Tag: "crossdressing"

Hot Look: How to Wear Tribal Prints

| Sep 18, 2017 | Comments (0)

Have you seen the bold African print fashions that feature what’s known as Ankara? If you have and you’ve thought they might be fun to wear but you weren’t sure about how to successfully wear them, fear not! Our fashion maven Tasi Zuriack has advice on how to bring the Ankara prints into your wardrobe and make yourself look fabulous.

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Will That Be the Last Time I See Marie?

| Sep 18, 2017 | Comments (0)

Linda meets up with a long-time friend who says she has some startling news for her. What could it be? Her friend was going to have gender confirmation surgery? But then she would still be the woman Linda liked, and, she had always identified as a crossdresser. Could it be something personal? Linda didn’t think there was anything wrong between them. Why would this be the last time they might see each other?

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The Occasional Woman: Passing!

Every male who dresses up in feminine attire has individual needs to meet. Some want to blend in with the female population seamlessly. Others want to proudly put themselves out there in fashion forward looks that draw attention and have those nearby saying to their companions, “You mean that’s a man?” If your goal is to blend in, for whatever reason, then you won’t want to miss Lorraine Anderson’s Occasional Woman column today. She talks you through the biggest “tells” that make others suspect you are not what you appear to be. And we include a video on how to walk in high heels. What more could you want?

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Hermosa Transformación

| Sep 4, 2017 | Comments (0)

Today our correspondent in Columbia blogs about the wonder and joy of the transformation brought about by the artful use of cosmetics. The power of eye makeup to enhance the feminine and the use of foundation to hide masculine beard shadow, while taken for granted by girls who have been using it for years, can be amazing to those who first step into the world of feminine presentation. Remember that first look in the mirror when you saw “her”? Katherine Diaz takes you back. In español, of course.

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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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Retro Rerun: Lips: Beautiful, Never Beastly

| Aug 28, 2017 | Comments (1)

The year was 1996. Cindy Martin was the editor of TGForum. From time to time Cindy would post makeup tips to help the readers beautify themselves. Since her advice was good in 1996 and when it comes to basic lipstick application it’s still good today, we present Lips: Beautiful, Never Beastly as today’s Retro Rerun. Cindy outlines the basics on how to manipulate the way your lips appear and she fills you in on techniques that could work for you. Of course today’s lip trends aren’t covered in an article from 1996 but much of the information remains relevant.

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1998: New Year’s Eve At The Queen Mary

| Aug 21, 2017 | Comments (0)

New Year’s Eve 1998 saw Linda Jensen in Los Angeles ready to go to the big party at the Queen Mary club. She had the dress, and she had a plan for the evening. She made special arrangements to be in the City of Angels for the New Year’s party and then she remembered she forgot to bring earrings to match the dress. Fortunately the Jim Bridges Boutique was on the way. Step back to the lat ‘90s and visit the now closed but fabled Queen Mary with Linda in this Retro Rerun.

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Princesas de la Noche – Compartiendo Entre Amigas

| Aug 7, 2017 | Comments (0)

Katherine Diaz writes to us from Bogota, Columbia. Being trans there is much the same as it is everywhere. Today her video contains some of her friends from around the world and in her blog she gives some tips on how to be successful as a woman.

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Dina’s Diner 7/31/17

| Jul 31, 2017 | Comments (1)

It’s time to take a break and wander on down to Dina’s Diner to see what she has cooking. Today the specials include some tasty info on Amanda Lepore. There’s a filling piece on a woman who became a crossdressing warlord. Tidbits on the decline in the number of gay bars will cleanse your palette and prepare you for a main course of appreciating the Afro hairstyle. Dina offers a pleasing dessert on the the phenomena of unhooked garters in a film she saw recently. She asks “Why?” Partake of it all from the latest menu down at Dina’s Diner.

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What ’90s Game Show Did Linda Jensen Try Out For?

| Jul 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

Linda Jensen is taking a well deserved summer vacation. To fill her spot on the TGF schedule this month we searched the TGF Archives and pulled out one of her columns from 1998. Back in the ’90s Linda had tried out for the game show Jeopardy! a couple of times as her male self and didn’t get picked as a contestant. She vowed that the next time she took their test she would do it as Linda. This is the tale of that day long ago in California when Linda, in her new floral print wrap dress took the Jeopardy! test along with 150 other hopefuls. How did it turn out? Read on!

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Retro Rerun — Lexy Tranner, Weekend CD

| Jul 24, 2017 | Comments (0)

Today’s Retro Rerun is an cartoon from Kyra Kelly. Kyra did cartooning for us for several years. This toon is from 2011 and features her constant heroine, Lexy Tranner, Weekend CD. See if you can relate to Lexy’s situation.

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Transgender Definitions

| Jul 17, 2017 | Comments (11)

Here at TGForum we have always used the word “transgender” as a term that covers all “trans” activity from fetishistic crossdressers enjoying lingerie in the privacy of their own homes to trans women, fully transitioned and making their mark on the world. Between those two extremes is a broad spectrum of behaviors, identities, and gender expression. To help sort things out and provide some definitions to terms that have come into use over the years Dr. Dana Bevan has written an informative post on Transgender Definitions.

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The Occasional Woman — Summer Fabrics

| Jul 10, 2017 | Comments (0)

Fiber is not only good for you digestive system. In hot summer weather natural fiber clothing is more comfortable. Today Lorraine Anderson, head seamstress at The Occasional Woman custom clothing service, discusses the benefits of all natural fibers. The choices available include linen, cotton, silk, and hemp, among others. Each offers different properties but all of them, when used to create a summer frock, will help to keep you cool and dressed well.

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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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Dina’s Diner July 3 2017

| Jul 3, 2017 | Comments (0)

It’s that time again. Down at Dina’s Diner they’ve just introduced the July menu items. Among the tasty treats you’ll find a potpourri of flavors including photographer Lissa Rivera and her androgynous muse BJ Lillis. Rumination on the death of fashion as flip flops, cutoffs and faded t-shirts become the norm. The 1969 Japanese film titled “Funeral Parade of Roses.” And Dina tops it off with a dessert Guide to Shaming inspired by the trend of shaming women for wearing thong swimsuits. Could that just be jealousy? Take a seat and get ready for another experience down at Dina’s Diner.

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Hello, My Name is Linda: Part 4

| Jun 26, 2017 | Comments (4)

Linda continues her series on her meetings with the support group, Bracoholics Anonymous. This group is primarily composed of crossdressers but also contains a few men who only dress in lingerie under their male attire. The bracoholics focus mainly on the joy of wearing a pretty bra and like many of their members Linda was first attracted to that particular garment. In today’s post she reports on things she learned from other members of the group.

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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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Princesas de la Noche — Recorrido Urbado

| Jun 12, 2017 | Comments (0)

Katherine Diaz’s travels through her city en femme have given her a different perspective. Perhaps she is more attuned to the presence of art in her city when she sees it from a feminine perspective. Whatever the reason today Katherine celebrates the murals that transform old buildings into works of art that brighten neighborhoods and have inspired muralists in other cities to create large scale art works. Of course there is a video to accompany Katherine’s blog. The blog is en español. Use Google translate to read it in English.

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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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Dina’s Diner

| Jun 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Time to head on over to Dina’s Diner for some tasty treats. Dina has cooked up some specials for today and she’s waiting for you to slide into a booth, order a cup of coffee and settle in. First item on the menu is the increase in trans surgeries. Dina tells us it has gone up 20% in two years. Then she has a light, fluffy item about a middle-aged trans woman who is a “Lolita.” The frillier the better for this girl. Then she turns to a tasty item about a mysterious Playboy centerfold whose breast defied physics. Dina wraps up the menu items with a segment on two piece bathings suits and people who sell lingerie and other clothing through Facebook. Don’t miss today’s edition of Dina’s Diner.

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Interview with Trans Writer Jenny North

| Jun 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Today in Page Pundit Sophie Lynne interviews trans author and cosplay fan Jenny North. Ms. North has a new book, her first novel of TG fiction, titled “Identity Crisis,” and she talks about it, her many hobbies, her self discovery, her other short works of TG fiction, and trans characters in comic books. Read on to meet Jenny North.

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Hello, My Name is Linda: Part 3

| Jun 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Linda continues her story about her interaction with the group ‘Bracoholics Anonymous’ which, as the name suggests is a help group for men coming to terms with their attraction to brassieres. This time she shares a story of how the bracoholics are not be as invisible to others as they may think.

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How Does a Speech Pathologist Modify Your Voice MtF?

| Jun 5, 2017 | Comments (0)

Marc Mitnick is a speech therapist who helps male to female trans people develop a feminine voice. Today Marc outlines in general what a speech therapist will do to help a client modify their voice and communication style to make the way the talk more feminine.

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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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Help? Yes But Please Don’t Take Away My Stress!

| May 29, 2017 | Comments (2)

Today Linda reacts to a recent TGForum column in which the writer proposed steps to help ‘non-transsexual transgender’ people to reduce their stress. It turns out that Linda, a self described “closeted crossdresser” loves the stress. As she has gotten older it has become harder to get that adrenaline thrill she used to get from simple things like wearing a bra. Linda is seeking new challenges that create the stress she loves, so please don’t try to take away her stress.

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How are the Non-Transsexual Transgender People Faring?

| May 22, 2017 | Comments (13)

A non-transsexual transgender person is someone who leads a double life, presenting as their birth gender for much of the time but expressing their “secret” gender whenever they can. Statistics tell us that there are at least 10 times more non-transsexual transgender people (non-TS TG) than transsexuals so today Dana Bevan talks about the issues faced by the non-TS TG and discusses ways to offer support that addresses those issues.

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