Pam Degroff

Pam Degroff

Pamela DeGroff been writing for TGForum since the start of 1999. Her humor column, The Pamela Principle, ran until 2005. She started the Perpetual Change music column in May of 1999, and in 2008, Angela Gardner came up with the idea for the Transvocalizers column and put Pam to work on that. Pamela was a regular contributor to Transgender Community News until that magazine's demise. While part of a support group in Nashville called The Tennessee Vals she began writing for their newsletter, and also wrote for several local GLBT alternative newspapers in Tennessee. Pamela is currently a staff reporter for a small town daily paper in Indiana, and is also a working musician.

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TransVocalizers — Great Drag Music Videos — and more

| Apr 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

In TransVocalisers Pamela DeGroff presents two music videos — “Princess Boy” by Aline Queen and “Animal” by Berlin that feature males in drag interacting with the female singers. Then she brings you a good sized helping of new music reviews of Billy Porter (Lola from the stage production of “Kinky Boots”), Sevyn Streeter, and Christina Perri. Check out videos and audio clips.

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PERPETUAL CHANGE — “High Maintenance” by The Sexual Side Effects

| Apr 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Our hard working music columnist got her hands on a copy of The Sexual Side Effects’ new EP “High Maintenance” and she reviews it today. Listen to clips of the band’s music while you read Pamela’s review. The Sexual Side Effects leader Amber Taylor is out in front of the band and an out TG rocker. Their music is flavored by ’80s and Alt rock ’90s styles. Pamela also has mini reviews of new music from Kylie Minogue and re-released music from Cyndi Lauper. Plus other TG music news!

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TransVocalizers — Pam Reviews the New Boy George CD

| Mar 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

TransVocalizers is our column devoted to transgender singers. Today Pamela DeGroff reviews a new CD from Boy George. While the Boy isn’t exactly a transgender vocalist he was an inspiration to many CDs and TGs when he appeared in decidedly feminine makeup and attire with Culture Club. Pamela also provides you with some music news from TG artists who are active in the music scene.

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Perpetual Change — The Sexual Side Effects

| Mar 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

As a musician, I’ve been an ensemble player forever. (Bass player, therefore part of the rhythm section.)Longtime readers know that I’m also very much into instrumental music, but nonetheless prefer a band format most of the time. So, it’s always a treat for me to come across a band that’s new to me. Atlanta based […]

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TransVocalizers — Raven-O

| Feb 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

The New York City drag scene of the ’80s and ’90s was dominated by just a few star names. Among them were Lady Bunny, Joey Arias, Sherry Vine and Raven O. Pam DeGroff has tracked down Raven O and in this TransVocalizers column she brings you an interview. In the years since the heyday of the NYC drag scene much has changed. Including Raven, who has given up drag. TVocalizers also has new music and TG music news. Don’t miss a beat — read TransVocalizers.

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Perpetual Change — TG Music!

| Feb 10, 2014 | Comments (0)

Michelle Rocking Horse Garcia (the Rocking Horse was added because there is another Michelle Garcia) is a transgendered musician and songwriter who lives Nashville. She has recorded a complete redo of an early CD titled Spanish Traveler and today Pamela DeGroff brings you a review of the new version. Pam also had new music news about Boy George, Berlin and other artists.

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TransVocalizers: J.D. Doyle

| Jan 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Today Pamela DeGroff breaks with the usual format of TransVocalizers, which is to feature TG artists who sing, and interviews a man who produced a compilation CD featuring transgendered artists who sing, as well as drag queens, and others who gravitate more toward the T in LGBT. Meet J. D. Doyle, the producer, and learn about the House Blend CD.

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Perpetual Change — Jay Jay

| Jan 13, 2014 | Comments (0)

Today Pamela DeGroff catches up with Philadelphia based transgendered musician and singer Jay Jay. in the midst of her transition Jay Jay manages to perform locally four to 12 times a month. For live appearances she relies heavily on cover tunes but this sexy singer is also a songwriter and is planning to release a CD of her original songs this year. Meet Jay Jay today and get some other TG music news in Perpetual Change.

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TransVocalizers: CD Review — “God Shave The Queen!”

| Dec 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

While cruising around the Internet our intrepid music columnist Pamela DeGroff came across a drag queen music classic. She stumbled onto a copy of a 1996 CD release called God Shave The Queen! it features music by 10 artists, most drag queens and the musical genres range from dance to funk, smooth jazz to cabaret, and more. The CD is still available online so check out Pamela’s review and see if you’d like to add it to your music collection.

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Perpetual Change — Year End Buyer’s Guide/Music Review

| Dec 16, 2013 | Comments (0)

It’s a holiday tradition at TGForum that our music columnist Pamela DeGroff uses the last month of the year to review the best of the TG music she has reviewed throughout the year. In today’s column Pamela revisits Michelle Rocking Horse Garcia, Rev. Yolanda, Georgie Jessup, Vicki Estrada, Namoli Brennet, BeThisBell and Ryan Cassata. She also has music news and two mini CD reviews. For everything musical check out Perpetual Change.

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TransVocalizers: TG Music 2013

| Dec 2, 2013 | Comments (0)

As is her custom in the final month of the year our music columnist Pamela DeGroff devotes her columns to a review of the best music she has introduced us to during the year. Today she has Willam Belli, Foxx Jazell, Sylvester, and KOKUMO among the artists she pulls from the past year and gives a final mention to. Plus a couple of mini-reviews and some TG music news.

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Perpetual Change: Two Reviews — Beth Isbell and Ryan Cassata

| Nov 18, 2013 | Comments (0)

Perpetual Change is all about music — music by transgendered musicians and music that TGs may find fun to listen or dance to. Today Pamela DeGroff, our hard working music columnist, reviews two CDs by TGs. “We Are The Gods” by Beth Isbell, and “Jupiter, It Won’t Be Long” by Ryan Cassata. And is that all you get? No! Pamela gives us music news about Rev. Yoland, David de Alba and the House Blend CD. Plus! Three mini-reviews of new music.

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TVocalizers: CD Review — There Will Come A Day by KOKUMO

| Nov 4, 2013 | Comments (0)

Today Pamela DeGroff brings you a review of KOKUMO’s EP “There Will Come a Day.” She also has music news about Coco Peru, Georgie Jessup and Jennifer Leitham and some mini reviews of new CDs by artists you will be hearing on the dance floor at your favorite club. If you love music check out the contents of today’s TransVocalizers.

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Perpetual Change — Ryan Cassata

| Oct 21, 2013 | Comments (0)

In this Perpetual Change column Pamela DeGroff interviews Ryan Cassata. Cassata is a singer/songwriter and transman activist who appears at high schools, colleges and on television to promote anti-bullying. Cassata is a talented young musician as well and he discusses his activism and his music in this interview. Pamela also has some transgender music news about Justin Vivian Bond, Beth Isbell and a new fund raising CD project that features music from several TG performers including Wayne County, Lipstick Conspiracy, Ricky Riot and Rev. Yolanda. As if that’s not enough she then gives you some mini-CD reviews.

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