• The Week In Transgenderism

    The Week In Transgenderism

    | Jul 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

    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

    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

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

    | Jul 21, 2014 | Comments (1)

    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

    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

    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?

    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

    Video Fashion Tip: The Importance Of A Wig Head

    | Jul 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

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  • The Week In Transgenderism

    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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  • TransVocalizers -- Jade London

    TransVocalizers — Jade London

    | Jul 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

    Our music correspondent Pamela DeGroff interviews Canadian drag sensation Jade London about what she’s been up to recently. That includes a new song called Go Away (a cover of a K-pop song by 2ne1), her fashion design career. makeup artist and hair stylist career, and how she ever finds time to do her music videos. We feature her newest video and Pam does mini reviews, including one on a CD from a band named Clean Bandit that you can listen to right here.

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The Week In Transgenderism

| Jul 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

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.

Read More

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

| Jul 21, 2014 | Comments (1)

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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!

Read More

TransVocalizers — Jade London

| Jul 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Our music correspondent Pamela DeGroff interviews Canadian drag sensation Jade London about what she’s been up to recently. That includes a new song called Go Away (a cover of a K-pop song by 2ne1), her fashion design career. makeup artist and hair stylist career, and how she ever finds time to do her music videos. We feature her newest video and Pam does mini reviews, including one on a CD from a band named Clean Bandit that you can listen to right here.

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A Christine-Jane Cartoon

| Jul 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

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. If the ladies in her cartoons seem familiar it’s because they are. We’ve all either met them or been them. Today: Kids say the darnedest things.

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Monthly Visitor

| Jul 14, 2014 | Comments (1)

It’s all about the process. Sophie’s column today, that is. She begins with an exposition of how she writes (throwing in some deserved praise for her editor) and then applies that process to the process of becoming ones true self. See how she does it by reading her article. And be impressed by the outstanding cleavage photo she chose to illustrate the article.

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The Occasional Woman — Footwear

| Jul 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

It’s summertime, for those of us in the northern hemisphere, and as they say, “the livin’ is easy.” Fish are…. Sorry! Today Lorraine Anderson, proprietress of The Occasional Woman gives advice on the proper footwear for summer fashion fun. And she also has advice on foot care and what not to wear, if you’re not capable of wearing them.

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Out & About — T-Girls @ Hamburger Mary’s, Long Beach

| Jul 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Sexy, sultry, cheap, matronly, are just a few ways to describe the attire of the T-Girls at Hamburger Mary’s In Long Beach, California. The big event is the first Saturday night of every month. Sometimes it’s themed, for example “Jungle Night,” where everyone is encouraged to wear animal prints or jungle attire. My close friend Jamie Jameson […]

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The Most Important TG — Christine Jorgensen Part 2

| Jul 14, 2014 | Comments (0)

Last month we brought you Part 1 of Kristina Mayhem’s research article on Christine Jorgensen. Today we bring you Part 2 of this look into the life of a woman who is arguably the world’s most famous transsexual. Kristina picks up Jorgensen’s story on the day in 1953 when she stepped off the plane at New York’s airport. As a bonus we also have video of Jorgensen’s appearance on a local TV show in the early ’80s.

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