Category: Fun & Entertainment

Pushing the Boundaries

| May 22, 2017 | Comments (0)

Once a year Christine Burr takes a totally femme vacation. In years past she has used hotels and rental apartments for short stays. This year she felt like pushing her boundaries and spent almost two months traveling and living en femme. In order to shave expenses she decided to stay in people’s homes, booking accommodations through AirBnB. The company has a no-discrimination policy but how did it all work out? What did people think when Christine knocked on their door?

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Princesas de la noche — Parte de mi historia

| May 15, 2017 | Comments (0)

Katherine Diaz writes about the attention that trans women in Bogota receive from the male population. Some see trans women as more willing to give a man pleasure if he plies her with compliments on her beauty and femininity. But Katherine is a strong woman who doesn’t fall for their flattery. Unless she wants to. Take another walk on the wild side in Columbia with the Princesas de la noche.

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Dina’s Diner

| May 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

Dina’s Diner has rolled out the new spring menu and there are some tasty treats to be had. Of the regular fare on offer you can’t go wrong with Dina’s own recipe for Exclusionary Stew. She takes anti-trans rants about trans women not being “real” women, mixes in some blame game spices, and cooks it up till it’s done. Then she has specials today featuring wigs, tomboys, the Jenner sisters and Soviet sexiness. It’s all served fresh and hot down at Dina’s Diner.

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The Page Pundit: Long Black Veil

| May 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

Today the Page Pundit, our Sophie Lynne, reviews the latest book, and the first work of fiction in 20 years, from Jennifer Finney Boylin. It’s called Long Black Veil. Six college pals sneak into the shuttered Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. Somehow they are locked in. When the door opens on five of the pals come out of the historic prison. One is missing. Thirty years later a body is found in the prison. Yes, it’s a mystery and Sophie gives you a spoiler free review.

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Metamorphosis, Part 9

| May 8, 2017 | Comments (0)

In Chapter 8 Raquel and Mark are safe after the old witch has saved them from the flying monsters. Now they are hiding in a cave and the old woman has told them they were transported to this strange land by a person known as the Magistrate. She also says that Mark shouldn’t be there. He is there due to the interference of the Magistrate. They must trek to the north and battle the Magistrate but one of them will not survive the confrontation. What are the true intentions of the old witch? Is she on their side? Or is talk of this Magistrate nothing but lies? Find out in Chapter 9 of Metamorphosis.

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Trans Media Arts

| May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

When there are trans people or issues in the news we report on them in TWIT. When they are in the world of entertainment, music, film, TV, or advertising, Amanda covers them in Trans Media Arts. Today she has filed a report with news about Caitlyn Jenner and Zeke Smith.

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A Sabrina Cartoon

Love her or hate her, Caitlyn Jenner is a large figure in the trans world. Thanks to her celebrity status before transitioning she is possibly the most visible and influential trans figure who regularly gets media attention. While seeing a trans person being interviewed on television is encouraging in that it normalizes the presence of trans people to the general public, on the other hand, do we really want one person’s voice to drown out the voices of many other trans people? Today’s cartoon warns of that danger.

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Part 4: It had to happen. . . .

| May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

A group of crossdressing “girls” have banded together to rent an apartment where they can store their femme attire and accessories, keeping their “secret lives” hidden from their spouses. With their “sacred sanctuary” as a place to gather and dress en femme the group has established a regular “girl’s night out” on Fridays. One Friday night the worst thing possible happens: one of the ladies is suddenly stricken with debilitating pain. The only thing for the crossdressed crew to do it take her to the hospital. Where there will be questions to answer.

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My Name is Linda, Part 2

| May 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

Linda is telling the story of encountering and joining a group of individuals who had grown up and lived their lives with a fascination with brassieres or bras. In part 1 she revealed to the group what she saw as the genesis of her obsession.

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Part 3: It had to happen. . . .

| Apr 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

A group of crossdressing “girls” have banded together to rent an apartment where they can store their femme attire and accessories, keeping their “secret lives” hidden from their spouses. With their “sacred sanctuary” as a place to gather and dress en femme the group has established a regular “girl’s night out” on Fridays. One Friday night one of the girls didn’t seem to be her usual self. After dinner she collapsed in pain. The only thing to do was take her to the hospital. But how will that go when everyone is dressed as a woman?

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Grouse Alert! Questions I will Not Answer

| Apr 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

For a long time Cate O’Malley tried to be a good trans person and educate the unenlightened about trans issues. She would answer their questions, even the awkward ones, in hopes that she was helping to spread awareness of what life for trans people was like, and hopefully, make some other trans people’s lives easier. But after awhile the questions started to get tedious. Especially the core group of questions she just will not answer anymore.

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Part 2: It had to happen. . . .

| Apr 17, 2017 | Comments (0)

A group of crossdressing “girls” have banded together to rent an apartment where they can store their femme attire and accessories, keeping their “secret lives” hidden from their spouses. With their “sacred sanctuary” as a place to gather and dress en femme the group has established a regular “girl’s night out” on Fridays. One Friday night one of the girls didn’t seem to be her usual self while everyone was getting ready to go out. Then after dinner . . . We’ll let Christine tell you what happened in Part 2 of It had to happen. . . .

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Dina’s Diner

| Apr 10, 2017 | Comments (0)

Come on in out of the weather and take a seat at Dina’s Diner. Today Dina Amberle has concocted a special recipe that has equal parts Men Going Their Own Way, some El Pollo Loco trans hiring news, androgynous dance expressing gender issues, and an artist creating a psychic transition toward free expression. Mix that all well, bake for 20 minutes, and what have you got? Another Dina’s Diner tasty dish that you’re sure to enjoy!

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Metamorphosis, Part 8

| Apr 10, 2017 | Comments (0)

In Chapter 7 Mark and Raquel had almost crossed the mysterious lake when they were attacked by strange flying animals of monstrous visage. They fought the beast with the boat’s oars but would have perished had it not been for the intervention of the strange old woman who summoned thunder and lightning to destroy the flying monsters. The witch promised to tell them what was going on and who sent the beasts to attack them. What will happen in this chapter? Only one way to learn and that’s to read Part 8 of Metamorphosis.

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Trans books that changed my life: The Basics

| Apr 10, 2017 | Comments (1)

Today Sophie Lynne takes on a new role at TGForum. After featuring her personal story blog for several years we’ve talked her in to taking on a new role as our book reviewer and commentator. She is now the Page Pundit. Today she discusses several books that helped to change her life.

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It had to happen. . . .

| Apr 10, 2017 | Comments (0)

A group of crossdressing “girls” have banded together to rent an apartment where they can store their femme attire and accessories, keeping their “secret lives” hidden from their spouses. With their “sacred sanctuary” as a place to gather and dress en femme the group has established a regular “girl’s night out” on Fridays. One Friday night everyone was getting made up and dressed but when they were almost ready to go out — one girl noticed someone was missing. How would that affect their evening plans? Find out over the next four Mondays as we present “It had to happen. . . .”

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Trans Media Arts

| Apr 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

Our arts and media reporter Amanda has a review today of Laura Jane Grace’s book “Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout.” And you can listen to Laura Jane narrate the book right here. Then Amanda turns to Lady Gaga fooling the queens on RuPaul’s Drag Race into thinking she is a Lady Gaga impersonator; a trans model graces the cover of French Vogue; and Dave Chapelle may be out of touch with our fast moving culture. See what he’s taking heat for in his latest comedy specials. You’ll find it all in Trans Media Arts.

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A Sabrina Cartoon

Sabrina Symington joins us to day with another look at the world from another point of view. Sometimes it helps people to understand why things happen the way they do. Today Sabrina presents a clear analogy that explains why we are seeing rising rates of violence against trans people.

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“Hello, My Name is Linda”

| Apr 3, 2017 | Comments (2)

Today Linda Jensen tells a story of finding and attending a support group meeting to deal with a compulsion she has had, not all her adult life, but pretty well all her entire life. She had no idea that others might share her strange desires and was happy to meet other males who dressed as females but she wasn’t keen to stand in front of the group and tell them her particulars. Of course being a person of many words she will be stretching this story out over several months. Today it’s Part 1.

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Princesas de la noche- el enigmatico Manu Mojito

| Mar 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

The night time is a magical time. Whether you are a crossdresser or not the night time has a sense of mystery and wonder. It seems like anything could happen. Our Columbian correspondent has been sending posts about the Princesses of the Night in her city. Today she introduces you to an internationally known artist/photographer who calls himself Manu Mojito. Watch the video (with translations) and read what she writes about him. Of course she writes en Español so use Google Translate if you don’t know the language. No es difficil.

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Dina’s Diner

| Mar 13, 2017 | Comments (0)

Down at Dina’s Diner the coffee is always fresh and there is a great selection of pies and pastries. Today the specials at the Diner include a serving of Brit news woman India Willoughby; an entree of show tunes sung by drag queens in NYC cabarets; and role models for crossdressers — TV news women. Dina also offers some tasty side dishes like the allure of pantyhose and her best wishes for St. Patrick’s Day. Find it all at Dina’s Diner!

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Trans Media Arts — Trans People in the Arts

| Mar 13, 2017 | Comments (0)

News about trans people and themes in movies, books, music and television! Amanda gathers it all together for Trans Media Arts. Today she tells you about a new documentary film titled “Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens” that follows the lives of LGBTQ people in the Buckeye State. Then she has word about an opera featuring a trans lead character, gives you news about Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner, and tops off the column with news about a NYC play looking to cast trans performers. Then she brings it all home with info on the first book in a new Young Adult series about a trans girl who through an act of heroism acquires super powers — and a female body. Get the scoop in today’s edition of Trans Media Arts.

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Metamorphosis — Part VII

| Mar 13, 2017 | Comments (0)

A man named Mark drinks a mysterious potion in a remote cabin and seemingly turns into a woman named Raquel. Running from the cabin after her transformation Raquel finds her old male-self, Mark — now miraculously a separate person. They must cross a lake or die from the cold. TGF contributor Raquel Swann continues her fantasy tale of transformation with Chapter 7. Mark and Raquel have found a rowboat they climb in and begin to row across the lake. But what are those things flying toward them? There are so many of the little monsters! How can they survive?

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A Sabrina Symington Cartoon

It’s another skewering of bigotry by Sabrina Symington and her cartoon avatar, Bria. Today Bria is hosting a television show called Talking With Bigots and the the bigot in the host seat is one of those people who believes that men are men and women are women and there’s no changing that. Period. See how Bria uses their own logic against them.

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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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A Book Review by Ms. Bob: 2835 Mayfair

| Feb 27, 2017 | Comments (0)

In light of Ms. Bob Davis’s current effort to preserve trans history by turning her massive collection of trans photos, memorabilia and books into an archive that will be available to the public we present a re-run from April of 1998. It is a review of a rare book, a detective story with science fiction overtones that was published in 1907, and features moving the consciousness of a man into the body of a woman. It’s also a satire of the type of detectives stories written at that time.

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