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Gender Reveal

Feb 1, 2021

Tuck speaks with Diamond Stylz (she/her), creator of Marsha’s Plate and executive director of Black Trans Women Inc. Topics include:

  • Does trans representation actually help trans people?
  • Why trans equity trainings don’t work
  • The importance of spurning sea lions and building community
  • How Lauryn Hill (of all people) helped Diamond embrace her voice
  • How to be a true ally & co-conspirator 
  • Plus: Coming out in the ‘90s, finding a HRT specialist in the yellow pages and being a trans YouTuber in 2008.

BONUS! Other Black queer podcasts Diamond recommends: Box No. 512 Podcast: Grown Black Trans Women Talk; Inner Hoe Uprising; QueerWOC; Tea with Queen and J.

This Week in Gender: We revisit Paige Kreisman’s views on trans military service and celebrate the singular talent of SOPHIE.

Support Diamond’s work by donating at and supporting Marsha’s Plate on Patreon. 

You can find Diamond on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube @DiamondStylz. We’re also on Twitter and Instagram @gendereveal. 

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Music: Breakmaster Cylinder
Additional Music: “Lumber Down” by Blue Dot Sessions
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