Episode 46

transitiontransmission:

This week on Transition Transmission, your friendly neighborhood by and for transgender podcast, we interview Julie Vu and Amy Fox from the upcoming Transgender sitcom, THE SWITCH.  We talk to them about the kickstarter, the music video, and how you can help.

We also dive into some of the ins and outs of using *gasp* transgender individuals to play transgender roles, and what their thoughts are about that.

I think Cis gendered women… they… I feel like they haven’t been in our shoes to fully understand the concept of living as transgender.  I think it’s important for transgender people to have a voice, and to know that there are roles out there for us as well.
- Julie Vu

Having transgender actors playing transgender roles is a necessary step in order to get us there.  So that people can see what a genuine transgender representation is, to show that transgender people, we can act… well! It’s like ‘so we really believe and respect your struggle, but we’re not going to hire you’, and that is not the message to send.
- Amy Fox

We talk a little tech, we get some background info on just exactly what ‘the hit list’ is from the show’s pilot episode, and we even hit on some personal issues when the two share a small part of their journey through transition.

I was really afraid of having my life completely turned to shit, because I’m from a pretty conservative place.
- Amy Fox

I actually came out to my parents, and my mom was furious.  It was probably one of the most, like, darkest times of my life.  They ripped up anything that was girly or resembled anything feminine.  Any pink t-shirts were all burned, ripped.  And they wanted to kick me out.
- Julie Vu

So join us to find out more about The Switch, Julie Vu, and Amy Fox.  We also hope everyone will take the time to check out The Switch on kickstarter and support their efforts to bring a by and for Transgender Sitcom to life.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/theswitchtv/the-switch-a-fantastic-transgender-comedy-0

http://welovetheswitch.com/

You can also find Julie on her youtube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/user/princessjoules

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Runtime: 63 minutes
www.TransitionTransmission.com
@TransgenderTrio

The actual definition of Bisexuality, by actual Bisexuals.

fandomsandfeminism:

I’m sure you’ve all heard the tired old “bisexual means you only like men and women!” or even worse, “only CIS men and women!” These definitions, as I’m sure we’re aware, are total bullshit. (And super problematic on top)

Since I complied this list for a reblog, I thought it might be nice to make it it’s own post as well, so we can get it in the tags. Ready to learn how actual bisexuals actually define bisexuality? 

Here we go:

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There you go. This definition has been in use by nearly all major bisexual organizations for decades. :) 

A few nice links:

Bi Resource.Net has a whole page on “what is bisexuality”, but the quote I like most from (from Robyn Orch) is “I call myself bisexual because I acknowledge in myself the potential to be attracted, romantically and/or sexually, to people of more than one sex, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily to the same degree.” 

The Bisexual Index likewise has a whole page on the topic. They conclude with “Bisexuality isn’t more complicated than that - “attraction to more than one gender”.” 

Bialogue is much more to the point, stating:  ”Bisexuals = people who can [love] people of same gender as themselves + can [love] people of different genders/gender presentations from themselves” 

The Bisexuality Report (Which was a collaboration between BiUK AND the Bisexual index) goes REALLY specific with “Bisexuality generally refers to having attraction to more than one gender. It is a broad term which may include the following groups and more:
●● People who see themselves as attracted to ‘both men and women’.
●● People who are mostly attracted to one gender but recognize this is not exclusive.
●● People who experience their sexual identities as fluid and changeable over time.
●● People who see their attraction as ‘regardless of gender’ (other aspects are more important in determining who they are attracted to).
●● People who dispute the idea that there are only two genders and that people are attracted to one, the other, or both” 

International Spectrum has a whole list of definitions and defines bisexual as “A person who is attracted to both people of their own gender and another gender. “ 

The Bisexual Resource center says “The BRC uses bisexual as an umbrella term for people who recognize and honor their potential for sexual and emotional attraction to more than one gender”