Angela Gardner

Angela Gardner is a founding member of The Renaissance Transgender Association, Inc., the former editor of that organization's newsletter and magazine, Transgender Community News. She wrote the Diva of Dish column for TGF in the late 1990s and was the Editor of LadyLike magazine until its untimely demise. She is currently the Editor of TGF. She has appeared in film and television shows portraying TG characters, as well as representing Renaissance on numerous talk shows. In her idle hours she keeps busy producing her monthly TG parties, Angela's Laptop Lounge.

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A Video Interview with David de Alba

| Aug 28, 2017 | Comments (3)

Earlier this year legendary female impersonator and contributor to TGForum David de Alba was interviewed for Celebrity Radio by Alex Belfield. Belfield is a syndicated radio host who produces interviews with celebrities around the world and is based in England. He traveled to Las Vegas to interview the Cuban Legend and we present the interview here, […]

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Social Network Features Suspended

| Aug 19, 2017 | Comments (0)

Earlier this summer we were subjected to a hacking attack that left the site crippled and made it almost impossible to view. In order to get the site running at usable speed we had to suspend the social networking features, which may have offered the hackers a way to enter and do their worst. Those […]

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Editorial: Conservative’s TG Fear is Unfounded

| Jul 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

Angela vents about the right wing media’s constant attacks on transgender people. They publish article after article about trans being a “trendy” thing for kids. Then they claim that parents are pushing their kids to be trans. Or the liberals and progressives have an evil agenda that calls for the destruction of our society as trans people invade ladies’ rooms across the land to pee next to your daughter, wife or sister. Angela believes she has seen the reason the right wing is so against us. Read on and see if you agree.

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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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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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Retro Rerun: Tap Into Your Feminine Energy

| May 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

Most of the time our Retro Reruns come from TGForum’s archives but this particular re-run comes from LadyLike magazine, Volume #35, published in1998. JoAnn Roberts was the publisher and I was the editor. As editor I got to write an editorial for each issue. Hopefully people found the topics useful. While taking a look at the Digital Transgender Archive I found this issue and decided to bring back the editorial. I think it can still be useful to crossdressers in 2017 so here it comes again.

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Important Message for TGF Users

| May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Due to some technical problems which cropped up suddenly last week and slowed page loading to a crawl we have had to curtail the social networking functions of TGForum. For the time being the Profile page, user photo galleries, and the Discussion Board are offline. Also, the login area on the homepage has been removed. […]

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Ladyboy Water Volleyball is Back!

| Mar 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

Last year our Correspondent in Thailand covered a charity benefit featuring ladyboys playing water volleyball. We have gotten word that the event, which was thought to be finished for good, will be back this fall. Are you looking for a vacation destination this coming November? If so you might want to consider Thailand. The city […]

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The Week In Trans 3/13/17

| Mar 13, 2017 | Comments (0)

From the four corners of the Earth and around the other hemisphere comes all the trans related news you can use! It’s The Week In Trans! Today we learn that although her TV show was canceled after two episodes Laverne Cox has a new show — playing a cis female role. All sorts of judicial activity is going on to preserve or destroy trans rights. Gavin Grimm’s case is sent back to a lower court. A political advisor in the U.K. is a drag queen at night. A differently gendered author has written a book to help trans college students cope. A trans woman in Minnesota has found a woman’s football team to accept her. Israel has made it easier to legally change gender. A trans woman runs for governor of Connecticut. There’s all that and much more along with a few well deserved TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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How’s Your Passing Game?

| Feb 6, 2017 | Comments (2)

Why is passing so important to many crossdressers? Trans women want to be accepted as who they are. Crossdressers are two people. They have a male face and a female face. There are some who say we shouldn’t give a damn about passing but dress as we like. Others feel that passing is necessary for acceptance by the general public. What’s so great about passing? Angela Gardner calls on her years of public crossdressing and tries to arrive at an answer to why it’s so important to many.

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TWIT 2016 Year In Review

| Jan 2, 2017 | Comments (0)

It’s the time of year when all publications do a year in review and TGForum is no exception. We’ve gone through every month of TWIT for 2016 and picked out a few stories from each week. Put all together they make a really long scrolling page but they will take you back through the year that just ended. Get ready to scroll! It’s TWIT 2016 in Review!

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Democratic National Committee: There will be some changes made

| Dec 5, 2016 | Comments (2)

The Democratic National Committee’s Association of State Chairs (ASDC) held its Post-Election Meeting last week. Coinciding with that gathering, the DNC Executive Committee and Rules and Bylaws Committee met to conduct party business and establish the rules of procedure that will govern the upcoming election of the new Chair and slate of Party officers. Our political correspondent Babs Casbar Siperstein was there and has filed a report on what happened and how the Democratic Party is working to come back strong in the next election.

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Trans in Entertainment and the Arts — Trans Media Arts

| Nov 15, 2016 | Comments (0)

With news from entertainment and the arts, here is Amanda’s Trans Media Arts column. Today she features news about the 17th Street High Heel Race, Elton John’s purchase of some drag art, GLAAD’s annual report on how the television industry is treating trans actors and characters, word of an Ed Wood musical and a lot more. Don’t miss Trans Media Arts!

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The Week In Trans 11/7/16

| Nov 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

It’s The Week In Trans — All the trans related news from around the world gathered in one place for your perusal. Today we learn that Bob The Drag Queen flew to the west coast to Trick or Treat with a nine-year-old fan. Trans kids can use the restroom they like in any Dept. of Defense program or activity. The Bud Light Party is over — because it was too LGBT friendly? An app to find trans-friendly services is coming soon. Health Insurance is covering more gender transition services. Trans people are more ethnically and racially diverse. Myanmar holds its first trans beauty pageant. The Boulet Brothers create a dark alternative to “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” A trans woman is the Oprah Winfrey of China. All that and much more plus a boatload of TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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Fabulosas Flores — Crossdressing Comedy From Chile

| Nov 7, 2016 | Comments (1)

A funny Chilean television series from 2015 is about an all-female taxi company that can’t find enough women who know how to drive. Funded by a grant that requires the management and staff to be all women means that the founder’s recently returned home son can only help out by dressing up. One thing leads to another and soon his secret life is the time he spends as a man — while the rest of the time in public he is known as a trans woman cabbie. It’s called Fabulosas Flores which means Fabulous Flowers.

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The Week In Trans 10/31/16

| Oct 31, 2016 | Comments (0)

It’s all the trans related news that’s fit to print! The Week In Trans is here and ready for your perusal. What do we learn today? Plastic surgery fan and singer Pete Burns has passed away. Gavin Grimm’s case is going to the Supreme Court. Controversy over taking the rights we can get or holding out for more. Kataluna Enriquez is the winner of the 2016 Trans Nation Pageant. A trans model is featured on the cover of Elle Brazil and another is on the cover of the Spiegel Catalog. Big turnout for the D.C. High Heel Race. 10 trans soldiers come out as trans. Bianca Del Rio creates a comedy special. Are you ready for Ed Wood the musical? All that and more is waiting for you in today’s TWIT!

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The Henri David Halloween Ball — 2016

| Oct 31, 2016 | Comments (0)

On the night before Halloween all the ghouls, monsters, dragons, witches and sexy cheerleaders did gather at the Sheraton in Philadelphia for the Henri David Halloween Ball. That’s right. This year for reason unknown Henri was forced to have his gigantic costume party on the night before Halloween. This has only occurred very, very few […]

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The Week In Trans 10/24/16

| Oct 24, 2016 | Comments (0)

It’s The Week In Trans! Today we learn many things. “Beauty boys” are gaining greater acceptance from cosmetic companies. Johns Hopkins will start doing GRS again next year. Many legal rulings in the restroom wars have occurred. A 16-year-old trans girl gets an award in Australia. A school newspaper says we should avoid Halloween costumes that offend. A trans woman in the U.K. went on a reality TV dating show. A film maker has done a video documentary on trans life in Iceland. Was “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” re-make worth it? There’s all that and a whole lot more, not to mention a sizable selection of TWIT Awards, in this edition of TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 10/17/16

| Oct 17, 2016 | Comments (2)

It’s The Week In Trans! What’s happening in the world of trans and trans related news? CoverGirl makeup has picked a 17-year-old boy as their face of So Lashly mascara. A job fair in L.A. is aimed at trans people seeking work. France has made it easier for trans people to get legal recognition. Singer Sade has a trans child. Hispanic trans TV star Cachita has passed away. An intersex person in Austria is stuck in legal limbo. A trans network in Britain has a new chair. Bob the Drag Queen’s mother was shot in the head, and lived. An American Ballet Theater male dancer has a drag persona. Trans man Kourt Frame is homecoming prince at his school. Gwen Araujo’s mother is interviewed 14 years after her daughter’s murder. There’s all that and even more, along with a large selection of TWIT Awards in this edition of TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 10/10/16

| Oct 10, 2016 | Comments (0)

It’s The Week In Trans! All the top stories featuring trans people from around the world and down your street. Today we learn that a D.C. police woman is the only trans person on the force. The candidate in Cali who used queens singing to a Katy Perry song in TV ad has been threatened with a lawsuit. A trans man in Canada is the first trans person to play on a professional team. A reporter in England left his job to return to the air as a woman. A trans actress has been nominated for a BAFTA. A 6-year-old in New Zealand has transitioned before she starts first grade. Justice Roy Moore is suspended and his supporters say it’s the fault of a drag queen. College professor by day, drag artiste by night. Pope Francis has conflicting thoughts on LGBT people. All that and more plus a lot of TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 10/3/16

| Oct 3, 2016 | Comments (0)

Today we learn that Norway allows legal gender change with an online form. South Africa has so few GRS surgeons it can take 25 years to get an appointment. A documentary show about trans people in the U.K. wins BAFTAs. Boy Meets Girl has been canceled by the Beeb. A list of the 10 most banned books is led by trans themed books. Military medical insurance now covers trans health needs. A candidate for senate in California used drag queens in his TV ad. Lots of legal decisions and lawsuits about restrooms. The Texas Association of Business is against anti-LGBT legislation. A trans rights activist has been paired with Watson to answer questions about trans issues. The staff of Johns Hopkins rebuke Dr. Paul McHugh’s bogus report on trans science. There’s all that and a lot more, plus a handful of TWIT Awards in this edition of TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 9/26/16

| Sep 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

It’s the number one compilation of all the trans news we can find! It’s The Week In Trans! What do we learn this Monday? Jeffrey Tambor won an Emmy for Transparent and hopes he’s the last cis male to play a trans character. A new documentary looks at a marriage when the husband transitions. International pageant news from Spain and Thailand. Gavin Grimm’s case “might” not get taken up by the Supreme Court. An Ecuadorian trans couple are parents. A trans boy in Wisconsin is allowed into the proper facility. A NYC drag artiste transforms in Times Square. Tracey Norman is back in the modeling biz. New guidelines for trans people in shelters. Lots of info on the TV show Strut. There’s all that plus some more and a whole load of TWIT Awards! Don’t miss your TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 9/19/16

| Sep 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

It’s all the trans news from around the world in our news feature, The Week In Trans! RuPaul wins an Emmy. The NBA and the NCAA abandon North Carolina over HB2. California has a program to hire trans restaurant staff. A trans immigrant is suing Mike Pence to change his name. A Dominican woman was arrested and housed with male prisoners after she was misgendered. A trans woman soldier is on the front-lines. A German drag queen sues a right wing group for hate speech. Trans actor Jen Richards has been cast in “Nashville.” Chaz Bono is scary on “AHS.” Chelsea Manning ends her hunger strike with the promise of GRS. All that plus more stories from around the world and a boatload of TWIT Awards are waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans

| Sep 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

Time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that two notable personalities in the trans community have passed away: The Lady Chablis at the age of 59, and Alexis Arquette at the age of 47. GRS is now legal in the United Arab Emirates. RuPaul will give an inspirational talk. The creator of Susan’s Place has transitioned. Airbnb promises to stop discrimination in its rentals. A trans woman is running for the Washington state legislature. A defaced Bettie Page mural is fixed and Divine joins her on the wall. Andreja Pejic attended Burning Man and it was hot. Trans Bolivians can get correct gender ID. Melissa Sklarz joins the team at the TLDEF. All that plus more and a load of TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans — 9/5/16

| Sep 5, 2016 | Comments (10)

What do we learn in this edition of The Week In Trans? Mexico is making progress on trans rights but it’s still a dangerous place to be trans. Mark Ruffalo is getting attacked for casting a cis male as a trans woman in a movie he is producing. Protests occur at Manchester Pride. A trans woman activist files a lawsuit against a school that expelled her for being trans. More restroom war news and an in-depth look at Gavin Grimm. Where to see a good drag show in London. A look at drag in 19th century London. A trans newspaper editor covers the trans restroom battle in his town. Lady Bunny says some semi shady drag queen stuff. A four-year-old in Australia is switching gender. There’s all that and more plus a few TWIT Awards in this edition of TWIT!

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