Hot Fossils and Rebel Matters 188 – Coffee with Tyffanie

Beer Chicken

On a lazy rainy Sunday afternoon in November, Ninja calls Tyffanie Morgan (of Breakfast With Tyffanie). She hails from Kingston, Canada, has been a host of the Kingston’s Gender Bender community radio show, and speaks from time to time on social media.

While Ninja sips her delicious coffee, they discuss the subtleties of cooking beer can chicken on the grill, gardening, yard vermin, gender bending, musicals, queer politics, have the requisite meta-talk about podcasting, social media and Podcasters across Borders. There may or may not spoilers in this show about Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. She didn’t specify which kind of beer she used for her chicken. Broadway Shows mentioned: Hair, Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Classic Canadian Plays mentioned: Hosanna. Canadian small towns mentioned: Picton. Iconic Gay Music mentioned: Madonna, ABBA, Disco Podcamps mentioned: Podcasters Across Borders, Podcamp Toronto

Other Links

http://www.wordreference.com/fren/cuirette

http://www.rabble.ca/

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Hosanna by Michel Tremblay

Tyffanie's Podcast (when she posts)

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Hot Fossils and Rebel Matters 140 – Buck Angel Part 2

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Part two of an Aids Committee of Toronto event in the Sexplorations series.Buck Angel, not that pregnant man, is the most famous female to male transsexual in the world.Buck has a fan base that spans many countries and demographics. As the only transman star in the sex film trade, his fans are men, women, gay, straight, and all combinations in between. This show features the question and answer period that Buck Angel was the focus of at the ACT event that evening.

For my interview with Buck , and Rui’s interview with Buck, you’ll have to listen to HotFRM #139.

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Hot Fossils and Rebel Matters 139 – Buck Angel – The Most Famous FTM Porn Star in the World

Buck Angel

Photo by Mark Berry

Last month, Buck Angel spent a week in Toronto.He did two workshops for the sex shop, Toronto’s Come as You Are, a performance at the club Goodhandys and a question and answer talk for the Aids Committee of Toronto, ACT.  I was fortunate enough to be granted an interview with Sarah, one of the owner’s of Come as You Are, Sergio who took care of Buck during his week here, and Buck himself at the ACT event.

Born a woman, Buck spent a great deal of his life before his transition unhappy and dissatisfied, one might say, desperately so.All that changed when Buck transitioned.He also became the first and most famous transman porn star.Arguably, Buck Angel is the most famous female to male transsexual in the world.Buck has a fan base that spans many countries and demographics.  As the only Transman star in the sex film trade, his fans are men and women, gay, straight, and all combinations in between.

Buck Angel does not care a whit what you think of him.He defies labels because he refuses to resolve any of the contradictions that anyone finds in him.And this is one of the things that is so wonderful about him, making him an inspiration and poster boy for following your dream.His life is a direct contradiction of how quick people are to put labels on things.If we don’t label things and put a cage of definition around ourselves and others, there is the fear that we might spiral out of control and that society would be reduced to anarchy.If you are a queer of any awareness, you already have a solid foundation in the issues that transsexuals face in our society.But you may be critical of Buck’s life choices all the same.If you are straight and have never given transsexuals more than the sensationalistic nod that the media gives transpeople,you may be shocked by Buck’s choices and lifestyle.I think we are shocked and critical because we are unable to see the shades of colour between black and white.We crave easy simple answers where often complexity, contradictions and paradox are the only explanations.It is for these reasons that you must listen to this show today.

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