• The Week In Trans 6/19/17

    The Week In Trans 6/19/17

    | Jun 19, 2017 | Comments (1)

    Today we learn that a beauty pageant winner speaks about trans issues in Israel. The AMA passes a resolution concerning trans patients. The US Dept. of Commerce got push back after removing anti-discrimination language. NYC trans firefighter Brooke Guinan is a Pride Parade grand marshal. Don’t expect openly trans troops anytime soon. Danica Roem won her primary race in Virginia. Bathroom bill in Texas news. Trans Korean singer Harisu divorces. Eddie Izzard makes Bill Maher nervous. There’s all that and a lot more, plus several TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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  • The Occasional Woman: Undergarments

    The Occasional Woman: Undergarments

    | Jun 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

    Wearing women’s clothing is something you have to teach yourself if you want to look comfortable and poised in a dress or separates. Even the best coordinated outfit, when you’ve done your best to match your shoes and handbag to the color of the tiny blue flowers in your floral print dress, will not look as nice as it should if you don’t have the proper foundation garments doing their job underneath your dress. Today Lorraine Anderson brings undergarments out into the open and gives you some ideas on what to wear.

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  • Choice

    Choice

    | Jun 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

    Get your notebooks out and prepare to pay attention. Dr. Dana Bevan’s lecture today is all about the science of choice. Some people say that transgender individuals choose to be trans. Trans people say that being trans is not a choice. If it was a choice many say it is not a choice they would make since being trans can bring so much stress and so many problems. So what does the science say? Today Dana writes about choice and touches both scientific and philosophical views on whether or not we consciously chose anything, at all.

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  • (Some) Men Are Pigs!

    (Some) Men Are Pigs!

    | Jun 19, 2017 | Comments (2)

    R.e.s.p.e.c.t., that’s what Cate O’Malley is talking about. Why can some men be such jerks online? Cate has had far too many online interactions with men who think every girl wants to see a photo of their manhood as soon as she responds to their first email. Cate has a way to deal with the pushy guys and she talks about it in her blog today.

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  • Kimberly's Adventure Time

    Kimberly’s Adventure Time

    | Jun 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

    Kimberly has been blogging about her journey into womanhood. In her past posts she has written about how she came to realize that she was transgender, and how she started to explore her local area early in the morning. She would dress like a lady on the way to her office and stop in at stores that were open very early so she could interact with some people in her true gender. What goes with early mornings? Breakfast, of course. Today Kimberly writes about what happened when she started having breakfast at Denny’s.

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  • Terrific Transgender Candidates

    Terrific Transgender Candidates

    | Jun 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

    As we are on track to witness a record number of murders of trans people here in the United States, we are no doubt seeing a record number of qualified transgender people  running for public office and that is a terrific way of fighting back. DANICA ROEM Danica Roem has worked in her personal and […]

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  • Thinking as a Woman

    Thinking as a Woman

    | Jun 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

    A new contributor joins TGForum today. Her name is Brielle and she is at the beginning of transition. In her first four blogs she will tell you about how she came to the point in her life when she had to begin that transition. She has lived through a lot and shares all the details of her story, holding nothing back. Today she starts at the beginning and covers childhood through her teen years.

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  • The Week In Trans 6/12/17

    The Week In Trans 6/12/17

    | Jun 12, 2017 | Comments (2)

    It’s time for TWIT! That’s The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? Billboard magazine brings together Drag Race queens for a kiki. Gavin Grimm graduated from high school. Chelsea Manning talks about why she did what she did. Methodists ordain a non-binary person. RuPaul says America needs more drag super stars. Peppermint is the subject of a documentary. If Texas passes the bathroom law the NFL may not go there for the 2018 draft. An 8-year-old drag princess is causing controversy. San Francisco historic drag spots will get plaques. There’s all that and much more plus a number of TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 6/19/17

| Jun 19, 2017 | Comments (1)

Today we learn that a beauty pageant winner speaks about trans issues in Israel. The AMA passes a resolution concerning trans patients. The US Dept. of Commerce got push back after removing anti-discrimination language. NYC trans firefighter Brooke Guinan is a Pride Parade grand marshal. Don’t expect openly trans troops anytime soon. Danica Roem won her primary race in Virginia. Bathroom bill in Texas news. Trans Korean singer Harisu divorces. Eddie Izzard makes Bill Maher nervous. There’s all that and a lot more, plus several TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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Bebashi Philadelphia Offers Services to Trans People

| Jun 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

Empower people to enhance the quality of their health and overall well-being by providing access to culturally sensitive high quality healthcare, HIV/AIDS services, health education, and social services. Bebashi – Transition to Hope, an acronym originally standing for Blacks Educating Blacks about Sexual Health Issues, is the second-oldest AIDS service organization in the Philadelphia, Pa. […]

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The Occasional Woman: Undergarments

| Jun 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

Wearing women’s clothing is something you have to teach yourself if you want to look comfortable and poised in a dress or separates. Even the best coordinated outfit, when you’ve done your best to match your shoes and handbag to the color of the tiny blue flowers in your floral print dress, will not look as nice as it should if you don’t have the proper foundation garments doing their job underneath your dress. Today Lorraine Anderson brings undergarments out into the open and gives you some ideas on what to wear.

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Choice

| Jun 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

Get your notebooks out and prepare to pay attention. Dr. Dana Bevan’s lecture today is all about the science of choice. Some people say that transgender individuals choose to be trans. Trans people say that being trans is not a choice. If it was a choice many say it is not a choice they would make since being trans can bring so much stress and so many problems. So what does the science say? Today Dana writes about choice and touches both scientific and philosophical views on whether or not we consciously chose anything, at all.

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(Some) Men Are Pigs!

| Jun 19, 2017 | Comments (2)

R.e.s.p.e.c.t., that’s what Cate O’Malley is talking about. Why can some men be such jerks online? Cate has had far too many online interactions with men who think every girl wants to see a photo of their manhood as soon as she responds to their first email. Cate has a way to deal with the pushy guys and she talks about it in her blog today.

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Kimberly’s Adventure Time

| Jun 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

Kimberly has been blogging about her journey into womanhood. In her past posts she has written about how she came to realize that she was transgender, and how she started to explore her local area early in the morning. She would dress like a lady on the way to her office and stop in at stores that were open very early so she could interact with some people in her true gender. What goes with early mornings? Breakfast, of course. Today Kimberly writes about what happened when she started having breakfast at Denny’s.

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Terrific Transgender Candidates

| Jun 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

As we are on track to witness a record number of murders of trans people here in the United States, we are no doubt seeing a record number of qualified transgender people  running for public office and that is a terrific way of fighting back. DANICA ROEM Danica Roem has worked in her personal and […]

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Thinking as a Woman

| Jun 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

A new contributor joins TGForum today. Her name is Brielle and she is at the beginning of transition. In her first four blogs she will tell you about how she came to the point in her life when she had to begin that transition. She has lived through a lot and shares all the details of her story, holding nothing back. Today she starts at the beginning and covers childhood through her teen years.

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The Week In Trans 6/12/17

| Jun 12, 2017 | Comments (2)

It’s time for TWIT! That’s The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? Billboard magazine brings together Drag Race queens for a kiki. Gavin Grimm graduated from high school. Chelsea Manning talks about why she did what she did. Methodists ordain a non-binary person. RuPaul says America needs more drag super stars. Peppermint is the subject of a documentary. If Texas passes the bathroom law the NFL may not go there for the 2018 draft. An 8-year-old drag princess is causing controversy. San Francisco historic drag spots will get plaques. There’s all that and much more plus a number of TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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Seventeen

| Jun 12, 2017 | Comments (0)

Sophie is concerned that her generation of trans people has not succeeded in clearing the way for the younger generations of trans people. Progress was being made and recognition and respect was being earned and then a change of administration shifted the federal stance on transgender right from positive to negative. Sophie writes about two encounters she had while at work that demonstrate the success of the work that has been done and the need for continued work.

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Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund Freedom Awards

| Jun 12, 2017 | Comments (0)

On June 8 The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund held their 2017 Freedom Awards in New York City. Awards were presented to people and organizations who made a contribution to TLDEF’s mission. Angela Gardner traveled to the Big Apple to report on the event. Here is her report and several photos from the event.

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Pink Toenails in The Hospital — Part 2

| Jun 12, 2017 | Comments (0)

We all have our dress up routines. Some always “under dress” in lingerie and hose while they present a masculine image to the world. Other’s prefer to dress up all the way and go out for special femme days, or just stay home and take selfies to post on Facebook. While under dressing can give a crossdresser the connection to the world of femininity that they find pleasurable, there are dangers when your usual routine is suddenly interrupted. In Part 1 Porja told you how a medical emergency landed her in the ER while under dressing in lace panties and hose. Today the startling consequences.

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California Dreamin’?

| Jun 12, 2017 | Comments (4)

Amanda has been a travelin’ woman and seen much of the USA. Before she arrived in California’s Bay Area she saw an awful lot of the east coast and made her way through places in the heartland. Now, after being in the San Francisco area for more than two years she compares what she has found there with places she has visited previously. You could say she finds California lacking in a few important areas.

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Princesas de la Noche — Recorrido Urbado

| Jun 12, 2017 | Comments (0)

Katherine Diaz’s travels through her city en femme have given her a different perspective. Perhaps she is more attuned to the presence of art in her city when she sees it from a feminine perspective. Whatever the reason today Katherine celebrates the murals that transform old buildings into works of art that brighten neighborhoods and have inspired muralists in other cities to create large scale art works. Of course there is a video to accompany Katherine’s blog. The blog is en español. Use Google translate to read it in English.

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Ask Mistress Samantha

| Jun 12, 2017 | Comments (0)

Mistress Samantha is a Lifestyle Mistress who has been actively involved in the Transgender/Crossdressing Community for almost twenty years. She started a successful Adult Phone Service over eighteen years ago. Since then, she’s personally advised, guided and fantasized with literally thousands of members of the Crossdressing, Transsexual, and Sissy Communities. In her TGF column, Ask Mistress Samantha, she answers your personal questions.

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Letter to the Editor

| Jun 12, 2017 | Comments (0)

Dear Editor, All beings on this planet have an inalienable right to express their own individual personality as long as doing so is not harmful to other members of the community. The female gender have been crossdressing without hindrance from time immemorial and are still allowed to carry it on in public where it is […]

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The Week In Trans 6/5/17

| Jun 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Here’s your heaping helping of trans news that we call The Week In Trans! Today we learn that there is a photo exhibit called Beautiful Boy featuring a new way to be male. Many decisions in court cases are being issued, upheld, and struck down. A drag performer has 12 rules to follow for a successful drag career. The military is supposed to have a plan for inclusion of trans soldiers. They are not double timing it to get that done. Grayson Perry, transvestite artist, wants to dance. Sense8 has been cancelled. Mariette Pathy Allen’s trans photos are featured. Vinny Ohh wants to not have any genitals. Oh! There’s all that and a lot more, plus a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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Dina’s Diner

| Jun 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Time to head on over to Dina’s Diner for some tasty treats. Dina has cooked up some specials for today and she’s waiting for you to slide into a booth, order a cup of coffee and settle in. First item on the menu is the increase in trans surgeries. Dina tells us it has gone up 20% in two years. Then she has a light, fluffy item about a middle-aged trans woman who is a “Lolita.” The frillier the better for this girl. Then she turns to a tasty item about a mysterious Playboy centerfold whose breast defied physics. Dina wraps up the menu items with a segment on two piece bathings suits and people who sell lingerie and other clothing through Facebook. Don’t miss today’s edition of Dina’s Diner.

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Interview with Trans Writer Jenny North

| Jun 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Today in Page Pundit Sophie Lynne interviews trans author and cosplay fan Jenny North. Ms. North has a new book, her first novel of TG fiction, titled “Identity Crisis,” and she talks about it, her many hobbies, her self discovery, her other short works of TG fiction, and trans characters in comic books. Read on to meet Jenny North.

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Hello, My Name is Linda: Part 3

| Jun 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Linda continues her story about her interaction with the group ‘Bracoholics Anonymous’ which, as the name suggests is a help group for men coming to terms with their attraction to brassieres. This time she shares a story of how the bracoholics are not be as invisible to others as they may think.

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How Does a Speech Pathologist Modify Your Voice MtF?

| Jun 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Marc Mitnick is a speech therapist who helps male to female trans people develop a feminine voice. Today Marc outlines in general what a speech therapist will do to help a client modify their voice and communication style to make the way the talk more feminine.

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Retro Rerun: Stalking The Elusive Bargain

| Jun 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

This Retro Rerun from the TGForum Archives originally was published back in the ’90s. Some of the prices mentioned are a lot lower than we have today and some of the stores mentioned have disappeared into the mists of time. In general what I wrote back then is still applicable for a trans person who […]

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The Week In Trans 5/29/17

| May 29, 2017 | Comments (0)

A speaker at The World OUTGames IV in Miami is the 1st trans politician elected to office in Venezuela. The number of gender confirmation surgeries in the USA went up last year. Don’t mess with Texas but they’re still messing with a bathroom bill. The NBA is goes back to North Carolina. A Muslim drag performer comes out as trans. Betsy DeVos thinks states can decide how LGBT students get treated. A child does not need mom’s permission to transition. Katy Perry brought drag to SNL. The lawsuit against Cabella’s by a former trans employee can move forward. Jill Soloway is out as trans non-binary. Brazilian cartoonist Laerte Coutinho is out as trans. University students think Walk on the Wild Side is transphobic. Mexican trans women are worshipping Santa Muerte. All that plus a lot more is waiting for you in TWIT!

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Behind the Fashion Code

| May 29, 2017 | Comments (0)

Today our fashion maven Tasi Zuriack shares a secret passed down from the ancients that will transform fashion faux pas into fabulous fashion. It’s a hidden code that sets the rules that make the difference between dowdy and svelte. At the root of it is the Divine Proportion and that stands behind The Fashion Code. The Divine Proportion was used in the creation of the universe and rules all from galaxies to the Eiffel Tower, to the outfits in your closet when it’s implemented as The Fashion Code. Get this secret knowledge from Tasi and start transforming blah outfits into fun outfits.

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Trans Media Arts: Music, Film, TV with a trans twist

| May 29, 2017 | Comments (0)

Amanda F. Steele has filed another report on the trans influenced arts. Today she has word that the filmmakers responsible for the panned action movie The Assignment, in which a male assassin is transformed into a woman as punishment for his actions, are saying it doesn’t have anything to do with transgender people since the character isn’t trans. See what else they have to say and what Amanda thinks about it. She also has word on the new album by the band Life of Agony and we have a video. The she brings you up to date on a young trans artist and the trans character in Sense8. It’s all in Trans Media Arts.

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Time for Trans People to Stand Up and Show Up

| May 29, 2017 | Comments (0)

June is LGBTQ+ Pride Month and there will be several events around the country that focus on trans people. Our political correspondent Babs Casbar Siperstein has good advice when she says it’s time to stand up and show up. Most of the legislators who are busy passing restroom bills have never met a trans person. That makes June the perfect time to get out there, be seen, and if possible meet the legislators. Babs has some info on some events at the national and state level.

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