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The Trans You Don’t Know

| Feb 12, 2018 | Comments (1)

How many times have you been around other people who were joking or commenting negatively on a trans person they have seen? Our guest contributor Sophia Swift gives her opinion on people who have to give their opinion when they may, without knowing it, be talking to a trans person — either someone who has transitioned, or a trans person projecting the opposite of their true self. No one should be forced to endure someone’s anti-trans statements.

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Meet Emily Kaufman

| Dec 18, 2017 | Comments (0)

By Kristina Mayhem A young woman is creating positive change in Michigan. She is the first transwoman to rush sororities at The University of Michigan. It’s a journey to womanhood painted from a palette of rich colors and beautiful hues. Emily Kaufman spent extra time preparing for her big day. She was representing transpeople and […]

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David de Alba’s Partner Has Passed Away

| Dec 11, 2017 | Comments (2)

We were sorry to learn that David de Alba’s partner Paul Ryner passed away on Sunday. He was taken from David’s side by a sudden heart attack. David and Paul had been together since 1970 and Paul was a avid supporter of David’s female impersonation career. Those who wish to offer their condolences to David […]

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Obituary: Merissa Sherrill Lynn, 1942-2017

| Dec 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

Merissa Sherrill Lynn, 1942-2017 Merissa Sherrill Lynn was born in Exeter and lived in North Hampton, New Hampshire. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1971 with a BA in Philosophy. She entered the United States Army in 1961 and served with a Ranger Battalion in Germany from 1961-1963. She was honorably discharged […]

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David de Alba at Finocchio’s

| Nov 27, 2017 | Comments (2)

David de Alba is The Cuban Legend. He began his career in female impersonation in Chicago clubs after a friend noted how much he resembled Judy Garland and did his makeup for a Halloween Ball. Soon David was practicing singing in Garland’s voice and working in the clubs. Then came a move to San Francisco and his years on stage at the famous Finocchio’s club. For the whole story of David’s life in dresses and heels read this article republished with permission from the Newsletter of the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society.

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Halloween at Angela’s Laptop Lounge 2017

| Oct 23, 2017 | Comments (0)

Every year Angela’s Laptop Lounge in suburban Philadelphia holds their Halloween Party in October. This year’s party drew a crowd of around ninety people and many attended in costume. We present a few of the notable costumes in this Halloween pictorial taken on October 21.

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Halloween Costume Guide

| Oct 23, 2017 | Comments (0)

Everyone, or a least a substantial portion of the population, enjoys putting on a costume and becoming someone else on Halloween. That’s especially true for girls like us. Many may seek to blend in for the rest of the year but on Halloween they can become fabulous feminine archetypes and show off their glamor. As our founder JoAnn Roberts said, “Halloween is a holy day of obligation for crossdressers.” But we all want to look our best on the big night and sometimes that can be hard. Trans blogger Faith DaBrooke has put together a costume guide for trans girls and we are happy to present it here.

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Sex Change and the Popular Press

| Oct 2, 2017 | Comments (0)

Joanne Meyerowitz is professor of History and American Studies at Yale. She is the author of How Sex Changed: A History of TransSexuality in the United States. She wrote a series of articles that were published on TGF in 1998 that presented the history of “sex change” before Christine Jorgensen made headlines as the “first” person to have a “sex change.” Since this is all three parts of her series be prepared to spend some time reading this fascinating history.

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Moving Trans History Forward 2018

| Oct 2, 2017 | Comments (0)

Dr. Aaron Devor is the Chair in Transgender Studies and Academic Director of The Transgender Archives at the University of Victoria. He has informed TGForum about the Moving Trans History Forward Conference 2018 at the University of Victoria in March of next year. The conference features an evening keynote address by Kent Monkman, a Canadian […]

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Ask Mistress Samantha

| Sep 4, 2017 | Comments (1)

Mistress Samantha answers a question from a married man who finds sexual release by dressing in lingerie and engaging in sexual activity with an exotic “dancer.” His secret pleasure is exposed when a fellow employee opens the wrong door, makes a video and threatens to show it to his wife if he doesn’t comply with all demands. Demands like dressing up all the way and being a submissive slut. He asks Mistress Samantha what he should do. Read her column and find out what she recommends.

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6 Tips On Creating a Trans Friendly Environment

| Aug 7, 2017 | Comments (0)

(Philadelphia, PA) “Transgender people want to be treated “normally” just like other people – the key word is respect,” says transgender surgery pioneer, Dr. Sherman Leis. As people head back to school and work from summer activities, Dr. Leis, founder of The Philadelphia Center for Transgender Surgery, offers some valuable tips on enhancing a work […]

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Phila. Trans Health Provider Seeks New CEO

| Jul 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

Philadelphia, July 10, 2017 – Mazzoni Center’s Board of Directors announced today a transition plan for interim and permanent leadership for the organization. The plan focuses on ensuring continued fiscal and operational stability in the near term, while also laying the groundwork for future leadership that is dynamic, innovative and accountable to the needs and […]

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Ask Mistress Samantha

| Jul 10, 2017 | Comments (4)

Mistress Samantha answers a question from a man who finds himself massively attracted to his two sexy room mate’s lingerie. So much so that he wears lingerie he has purchased during the times that his roomies are out of the apartment. He questions why he feels this way and what it all means. Mistress Samantha fills him in on what’s going on.

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Jeffrey Marsh — The Poster Boy for Being Queer

| Jun 26, 2017 | Comments (0)

Jeffrey Marsh is a gender fluid, gender queer trans activist, writer, and all around nice person. Jeffrey is know as the anti-bully. Jeffrey’s book How To Be You was published in August of 2106. In April of 2017 Jeffrey gave a TEDx Talk on gender identity. It begins with Jeffrey telling the audience that they got an apology from their father for his treatment of them. If you have a gender fluid or queer identity watch this TEDx Talk.

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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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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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Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund Honors Gov. Cuomo

| May 29, 2017 | Comments (0)

Transgender Legal Set to Honor New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at 12th Annual Freedom Awards Hosted by Transgender Trailblazer Janet Mock  Thursday, June 8, 6:30 to 8:30 PM Manhattan Penthouse, 80 Fifth Ave. (at 14th Street) New York, NY– Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund will honor New York Governor Andrew Cuomo at its 12th annual […]

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Ask Mistress Samantha

| May 15, 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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David de Alba on Stage in Vegas

| May 8, 2017 | Comments (2)

David de Alba is that last performing female impersonator from the legendary Finocchio’s in San Francisco. In honor of David’s birthday on May 20 we present three videos of his gift to his fans, his August 2016 show in Las Vegas. David sings as Liza and his own stage character Boy Chic. He also tells stories of his time at Finocchio’s. If you are a David de Alba fan, or would like to become one, you won’t want to miss seeing these videos. Happy birthday, David!

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Why I Love “Queer”

| Apr 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

There is a spectrum of sexual orientation, and a spectrum of gender identification. Finding your spot on them is important to some people. To other’s where they fit doesn’t matter so much. TWe have tons of words describing different gender expression and more words describing varying sexual preferences. Things can get confusing for those looking for a label that defines who they are. Today we bring you a post from a guest contributor, Elron Steele, and you will learn why he prefers to just tell people he is queer.

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Last Day to Contribute to the Trans Archive!

| Apr 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

The Indiegogo campaign to establish the Louise Lawrence Trans Archive ends today. Many people have donated to support the establishment of this great source for information on trans history. If you would like to have a part in preserving trans history go to the campaign page and make a donation. Pictured here are three people […]

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Ask Mistress Samantha  

| Mar 20, 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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Songbyrd: Becoming She

| Mar 6, 2017 | Comments (0)

We welcome guest contributor Caisie Breen to TGF. Ms. Breen has written a book about her life and we are happy to present some of it here. Ms. Breen, came into the world as William Edward Casey and lived as a male for fifty-five years. His first marriage failed at the age of 21, leaving two daughters, Michelle and Nicole, with their mother. A year later, he met the love of his life, his Brenda Sweet, they were married and eventually had two sons, Ryan and Brandon. Today, Caisie Breen lives with her wife Brenda, in Portland, Oregon and own a small plumbing business. All four children are adults.

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Transmissions: Our trans legacy

| Feb 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

Trans people have been around since ancient times. In the recent past of the last 100 years society in the west did not want to acknowledge the existence of trans people. Only in the last 15 – 20 years have we begun to get more attention and recognition as legitimate human beings, not oddities and aberrations. But the very fact that people in the past had to hide their true nature and “pass” as typical members of the straight world means that much of our history has been erased. Some people have been working to save as much of our past as possible. One of those is Ms. Bob Davis. Ms. Bob has a vision for a trans history archive. Learn more about it in an article from The Bay Area Reporter by Gwen Smith. Reprinted with permission.

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Ask Mistress Samantha

| Feb 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

Welcome Head Mistress Samantha as a TGForum contributor. She has been a strong woman on the trans scene for twenty years and her advice column has appeared in several publications over the years. If you have questions concerning the sissy lifestyle, becoming as mistress or a slave, or just want to chat about girly things with a woman who can give you the benefit of her experience, Samantha is ready to take your call. Today she advises a Type A male who wants to be a sexy blonde housewife.

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