• The Week In Transgenderism

    The Week In Transgenderism

    | Feb 1, 2016 | Comments (3)

    From around the world and down your street, it’s The Week In Transgenderism! All the trans related news gathered in one place for easy consumption. Today we learn that Jaden Smith wants people to stop being scared. Jazz Jennings is writing a memoir. Holly Woodlawn bequeaths money to a trans youth charity. Caitlyn Jenner is not responsible. Michelle DuBarry is the world’s oldest performing drag queen. More backlash for Jeremy Clarkson’s comments. The FAA makes it easier for trans pilots. Arguments are heard in Gavin Grimm’s lawsuit. Comic Louie Anderson plays a female character on TV. Family Guy’s TS episode is okayed by Britain’s oversight organization. All that and a few TWIT Awards are currently waiting for you in TWIT!

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  • Medical Help for Transgender Military: Call to Action

    Medical Help for Transgender Military: Call to Action

    | Feb 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

    The U.S. military is currently examining the ban on transgender people serving openly. But directives issued last year by the Department of Defense make it clear that the military is aware of its trans soldiers and is going to let them serve openly. Dana Bevan believes that while the road to trans acceptance in the U.S. military is going to be short one the various branches of the service are not at all prepared to deliver medical care to trans soldiers, sailors and airmen/women. Does she think they can get their act together? Read on and see.

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  • Do You Have the Secret to Great Style?

    Do You Have the Secret to Great Style?

    | Feb 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

    It’s fairly obvious what constitutes fashion. It’s the designs, the clothing and accessories that make the woman. But what is “style”? That’s a concept that is a bit less concrete. It’s possible to wear thrift shop chic and have style. It’s equally possible to wear a designer suit and not have style. Today Tasi Zuriack writes about style and tells you about a Style Contest.

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  • First Event 2016 -- A Blast!

    First Event 2016 — A Blast!

    | Feb 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

    TGF Contributor Christine Zee travels a lot and in the course of her travels she visits events around the country. Her first report for 2016 is about her time at First Event 2016, the thirty sixth occurrence of this annual event in Boston. Find out how it went and view a slideshow of photos in our Event Correspondent’s report.

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  • Political Platforms — Just the Facts,  A Stunning Tale of Two Parties

    Political Platforms — Just the Facts, A Stunning Tale of Two Parties

    | Feb 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

    Babs writes about the differences between the two main political parties when it comes to how they view the trans community. One party works diligently to add protections for the rights of LGBT people and the other party puts even more effort into trying to suppress LBGT rights. Even when that party tries to be more inclusive they just can’t seem to go all the way. Babs has all the info on where they stand.

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  • I Like Hats

    I Like Hats

    | Feb 1, 2016 | Comments (1)

    If blending in and passing is what you strive for when you’re out and about in public then this column is not aimed at you. Cate O’Malley has made a decision to not adhere to the dictates of fashion or to just blend in. She has firm likes and dislikes and when she dresses to go out for the day she dresses the way she likes. She also urges others to do fashion their way. Will that approach work for you?

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  • The Week In Transgenderism

    The Week In Transgenderism

    | Jan 25, 2016 | Comments (1)

    What’s in the transgender news? A six-episode web series called Her Story has debuted online. A big name check printing company writes a large settlement check over trans discrimination. Pre-op trans athletes are cleared to compete in the Olympics. Kate Bornstein is on the road. An all-girls school features two former students on their alumni mag cover — they’re trans men. The costume designer for The Danish Girl is nominated for an Oscar. Lypsinka performs as a man. The benefactor behind the U of V trans studies chair. A trans modeling agency opens in India. Rebecca Root’s TV series is renewed. The Montana governor signs an anti-discrimination executive order. Caitlyn Jenner is writing a book. Edinburg University bans offensive Halloween costumes. All that plus a whole raft of TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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Research Study Needs Your Help

| Feb 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

A research study on sexual preferences is looking for input from the trans community. I you would like to participate your contribution will remain completely anonymous. Here is the call for participants: My name is Bogdan Kostic and I’m an assistant professor of psychology at Missouri State University.  I’m doing research on people’s sexual preferences […]

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The Week In Transgenderism

| Feb 1, 2016 | Comments (3)

From around the world and down your street, it’s The Week In Transgenderism! All the trans related news gathered in one place for easy consumption. Today we learn that Jaden Smith wants people to stop being scared. Jazz Jennings is writing a memoir. Holly Woodlawn bequeaths money to a trans youth charity. Caitlyn Jenner is not responsible. Michelle DuBarry is the world’s oldest performing drag queen. More backlash for Jeremy Clarkson’s comments. The FAA makes it easier for trans pilots. Arguments are heard in Gavin Grimm’s lawsuit. Comic Louie Anderson plays a female character on TV. Family Guy’s TS episode is okayed by Britain’s oversight organization. All that and a few TWIT Awards are currently waiting for you in TWIT!

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Medical Help for Transgender Military: Call to Action

| Feb 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

The U.S. military is currently examining the ban on transgender people serving openly. But directives issued last year by the Department of Defense make it clear that the military is aware of its trans soldiers and is going to let them serve openly. Dana Bevan believes that while the road to trans acceptance in the U.S. military is going to be short one the various branches of the service are not at all prepared to deliver medical care to trans soldiers, sailors and airmen/women. Does she think they can get their act together? Read on and see.

Read More

Do You Have the Secret to Great Style?

| Feb 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

It’s fairly obvious what constitutes fashion. It’s the designs, the clothing and accessories that make the woman. But what is “style”? That’s a concept that is a bit less concrete. It’s possible to wear thrift shop chic and have style. It’s equally possible to wear a designer suit and not have style. Today Tasi Zuriack writes about style and tells you about a Style Contest.

Read More

First Event 2016 — A Blast!

| Feb 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

TGF Contributor Christine Zee travels a lot and in the course of her travels she visits events around the country. Her first report for 2016 is about her time at First Event 2016, the thirty sixth occurrence of this annual event in Boston. Find out how it went and view a slideshow of photos in our Event Correspondent’s report.

Read More

Political Platforms — Just the Facts, A Stunning Tale of Two Parties

| Feb 1, 2016 | Comments (0)

Babs writes about the differences between the two main political parties when it comes to how they view the trans community. One party works diligently to add protections for the rights of LGBT people and the other party puts even more effort into trying to suppress LBGT rights. Even when that party tries to be more inclusive they just can’t seem to go all the way. Babs has all the info on where they stand.

Read More

I Like Hats

| Feb 1, 2016 | Comments (1)

If blending in and passing is what you strive for when you’re out and about in public then this column is not aimed at you. Cate O’Malley has made a decision to not adhere to the dictates of fashion or to just blend in. She has firm likes and dislikes and when she dresses to go out for the day she dresses the way she likes. She also urges others to do fashion their way. Will that approach work for you?

Read More

The Week In Transgenderism

| Jan 25, 2016 | Comments (1)

What’s in the transgender news? A six-episode web series called Her Story has debuted online. A big name check printing company writes a large settlement check over trans discrimination. Pre-op trans athletes are cleared to compete in the Olympics. Kate Bornstein is on the road. An all-girls school features two former students on their alumni mag cover — they’re trans men. The costume designer for The Danish Girl is nominated for an Oscar. Lypsinka performs as a man. The benefactor behind the U of V trans studies chair. A trans modeling agency opens in India. Rebecca Root’s TV series is renewed. The Montana governor signs an anti-discrimination executive order. Caitlyn Jenner is writing a book. Edinburg University bans offensive Halloween costumes. All that plus a whole raft of TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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“I Know How You Feel”

| Jan 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

Sophie Lynne has been wondering whether people who tell her they know how it feels to be treated differently because she is transgender means can really have an understanding of what it’s like. As a trans person she admits that she doesn’t know what it’s like to have been born with a female body. How can cisgender people have a clue about what it’s like to be trans? Sophie has one idea.

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The Occasional Woman: Makeup! Part 1

| Jan 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

Today the head seamstress of The Occasional Woman, Lorraine Anderson, drops the subject of clothing to discuss something many of us could use help and advice about: makeup. It’s not that she’s an expert in the area of face decoration and enhancement. Far from it. Her usual makeup routine is basic and, routine. When she was a teen her paint was extreme. Now it’s minimal and she wants to learn how to do more, but not too much. Dip into cosmetics with her in this first of a two-parter on makeup.

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Why am I here?

| Jan 25, 2016 | Comments (2)

Amanda is full of questions. Since November she has been dealing with excessive anxiety. She wonders if there is something missing in her life, and she asks if she’s in the right place, and whether or not she is doing the right thing pursuing gender reassignment. Making her anxiety worse is the grey gloom of San Francisco in the winter, a winter that has El Nino bringing rain many times a week. Amanda longs for spring sunshine and wonders when it will come.

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A Christine-Jane Cartoon

| Jan 25, 2016 | Comments (1)

Christine-Jane has been commenting on the crossdressing lifestyle for years. First appearing in trans-magazines and newsletters before there was an Internet, she now comes to TGForum to skewer crossdresser foibles and fears with her pens and pencils. Today she shows that gentle sea breezes may not be your friend.

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Audio: San Quentin’s Transgender Prison Guard

| Jan 25, 2016 | Comments (1)

Mandi Camille Hauwert has been a correctional officer since 2007 at San Quentin State Prison in Marin County, California. In 2012 she came out at work, identifying as transgender. Thanks to our friends at Your True Gender Radio we present a conversation with Mandi in which she discusses being a transgender guard in a maximum security prison, as well […]

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The Week In Transgenderism

| Jan 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

A trans woman appears on “Say Yes to the Dress.” A trans activist is running for office in Ireland. Antony Hegarty is the second trans person ever nominated for an Oscar in the music category. The drag performer on “The Voice if Ireland” is in the competition. First impressions can be lasting. Professor Aaron Devor heads a trans studies program. Atlanta launches a private school for LGBT kids. Lebanon has allowed a legal name change for a trans man. Hey, did ya hear the one about the trans jokes? The Miss World Music Tiffany pageant is getting popular. Plans to erect a monument to Divine. All that plus more news and many TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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