for The Gaytheist Manifesto this week!

First up, transphobes suddenly know trans men exist thanks to a trans wrestler named Mack Beggs. Callie and Ari reflect a bit on the absurd controversy surrounding trans people in sports, the erasure of trans men, and we hear from Mack Beggs himself.

Second, when is Rachel Dolezal not Rachel Dolezal? Rachel Dolezal is back in the news because she decided to take on an African name despite being white. We have a chat with Alix Jules and Zinnia Jones on the absolutely ridiculous idea that someone could be “transracial.”

Next up, in a really cool first for trans health, a study about chest binding for trans masculine folks was recently published in a medical journal. The study explores the health effects of chest binding and had some pretty surprising results. We had Jamie Weinand and Sarah Peitzmeier, two folks involved with the study, on the show to talk about it.

And we close the show with some happiness. Callie encountered a rather awesome allyship win and wanted to tell the story.

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#106 – The Hell Even is Journalism?

What the hell even is journalism now that Donal Trump is president? Its a salient question with many and nuanced answers. Our guest this week tried to answer some of those questions in a blog post titled “Objectivity is Dead and I’m Okay With It.” His name is Lewis Wallace, and he is a former reporter for the American Public Media show Marketplace.

On January 27th, Lewis posted his blog. On January 30th, he was fired. His employer said it was a violation of their code of ethics to assert that journalists shouldn’t care if they were labeled as “politically correct” or liberal for reporting the facts.

In this week’s episode, Lewis and I talk at great length and in great detail about what journalism looks like under the Trump administration, and about some of the wrongheaded ideas people have about objectivity in journalism.

 

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#105 – Umm…Are We Girlfriends Now?

Sex can be weird. Our culture hands us a seemingly non stop barrage of toxic ideas about sex and sexuality. Even the most vanilla, heterosexual sex between cisgender partners has a stimga that never seems to go away. For members of the transgender community, this stigma gets heaped on top of the shame we’re taught to feel about our bodies and the ways sex feels natural to us.

In this week’s episode of The Gaytheist Manifesto, we explore the experience of a variety of transgender folks with their own sex and sexuality.

We explore questions of religion’s influence on even the way atheists view sex. We discuss the ways which our sexuality changed or evolved (or didn’t) post transtion, and how that affected our relationships with our partners. We’ll also find out one very odd reason Callie is excited for her upcoming sex reassignment surgery!

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#104 – Transmasculine Discussion

A discussion with some friends about the transmasculine side of the transgender experience

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#103 – Executive Messes

A conversation with attorney Andew Torrez of the Opening Arguments podcast. We discuss what executive orders are and aren’t and we discuss the legality of the executive orders thus far under the new administration.

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#102 – Good News: The US is a Dumpster Fire Edition

Yet another good news episode, because after the last few weeks, I think we all need it.

Gay Iraqi Love Story: http://time.com/4359290/out-of-iraq-gay-middle-east/

Markiplier Raises a Ton of Money: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/markiplier-youtube-hrc/#gs.qpBppTc

PUPPIES!: https://www.thedodo.com/dog-places-puppies-lap-video-2215201649.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=share

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#101 – We March. We Resist.

A conversation with Dan Arel about the ways in which we resist the new administration, some thoughts on punching nazis, and a reminder of why we all do what we do.

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#100 – Should Atheists Be Anti-Theists?

A discussion of anti-theism with fellow Patheos bloggers Dan Arel and Stehpanie Savage.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/miraclegirl/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/danthropology/

The blog posts in question:

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/barrierbreaker/im-not-anti-theist-anymore-heres/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/danthropology/2016/12/humanism-requires-anti-theist/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/rivers/2017/01/why-agnostic-anti-theism/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/marginoferr/2016/12/30/1664/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thegaytheistmanifesto/2017/01/atheist-movement-makes-hard-anti-theist/

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