• The Week In Transgenderism

    The Week In Transgenderism

    | Feb 8, 2016 | Comments (1)

    It’s The Week In Transgenderism! Today we learn about the beauty pageant queen who became a man. A Girl Scout whose neighbor wouldn’t buy her cookies from “a boy in a dress” sold 3000 boxes after she took her story online. The Nicole Maines case decision is being ignored by Maine’s governor. A trans girl in Australia is lobbying for change. A woman in Russia is suing over lost value of her GRS savings since the ruble sank. A new report says trans kids in the restroom are no trouble. The military adds medical care for trans soldiers. Students in a California high school dress as the opposite gender to protest the dress code. There’s all that and a load of TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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  • I Am the Non-Binary Boogieman

    I Am the Non-Binary Boogieman

    | Feb 8, 2016 | Comments (3)

    It’s a big, wonderful world and it’s full of possibilities. Why should we be limited to expressing only two gender identities? That’s the question The Artist D poses today. Why not be able to be femme one day, masculine the next and a mixture of both, or none, on another day? The Artist D wants to shake the gender identity tree and see what falls out. See if you agree.

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  • Trans Media Arts

    Trans Media Arts

    | Feb 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

    Amanda F. is on the media arts beat and this week she has info on Her Story, a web series about trans women who have stopped looking for love. She has news about India’s only hijra band, the 6 Pack Band. We get the skinny on just which character in The Force Awakens appeals to Laura Jane Grace, and she has a look at an episode of The X-Files that may have gotten it wrong in a plot that tried to be au currant. She reviews the movie Viva and talks about the impact of David Bowie. It’s all in Trans Media Arts!

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  • “Message from Stan’s Wife”

    “Message from Stan’s Wife”

    | Feb 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

    They are called “chasers” or “admirers.” They are men who are attracted to trans women. While they may get married to cis women and have families they are always looking for love on the down low with a trans woman. But when they’re not discreet about it their secret can get out. An e-mail to a friend of Linda’s gets her friend into a prolonged conversation with the wife of one of her ‘admirer’ friends. Does the phrase ‘eternal triangle’ come to mind?

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  • Who's That Lady?

    Who’s That Lady?

    | Feb 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

    We haven’t had a game of Who’s That Lady? in awhile. You play by looking at the photos of celebrity men in drag and guessing who they are. Some are pretty obvious and some may take awhile to figure out. No prizes will be awarded. To start playing click on the first image. It will […]

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  • Dr. Sherman Leis: Let Intersex Children Choose

    Dr. Sherman Leis: Let Intersex Children Choose

    | Feb 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

    Children With Ambiguous Genitalia Should be Given Time to Decide Which Gender They Identify With (Philadelphia, PA) – Children with intersex conditions — those born with genital ambiguity – should be allowed time for their brains and gender identity to develop naturally before their gender is decided, says Dr. Sherman Leis, renowned transgender surgeon and the founder of The Philadelphia Center […]

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  • 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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The Week In Transgenderism

| Feb 8, 2016 | Comments (1)

It’s The Week In Transgenderism! Today we learn about the beauty pageant queen who became a man. A Girl Scout whose neighbor wouldn’t buy her cookies from “a boy in a dress” sold 3000 boxes after she took her story online. The Nicole Maines case decision is being ignored by Maine’s governor. A trans girl in Australia is lobbying for change. A woman in Russia is suing over lost value of her GRS savings since the ruble sank. A new report says trans kids in the restroom are no trouble. The military adds medical care for trans soldiers. Students in a California high school dress as the opposite gender to protest the dress code. There’s all that and a load of TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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I Am the Non-Binary Boogieman

| Feb 8, 2016 | Comments (3)

It’s a big, wonderful world and it’s full of possibilities. Why should we be limited to expressing only two gender identities? That’s the question The Artist D poses today. Why not be able to be femme one day, masculine the next and a mixture of both, or none, on another day? The Artist D wants to shake the gender identity tree and see what falls out. See if you agree.

Read More

Trans Media Arts

| Feb 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

Amanda F. is on the media arts beat and this week she has info on Her Story, a web series about trans women who have stopped looking for love. She has news about India’s only hijra band, the 6 Pack Band. We get the skinny on just which character in The Force Awakens appeals to Laura Jane Grace, and she has a look at an episode of The X-Files that may have gotten it wrong in a plot that tried to be au currant. She reviews the movie Viva and talks about the impact of David Bowie. It’s all in Trans Media Arts!

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“Message from Stan’s Wife”

| Feb 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

They are called “chasers” or “admirers.” They are men who are attracted to trans women. While they may get married to cis women and have families they are always looking for love on the down low with a trans woman. But when they’re not discreet about it their secret can get out. An e-mail to a friend of Linda’s gets her friend into a prolonged conversation with the wife of one of her ‘admirer’ friends. Does the phrase ‘eternal triangle’ come to mind?

Read More

Who’s That Lady?

| Feb 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

We haven’t had a game of Who’s That Lady? in awhile. You play by looking at the photos of celebrity men in drag and guessing who they are. Some are pretty obvious and some may take awhile to figure out. No prizes will be awarded. To start playing click on the first image. It will […]

Read More

Dr. Sherman Leis: Let Intersex Children Choose

| Feb 8, 2016 | Comments (0)

Children With Ambiguous Genitalia Should be Given Time to Decide Which Gender They Identify With (Philadelphia, PA) – Children with intersex conditions — those born with genital ambiguity – should be allowed time for their brains and gender identity to develop naturally before their gender is decided, says Dr. Sherman Leis, renowned transgender surgeon and the founder of The Philadelphia Center […]

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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.

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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!

| 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

| 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

| 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

| 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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