Tag: "crossdressing"

What If I Had Taken That Other Road?

| Nov 13, 2017 | Comments (0)

Linda is musing on the path she took in life. She asks herself “Would my life have been different if I had not worked that summer in Toronto, if I had not wandered into that drag bar and if I had not gone home with one of the most beautiful girls I had ever met? I wonder about those ‘roads not taken.’” Of course there is a story attached to the night she wandered into that drag bar. Today she tells you the first part of the story.

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The Henry David Halloween Ball 2017

| Nov 6, 2017 | Comments (0)

Every year Halloween impresario Henry David, a jeweler in Philadelphia, produces his amazing Halloween Ball at a downtown Philadelphia hotel. The Ball occurs on Halloween no matter what night of the week that holiday falls on. Attendance varies with weekend Balls getting near 3000 costumed revelers to between 1500 and 2000 on weeknights.  The Ball […]

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Retro Rerun — Foundation: Where It All Begins

| Oct 30, 2017 | Comments (2)

Our Retro Rerun is a how-to on foundation makeup written by then TGF editor Cindy Martin. It was published on our old website in 1996. As with all our Retro Reruns much of the advice remains applicable today. Some of the terminology is dated but that just adds some fun. The original post ran in two parts but we put them together for you today in one tidy package. Enjoy.

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Princesas de la Noche: A Columbian Halloween

| Oct 30, 2017 | Comments (1)

En Norteamérica Halloween is a big holiday for dressing up and going to costume parties, trick or treating and getting a belly ache from too much candy. While Halloween is always on the 31st of October in years such as this when it falls on Tuesday the parties are mostly all on the weekend before Halloween. It’s no different in South America. Our Columbian correspondent Katherine Diaz has a video and a blog post about the Halloween fun in Bogota. (Es en Espa?ol. To read an English translation go to Google Translate and paste in the Spanish text.)

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Dina’s Diner — October 23, 2017

| Oct 23, 2017 | Comments (0)

Take a seat and order a cup of coffee down at Dina’s Diner. Today the items on the menu range from tasty observations on an admiral’s wife who caught Dina’s eye, to her take on the footwear young women are sporting, a delicious report on two drag performers who are legendary, and the way that tight, short shorts can be mesmerizing. So relax and read on for the latest specials from Dina’s Diner.

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The Ubiquitous and Essential Cocktail Dress

| Oct 16, 2017 | Comments (0)

Today Tasi Zuriack, our Fashion Maven, tells you everything you need to know about cocktail dresses. Even a teetotaler needs a fancy dress for parties, celebrations, and such. As long as the invitation doesn’t say it’s a formal event a great cocktail dress is your best friend. Tasi tells you the styles the work best for every figure and what things to avoid.

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Nature, Nurture, or Not Sure

| Oct 16, 2017 | Comments (0)

Linda’s friend Marie has told her that she is giving up her transgender life. Linda questions her about how, with transgender traits with her from birth or early childhood, she thinks she can do that. Her response brings in to question some of the role of nature and nurture in forming our transgender traits. See if Marie’s theories about the nature of crossdressing apply to you, or if you think they are off the mark.

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The Week In Trans 10/2/17

| Oct 2, 2017 | Comments (0)

It’s time for The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? A trans woman is running for congress in Uruguay. Danica Roem has been dissed as a male by her opponent in the race for the Virginia state legislature. Germany won’t let a trans man be a legal father. Pakistani trans people can use the name of their guru when registering for an ID card if their parents have disowned them. The highest ranking trans woman of the U.K. armed forces is engaged to a trans man. News of the Bushwig festival. Makeup being marketed to both men and women. Violence against trans kids, and much more, along with a few TWIT Awards, is waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Occasional Woman — Fall Fashion

Today’s topic in Lorraine Anderson’s The Occasional Woman column is fall fashion. It’s that time of year in the Northern Hemisphere when sandals get put away, bare legs get covered by tights and over-the-knee socks, and bright floral prints take a rest until next spring. Out come the “moody” dark florals with cute jackets, scarves, and sweaters. What are the trends to watch? Lorraine has read Vogue from cover to cover and taken notes. She passes the knowledge gained, along with her own fashion wisdom, on to you.

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Princesas de la Noche — Buscando Inspiración

| Oct 2, 2017 | Comments (0)

Katherine Diaz, our correspondent from Bogota, Columbia is getting into drag performance. She is rehearsing a song to lip sync and working on her moves. When her act is ready Katherine promises she will write about her performing experience. As always Senorita Diaz presents her report from Bogota en Español. You can copy and paste her words into Google Translate to read it in other languages. And she has another video!

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Retro Rerun: Blush: Easy To Do Right . . . And Wrong

| Sep 25, 2017 | Comments (0)

Today we dive deep into the TGF Archives to 1996 to pull out an article by founding editor Cindy Martin. Her topic was blusher. How to do it correctly so you don’t look like a painted doll. Keep in mind that this was written in the late 20th century and we’re getting on into the 21st, but the tips Cindy wrote back then can still be helpful. Keep in mind your blush should be subtle during daylight hours. At night it needs to be heavier but not war paint.

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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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