• The Week In Transgenderism

    The Week In Transgenderism

    | Apr 25, 2016 | Comments (2)

    The Week In Transgenderism has condensed and is now ready for your viewing pleasure. Today we learn that many are praising the late Prince for his gender mixing. Donald Trump made a positive comment about trans people in the restroom, but then walked it back. Ted Cruz attacked Trump for his comment and denigrated trans people. There were, again, tons of restroom stories. Gavin Grimm has won the right to plead his case. Patrick Stewart attends an event in drag. David de Alba gets an award. Photos of John Waters and Divine in 1975. A trans male 16-year-old is escorted out of a Cruz rally. A 4-year-old in England knows she is a girl. Drag is big business down under. Many TWIT Awards are given. Stay in touch with trans news from around the world with TWIT!

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  • Cultural Change Science

    Cultural Change Science

    | Apr 25, 2016 | Comments (4)

    Recently President Obama admonished Black Lives Matter protesters that they need to be doing more than shouting if they want to move their agenda forward. Protest is often necessary but there needs to be another step beyond protest which leads to real change. Too much shouting can actually hurt the cause. There is real science that can be applied to creating change in a culture. Dana Bevan reveals some of it today and urges its use in the fight for trans rights.

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  • Makeup, Makeovers & Mary Kay Ash

    Makeup, Makeovers & Mary Kay Ash

    | Apr 25, 2016 | Comments (2)

    Everyone can benefit from a bit of makeup. The proper use of cosmetics can make a bland face look vibrant. A touch of lipstick, a hint of blush and a lady feels prepared to take on the world. Some women will not go out of the house without their eyeliner in place. And, on the other hand, over use or improper application of makeup on a trans woman can be a disaster. How does one learn the do’s and don’ts of makeup? Cate O’Malley has some tips.

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  • Say Yes to a Dress! Get Started Crossdressing!

    Say Yes to a Dress! Get Started Crossdressing!

    | Apr 25, 2016 | Comments (3)

    Are you a male who reads TGForum, sees photos of the lovely ladies and wishes you could crossdress? What’s stopping you? Sure, if you’re in a relationship there are issues that must be dealt with. But, if you are single the only thing stopping you from having crossdressed fun is you. We start a series of articles today that offer tips to the novice CD who is just starting out. You’re not getting any younger, and the younger you start wearing dresses and heels the more fun you’ll have. More sophisticated TGF CDs may wish to add their tips using the comment area.

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  • A SF/Fantasy: Eve

    A SF/Fantasy: Eve

    | Apr 25, 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 meets the Valyngaard and learns more about her reality.

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  • Fantasia Fair 2016 Scholarships News

    Fantasia Fair 2016 Scholarships News

    | Apr 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

    The Fantasia Fair Planning Committee will be awarding scholarships to the 42nd annual Fantasia Fair, to be held October 16 – 23 in historic Provincetown, Massachusetts. Individuals receiving full scholarships will receive free tuition to the conference, including all seminars, workshops, banquets & events, daily lunches/brunches, and shared room accommodations for seven nights. The scholarships […]

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  • The Week In Transgenderism

    The Week In Transgenderism

    | Apr 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

    All the trans related news gathered into one condensed mass! It’s the massive black hole of trans news — The Week In Transgendrism! Today we learn that YouTube star Gigi Gorgeous is moving into modeling and acting. Laura Jane Grace will play North Carolina just to piss them off. A Detroit woman hopes to be the first trans woman to sail around the world. Shrek: The Musical makes fun of crossdressers. The Austin International Drag Fest is coming soon. Lots and lots of Restroom Wars coverage. A host of TWIT Awards! It’s all waiting for you in TWIT!

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  • For Julie

    For Julie

    | Apr 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

    Sophie has lost a friend. A friend she never met in person but a person who interacted with her on social media for many years and was supportive of Sophie’s transition. Even offering fashion advice and other support. Today Sophie talks about her loss and she has advice on how mere mortals can deal with mortality. Have tissues on hand before you read “For Julie.”

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The Week In Transgenderism

| Apr 25, 2016 | Comments (2)

The Week In Transgenderism has condensed and is now ready for your viewing pleasure. Today we learn that many are praising the late Prince for his gender mixing. Donald Trump made a positive comment about trans people in the restroom, but then walked it back. Ted Cruz attacked Trump for his comment and denigrated trans people. There were, again, tons of restroom stories. Gavin Grimm has won the right to plead his case. Patrick Stewart attends an event in drag. David de Alba gets an award. Photos of John Waters and Divine in 1975. A trans male 16-year-old is escorted out of a Cruz rally. A 4-year-old in England knows she is a girl. Drag is big business down under. Many TWIT Awards are given. Stay in touch with trans news from around the world with TWIT!

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Cultural Change Science

| Apr 25, 2016 | Comments (4)

Recently President Obama admonished Black Lives Matter protesters that they need to be doing more than shouting if they want to move their agenda forward. Protest is often necessary but there needs to be another step beyond protest which leads to real change. Too much shouting can actually hurt the cause. There is real science that can be applied to creating change in a culture. Dana Bevan reveals some of it today and urges its use in the fight for trans rights.

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Makeup, Makeovers & Mary Kay Ash

| Apr 25, 2016 | Comments (2)

Everyone can benefit from a bit of makeup. The proper use of cosmetics can make a bland face look vibrant. A touch of lipstick, a hint of blush and a lady feels prepared to take on the world. Some women will not go out of the house without their eyeliner in place. And, on the other hand, over use or improper application of makeup on a trans woman can be a disaster. How does one learn the do’s and don’ts of makeup? Cate O’Malley has some tips.

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Say Yes to a Dress! Get Started Crossdressing!

| Apr 25, 2016 | Comments (3)

Are you a male who reads TGForum, sees photos of the lovely ladies and wishes you could crossdress? What’s stopping you? Sure, if you’re in a relationship there are issues that must be dealt with. But, if you are single the only thing stopping you from having crossdressed fun is you. We start a series of articles today that offer tips to the novice CD who is just starting out. You’re not getting any younger, and the younger you start wearing dresses and heels the more fun you’ll have. More sophisticated TGF CDs may wish to add their tips using the comment area.

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A SF/Fantasy: Eve

| Apr 25, 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 meets the Valyngaard and learns more about her reality.

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Fantasia Fair 2016 Scholarships News

| Apr 25, 2016 | Comments (0)

The Fantasia Fair Planning Committee will be awarding scholarships to the 42nd annual Fantasia Fair, to be held October 16 – 23 in historic Provincetown, Massachusetts. Individuals receiving full scholarships will receive free tuition to the conference, including all seminars, workshops, banquets & events, daily lunches/brunches, and shared room accommodations for seven nights. The scholarships […]

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The Week In Transgenderism

| Apr 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

All the trans related news gathered into one condensed mass! It’s the massive black hole of trans news — The Week In Transgendrism! Today we learn that YouTube star Gigi Gorgeous is moving into modeling and acting. Laura Jane Grace will play North Carolina just to piss them off. A Detroit woman hopes to be the first trans woman to sail around the world. Shrek: The Musical makes fun of crossdressers. The Austin International Drag Fest is coming soon. Lots and lots of Restroom Wars coverage. A host of TWIT Awards! It’s all waiting for you in TWIT!

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For Julie

| Apr 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

Sophie has lost a friend. A friend she never met in person but a person who interacted with her on social media for many years and was supportive of Sophie’s transition. Even offering fashion advice and other support. Today Sophie talks about her loss and she has advice on how mere mortals can deal with mortality. Have tissues on hand before you read “For Julie.”

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The Occasional Woman — Spring Fashion

| Apr 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

Today Lorraine Anderson, owner and operator of the seamstress service The Occasional Woman, discusses whether or not you really, really need those “must have” fashion items that the stores and magazines say you can’t live without. Rompers? The “New Shorts”? Are they really as important as all that? Lorraine has some ideas on the subject.

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A Christine-Jane Cartoon

| Apr 18, 2016 | 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. Today she comments on the possible danger posed to crossdressers by mischievous juveniles.

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Cali is Kicking My Ass

| Apr 18, 2016 | Comments (0)

Colonel Amanda is waging a war in California, against California. Despite the many advances in treatment of trans people it’s still not a paradise and the enemy keeps putting up defenses that thwart Colonel Amanda’s sorties into enemy held territory. Can she hold out till reinforcements arrive? Will she have to fall back to her home base. . . or even further? Read this latest dispatch from the front and decide if she can win this war.

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Retro Rerun: My Secret — An Eye Makeup Trick

| Apr 18, 2016 | Comments (1)

Time for another blast from the past! Or as we call them when we bring back some of our content from days gone by, a Retro Rerun. Back in the ’90s some of TGF’s prettiest readers agreed to share their favorite style, beauty and “how-to” tips. In 1997 these eye makeup ideas came from Michelle Ross, one of TGF’s loveliest. See if you can use them in 2016.

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The Week In Transgenderism

| Apr 11, 2016 | Comments (1)

All the trans related news we could find assembled in one place! It’s The Week In Transgenderism! Today learn that more shots, on both sides, have been fired in the Restroom Wars. The Daily Show devoted almost an entire show to the restroom issue. Siobhan Attwell is the new Andreja Pejic. The Pentagon hasn’t made good on its promise to let trans soldiers serve openly. Panti Bliss provides free HIV tests in her basement. A trans boy can run for prom king. Ladyboys must apply for the army in Thailand. A drag queen gives a TED talk. And we have a long list of TWIT Awards to present. Don’t miss any of it! It’s all in TWIT!

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Dina’s Diner

| Apr 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

What’s on the menu at Dina’s Diner? She serves up a story about men who put on makeup and share their pix on Instagram. Then comes a course of latex fashions followed by a side dish of Spandex recollections inspired by a new movie set in the ’80s. She finishes off your Diner meal with an art show featuring trans subjects that was inspired by political graphics. For desert you learn about the man who created the Fairy Loop. It’s all waiting for you down at Dina’s Diner.

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Who’s That Lady?

| Apr 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

Now and then male actors must dress in women’s clothing for a role. (Or sometimes just for fun.) Some look beautiful dressed as women. Some, not so much. As we do from time to time we bring you another edition of Who’s That Lady? See if you can guess the male identity of our ladies.

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Perpetual Change: Reviews and New Music

| Apr 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

Today Perpetual Change brings you a song from trans man singer Ryan Cassata that tells the gender binary what it can do with itself in very certain, and profane, terms. Next up Pamela DeGroff has info on the forthcoming album from Reverend Yolanda, “Country Gospel Kirtan, Vol. 2.” Then she does a review of the newest music from No Doubt vocalist and solo artist Gwen Stefani, “This Is What Truth Feels Like.”

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Retro Rerun: Techniques for a Feminine Voice

| Apr 11, 2016 | Comments (1)

Today’s Retro Rerun is from the early days of TGForum. The late Roberta Angela Dee did a series of articles on learning feminine skills. Today we bring back her tips on creating a feminine voice. You can tell the articles (we’ve combined two of her article on voice) are from the ’90s as she says to use a “tape recorder” to practice with. Today a smart phone will have the app you need. Roberta’s advice is still good today no matter what device you use to practice.

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Dawn & Hannah — In the end….

| Apr 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

Hannah and Dawn have moved from a close relationship to trying to adjust to being just friends. Dawn knew when they met that Hannah would be an important part of her life and that she would be important for Hannah. But Hannah took the lessons Dawn taught her and moved on down her own road to her feminine destiny. Today Dawn bids Hannah farewell on her gender journey.

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David de Alba — Talking With Spirits

| Apr 11, 2016 | Comments (1)

David de Alba, The Cuban Legend, is not only a famed female impersonator but he has lived an interesting life. He is so interesting that he was recently the subject of a soon to be released documentary. Before the entire documentary is available we’ve been treated to some short snippets by way of promoting the […]

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Gender in the Lab

| Apr 11, 2016 | Comments (0)

Jamie Fenton was one of the original team the created TGForum. Back in the 1990s she wrote the code used to build the website and was a contributor of content for several years. Recently Jamie contacted us and said the writing bug has struck and asked if we would be interested in publishing her stuff. We said yes and here is her first blog. It outlines what she’s doing these days.

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Has Your Email Address Changed?

| Apr 5, 2016 | Comments (0)

We’ve been using a user registration system at TGForum for several years. Registering gets you extra access to the social networking features of our site. It allows you to send messages to other TGF users through the site and get notified when you do have a message or Friend Request waiting for you in your […]

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The Week In Transgenderism

| Apr 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

Right wing opposition to LGBT rights culminated in the passage of House Bill 2 in North Carolina. Rational people around the country are striking back with an all out assault on North Carolina’s prosperity. Business leaders, the federal government and city and state governments around the country are all poised to stop the flow of cash in the state. And there’s a lot of other news in The Week In Transgenderism. March 31 was International Transgender Day of Visibility. A Malaysian trans women wins an award from the U.S. Secretary of State. Two articles feature important trans activists of the present and bygone days. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton both promise trans support. Israel seeks to boost LGBT tourism. All that and more plus a few TWIT Awards is waiting for you in this week’s edition of TWIT!

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A T-Girl, An Admirer and His Wife: Is Three a Crowd?

| Apr 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

Linda has been writing about an ‘eternal love triangle’ involving a ‘CD admirer’ named Stan, Stan’s wife Susan and a pretty young crossdresser named . . . Well, she wasn’t given a name and we weren’t told whether she was pretty or young. Linda’s first article ended by repeating an email titled ‘Final Message from Stan’s Wife’ where the wife reported finding evidence that rather than being remorseful about his dalliances her husband was planning further trysts for his upcoming business trip to New York. The second installment featured more communication between the CD and Stan’s wife. Today Linda goes into further detail.

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The Tulle Skirt — Not Just For the Young and Thin

| Apr 4, 2016 | Comments (1)

Are you a woman of a certain age? Think you can’t wear a trendy tulle skirt? Why not? Fashion maven Tasi Zuriack believes that women of all ages can express themselves in the great variety of tulle skirts that can currently be found in your favorite store. Whether short, mid, or long length Tasi has recommendations on how to rock that tulle skirt without being mistaken for a ballerina or a bride.

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Tweezing and Anger Management

| Apr 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

Sometimes our Contributors connect up things that don’t seem to be connected. Today our new Contributor Emyli Evyrling posts a blog that brings together anger and tweezing. Do this things relate? Could be. Anger can be like an infected hair. There can be a ton of anger roiling around in a trans person who has been told they’re crazy, kept from being who they are and denied personhood. And male hair growth, on face and body, is a symbol of that oppression to many trans women. Emyli has tips on how to pluck that oppression out. And she expresses some anger, too.

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Trans Media Arts

| Apr 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

Today’s edition of Trans Media Arts brings you a varied selection, a potpourri if you will, of happenings in the television, film, music and literary arts that features trans people of all stripes. Amanda has news about Laura Jane Grace’s new book. She tells us about the future of I Am Cait, trans actresses in Shakespeare’s day, new television show in production, new music and videos, and a lot more. Catch up on what’s happening in Trans Media Arts!

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