Category: Fun & Entertainment

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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A First Time for Everything

| Feb 20, 2017 | Comments (0)

Every crossdresser has a tale of the first time. The first time they went out into the world of straight people dressed in their finest femme attire. For some it’s attending a Halloween party. Others decide to get dolled up for some event like a concert or trans friendly movie. Today our contributor Porja Braga tells her “first time” story and encourages you to make it a priority to live your “first time” out and about en femme.

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David de Alba on Stage in March!

| Feb 13, 2017 | Comments (1)

Coming in March David de Alba returns to the stage in Las Vegas to present his tribute to the immortal Judy Garland. Anyone who is a fan of glamorous female impersonation when the performer sings live rather than miming to a recorded track won’t want to miss this show. It’s coming March 12. View David’s promotional poster for all the details on where and how to get tickets.

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Trans Media Arts

| Feb 6, 2017 | Comments (0)

Amanda has another batch of trans in the arts news right off the wire. Today she tells you about Anjali Lama, the Nepalese fashion model who made her historic debut in India. Then she has info on a new book about parenting a trans child, and the story of a trans woman comic who is keeping a log of all the times and places she has to use the ladies’ room. There’s more on art music and film in this edition of Trans Media Arts.

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A Sabrina Toon

Sabrina Symington has a spot-on cartoon for us today. As always she gets right to the point about issues of importance to the trans community. Today it’s a message to those who discriminate against trans people on religious grounds.

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Songbyrd: Becoming She

| Feb 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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Dina’s Diner

| Jan 16, 2017 | Comments (0)

It’s cold outside. Step into Dina’s Diner and warm up with a hot cup of java. Or maybe some tea. Today Dina has a brand new list of menu specials that start with speculation about the necessity of talent to achieve your glamor goal. Then there’s a spicy exploration of trans communities around the world. Next on the list is a taste of Charles Busch. Then Dina has a spicy blend of Hungarian actresses from the ’50s, and she finishes off with musings on the way just a few millimeters one way or the other can define beauty. Come on in to Dina’s Diner!

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Perpetual Change — Good Bye . . . and Thank You!

| Jan 16, 2017 | Comments (0)

Pamela DeGroff has labored away in the humor and music departments of TGForum since the early days of this publication. All told she has been with us for 18 years. Today she posts her final Perpetual Change music column. We thank her for all those contributions over the years and wish her luck in all future endeavors. Pamela will be gone but not forgotten. You can always read her columns from the past few years right here on TGF. Just use the search box and look for Perpetual Change. And now and then we may bring back some of her older contributions from the original TGF as Retro Reruns. Thanks Pamela!

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Metamorphosis: Part V

| Jan 16, 2017 | Comments (0)

We continue the story of a man named Mark who finds himself changed by a mysterious potion into a woman named Raquel. Somehow Raquel finds her old male-self near the trees, now a separate person. How could her old self and her new self be together? Where did the old witch whose potion caused the transformation, or is it splitting, disappear to? TGF contributor Raquel Swann continues her fantasy tale of transformation with Chapter 5. Mark and Raquel must find their way to some place warmer or they will freeze to death.

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Trans Media Arts

| Jan 9, 2017 | Comments (0)

Trans Media Arts covers film, TV, music and art. Today Amanda has info on The Gender Revolution in National Geographic. She covers Growing Up Coy, which is about a young trans girl, not a documentary on fish. Then she features info on Jen Richards coming to the Nashville television show; two trans police officers who are interviewed on HBO’s Vice program; and she has a video from Brit singer Ray BLK that features trans women in Jamaica. As an extra she tosses in a touching video from Goldfrapp about a child dealing with gender issues.

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A Sabrina Symington Toon

The anti-trans people have dozens of myths about trans people. They crank them out like rabbits make rabbit pellets. And most of them are as stinky as rabbit pellets. Some of them involve “how to spot whether she’s a he.” There’s always the “large Adam’s Apple” tell and any woman over 5′ 10″ will be suspected but then there are some that are more off the wall. See what you think.

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To Tell or Not: Lucille’s Secret

| Jan 9, 2017 | Comments (0)

In her current series of articles Linda Jensen is telling you the stories of crossdressers (persons who crossdress, if you prefer) who have each handled the self-revelation issues of when, who, and how to tell in very different ways. Linda’s aim in revealing how these people “came out” is to show that there are different strategies and each can work for the individual. These methods may not work for you but could help you formulate a strategy. Today she talks with Lucille who has kept her dressing a total secret from her family.

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Princesas de la Noche — “Se dicen llamar Gaadejo”

| Dec 26, 2016 | Comments (0)

Katherine Diaz learned about a group of eleven talented trans artistes who call their theater group/band/art project, Gaadejo. Katherine has a video about the group and writes about them in her native Spanish.

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Dina’s Diner

| Dec 19, 2016 | Comments (1)

Welcome to Dina’s Diner. Slide into a booth or sit at the counter. It’s your choice down at the Diner. Dina has a healthy stew cooking today. There’s a bit of nostalgia for the glamorous drag performers of yesteryear. Tasty discussion of how the internet has helped many people gain acceptance in their particular identity. A seasoning of cosplay and body painting helps to add some flavor, and then Dina stirs in a couple more ingredients; the use of crossdressed men in commercials around the world, and the penchant among crossdressing community members to dress up in a Santa type outfit and pose for photos by the Christmas tree. Order up a steaming bowl of today’s special stew at Dina’s Diner!

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A Sabrina Symington Cartoon

Why is it that some people seem to get so upset about gay or trans people? What could be the reason they feel they have to make their revulsion known to one and all? Could it be something that’s been bugging them for a long time that they just don’t want to accept? What might happen if the right stimulus came along at just the right time? Say when some vehement gay hater just couldn’t contain all that hate anymore? Sabring Symington has a cartoon that comically illustrates what could happen.

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Perpetual Change: Music Buying Guide and Two Reviews

| Dec 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

Pamela DeGroff has a different Perpetual Change for you today. Along with the annual year end music buying guide, she’s including a couple of short reviews of brand new musical projects. The first project is Shawna Virago’s “Heaven Sent Delinquent.” The next is Rev. Yolanda Mape’s “Country Gospel Kirtan Vol.2 Step Back.” There’s a lot on the Perpetual Change plate this month, so get comfortable.

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Metamorphosis: Part IV

| Dec 19, 2016 | Comments (0)

We continue the story of a man named Mark who finds himself changed by a mysterious potion into a woman named Raquel. Somehow Raquel finds her old male-self near the trees, now a separate person. How could her old self and her new self be together? Where did the old witch whose potion caused the transformation, or is it splitting, disappear to? TGF contributor Raquel Swann continues her fantasy tale of transformation. Today we bring you the fourth chapter of “Metamorphosis – A Transgender Odyssey.” What will happen now?

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Trans Media Arts — The Shawna Virago Interview

| Dec 12, 2016 | Comments (0)

Today Amanda devotes Trans Media Arts to an in-depth interview with San Francisco trans folk/punk performer Shawna Virago. The interview covers such topics as who is Shawna’s favorite Beatle, what was the inspiration for her stage look, what she does for fun at the Motel 6 every month and where she what motivates her to write songs. The Shawna Virago interview is today’s Trans Media Arts, and Amanda includes a video of a song from Shawna’s new album.

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Winter Fashions

| Dec 5, 2016 | Comments (1)

Cate O’Malley was out and about and the sights and sounds of the season were everywhere. The sleigh bells jingling, the jolly old elf laughing, “Ho, ho, ho.” And the winter fashions that were all on display. Fleece lined leggings and puffy jackets with warm scarves and silly knit hats in festive colors of the season. She hurried home to see about her cherished winter wear. And there is all was, ready to keep her warm and fashionable through the depths of winter. But then she remembered something….

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Trans Columbia — Princesses of The Night

| Nov 28, 2016 | Comments (2)

Katherine Diaz has sent us another video about trans life in Columbia. This one is called Princesas de la Noche — Fue un Sabado en la Noche. Katherine tells us about  a new place her my city where many trans girls go on a Saturday night. She also fills us in on the “tranxtienda” where many Columbian trans girls first venture out of their homes. The text of this post is en español.

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