• Transgender Politics By Barbra Casbar Siperstein

    A Big Week For TGs in America

    | Jul 28, 2014 | Comments (2)

    The last full week in July was an incredible week for transpeople in America. On Monday July 21, 2014 President Obama signed an executive order doing 2 things.  First, it added “gender identity” to an existing executive order protecting gay and lesbian federal workers from discrimination thus protecting transgender federal workers. (It institutionalized and strengthened […]

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  • The Week In Transgenderism

    The Week In Transgenderism

    | Jul 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

    The big news: Andrej Pejic comes out as trans! Comic Con does a panel on TG comic book characters. Exquisite trans women models in Vietnam are not being allowed to compete in modeling contests. There’s a flap over a gratuitous photo of TGs on the cover of Science Magazine. Slate has a feature on what drag means to a number of queens. Straight men get makeovers. Japan’s Old Man in Sailor Suit is in the news. Another TG veteran has a book. A Canadian web series starring an all TG cast may be coming to the U.S. All that and more plus several TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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  • Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are!

    Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are!

    | Jul 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

    “Coming out” has become a big deal. Every day some athlete, actor or model “comes out” as this or that. You knew the trend was, well, trending, when they created a magazine about “coming out.” Today The Artist D asks what’s the big deal about coming out? D has been out since she picked up a dolly at age 3 instead of going for the bulldozer. You can’t have a deep dark secret if everyone knows. Give her post a read and see what The Artist D thinks about “coming out.”

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  • Perpetual Change: Pepperspray and The Shondes

    Perpetual Change: Pepperspray and The Shondes

    | Jul 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Today our music columnist Pamela DeGroff reviews two tracks from the Pepperspray EP that she didn’t have access to last month. Then she interviews the violinist with The Shondes, Elijah Oberman, and we have a video of the band performing in Europe. Them Pam brings you music news about Our Lady J and a mini review of the latest from Swedish singer/songwriter Tove Lo. If music is something you love then tune into the TG music (and music TGs will love) scene in Perpetual Change.

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  • Imagine

    Imagine

    | Jul 28, 2014 | Comments (5)

    Commitments mean something. Before we make them — and promise the world to a “significant other” — we need a clear head and complete readiness to open our minds, reveal our strengths and weaknesses, and be 100% willing to do everything we can for a happy future and a fulfilling life. If we fall short […]

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A Big Week For TGs in America

| Jul 28, 2014 | Comments (2)

The last full week in July was an incredible week for transpeople in America. On Monday July 21, 2014 President Obama signed an executive order doing 2 things.  First, it added “gender identity” to an existing executive order protecting gay and lesbian federal workers from discrimination thus protecting transgender federal workers. (It institutionalized and strengthened […]

Read More

The Week In Transgenderism

| Jul 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

The big news: Andrej Pejic comes out as trans! Comic Con does a panel on TG comic book characters. Exquisite trans women models in Vietnam are not being allowed to compete in modeling contests. There’s a flap over a gratuitous photo of TGs on the cover of Science Magazine. Slate has a feature on what drag means to a number of queens. Straight men get makeovers. Japan’s Old Man in Sailor Suit is in the news. Another TG veteran has a book. A Canadian web series starring an all TG cast may be coming to the U.S. All that and more plus several TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are!

| Jul 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

“Coming out” has become a big deal. Every day some athlete, actor or model “comes out” as this or that. You knew the trend was, well, trending, when they created a magazine about “coming out.” Today The Artist D asks what’s the big deal about coming out? D has been out since she picked up a dolly at age 3 instead of going for the bulldozer. You can’t have a deep dark secret if everyone knows. Give her post a read and see what The Artist D thinks about “coming out.”

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Perpetual Change: Pepperspray and The Shondes

| Jul 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Today our music columnist Pamela DeGroff reviews two tracks from the Pepperspray EP that she didn’t have access to last month. Then she interviews the violinist with The Shondes, Elijah Oberman, and we have a video of the band performing in Europe. Them Pam brings you music news about Our Lady J and a mini review of the latest from Swedish singer/songwriter Tove Lo. If music is something you love then tune into the TG music (and music TGs will love) scene in Perpetual Change.

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Imagine

| Jul 28, 2014 | Comments (5)

Commitments mean something. Before we make them — and promise the world to a “significant other” — we need a clear head and complete readiness to open our minds, reveal our strengths and weaknesses, and be 100% willing to do everything we can for a happy future and a fulfilling life. If we fall short […]

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David de Alba’s “A Lonely Stage” Tribute to Judy Garland, June 22nd, 2014

| Jul 28, 2014 | Comments (2)

David de Alba was kind enough to send us some images from his show at The Onyx Theatre in Las Vegas on June 22.

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The Week In Transgenderism

| Jul 21, 2014 | Comments (1)

So much was going on in transgender land last week. Rulings came down on trans students who were enrolled at Christian schools. It was International Drag Day on the 16th. A southern library hosted a lecture on drag history with a drag show. An Israeli actor specializes in women’s roles. The Advocate did a transgender focussed issue. A man has objected to being called cisgendered. Belgium has a TG MP. All that and a couple of TWIT Awards are waiting for you in TWIT.

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The Slit Skirt – Sexy and Sophisticated in All Lengths

| Jul 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Pet Townsend wrote a song in which he claimed his wife wouldn’t wear a slit skirt. Pity poor Pete because there’s nothing sexier than a skirt that parts to show a little — or a lot — of leg. Today Tasi Zuraick writes about slit skirts. Long ones. Knee length ones, and short ones. Her advice is — get a slit skirt. Since the feeling is that most crossdressers have great legs here’s a way to show at least one of them off while maintaining a demure feeling. Check out Tasi’s take on slit skirts.

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Defining the Transgender Community: It’s Not Easy to Do

| Jul 21, 2014 | Comments (2)

That was quite a discussion on TGForum a couple of weeks ago. Sparked by a mention of the controversy stirred up by RuPaul in distinguishing between drag queens and she-males it highlighted to me that even among the TG community there is not a common understanding of the terms used to describe various members of […]

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New Opportunities for Transgender Children

| Jul 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

Transgender children now have new opportunities to express their biological gender predisposition. Both social transition and puberty delay are now recognized as appropriate options for some transgender children. This represents a change in the guidelines set by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), which sets standards for medical and mental health treatment of […]

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Classic Stars of Female Impersonation

| Jul 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

The stars of female impersonation in the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s were all about glamor and beauty. Only an act devoted to comedy would over-do things and exaggerate feminine characteristics in search of a laugh from the audience. The exotic and beautiful female impersonators worked to be indistinguishable from the actresses and singers they portrayed. Thanks […]

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Are You More “T” Than Me?

| Jul 21, 2014 | Comments (2)

Are you more ‘T’ than me? Let me ask it this way, are you more of a trans* person than I am? What started this question was a phone call I had with another transwoman who had completed her SRS ten years ago. She is well known in the local community as a resource, guide […]

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Video Fashion Tip: The Importance Of A Wig Head

| Jul 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

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The Week In Transgenderism

| Jul 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

We’ve got all the TG news in TWIT! From a TG pastor in a Baptist church to a Warrior Princess in a documentary. Laverne Cox’s latest first and what it’s like to transition in an accepting military. It’s hard to be a TG Muslim. A drag queen has a sassy line for the President. Conchita Wurst walks the runway for Gaultier. Charles Busch does a show. They’re researching the differences between TG women’s voices and cisgender women’s voices. All that, plus Georgina Beyer and a few much deserved TWIT Awards are waiting for you to click on TWIT!

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