• The Week In Transgenderism

    The Week In Transgenderism

    | May 25, 2015 | Comments (1)

    All the trans news we could find is hereby assembled for you in one gigantic column we call The Week In Transgenderism! Today we learn that Andreja Pejic has landed a cosmetics company modeling gig. The NYT publishes a TG timeline. A new actor will put on Hedwig’s wig. Conchita Wurst flew in to the Eurovision Song Contest. The Girl Scouts are standing by their inclusion of trans girls. Bruce Jenner is the subject of a Kardashians episode. Grayson Perry is a biker. All that and a lot more are waiting for you in TWIT!

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  • A Scientist Comments on the Jenner Interview

    A Scientist Comments on the Jenner Interview

    | May 25, 2015 | Comments (2)

    Dana Bevan was contacted by a producer from ABC News and asked to critique the Diane Sawyer interview with Bruce Jenner. She did so and sent her evaluation of the show to them. She has condensed that critique down to 11 points and today she shares them with us on TGF. What did she find to be the worst error in Jenner’s interview? Read on!

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  • Christine's Journey -- First Step

    Christine’s Journey — First Step

    | May 25, 2015 | Comments (5)

    Christine was a married crossdresser with kids. After attending a major trans conference in 2014 she realized that all her life she had felt that she should be “someone else.” The conference opened her eyes to her need to be Christine totally. She has agreed to blog about her gender journey so TGF readers can learn about what is involved in “coming out” and going “full time.” Today is the first step on Christine’s Journey.

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  • CD 101: Tips for Novice Crossdressers

    CD 101: Tips for Novice Crossdressers

    | May 25, 2015 | Comments (2)

    So, you are a male who is very attracted to the idea of dressing as a woman. Their clothes, shoes, and hairstyles play a siren’s song at you as you go through your daily routine. “Wear me” they seem to say. Why we get these feelings is a mystery. Research into why men want to […]

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  • Getting “Leads” in the Dating World

    Getting “Leads” in the Dating World

    | May 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

    Our young crossdresser, Chanelle Nirok, is always keeping an eye out when in boy mode for ladies she can date. Come to think of it, she’s doing that in femme mode, too. To add more of a method to the hunt she has taken experience from her old job where she interviewed people to turn them into sales leads and adapted it to finding eligible dates. For the low down on how you can use Chanelle’s method, read on.

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  • I Never Thought I'd Say That!

    I Never Thought I’d Say That!

    | May 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

    Regular, cisgender, folks interacting with trans people they have known for years can sometimes end up saying things they never thought they would. That’s the theme of Cate’s post today, “I never thought I’d say that!” As a trans person moves down their transition path the changes can often make their friends and loved ones to utter the strangest things.

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  • 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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Looking Ahead to New Content

| May 27, 2015 | Comments (0)

Coming on Monday, it’s New Content! Linda Jensen will be here with a piece on the closing of the Triangles club. Tasi Zuriack will cover fashion. Babs Casbar Siperstein will cover politics. The Artist D will take you somewhere, we cannot tell you where and Pamela DeGroff will bring you music and entertainment news in […]

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The Week In Transgenderism

| May 25, 2015 | Comments (1)

All the trans news we could find is hereby assembled for you in one gigantic column we call The Week In Transgenderism! Today we learn that Andreja Pejic has landed a cosmetics company modeling gig. The NYT publishes a TG timeline. A new actor will put on Hedwig’s wig. Conchita Wurst flew in to the Eurovision Song Contest. The Girl Scouts are standing by their inclusion of trans girls. Bruce Jenner is the subject of a Kardashians episode. Grayson Perry is a biker. All that and a lot more are waiting for you in TWIT!

Read More

A Scientist Comments on the Jenner Interview

| May 25, 2015 | Comments (2)

Dana Bevan was contacted by a producer from ABC News and asked to critique the Diane Sawyer interview with Bruce Jenner. She did so and sent her evaluation of the show to them. She has condensed that critique down to 11 points and today she shares them with us on TGF. What did she find to be the worst error in Jenner’s interview? Read on!

Read More

Christine’s Journey — First Step

| May 25, 2015 | Comments (5)

Christine was a married crossdresser with kids. After attending a major trans conference in 2014 she realized that all her life she had felt that she should be “someone else.” The conference opened her eyes to her need to be Christine totally. She has agreed to blog about her gender journey so TGF readers can learn about what is involved in “coming out” and going “full time.” Today is the first step on Christine’s Journey.

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CD 101: Tips for Novice Crossdressers

| May 25, 2015 | Comments (2)

So, you are a male who is very attracted to the idea of dressing as a woman. Their clothes, shoes, and hairstyles play a siren’s song at you as you go through your daily routine. “Wear me” they seem to say. Why we get these feelings is a mystery. Research into why men want to […]

Read More

Getting “Leads” in the Dating World

| May 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

Our young crossdresser, Chanelle Nirok, is always keeping an eye out when in boy mode for ladies she can date. Come to think of it, she’s doing that in femme mode, too. To add more of a method to the hunt she has taken experience from her old job where she interviewed people to turn them into sales leads and adapted it to finding eligible dates. For the low down on how you can use Chanelle’s method, read on.

Read More

I Never Thought I’d Say That!

| May 25, 2015 | Comments (0)

Regular, cisgender, folks interacting with trans people they have known for years can sometimes end up saying things they never thought they would. That’s the theme of Cate’s post today, “I never thought I’d say that!” As a trans person moves down their transition path the changes can often make their friends and loved ones to utter the strangest things.

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Say Happy Birthday

| May 19, 2015 | Comments (2)

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.

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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

| 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?

| 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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