• The Week In Trans 5/22/17

    The Week In Trans 5/22/17

    | May 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

    It’s time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that a neo-Nazi group attacked a trans cartoonist’s Facebook page. A trans woman is approved to file a lawsuit under the Americans With Disabilities Act. A contestant on The Bachelorette is in hot water for a transphobic remark. Masculine Chinese girls have formed a “boy” band. Changes may be in store to update Britain’s Gender Recognition Act. A school in London will allow boys to wear skirts. If they have the legs for it, why not? Chelsea Manning is a free woman and we finally have an updated photo of her. Many are wondering if the deadline for including trans troops in the military will be honored. There are changes to laws concerning gender in several place. All of those stories and more, plus a couple of TWIT Awards, are waiting for you in TWIT!

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  • How are the Non-Transsexual Transgender People Faring?

    How are the Non-Transsexual Transgender People Faring?

    | May 22, 2017 | Comments (6)

    A non-transsexual transgender person is someone who leads a double life, presenting as their birth gender for much of the time but expressing their “secret” gender whenever they can. Statistics tell us that there are at least 10 times more non-transsexual transgender people (non-TS TG) than transsexuals so today Dana Bevan talks about the issues faced by the non-TS TG and discusses ways to offer support that addresses those issues.

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  • Early Days: Stepping Out En Femme

    Early Days: Stepping Out En Femme

    | May 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

    Kim’s Adventure Time today focuses on when she had just decided that she needed to do more than dress up in the privacy of her own home. She needed to get out into the wide world. But not too much of the wide world. While she took small steps to begin with, going out very, very early in the morning to limit the number of people she might meet, she always wore high heels.

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  • Pushing the Boundaries

    Pushing the Boundaries

    | May 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

    Once a year Christine Burr takes a totally femme vacation. In years past she has used hotels and rental apartments for short stays. This year she felt like pushing her boundaries and spent almost two months traveling and living en femme. In order to shave expenses she decided to stay in people’s homes, booking accommodations through AirBnB. The company has a no-discrimination policy but how did it all work out? What did people think when Christine knocked on their door?

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  • Waiting My Turn

    Waiting My Turn

    | May 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

    Cate O’Malley is a trans lady who is active in her community and who goes out and about quite a bit so you just know that she’s going to have to make a stop in the ladies’ room now and then. While Cate is a law abiding citizen who observes the speed limit, doesn’t shop lift, or deal drugs, she is classified as a lawbreaker in her home state. Why? It’s the ridiculous law that says people can only use the restroom that matches the sex on their birth certificate. Cate has a lot to say about those laws and the conservative men who write those laws.

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  • Retro Rerun: Tap Into Your Feminine Energy

    Retro Rerun: Tap Into Your Feminine Energy

    | May 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

    Most of the time our Retro Reruns come from TGForum’s archives but this particular re-run comes from LadyLike magazine, Volume #35, published in1998. JoAnn Roberts was the publisher and I was the editor. As editor I got to write an editorial for each issue. Hopefully people found the topics useful. While taking a look at the Digital Transgender Archive I found this issue and decided to bring back the editorial. I think it can still be useful to crossdressers in 2017 so here it comes again.

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  • The Week in Trans 5/15/17

    The Week in Trans 5/15/17

    | May 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

    It’s The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? There is a burgeoning drag scene in Cuba. Psychology Today exposes the American College of Pediatrics. Log Cabin Republicans make sensible proposals for trans school kids restrooms. Aboriginal trans women have a pageant of their own. A trans woman defends the Trump administration. Janet Mock will host the TLDEF Freedom Awards. Trans cadets will graduate but will not be allowed to serve. A paraplegic woman is a hit as a drag queen. Morgane Orgre has lost her bid for BC’s provincial legislature. The new chief of police in Argentina is a trans woman. Richard Simmons did not have GRS but he’s okay with you doing it. There’s all that and more plus a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in this week’s TWIT!

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  • The Occasional Woman: Make Sure it Fits

    The Occasional Woman: Make Sure it Fits

    | May 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

    So you found the perfect little floral print spring dress and it’s, heaven’s to Betsey, in your size. You love everything about it from the tiny flower pattern to the cut, and the flouncy skirt. And to make it even better it’s clearance priced! You take it home, without trying it on since using the changing room in the lady’s department makes you nervous, and learn that “little” is right. It’s too tight. Even though it is your size it’s either mislabelled or just “runs small.” Fit is very important. If you’re worried about popping buttons, or if you can’t raise your arms you’re won’t make a great impression. Today Lorraine Anderson talks about the importance of fit.

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The Week In Trans 5/22/17

| May 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

It’s time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that a neo-Nazi group attacked a trans cartoonist’s Facebook page. A trans woman is approved to file a lawsuit under the Americans With Disabilities Act. A contestant on The Bachelorette is in hot water for a transphobic remark. Masculine Chinese girls have formed a “boy” band. Changes may be in store to update Britain’s Gender Recognition Act. A school in London will allow boys to wear skirts. If they have the legs for it, why not? Chelsea Manning is a free woman and we finally have an updated photo of her. Many are wondering if the deadline for including trans troops in the military will be honored. There are changes to laws concerning gender in several place. All of those stories and more, plus a couple of TWIT Awards, are waiting for you in TWIT!

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How are the Non-Transsexual Transgender People Faring?

| May 22, 2017 | Comments (6)

A non-transsexual transgender person is someone who leads a double life, presenting as their birth gender for much of the time but expressing their “secret” gender whenever they can. Statistics tell us that there are at least 10 times more non-transsexual transgender people (non-TS TG) than transsexuals so today Dana Bevan talks about the issues faced by the non-TS TG and discusses ways to offer support that addresses those issues.

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Early Days: Stepping Out En Femme

| May 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

Kim’s Adventure Time today focuses on when she had just decided that she needed to do more than dress up in the privacy of her own home. She needed to get out into the wide world. But not too much of the wide world. While she took small steps to begin with, going out very, very early in the morning to limit the number of people she might meet, she always wore high heels.

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Pushing the Boundaries

| May 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

Once a year Christine Burr takes a totally femme vacation. In years past she has used hotels and rental apartments for short stays. This year she felt like pushing her boundaries and spent almost two months traveling and living en femme. In order to shave expenses she decided to stay in people’s homes, booking accommodations through AirBnB. The company has a no-discrimination policy but how did it all work out? What did people think when Christine knocked on their door?

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Waiting My Turn

| May 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

Cate O’Malley is a trans lady who is active in her community and who goes out and about quite a bit so you just know that she’s going to have to make a stop in the ladies’ room now and then. While Cate is a law abiding citizen who observes the speed limit, doesn’t shop lift, or deal drugs, she is classified as a lawbreaker in her home state. Why? It’s the ridiculous law that says people can only use the restroom that matches the sex on their birth certificate. Cate has a lot to say about those laws and the conservative men who write those laws.

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Retro Rerun: Tap Into Your Feminine Energy

| May 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

Most of the time our Retro Reruns come from TGForum’s archives but this particular re-run comes from LadyLike magazine, Volume #35, published in1998. JoAnn Roberts was the publisher and I was the editor. As editor I got to write an editorial for each issue. Hopefully people found the topics useful. While taking a look at the Digital Transgender Archive I found this issue and decided to bring back the editorial. I think it can still be useful to crossdressers in 2017 so here it comes again.

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The Week in Trans 5/15/17

| May 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

It’s The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? There is a burgeoning drag scene in Cuba. Psychology Today exposes the American College of Pediatrics. Log Cabin Republicans make sensible proposals for trans school kids restrooms. Aboriginal trans women have a pageant of their own. A trans woman defends the Trump administration. Janet Mock will host the TLDEF Freedom Awards. Trans cadets will graduate but will not be allowed to serve. A paraplegic woman is a hit as a drag queen. Morgane Orgre has lost her bid for BC’s provincial legislature. The new chief of police in Argentina is a trans woman. Richard Simmons did not have GRS but he’s okay with you doing it. There’s all that and more plus a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in this week’s TWIT!

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The Occasional Woman: Make Sure it Fits

| May 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

So you found the perfect little floral print spring dress and it’s, heaven’s to Betsey, in your size. You love everything about it from the tiny flower pattern to the cut, and the flouncy skirt. And to make it even better it’s clearance priced! You take it home, without trying it on since using the changing room in the lady’s department makes you nervous, and learn that “little” is right. It’s too tight. Even though it is your size it’s either mislabelled or just “runs small.” Fit is very important. If you’re worried about popping buttons, or if you can’t raise your arms you’re won’t make a great impression. Today Lorraine Anderson talks about the importance of fit.

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Bad Day? Turtle!

| May 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

Sophie Lynne is happy to be living her truth but along with that happiness comes a burden delivered by people who misgender her, people who excoriate her on social media, and disrespect her in many forms, ranging from telling her she needs “professional help” to attacks from social media “friends” who denigrate her politics. How does Sophie react to all this? She is working to stop it. She has decided to “go turtle.” Withdrawing from social media, disengaging from organizations of which she is a member, and taking comfort in her shell may be the solution.

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Sir, why are your toenails metallic pink?

| May 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

We all have our dress up routines. Some always “under dress” in lingerie and hose while they present a masculine image to the world. Other’s prefer to dress up all the way and go out for special femme days, or just stay home and take selfies to post on Facebook. While under dressing can give a crossdresser the connection to the world of femininity that they find pleasurable, there are dangers when your usual routine is suddenly interrupted. Today Proja tells you how a medical emergency had her worrying about how the hospital staff would react to her black pantyhose and pink toe polish.

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State of Amanda Address 2017

| May 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

In keeping with government protocol, in particular the practice of giving an official speech to inform the masses about the state of our union, Amanda takes this blog post to make her State of Amanda Address 2017. What will the pundits make of her praise for the automobile culture of California? What will they say about her experiencing a decrease in anxiety? How will Hannity react to her fifty cent raise? What will 50 Cent say? The state of our Amanda is strong. But let her till you in her State of Amanda Address 2017.

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Credit En Femme

| May 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

Jan Brown, like many in the trans community who don’t have legal recognition of their femme persona, has a credit card in her name attached to the account registered in her legal name. But recently a problem cropped up when the credit card company felt they needed to know more about Jan Brown. They requested more information than was formerly required. For one thing they wanted her Social Security number. How did Jan respond to their request?

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Princesas de la noche — Parte de mi historia

| May 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

Katherine Diaz writes about the attention that trans women in Bogota receive from the male population. Some see trans women as more willing to give a man pleasure if he plies her with compliments on her beauty and femininity. But Katherine is a strong woman who doesn’t fall for their flattery. Unless she wants to. Take another walk on the wild side in Columbia with the Princesas de la noche.

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Ask Mistress Samantha

| May 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

Mistress Samantha is a Lifestyle Mistress who has been actively involved in the Transgender/Crossdressing Community for almost twenty years. She started a successful Adult Phone Service over eighteen years ago. Since then, she’s personally advised, guided and fantasized with literally thousands of members of the Crossdressing, Transsexual, and Sissy Communities. In her TGF column, Ask Mistress Samantha, she answers your personal questions.

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The Week In Trans 5/8/17

| May 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

It’s time once agains for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that the Trump administration is making changes in several areas that affect trans people. Rizi Xavier Timane is a Nigerian born trans man who has a trans surgery scholarship for one person per year. The archbishop of Denver has forbade Boy Scout troops associated with Catholic churches to take trans boys. A trans girl in Colorado was elected prom queen. A feminist journal gets in trouble equating transgender people with trans racial people. Men in Wyoming are wearing tutus at the bar. There’s an app that can change your gender. The gender of your selfie, that is. Canada will soon offer a third gender option on passports. There’s all that plus a couple of TWIT Awards and more in this week’s TWIT!

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Dina’s Diner

| May 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

Dina’s Diner has rolled out the new spring menu and there are some tasty treats to be had. Of the regular fare on offer you can’t go wrong with Dina’s own recipe for Exclusionary Stew. She takes anti-trans rants about trans women not being “real” women, mixes in some blame game spices, and cooks it up till it’s done. Then she has specials today featuring wigs, tomboys, the Jenner sisters and Soviet sexiness. It’s all served fresh and hot down at Dina’s Diner.

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The Page Pundit: Long Black Veil

| May 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

Today the Page Pundit, our Sophie Lynne, reviews the latest book, and the first work of fiction in 20 years, from Jennifer Finney Boylin. It’s called Long Black Veil. Six college pals sneak into the shuttered Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. Somehow they are locked in. When the door opens on five of the pals come out of the historic prison. One is missing. Thirty years later a body is found in the prison. Yes, it’s a mystery and Sophie gives you a spoiler free review.

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Metamorphosis, Part 9

| May 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

In Chapter 8 Raquel and Mark are safe after the old witch has saved them from the flying monsters. Now they are hiding in a cave and the old woman has told them they were transported to this strange land by a person known as the Magistrate. She also says that Mark shouldn’t be there. He is there due to the interference of the Magistrate. They must trek to the north and battle the Magistrate but one of them will not survive the confrontation. What are the true intentions of the old witch? Is she on their side? Or is talk of this Magistrate nothing but lies? Find out in Chapter 9 of Metamorphosis.

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What is Vocal Feminization Surgery?

| May 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

Today speech therapist Marc Mitnick discusses throat surgery to raise vocal pitch and achieve a feminine voice. For some it is a last resort after vocal exercises fail to produce the desired result. There are different types of procedures that change pitch by shortening or thinning the vocal cords. Marc takes a look at two procedures.

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David de Alba on Stage in Vegas

| May 8, 2017 | Comments (2)

David de Alba is that last performing female impersonator from the legendary Finocchio’s in San Francisco. In honor of David’s birthday on May 20 we present three videos of his gift to his fans, his August 2016 show in Las Vegas. David sings as Liza and his own stage character Boy Chic. He also tells stories of his time at Finocchio’s. If you are a David de Alba fan, or would like to become one, you won’t want to miss seeing these videos. Happy birthday, David!

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Important Message for TGF Users

| May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Due to some technical problems which cropped up suddenly last week and slowed page loading to a crawl we have had to curtail the social networking functions of TGForum. For the time being the Profile page, user photo galleries, and the Discussion Board are offline. Also, the login area on the homepage has been removed. […]

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The Week In Trans 5/1/17

| May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

What do we learn in The Week In Trans for May 1? RuPaul’s Drag Con happened last weekend. Bill Nye, The Science Guy, explains gender with ice cream. “3 Generations” has gotten a PG-13 rating. A study says trans vets are better off than those who did not serve. Another study has info on children who are trans. Anonymous fliers impugn a trans candidate’s gender. A woman in New Zealand went male, then detransitioned. A Vietnamese trans man has won a TV singing competition. A trans activist in El Salvador wins an award. The Wildside is still transforming people in Toronto. A look back at David Duchovny as Denise in “Twin Peaks.” All that, a few TWIT Awards and a bit more, can all be found in today’s TWIT!

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2017 Fashion Trends I love

| May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Our Fashion Mavin Tasi Zuriack talks about her favorite fashion trends for 2017. Tasi lives in Mexico and she talks about how the ladies in her city in the Yucatan are fashion forward and as such are a good indication of what the ladies in the USA will be wearing in the coming months. From ruffles to the slip dress, and from pink to platform shoes, Tasi previews it all in today’s column.

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Trans Media Arts

| May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

When there are trans people or issues in the news we report on them in TWIT. When they are in the world of entertainment, music, film, TV, or advertising, Amanda covers them in Trans Media Arts. Today she has filed a report with news about Caitlyn Jenner and Zeke Smith.

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A Sabrina Cartoon

Love her or hate her, Caitlyn Jenner is a large figure in the trans world. Thanks to her celebrity status before transitioning she is possibly the most visible and influential trans figure who regularly gets media attention. While seeing a trans person being interviewed on television is encouraging in that it normalizes the presence of trans people to the general public, on the other hand, do we really want one person’s voice to drown out the voices of many other trans people? Today’s cartoon warns of that danger.

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Part 4: It had to happen. . . .

| May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

A group of crossdressing “girls” have banded together to rent an apartment where they can store their femme attire and accessories, keeping their “secret lives” hidden from their spouses. With their “sacred sanctuary” as a place to gather and dress en femme the group has established a regular “girl’s night out” on Fridays. One Friday night the worst thing possible happens: one of the ladies is suddenly stricken with debilitating pain. The only thing for the crossdressed crew to do it take her to the hospital. Where there will be questions to answer.

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