• The Week In Transgenderism

    The Week In Transgenderism

    | May 18, 2015 | Comments (1)

    Bruce Jenner coming out has gotten interest up in trans issues. Kristen Beck is not happy about that. Miley Cyrus doesn’t like being restricted to a femme gender. Another performer named Shamir is not concerned with his gender. Indonesia’s bissu are making a come back. Geena Rocero is working with the HRC. Fashion model Gisele Alicea is featured in Glamour. The Elle Fanning trans man movie gets distribution. A truck driver came out as trans and got support from her fellow truckers. All that and a lot more are waiting for you in TWIT!

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  • The Occasional Woman -- Summer Legs

    The Occasional Woman — Summer Legs

    | May 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

    Here is the east the hot, humid air has rolled in and the cool breezes of spring are just a memory — even though summer doesn’t officially begin for a few weeks. It’s time to pull out the summer dresses and sandals but what about our legs? They are our method of moving around but they’re also a fashion accessory. Lorraine Anderson gives you some tips for showing them off.

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  • A Christine-Jane Cartoon

    A Christine-Jane Cartoon

    | May 18, 2015 | Comments (1)

    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 presents one of those things that can happen. It’s not something any crossdresser likes to have happen.

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  • Barnes & Noble Lawsuit

    Barnes & Noble Lawsuit

    | May 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

    When we wondered about the lawsuit brought by a former employee of Barnes & Noble in Huntington Beach, California we went to someone who has experience in the retail book biz. And someone who has experience in undergoing transition while working in that business. That someone is our own Sophie Lynne. Learn what she thinks about the trans woman who was fired when she she announced her transition.

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  • Video Fashion Tip -- Things We've Done

    Video Fashion Tip — Things We’ve Done

    | May 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

    When a crossdresser finally reaches the point where they can no longer just dress up in the closet and take photos, when they have to step across the threshold and venture out into public en femme, there are some things that everyone does. Victoria Williams goes on location to run through some of the “first time out” behaviors that many of us have indulged in.

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  • The Promised Land: GRS for the poor?

    The Promised Land: GRS for the poor?

    | May 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

    Amanda is a low income trans woman living in San Francisco. That’s an are that seems like The Promised Land to those seeking gender reassignment since state law mandates that health insurance providers must cover trans related issues. Amanda reports that it’s not all that simple, or easy, to get your surgery covered. Find out what she’s learned so far.

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  • The Week In Transgenderism

    The Week In Transgenderism

    | May 11, 2015 | Comments (2)

    All the TG news that fits! Another trans girl is elected prom queen. Smith college changes it’s trans policy. The New York Times has a series on trans. Have you seen “Screaming Queen”? A former cop now impersonates Beyonce. A trans woman sues Barnes & Noble. OSHA weighs in on the need for restrooms for all. Fallon Fox took inspiration from Bruce Jenner. Laverne Cox is on the cover of Variety. Atlanta, there’s a new conference in town. Miley Cyrus honors Leelah Alcorn. All that and more plus a few TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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Say Happy Birthday

| May 19, 2015 | Comments (0)

Wednesday, May 20, is David de Alba’s birthday. Everyone who has enjoyed David’s performances over the years, and his interviews on TGF with classic female impersonators, should take a moment and send him a happy birthday email. And we bet he would love a birthday present in the form of everyone attending his Judy Garland […]

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The Week In Transgenderism

| May 18, 2015 | Comments (1)

Bruce Jenner coming out has gotten interest up in trans issues. Kristen Beck is not happy about that. Miley Cyrus doesn’t like being restricted to a femme gender. Another performer named Shamir is not concerned with his gender. Indonesia’s bissu are making a come back. Geena Rocero is working with the HRC. Fashion model Gisele Alicea is featured in Glamour. The Elle Fanning trans man movie gets distribution. A truck driver came out as trans and got support from her fellow truckers. All that and a lot more are waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Occasional Woman — Summer Legs

| May 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Here is the east the hot, humid air has rolled in and the cool breezes of spring are just a memory — even though summer doesn’t officially begin for a few weeks. It’s time to pull out the summer dresses and sandals but what about our legs? They are our method of moving around but they’re also a fashion accessory. Lorraine Anderson gives you some tips for showing them off.

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A Christine-Jane Cartoon

| May 18, 2015 | Comments (1)

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 presents one of those things that can happen. It’s not something any crossdresser likes to have happen.

Read More

Barnes & Noble Lawsuit

| May 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

When we wondered about the lawsuit brought by a former employee of Barnes & Noble in Huntington Beach, California we went to someone who has experience in the retail book biz. And someone who has experience in undergoing transition while working in that business. That someone is our own Sophie Lynne. Learn what she thinks about the trans woman who was fired when she she announced her transition.

Read More

Video Fashion Tip — Things We’ve Done

| May 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

When a crossdresser finally reaches the point where they can no longer just dress up in the closet and take photos, when they have to step across the threshold and venture out into public en femme, there are some things that everyone does. Victoria Williams goes on location to run through some of the “first time out” behaviors that many of us have indulged in.

Read More

The Promised Land: GRS for the poor?

| May 18, 2015 | Comments (0)

Amanda is a low income trans woman living in San Francisco. That’s an are that seems like The Promised Land to those seeking gender reassignment since state law mandates that health insurance providers must cover trans related issues. Amanda reports that it’s not all that simple, or easy, to get your surgery covered. Find out what she’s learned so far.

Read More

The Week In Transgenderism

| May 11, 2015 | Comments (2)

All the TG news that fits! Another trans girl is elected prom queen. Smith college changes it’s trans policy. The New York Times has a series on trans. Have you seen “Screaming Queen”? A former cop now impersonates Beyonce. A trans woman sues Barnes & Noble. OSHA weighs in on the need for restrooms for all. Fallon Fox took inspiration from Bruce Jenner. Laverne Cox is on the cover of Variety. Atlanta, there’s a new conference in town. Miley Cyrus honors Leelah Alcorn. All that and more plus a few TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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Dina’s Diner

| May 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

Dina stirs up a mess of tasty stuff today. She’s gotten the ingredients together from the news and blended them with her own special spices to create a delicious Dina’s Diner entree. There’s The Prancing Elites, a mom who was a showgirl, a mom with a low class look, a female who crossdressed to lead an army, comments on prom dresses, and a bit more. It all makes for another great day in Dina’s Diner.

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Chanelle Nirok — Makeup!

| May 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

In this video Chanelle Nirok takes you through each step of her makeup process. From application of foundation to the all important eye makeup and lip color, Chanelle shows you how to do your own male to female makeover.

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“Accidents will happen; mishaps will occur”

| May 11, 2015 | Comments (1)

Things don’t always go as planned. The best laid plans for an evening, or day, out and about en femme can be blown up by a mishap or accident. It doesn’t have to be a serious accident. Just a small misstep or memory lapse can get you a lot more attention than you were hoping for. Christine Burr shares some of the things that have happened to she and her friends while they were trying to blend in.

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Be Part of the Process in 2016! You Could be a Delegate

| May 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

Be a part of the political process in 2016! That’s what Babs Casbar Siperstein tells you to do in this post. Don’t whine about people trying to keep you out of the restroom of your choice. Get involved in the political process and become a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. Babs tells you how to do it. And how to get involved on your local level. Visibility means greater acceptance!

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Notes From The Closet: Thoughts While Walking

| May 11, 2015 | Comments (0)

Claire Crowley is a closeted crossdresser who, like most crossdressers, had feminine fantasies as a child. She was also small and weak — and then had a major illness that kept her confined to her home for several months. Before the illness she was bullied and after she got better she decided she would not be bullies again. She became a manly man, but one who harbors a longing for femininity. Here are some of her thoughts inspired by a walk down the street.

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Rare Video of David de Alba

| May 11, 2015 | Comments (1)

In 1980 David de Alba, the Cuban Legend, stepped outside the walls of the famous female impersonation club Finocchio’s to do a special performance at the popular Cuban club Circulo Cubano in San Francisco. He had no dressing room or help so he wore the Judy Garland hobo costume from his Judy show, and a Pierot costume. And then — he sang.

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