• The Week In Transgenderism

    The Week In Transgenderism

    | May 30, 2016 | Comments (2)

    It’s The Week In Transgenderism, featuring all the news that features trans people, issues or concerns. Today we learn that a Christian Arab woman has won Israel’s first trans pageant. There’s a feature length documentary about trans in the military. Which members of the LGBTQ community come out latest? A Pakistani trans activist dies while the hospital debates where to put her. We get a lot of takes on humor and the restroom issue. Caitlyn Jenner is banned in Africa. What did Jesus say about trans people? A trans woman is a fugitive after burning a gender clinic. Conversion therapy for minors is banned in Vermont. Whoopi Goldberg produces a reality show about trans models. The Miss Nerd NYC contest is coming soon. All that and a lot of Restroom Wars coverage and several TWIT Awards is waiting for you to click.

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  • Oh! Those Sparkling Sequins

    Oh! Those Sparkling Sequins

    | May 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

    Today our fashion maven, Tasi Zuriack, tells you how to add sparkle to your look anytime of day or night by adding sequins. But won’t sequins during the daytime be much too much? Not if you follow Tasi’s sage advice on how to put together an outfit with the proper balance of contrasting areas to sequined areas. Give her column a read and add some sparkle to your day.

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  • Montreal Marathon — And a Bit More...

    Montreal Marathon — And a Bit More…

    | May 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

    For some time now Linda has been writing about the adventures of other t-girls, their adventures and relationships. Linda herself enjoys living vicariously through their stories and she hopes you do, too. This time Linda recounts an erotic adventure of her own. It is from some time ago, so long ago in fact it happened in the last century. She wrote the story back then but she has tweaked it a bit for a modern audience. Linda goes to a marathon to compete but she ends up doing another form of exercise as well.

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  • Trans Media Arts

    Trans Media Arts

    | May 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

    Amanda F. handles the Trans Media Arts beat, which means she reports on what’s going on in the media and the arts — like film, television and the Web — regarding trans artists. Today she has info on Laura Jane Grace, Jazz Jennings, a trans character in Australian TV show Secret City, a documentary about a modeling agency for trans models, and more. Check out the Trans Media Arts scene with Amanda!

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  • The Joke's on You

    The Joke’s on You

    | May 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

    Laughter is the best medicine but what if it’s laughter provoked by a joke that targets trans people? Is it still medicine or is it a toxic injection of pain? The Artist D knows that people tend to laugh at what they don’t understand. Remember how people laughed when someone claimed the Earth was round? So of course trans people can be the butt of “humor.” The Artist D has a way to cope.

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  • Cartoon by Sabrina

    Cartoon by Sabrina

    A new cartoonist joins us today. In her TGF debut Sabrina Bria Symington tackles two topics that have been big news in the USA. One for quite some time and the other one that just seemed to pop up within the past few months. Sabrina is a Canadian and she is able to peer over the USA’s northern border to comment on things those south of the border may be too close to see objectively. Give her debut 3-panel toon a look and see what you think.

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  • Wired That Way?

    Wired That Way?

    | May 30, 2016 | Comments (1)

    Is it nature or nurture? That’s the question many in the trans community ask themselves at one point or another. Our Correspondent from Thailand has a theory about it and today she eschews a report on the transgender scene in that country to present her take on why we do what we do. Is it possible that we’re Wired That Way?

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  • It’ll Be Awhile

    It’ll Be Awhile

    | May 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

    Today Emyli Evyrling takes a look at just what it is that keeps humans from living together in harmony. That’s a big topic and while Emyli doesn’t have a solution to the problem of people making fear based decisions about how they will interact with others who are different she does think that it will be possible at some point in the future for humans to accept the diversity of life. It’s just going to take awhile.

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  • The Week In Transgenderism

    The Week In Transgenderism

    | May 23, 2016 | Comments (2)

    The Week In Transgenderism is here with all the news about trans issues and people from all around the world. Today we learn that the drag performer who has protested Judge Roy Moore will run against him if he joins the governor’s race. New York City will fine landlords if they don’t use their tenants preferred pronouns. A trans woman is going to be the next president of New Zealand’s Rotary. A professors teaches us proper gender tagging. Canada moves toward protections for all trans people. An Indian fashion designer has hired hijra to model. A fetish queen goes shopping in China and lights up the Web. There’s a lot of Restroom Wars coverage, several TWIT Awards and a lot more waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Transgenderism

| May 30, 2016 | Comments (2)

It’s The Week In Transgenderism, featuring all the news that features trans people, issues or concerns. Today we learn that a Christian Arab woman has won Israel’s first trans pageant. There’s a feature length documentary about trans in the military. Which members of the LGBTQ community come out latest? A Pakistani trans activist dies while the hospital debates where to put her. We get a lot of takes on humor and the restroom issue. Caitlyn Jenner is banned in Africa. What did Jesus say about trans people? A trans woman is a fugitive after burning a gender clinic. Conversion therapy for minors is banned in Vermont. Whoopi Goldberg produces a reality show about trans models. The Miss Nerd NYC contest is coming soon. All that and a lot of Restroom Wars coverage and several TWIT Awards is waiting for you to click.

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Oh! Those Sparkling Sequins

| May 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

Today our fashion maven, Tasi Zuriack, tells you how to add sparkle to your look anytime of day or night by adding sequins. But won’t sequins during the daytime be much too much? Not if you follow Tasi’s sage advice on how to put together an outfit with the proper balance of contrasting areas to sequined areas. Give her column a read and add some sparkle to your day.

Read More

Montreal Marathon — And a Bit More…

| May 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

For some time now Linda has been writing about the adventures of other t-girls, their adventures and relationships. Linda herself enjoys living vicariously through their stories and she hopes you do, too. This time Linda recounts an erotic adventure of her own. It is from some time ago, so long ago in fact it happened in the last century. She wrote the story back then but she has tweaked it a bit for a modern audience. Linda goes to a marathon to compete but she ends up doing another form of exercise as well.

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Trans Media Arts

| May 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

Amanda F. handles the Trans Media Arts beat, which means she reports on what’s going on in the media and the arts — like film, television and the Web — regarding trans artists. Today she has info on Laura Jane Grace, Jazz Jennings, a trans character in Australian TV show Secret City, a documentary about a modeling agency for trans models, and more. Check out the Trans Media Arts scene with Amanda!

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The Joke’s on You

| May 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

Laughter is the best medicine but what if it’s laughter provoked by a joke that targets trans people? Is it still medicine or is it a toxic injection of pain? The Artist D knows that people tend to laugh at what they don’t understand. Remember how people laughed when someone claimed the Earth was round? So of course trans people can be the butt of “humor.” The Artist D has a way to cope.

Read More

Cartoon by Sabrina

A new cartoonist joins us today. In her TGF debut Sabrina Bria Symington tackles two topics that have been big news in the USA. One for quite some time and the other one that just seemed to pop up within the past few months. Sabrina is a Canadian and she is able to peer over the USA’s northern border to comment on things those south of the border may be too close to see objectively. Give her debut 3-panel toon a look and see what you think.

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Wired That Way?

| May 30, 2016 | Comments (1)

Is it nature or nurture? That’s the question many in the trans community ask themselves at one point or another. Our Correspondent from Thailand has a theory about it and today she eschews a report on the transgender scene in that country to present her take on why we do what we do. Is it possible that we’re Wired That Way?

Read More

It’ll Be Awhile

| May 30, 2016 | Comments (0)

Today Emyli Evyrling takes a look at just what it is that keeps humans from living together in harmony. That’s a big topic and while Emyli doesn’t have a solution to the problem of people making fear based decisions about how they will interact with others who are different she does think that it will be possible at some point in the future for humans to accept the diversity of life. It’s just going to take awhile.

Read More

The Week In Transgenderism

| May 23, 2016 | Comments (2)

The Week In Transgenderism is here with all the news about trans issues and people from all around the world. Today we learn that the drag performer who has protested Judge Roy Moore will run against him if he joins the governor’s race. New York City will fine landlords if they don’t use their tenants preferred pronouns. A trans woman is going to be the next president of New Zealand’s Rotary. A professors teaches us proper gender tagging. Canada moves toward protections for all trans people. An Indian fashion designer has hired hijra to model. A fetish queen goes shopping in China and lights up the Web. There’s a lot of Restroom Wars coverage, several TWIT Awards and a lot more waiting for you in TWIT!

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Why Do Trans People Exist?

| May 23, 2016 | Comments (2)

It’s quite obvious that transgender people exist. We have been a part of many cultures all over the world since ancient times, and probably before. Conservatives who believe that we are “unnatural” are basing their belief, whether they know it or not, on Traditional Sex-based Theory. Want to know what that is? Read this post by Dr. Dana Bevan. She will explain our entirely natural niche in nature.

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Christine Zee Attends The GLAAD Media Awards

| May 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

The GLAAD 2016 Media Awards, which recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of LGBT people, were held last week in New York City and our own Christine Zee was on hand for the festivities. She rubbed elbows with the stars and hobnobbed with the cognoscenti. She has filed this report on how she was invited to attend, who she met and what the whole affair was like.

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Crossing the Line Into Hate and Fear

| May 23, 2016 | Comments (1)

Cate O’Malley has gotten her dander up. What has her riled? She lives in Florida in an area where there are human rights ordinances that protect her from discrimination. But she works just across the county line in an area that offers no such protections to LGBT people. What has her angry and proposing civil disobedience is the lack of protections for every citizen, everywhere.

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Music Video: Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime

| May 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

An Australian film maker working in Japan has produced a music video for a song by Robyn Loau titled “Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime.” The video stars a trans woman and her Japanese girlfriend and tells the story of how the trans woman came out to her girlfriend about being trans. View the video here and listen to a podcast recorded by the couple talking about their relationship.

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The 2016 Democratic National Convention LGBT Platform

| May 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

The Democratic National Convention is set for this July in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Republicans will be holding their convention in Cleveland. Both parties will put forth a platform with goals they hope to achieve if their candidate wins the presidency. While the Republican platform will contain language that is anti-LGBT, that would ban transgender people from public restrooms, the Democratic platform will embrace LGBT people. For an analysis of where the Democratic Party stands on transgender issues read this post.

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SF/Fantasy: Eve, Chapter 3 — Nalya

| May 23, 2016 | Comments (0)

Our newest TGF contributor, Emyli Evyrling, is a fiction writer in addition to her blogging contributions. Her SF/Fantasy story is called “Eve” and we bring you Chapter 2 today. Eve is the story of a young person raised underground in an oppressive mining world. One day a strange jewel causes a transformation and she breaks free and ascends into the sky. In this chapter she and her companions journey to Nalya.

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Op-Ed: Restroom Hype — Don’t Let It Get Ya

| May 23, 2016 | Comments (1)

The current hype over restroom and locker room rights for trans people is just that, hype, intended to arouse Republican conservative voters so they will come out in large numbers in the fall and re-elect their legislators, replace some Democrats, and install a Republican president. When we look at the kerfuffle from our side, the […]

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The Week In Transgenderism

| May 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

It’s The Week In Transgenderism, a compilation of all the trans news we can find. Today we learn that Laverne Cox has been cast in a network TV show. Why is the Pentagon dragging it’s feet on trans soldiers? Visit Michelle DuBarry’s closet. Trevor Noah mocks the Restroom Wars. Jennifer Finney Boylan confronts a bigot on the air. Jazz Jennings thanks Obama for supporting trans student’s rights. A Republican Rep. is for trans rights. RuPaul’s DragCon brings in over 20,000 drag fans. A trans woman is elected in the Philippines. All that plus TWIT Awards galore is waiting for you in TWIT!

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Plus and Minus

| May 16, 2016 | Comments (2)

Sophie Lynne has been feeling the burden of living authentically. It’s hard for many to be who they are when there are elements of our society that use trans people as a political hockey puck without caring what happens to that puck as long as giving people something to hit with a stick serves their political agenda. Being hit by conservatives was wearing Sophie down but the support for trans people announced by the Obama administration, and an incident at her pharmacy, served to revive her and get her back in the good fight.

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Retro Cartoon Fun

| May 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

Cartoons have always been featured on TGForum, ever since the early days. Today we bring back a contribution by the cartoonist known on TGF as Steffi. The featured cartoon is from 1997. Note that one of the “ladies” depicted in the conversation circle is smoking. How retro. The cartoon may be from 1997 but it still is a valid depiction of some members of the trans community today.

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I Don’t FEEL Delusional

| May 16, 2016 | Comments (10)

Today Amanda wrestles with the conservative’s biggest attack line against the trans community. “You people are delusional.” Amanda’s answer to that is that she doesn’t feel delusional, but she is willing to examine their charge and try to discern if it has any merit. What do you think she arrives at in her conclusion?

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Tips for Using the Lady’s Room

| May 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

This Retro Rerun bobbed to the surface of the TGForum Archices and shows that using the lady’s room has always been an issue for members of the trans community. Particularly for crossdressers who would definitely attract more attention in a men’s room. This article by Leslee M. Anthony was included in the Passing Tips category of TGF content in the 1990s. Find out how CDs approached the restroom issue in the carefree days before conservatives started making it illegal to use the lady’s room. Some of the tips are still good and others, maybe not so much.

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The Real Enemy

| May 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

Step into a future that could be just down the road. The gender wars have flared and resequencing and genelocking have become weapons that forever changes humanity. Involuntary gender shifts and double Y chromosomes wander the world in the war’s aftermath. A treaty is in place but those who were forever changed by the conflict wander the world nursing their hate. Who was the “real enemy?”

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Retro Rerun: Jimmy Olsen, Queen of Metropolis

| May 16, 2016 | Comments (0)

Time for another blast from the past. Now and then we unlock the vault and take a look at what’s stored away down in the TGForum Archives. This article from 1997 was the first of Britanny Rose’s long series on crossdressing and trans characters in comic books, Brittany’s Cartoon Corner. In this article she explored the four times Jimmy Olsen, Superman’s pal and intrepid cub reporter went undercover in a dress and high heels.

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The Week In Transgendrism

| May 9, 2016 | Comments (2)

A whole lotta TWIT is going on! This week our relentless search to find and bring to you every story with a trans angle has found 20 fierce drag looks from April. We learn what Dan Savage said to Ann Coulter when she said men would us anti-discrimination laws to enter restrooms. A mural in Charlotte, NC depicts a fierce drag queen. Are YouTube transition videos bad for trans people? Drag queens and their mums pose for Mother’s Day pics. Our own Babs Casbar Siperstein in interviewed about the potty police. There’s so much more we’ve run out of room in this promo. Check out TWIT!

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Dina’s Diner

| May 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

Dina’s Diner is open for business and the cook has just whipped up a new batch of tasty dishes. Dina is serving her thoughts on the appearance of more young people crossing the gender border. Then she has some savory grits. No, hold it. “Grit,” on how, while young CDs don’t need to work at it, older CDs with “grit” can still deliver the glamor. Then it’s on to servings of a comparison of 1st and 3rd world problems, and Prince’s penchant for wearing high heels and ruffles. Take a seat at the Diner and let Dina feed your brain.

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Christine’s Journey — 6 Months In

| May 9, 2016 | Comments (0)

A lot has happened in Christine Zee’s life since her last TGF blog. She legally changed her name, came out to just about everyone and started working at her job as Christine. In between all that she attended family events, conducted seminars for her clients and managed to fit in some trans community events. Find out what’s been happening in the past few months on Christine’s Journey.

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