• The Week In Transgenderism

    The Week In Transgenderism

    | Apr 20, 2015 | Comments (1)

    The Week In Transgenderism is on the air! With all the trans news you need and a few TWIT Awards, too. Today we learn about Kenyan trans woman who is an activist in her country. Laverne Cox posed nude for Allure. The Texas bathroom bill has been withdrawn. Trans actresses are getting more roles. A Girl Scouts troop is seeking trans girls as members. Parents in Maine were upset when their kids were read Jazz Jennings’ book. A trans man may be on the cover of a men’s health magazine. There’s drag on campus all over the U.S. Iran: Part of the Axis of Evil or sex-change capitol? All that and more is waiting for you in TWIT!

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  • The Occasional Woman -- More Fashion Trends

    The Occasional Woman — More Fashion Trends

    | Apr 20, 2015 | Comments (1)

    Lorraine Anderson, the woman behind The Occasional Woman custom clothing brand, is back with another column on fashion does and don’ts. Today she takes on culottes and jump suits and applauds vintage lace and tailored slacks. What other trends receive her praise and scorn? Give her fashion post a perusal and find out!

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  • Quislings:  Why?

    Quislings: Why?

    | Apr 20, 2015 | Comments (1)

    Sophie Lynne asks some questions about just who has put trans people in the crosshairs. News stories abound about the progress trans people have made but there are also news stories about the states and municipalities where legislators are targeting trans people with discriminatory bills based on a fundamental lack of knowledge about trans issues. Who are these legislators? Sophie asks that — and then answers the question.

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  • A Christine-Jane Cartoon

    A Christine-Jane Cartoon

    | Apr 20, 2015 | 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. Tasi’s article about skirts on April 6 inspired Christine-Jane to send us this cartoon.

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  • Can You Have Pain Free Pouty Lips?

    Can You Have Pain Free Pouty Lips?

    | Apr 20, 2015 | Comments (1)

    Devices, creams, lotions, and techniques are advertised all the time that promise to give you perfect this or that — whatever the current fad happens to be. Most of them don’t do anything to improve your beauty and some actually damage your skin. Today we look at a product that purports to give you pain free, injection free plumped up and pouty lips. Read, watch the video and decide if CandyLipz is something you’d like to try.

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  • The Cotton Ceiling

    The Cotton Ceiling

    | Apr 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

    Amanda Steele, our newest contriibutor, is living in the City by The Bay, long thought of as a place where diverse people can mingle freely, where love is all around, and if you go there be sure to wear some flowers in your hair. But within that diverse population there is still discrimination. Looking for love in San Francisco Amanda has run into The Cotton Ceiling. It seems cis lesbian women do not think of her as a possible romantic partner.

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  • Normal

    Normal

    | Apr 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

    Tasi Zuriack reviews a book by Amy Bloom titled “Normal.” The subtitle is: “Transsexual CEOs, Crossdressing Cops, and Hermaphrodites with Attitude.” It was published in 2003 and offers an outsider’s perspective on the diversity of the trans community. Read her review and get Tasi’s take on “Normal.”

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The Week In Transgenderism

| Apr 20, 2015 | Comments (1)

The Week In Transgenderism is on the air! With all the trans news you need and a few TWIT Awards, too. Today we learn about Kenyan trans woman who is an activist in her country. Laverne Cox posed nude for Allure. The Texas bathroom bill has been withdrawn. Trans actresses are getting more roles. A Girl Scouts troop is seeking trans girls as members. Parents in Maine were upset when their kids were read Jazz Jennings’ book. A trans man may be on the cover of a men’s health magazine. There’s drag on campus all over the U.S. Iran: Part of the Axis of Evil or sex-change capitol? All that and more is waiting for you in TWIT!

Read More

The Occasional Woman — More Fashion Trends

| Apr 20, 2015 | Comments (1)

Lorraine Anderson, the woman behind The Occasional Woman custom clothing brand, is back with another column on fashion does and don’ts. Today she takes on culottes and jump suits and applauds vintage lace and tailored slacks. What other trends receive her praise and scorn? Give her fashion post a perusal and find out!

Read More

Quislings: Why?

| Apr 20, 2015 | Comments (1)

Sophie Lynne asks some questions about just who has put trans people in the crosshairs. News stories abound about the progress trans people have made but there are also news stories about the states and municipalities where legislators are targeting trans people with discriminatory bills based on a fundamental lack of knowledge about trans issues. Who are these legislators? Sophie asks that — and then answers the question.

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A Christine-Jane Cartoon

| Apr 20, 2015 | 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. Tasi’s article about skirts on April 6 inspired Christine-Jane to send us this cartoon.

Read More

Can You Have Pain Free Pouty Lips?

| Apr 20, 2015 | Comments (1)

Devices, creams, lotions, and techniques are advertised all the time that promise to give you perfect this or that — whatever the current fad happens to be. Most of them don’t do anything to improve your beauty and some actually damage your skin. Today we look at a product that purports to give you pain free, injection free plumped up and pouty lips. Read, watch the video and decide if CandyLipz is something you’d like to try.

Read More

The Cotton Ceiling

| Apr 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

Amanda Steele, our newest contriibutor, is living in the City by The Bay, long thought of as a place where diverse people can mingle freely, where love is all around, and if you go there be sure to wear some flowers in your hair. But within that diverse population there is still discrimination. Looking for love in San Francisco Amanda has run into The Cotton Ceiling. It seems cis lesbian women do not think of her as a possible romantic partner.

Read More

Normal

| Apr 20, 2015 | Comments (0)

Tasi Zuriack reviews a book by Amy Bloom titled “Normal.” The subtitle is: “Transsexual CEOs, Crossdressing Cops, and Hermaphrodites with Attitude.” It was published in 2003 and offers an outsider’s perspective on the diversity of the trans community. Read her review and get Tasi’s take on “Normal.”

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The Week In Transgenderism

| Apr 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

All the TG news that’s fit to print! It’s TWIT! Today we learn that a trans woman has won a battle with the army. Elton John and Michael Stipe scold Georgia for mistreatment of a TG prisoner. Bruce Jenner news and controversy. Your DNA may reveal why you’re trans. Kristen Beck is honored. The White House condemns “reparative” therapy. Chinese trans TV hosts and Japanese transvestite TV host robots. More on the soldier who killed a Filipina woman. A remake of Rocky Horror? All that and more is waiting for you in TWIT!

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Dina’s Diner

| Apr 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

Once again our culture cook Dina Amberle has skimmed up a variety of ingredients from the Internet and whipped it together, popped it in her cerebral oven and dishes it up as the main course in Dina’s Diner. Today she talks about leggings as pants, discloses what pinup girls really looked like, appreciates a financial reporter’s assets, introduces us to some Jewish drag queens and a bit more. Come on into the Diner, take a seat, order a cup of java and be prepared for a tasty treat.

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Femme Nails on the Down Low

| Apr 13, 2015 | Comments (2)

As crossdressers we love to emulate the things that women do, and wear what women wear. Many women enjoy having long nails decorated with colorful (or dark and foreboding) polish, or even adorn them with designs and jewels. That’s hard to do if you have to spend the work week in male mode. But it can be done. Here are some nail tips on having femme nails.

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Ladyboys: Ignorant and Unconscionable

| Apr 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

To many Thailand seems like a transgender paradise. A place where beautiful ladyboys live as pampered courtesans or acclaimed entertainment stars. This view of Thailand is not what the real Thailand is like. While trans people have been a visible part of the Thai landscape for many years acceptance of their existence is not the same as embracing their presence. Christine Burr reports on the discrimination the ladyboys face in the “Land of Smiles.”

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Chanelle’s College CD Survival Guide, Part 4

| Apr 13, 2015 | Comments (0)

Attention all crossdressing co-eds! Our sexy Russian college girl, Chanelle Nirok, has put together a video series on how to crossdress and have fun while you’re living in a dorm. Is that possible? Dorm life is a bit restrictive so how does a young CD express herself in that environment? Chanelle wraps up her lectures today with Part 4.

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David de Alba Interviews Stephanie Williams

| Apr 13, 2015 | Comments (1)

David de Alba graciously allows us to republish his interviews with entertainers that he features on his website. This interview with Stephanie Williams a well known entertainer who worked all across the country and spent a number of years producing shows in New Orlean was conducted in 2000. Ms. Williams is now living full time as a woman and living in Las Vegas.

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The Week In Transgenderism

| Apr 6, 2015 | Comments (0)

What’s happened lately in the world of transgenderism? Lady Ellen’s finishing school for CDs was in the news. NCTE pulled an April Fool’s joke. Female athletes with too much male hormone and a trans woman athlete facing discrimination were in the news. The DOJ has weighed in on trans issues in schools and prisons. Trans Mormons are coming out. A gay and trans gang is getting into the fashion biz. The International Transgender Day of Visibility happened. There are more roles opening for trans actors. All that and a few TWITs make up this edition of The Week In Transgenderism!

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