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Support & services for the trans community

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Support & services for the trans community

    The Impact of Transphobia

    The Impact of Transphobia

    In this episode of the GenderGP podcast Marianne and Dr Helen sit down together ahead of this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHoBiT) on May 17th. Marianne shares how transphobia has affected her and her family, and Dr Helen discusses how we can address our own internalised transphobia and start working towards a more accepting society. 



    If you have been affected by any of the topics discussed in our podcast, and would like to get in touch, please contact us via the Help Centre. You can also contact us on social media where you will find us at @GenderGP on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.



    We are always happy to accept ideas for future shows, so if there is something in particular you would like us to discuss, or a specific guest you would love to hear from, let us know. Your feedback is really important to us. If you could take a minute or two to leave us a review and rating for the podcast on your favourite podcast app, it will help others to discover us.



    Links:



    Let’s make this IDAHoBiT a time of revival and restoration | The GenderGP Blog



    The Dad Who Gave Birth – Freddy McConnell | The GenderGP Podcast



    You can find more information about IDAHoBiT and events on the day on the official UK page. GenderGP will be running a live event about LGBT+ self-care with Marianne and friends from 1pm to 2pm BST on our YouTube channel.



    You can submit your own advice, insights, and questions for the GenderGP stream here. We’re so excited to have the community come together for what promises to be a joyous, affirming event.

    • 27 min
    Top surgery: getting it right

    Top surgery: getting it right

    In this episode of the GenderGP podcast Fionn Collins (he/him), a trans man working for the student union at Technological University Dublin, talks to Marianne about having a second top surgery, following unsatisfactory results from the first. He shares his advice and feedback for anyone considering top surgery for themselves, and candidly discusses what he wished he’d known beforehand.



    If you have been affected by any of the topics discussed in our podcast, and would like to get in touch, please contact us via the Help Centre. You can also contact us on social media where you will find us at @GenderGP on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.



    We are always happy to accept ideas for future shows, so if there is something in particular you would like us to discuss, or a specific guest you would love to hear from, let us know. Your feedback is really important to us. If you could take a minute or two to leave us a review and rating for the podcast on your favourite podcast app, it will help others to discover us.



    Links:



    GenderGP Podcast - Top surgery for trans guys



    GenderGP Podcast - Top Surgery: what to ask, with Ioannis Ntanos



    Gay Ireland News - Irish trans activist opens up about life-changing journey abroad for top surgery



    Follow Fionn on Twitter @urnofionn

    • 37 min
    Top Surgery: what to ask, with Ioannis Ntanos

    Top Surgery: what to ask, with Ioannis Ntanos

    Surgeon, Ioannis Ntanos, returns for a second episode of the GenderGP podcast in which he tackles some of the key questions guys should be asking when considering top surgery. This episode of the podcast seeks to educate and empower the individual so that they can get the most out of their experience.



    If you have been affected by any of the topics discussed in our podcast, and would like to get in touch, please contact us via the Help Centre. You can also contact us on social media where you will find us at @GenderGP on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.



    We are always happy to accept ideas for future shows, so if there is something in particular you would like us to discuss, or a specific guest you would love to hear from, let us know. Your feedback is really important to us. If you could take a minute or two to leave us a review and rating for the podcast on your favourite podcast app, it will help others to discover us.



     

    Links:

    GenderGP Blog Post - Top Surgery for Trans Guys

     

    The GenderGP Podcast

    Top Surgery: what to ask, with Ioannis Ntanos

     

    Hello, this is Dr Helen Webberley. Welcome to our GenderGP Podcast, where we will be discussing some of the issues affecting the trans and non-binary community in the world today, together with my co-host Marianne Oakes, a trans woman herself, and our head of therapy.

     





    Dr Helen Webberley:



    I'm delighted to be back again with Marianne and myself and back with Dr. Ioannis. He is, we have had Dr. Ioannis as our guest before. He's a surgeon who specializes in chest and top surgery for transmasculine people. So really delighted to have you back again, Ioannis. And I want to learn so much more than I learned last time, even though last time you filled my boots with learning. So lovely to have you on. And I hope that your spring weather is the same as ours is here.







    Dr Ioannis Ntanos:



    Thank you very much for inviting me back. And it was a blast the last time, and it is a pleasure again, it's very nice to be here with both of you. Thank you.







    Marianne Oakes:



    You're welcome.







    Dr Helen Webberley:



    So, Ioannis, we've got lots of questions to ask you. We want to know it all, because I tell you a secret, I've never had top surgery. I don't think Marianne's ever had top surgery. And so we speak from a position of ignorance sometimes. You, I don't know whether you've had top surgery or not. I'm not going to ask you, but I think you might've done that surgery in your time. And I'd be really grateful if you could just give us some nuggets. What do people ask you? What do people want to know? What should we be telling people? Because it's really hard in this area of healthcare. The education is very little for doctors, the education is very little for those who support people, and the education is very little for patients. So I'd love to use this opportunity to really, I don't know, share the myths, share the truths, debunk the lies and teach people what they want to know. So over to you, Ioannis. Tell me, tell me everything, you know,







    Dr Ioannis Ntanos:



    I'll try my best, Helen. Thank you very much. So, so let's start with the basics. I don't know if we covered that last time. Top surgery is a stop, is a part of someone's transition, but it's not necessarily a part for everyone. So top surgery includes chest surgery, in forms of mastectomies and chest wall for reconstruction from transmasculine individuals, or a BA, a breast augmentation for transfeminine. But it's not, it's not there for everyone. Okay. But it is a choice for, for some or some of those individuals. And you're right. I haven't had top surgery myself,

    • 47 min
    Exploring the binary with @TheymerSophie

    Exploring the binary with @TheymerSophie

    Streamer and essayist, @TheymerSophie returns for a second episode of the GenderGP Podcast in which they talk to Dr Helen and Marianne about what it really means to be non-binary. Together they discuss the idea that there is so much more to gender than just man and woman. They also explore how we, as a society can adapt to make it easier as more people come out, through our use of language and our understanding.



    If you have any questions related to what it means to be non-binary get in touch and we will invite TheymerSophie back on to answer them. Just drop us an email via our Help Centre.



    If you have been affected by any of the topics discussed in our podcast, and would like to get in touch, please contact us via the Help Centre. You can also contact us on social media where you will find us at @GenderGP on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.



    We are always happy to accept ideas for future shows, so if there is something in particular you would like us to discuss, or a specific guest you would love to hear from, let us know. Your feedback is really important to us. If you could take a minute or two to leave us a rating and a review for the podcast on your favourite podcast app, it will help others to discover us.



     

    Links:

    Follow TheymerSophie on Twitter

    Support TheymerSophie on Patreon

    TheymerSophie’s YouTube coming out video

    Owen Jones meets Judith Butler - video

    Whipping girl by Julia Serano

     

    The GenderGP Podcast

    Exploring the binary with @Theymer Sophie

     

    Hello, this is Dr Helen Webberley. Welcome to our GenderGP Podcast, where we will be discussing some of the issues affecting the trans and non-binary community in the world today, together with my co-host Marianne Oakes, a trans woman herself, and our head of therapy.

     





    Dr Helen Webberley:



    Marianne and I are with Sophie here today. Sophie is the nonbinary games player. If I can introduce them as that. And when we were doing, Sophie, when we were doing that weekend of the fundraiser, I blundered several times in my pronouns, in my name. And then there was a member of the GenderGP team who joined, I blended with their pronouns and I'm just like, how can I do this publicly live on stream that's trying to help trans youth? And so I said, Sophie, please come and kind of teach me more about what it means to be nonbinary. And Marianne you're with me as well as always. And, you know, I've heard you say in the past and indeed to Sophie that you, you feel that your gender is more binary. Even though it's the opposite end of the one that everyone thought when you were born. So really, I'm really interested to learn today. And if you don't mind Sophie, just chuck some challenging questions towards you that we get asked all the time, but I don't know the answers to, because I don't, I don't understand it fully enough. So if that's okay, if that's okay,







    TheymerSophie:



    If it's okay, I'd just like to jump in and say that what you're referring to on the stream. I just want to open out with something that I think is really important. And it's something that Marianne said in our last discussion, which was that people are very offended by being told they've done something. And in many cases that's a lot more offended than anyone is by the thing that was done. The thing that you're describing there, you know, you used the wrong pronouns for a member of staff on the stream, and they said, oh, it's this one. And you said, oh, sorry. And we just carried on. And that's really the normal situation. I just want to, the strongest possible thing I can say, like to open out is that for anyone who's listening, who maybe you don't know trans people in your real life, like maybe you, maybe you just know one or a couple, you know it's, it's not a big deal.

    • 30 min
    Music and trans visibility with Steph May

    Music and trans visibility with Steph May

    Musician, Steph May, joins Dr Helen and Marianne, to discuss her new single:, “One Life”, which has been released today (March 26th) ahead of Trans Day of Visibility 2021 (March 31st). Together they discuss what visibility means to them and the importance of trans role models.



    Steph is calling on the trans community and its allies to support her in getting into the UK singles chart, in time for this year’s Transgender Day of Visibility on March 31st.



    Let’s do what we can to give her the boost she needs. The target is 8,000 downloads or 800,000 premium user streams from the track’s release date today (26th March).



     

    Links:

    Spotify

    Amazon

    YouTube

    Deezer

    It can also be streamed from Apple Music and downloaded from iTunes, just search: “Steph May – One Life”



    If you have been affected by any of the topics discussed in our podcast, and would like to get in touch, please contact us via the Help Centre. You can also contact us on social media where you will find us at @GenderGP on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.



    We are always happy to accept ideas for future shows, so if there is something in particular you would like us to discuss, or a specific guest you would love to hear from, let us know. Your feedback is really important to us. If you could take a minute or two to leave us a rating and a review for the podcast on your favourite podcast app, it will help others to discover us.



     

    The GenderGP Podcast

    Music and Trans Visibility with Steph May

     

    Hello, this is Dr Helen Webberley. Welcome to our GenderGP Podcast, where we will be discussing some of the issues affecting the trans and non-binary community in the world today, together with my co-host Marianne Oakes, a trans woman herself, and our head of therapy.

     





    Dr Helen Webberley:



    Hey everybody, Dr Helen Webberley here, and Marianne. We have an exciting guest with us today called Steph. So Steph, as is the normal way for GenderGP, I'm going to pass straight over to you.







    Steph May:



    Okay. So I'm Steph, I'm a trans woman. I guess the reason why I'm here today is because I'm trying to do something for visibility for TDOV and yeah, I'm just looking to try and get the word out there really, and try and get a bit of visibility out there. I'm quite new to all this still. I would say I've been in the sort of the scene, the trans community scene on social media say for four years or so, but when it comes to actual visibility, I've only transitioned just over a year ago. And so a lot of this stuff is still really new to me, even TDOV as a trans woman is still new to me as well, to a certain extent I've mainly watched it on the fringes. I've always had a love for music. I started playing guitar when I was 12. I started writing music straight away. That's something I started doing at the age 13 or 14. It's probably really in music the only thing that I really love doing is writing music. I tend to not enjoy a lot of the other stuff that much. So from the age of 14, I started playing in bands, but a lot of people always say that playing music and playing live and playing in bands is the thing that they really love. And there wasn't really that for me as much, I liked the sort of 20 minutes on stage, but I hated all the carrying the gear around, the waiting to go on stage, the watching bands I didn't really want to watch, you know, so yeah, I guess I'm a bit impatient with that kind of stuff, but yeah, always loved music was brought up on it. My dad played me Led Zeppelin and ACDC when I was a kid. And that's kind of what I grew up on, but I like all sorts of music. I guess music for me now is, is more something I enjoy to listen to. Writing music is, is quite a relaxing experience for me now.

    • 41 min
    Giving trans youth a voice with Dr Anna Carlile

    Giving trans youth a voice with Dr Anna Carlile

    Academic and Head of the Education Department at Goldsmiths University, Dr Anna Carlile, joins Dr Helen and Marianne, to discuss her research paper, “It’s like my kid came back overnight”, which focuses on the experiences of trans youth and their families accessing clinical care in the UK. Together they discuss inclusive education for trans youth, the issues faced when young trans people try to access care and how the approach needs to change.



    If you have been affected by any of the topics discussed in our podcast, and would like to get in touch, please contact us via the Help Centre. You can also contact us on social media where you will find us at @GenderGP on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.



    We are always happy to accept ideas for future shows, so if there is something in particular you would like us to discuss, or a specific guest you would love to hear from, let us know. Your feedback is really important to us. If you could take a minute or two to leave us a rating and a review for the podcast on your favourite podcast app, it will help others to discover us.



     

    Links:

    “It’s like my kid came back overnight” - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/26895269.2020.1870188

    Follow Anna on Twitter - @anna_carlile

    Find out more about Anna

    The adverse childhood experience study: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/aces/index.html

     

    The GenderGP Podcast

    Giving trans youth a voice with Dr. Anna Carlile

     

    Hello, this is Dr Helen Webberley. Welcome to our GenderGP Podcast, where we will be discussing some of the issues affecting the trans and non-binary community in the world today, together with my co-host Marianne Oakes, a trans woman herself, and our head of therapy.

     





    Dr Helen Webberley:



    Marianne and Helen here today, we have another lovely guest with us. We have Anna Carlile, who wrote a really lovely research paper on the experiences of parents of trans youth accessing services in the UK which caught my eye. It was really very enlightening. So, Anna, what I'm going to do, if you don't mind, is pass this over to you to introduce yourself, tell everyone who you are, what inspired your research and a little bit about what the article was all about really. So, over to you.







    Dr Anna Carlile:



    Okay. So I work in educational studies. So I have a background as a secondary school teacher. And as a teacher of young people, who'd either gone to prison or were coming out of prison and had extra mental health needs and also children and young people with autism as well. I was working with young people who were permanently excluded from school. And I got, just got very frustrated about the institutional prejudice that they were experiencing around race, around sex and gender, and also around sexual orientation and social class. And somebody said to me, you should do a PhD on that if you're frustrated. So, so I did, and that's how I ended up as an academic at Goldsmith's. I'm currently head of department, of the department of educational studies at Goldsmith's, and I'm a senior lecturer in inclusive education. So all of my research is around children and young people's experiences. And particularly my methodological approach is to draw on young people's own voices and their own stories. So I see them as experts by experience. So that kind of drives everything I do. I never intended to be a queer academic doing all queer stuff, but I've kind of gone off into that direction. I don't know. You just end up with your family, don't you somehow. So I did a piece of work on LGBT inclusive education in schools serving faith communities. And then I did something around LGBT parenting families. And then I ended up talking to some support groups of young people who are trans,

    • 50 min

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