• The Week In Transgenderism

    The Week In Transgenderism

    | Oct 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

    It’s all the TG news we could find as we scoured the publications of the world! NYC Comic Con had a panel on trans in comics. A trans man doesn’t meet the requirements to head the diversity program. Jazz is on the list of 25 Most Influential Teens. A former male radio host’s fans want her back on the air. We’re getting a vibration — a drag psychic will have her own TV show. Voter ID and trans voters. “Transparent” is looking for trans writers for the second season. All that and more is waiting for you in TWIT!

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  • Standing in a Line of Lesbians

    Standing in a Line of Lesbians

    | Oct 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

    If you have had something for ever and it’s just a fact that you will always have it does it sometimes seem the thing you have loses its value over the years? Does something that is taken for granted and assumed to be an entitlement just become part of the background of life and nothing special? It seems that way to The Artist D who had to go to the marriage license office and found that the concept of marriage may be in the taken for granted category for straight people but gays and lesbians are giving it a shot in the arm.

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  • Perpetual Change: "What's The T?"

    Perpetual Change: “What’s The T?”

    | Oct 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Today Pam DeGroff interviews the director/producer of a documentary about the lives of five trans women title “What’s The T?” Rather than focusing on the struggle often faced by trans people the film tells the good news of five women living, loving and being their true selves. The ladies included in the film are Cassandra Cass, Nya Ampon, Rakash Armani, Mia Tu Mutch and Vi Le. The film is being released on DVD next month.

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  • The Patty Keene Story -- Part 1

    The Patty Keene Story — Part 1

    | Oct 20, 2014 | Comments (1)

    Linda Jensen records the story of one gorgeous transsexual and finds out that the lady’s first inklings of femininity had less to do with sexual urges or a feeling she should have been born a woman and more to do with a twelve year old boy finding he could pass and be respected as an older teen if he presented as a girl.

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  • Dawn Benedict: CD Detective -- Chapter 2: Dance of Death

    Dawn Benedict: CD Detective — Chapter 2: Dance of Death

    | Oct 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

    In Chapter 1 of “Murder at the Lavender and Leather” TV detective Dawn Benedict is hired to investigate the murder of a woman in the restroom of a popular lesbian bar. The murder victim’s girlfriend hires Benedict since as a crossdresser Benedict has a better chance of blending in with the clientele. In Chapter 2 Benedict starts the investigation and visits The Lavender and Leather. What could go wrong?

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  • The Week In Transgenderism

    The Week In Transgenderism

    | Oct 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

    From every corner of the world, which has no actual corners, come the TG news of the day! Makeover maven Jodie Lynn is featured in Cosmopolitan U.K. NYC makes is easier to change your documents. The club scene in NYC gets a makeover from Ladyfag. Is the world ready for a all trans girl group? There’s a drag school in New Orleans. A trans girl in Georgia needs a new dress. She’s on the homecoming court. Canadians debate one word in a discrimination bill. Trans kids in New Delhi can go to school for free. All that plus more and a few TWIT Awards are waiting for you in TWIT.

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The Week In Transgenderism

| Oct 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

It’s all the TG news we could find as we scoured the publications of the world! NYC Comic Con had a panel on trans in comics. A trans man doesn’t meet the requirements to head the diversity program. Jazz is on the list of 25 Most Influential Teens. A former male radio host’s fans want her back on the air. We’re getting a vibration — a drag psychic will have her own TV show. Voter ID and trans voters. “Transparent” is looking for trans writers for the second season. All that and more is waiting for you in TWIT!

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Standing in a Line of Lesbians

| Oct 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

If you have had something for ever and it’s just a fact that you will always have it does it sometimes seem the thing you have loses its value over the years? Does something that is taken for granted and assumed to be an entitlement just become part of the background of life and nothing special? It seems that way to The Artist D who had to go to the marriage license office and found that the concept of marriage may be in the taken for granted category for straight people but gays and lesbians are giving it a shot in the arm.

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Perpetual Change: “What’s The T?”

| Oct 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

Today Pam DeGroff interviews the director/producer of a documentary about the lives of five trans women title “What’s The T?” Rather than focusing on the struggle often faced by trans people the film tells the good news of five women living, loving and being their true selves. The ladies included in the film are Cassandra Cass, Nya Ampon, Rakash Armani, Mia Tu Mutch and Vi Le. The film is being released on DVD next month.

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The Patty Keene Story — Part 1

| Oct 20, 2014 | Comments (1)

Linda Jensen records the story of one gorgeous transsexual and finds out that the lady’s first inklings of femininity had less to do with sexual urges or a feeling she should have been born a woman and more to do with a twelve year old boy finding he could pass and be respected as an older teen if he presented as a girl.

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Dawn Benedict: CD Detective — Chapter 2: Dance of Death

| Oct 20, 2014 | Comments (0)

In Chapter 1 of “Murder at the Lavender and Leather” TV detective Dawn Benedict is hired to investigate the murder of a woman in the restroom of a popular lesbian bar. The murder victim’s girlfriend hires Benedict since as a crossdresser Benedict has a better chance of blending in with the clientele. In Chapter 2 Benedict starts the investigation and visits The Lavender and Leather. What could go wrong?

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The Week In Transgenderism

| Oct 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

From every corner of the world, which has no actual corners, come the TG news of the day! Makeover maven Jodie Lynn is featured in Cosmopolitan U.K. NYC makes is easier to change your documents. The club scene in NYC gets a makeover from Ladyfag. Is the world ready for a all trans girl group? There’s a drag school in New Orleans. A trans girl in Georgia needs a new dress. She’s on the homecoming court. Canadians debate one word in a discrimination bill. Trans kids in New Delhi can go to school for free. All that plus more and a few TWIT Awards are waiting for you in TWIT.

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Chanelle Examines Online Dating

| Oct 13, 2014 | Comments (1)

Our young CD contributor has been experimenting with online dating. (Sorry fellas, she’s looking for a lady to love.) For the past three months she has been trying to find the right woman to share her life with. Today she shares some of the things she has learned about looking for love on the World Wide Web. And we have a slideshow of Chanelle giving her impression of a typical “girl next door.”

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Video Fashion Tip: Looking Good With Less

| Oct 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

You may have heard the phrase “less is more.” It means that sometimes the less you work on something trying to perfect it the more effective your efforts can be. Too many notes can ruin a piece of music. Too much color can destroy a painting. Sometimes too much makeup and tight sexy clothing can make you the focus of attention but a bit less artifice can make you be seen as another woman in the room. Victoria Williams talks about how less artifice can be more effective.

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The DSM, ICD and Transgender Pathologization

| Oct 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

Are you happy that The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders–5 changed “gender identity disorders” to “gender dysphoria”? If you feel that that is a big win for trans people you should read this post from Dana Bevan. It seems that the DSM is in Bevan’s words “a sham.” It’s not HIPAA compliant and it has become irrelevant to the mental health professions. What we need to change is the ICD. What’s the ICD? Let Dana explain it to you.

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Finding a Church Home Means Being Open and Honest

| Oct 13, 2014 | Comments (1)

Meggan Sommerville is “church shopping.” For various reasons her old congregation was no longer meeting all her needs. Today she tells us why she made the decision to find a new church and what her approach to joining a new congregation will be. Meggan feels that honesty about her past is the best policy. You could tell that from the title of her post.

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Let’s be Frank About Barney Frank and ENDA

| Oct 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

The Human Rights Campaign recently apologized to the transgender community for not working for a trans inclusive Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Babs Casbar Siperstein was there fighting for that inclusion in 2007 and 2010. Congressman Barney Frank told her he supported trans inclusion but did he? Babs says it seems that had, and possibly still has a problem with trans inclusion due to recent statements he has made to the press.

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Transmen, where are you?

| Oct 13, 2014 | Comments (1)

Transmen, where are you? I don’t know any transmen. I am ashamed to admit it and I am working to correct that shortcoming. I’ve been at gatherings where transmen are present and I briefly speak to them, but I have yet to get to know any and have meaningful and open conversations. I know I’m […]

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Weeknight TG Parties in SoCal

| Oct 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

Our Southern California correspondent Emily Fine has filed a short report on the weeknight scene for TG nightlife. Weeknights are often a good time to attend a TG party for the first time since the crowds may be lighter and you can take your time getting comfortable being out in public en femme. See where Emily recommends for maximum party fun in SoCal.

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The Week In Transgenderism

| Oct 6, 2014 | Comments (0)

A drag performer in South Africa satirizes the government, 20 years later. No more “homo panic” or “trans panic” defense in Cali. Facebook apologizes to the queens. Trans candidates stand for election. A fashion show featuring a trans model is canceled. Hijra participate in an Indian festival. Walton Goggins was changed by his role as Venus Van Dam. A trans girl in Canada gets support after being bullied. Who makes those hot drag videos? An Amazing Race contestant is a drag queen. Grayson Perry is in the news. All that plus a bunch of TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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