Tag: Ryan Cassata

Perpetual Change — Trans Music Makers

| Oct 24, 2016 | Reply

Today Pamela DeGroff reviews the new CD from trans man singer songwriter Ryan Cassata. It’s titled Shine. Then Pamela dives into to some music news from her favorite artists like Rev. Yolanda, Georgie Jessup, and Calpernia Addams. She also has Hedwig tour news and a note about the new Lady Gaga album, Joanne. She rounds out the column with a mini review of a new EP by a Norwegian rocker names Dagny. You’ll find it all in Perpetual Change, TGF’s longest running column.

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Perpetual Change: Reviews and New Music

| Apr 11, 2016 | Reply

Today Perpetual Change brings you a song from trans man singer Ryan Cassata that tells the gender binary what it can do with itself in very certain, and profane, terms. Next up Pamela DeGroff has info on the forthcoming album from Reverend Yolanda, “Country Gospel Kirtan, Vol. 2.” Then she does a review of the newest music from No Doubt vocalist and solo artist Gwen Stefani, “This Is What Truth Feels Like.”

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The Week In Transgenderism 8/10/15

| Aug 10, 2015 | Reply

It’s The Week In Transgenderism! All the stories about trans people we could find in the news of the world. Today we learn a True Blood actor showed up at a film premium all glammed up. Jose Conseco wants to “honor” Caitlyn Jenner by living as a woman for a week. Doctor Who will feature a trans actress in a cis role. Candis Cayne will be rocking Montreal Pride. Seattle’s Gender Odyssey kicks off Aug. 20. A trans character gets married this week on The Bold and the Beautiful. Ryan Cassata accuses American Idol of trying to use trans people. A cartoonist documents the ordeal of 17 Malaysian trans women. Trans people are at higher risk for eating disorders. A trans woman runs for Venezuela’s Congress. All that and more plus a few TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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Exclusive Interview: Trans Man Claims “American Idol” Transploitation

| Aug 10, 2015 | Reply

Trans man musician/songwriter Ryan Cassata has a beef with American Idol. Cassata auditioned last year and did not make the cut. Now, with the rise in publicity for trans issues, Cassata was offered the chance to advance to a producer level audition for the new season. He could have gone past the first phases of auditions but he turned them down. Find out why Cassata told American Idol to leave him alone in this exclusive interview conducted by Pamela DeGroff.

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Perpetual Change: Two Reviews — Beth Isbell and Ryan Cassata

| Nov 18, 2013 | Reply

Perpetual Change is all about music — music by transgendered musicians and music that TGs may find fun to listen or dance to. Today Pamela DeGroff, our hard working music columnist, reviews two CDs by TGs. “We Are The Gods” by Beth Isbell, and “Jupiter, It Won’t Be Long” by Ryan Cassata. And is that all you get? No! Pamela gives us music news about Rev. Yoland, David de Alba and the House Blend CD. Plus! Three mini-reviews of new music.

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Perpetual Change — Ryan Cassata

| Oct 21, 2013 | Reply

In this Perpetual Change column Pamela DeGroff interviews Ryan Cassata. Cassata is a singer/songwriter and transman activist who appears at high schools, colleges and on television to promote anti-bullying. Cassata is a talented young musician as well and he discusses his activism and his music in this interview. Pamela also has some transgender music news about Justin Vivian Bond, Beth Isbell and a new fund raising CD project that features music from several TG performers including Wayne County, Lipstick Conspiracy, Ricky Riot and Rev. Yolanda. As if that’s not enough she then gives you some mini-CD reviews.

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