Recent Transgender Articles

The Week In Trans 10/19/20

| Oct 19, 2020 | Reply

What’s new? Indya Moore graces the cover of Vogue India. More tributes for the late Monica Roberts. Joe Biden says trans children should face “zero discrimination.” CNN reports on how hard it can be for trans people to vote. Continuing violence against trans women. A Florida Senate candidate passes away. There’s a process for trans people in the military to continue to serve but the Pentagon didn’t tell them about it. A Illinois woman is denied unemployment benefits because she has changed her name. Texas won’t let teachers mention transgender issues in class. Under the Trump administration refugees are denied asylum is they are fleeing persecution for their gender identity. Baltimore is becoming a transgender surgery center. The J.K. Rowling fallout continues. There’s all that and a bus load more waiting for you in TWIT!

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Dina’s Diner – October 19, 2020

| Oct 19, 2020 | Reply

The grill in the kitchen at Dina’s Diner is hot and even though inside dining is restricted and most folks are doing takeout or being seated in the outdoor tent dining room the menu is sure to satisfy. If you’re dining in get a cup of java and peruse the menu. You’ll find the specials today includes transgender candidates for office, feminine voice training from the creator of “She”, how to take a better selfie, arctic expedition dress codes, and the lure of the quirky yet sexy librarian. It all combines well to nourish your mind.

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Feminine Voice Training Video

| Oct 19, 2020 | Reply

In this video Sabrina Symington works on exercises to gain control over your breathing and appliies them to keeping the voice breathy at higher pitches. If you can control your breath, you can control your voice.

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To Boldly Go. . .

| Oct 19, 2020 | Reply

Star Trek was a big influence on many people who were growing up in the sixties when the original episodes aired. Then it influenced other generations with new adventures on the Enterprise and spin off shows like Deep Space Nine and Voyager, just to name two. Claire Hall was a Trek fan and in one of the episodes of Next Generation she found a character she identified with.

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Sabrina Symington’s “She” Episode 53

| Oct 19, 2020 | Reply

In the last episode Natalie and Kay pass through the door from the dark, horror filled realm where they were held captive and landed on the floor of a normal basement. The door behind them was standing open and revealed not that dark realm but a brick wall. On the floor in front of the door was a complex occult symbol. The women get up and cross the near empty basement to another door. When opened it reveals stairs which the two worn out and befuddled women climb.

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TransTainment October 19, 2020

| Oct 19, 2020 | Reply

TransTainment digs into the news from the world of entertainment and the arts to find the transgender artists, actors, and musicians who are working to add their joy to our world. Today there’s news about Daniela Vega, star of A Fantastic Woman, the winner of the Miss Intercontinental pageant, what Justin Vivian Bond has been up to during the pandemic, and more. Don’t miss out on the latest in transtainment!

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Trans Spirituality: Election Special

| Oct 19, 2020 | Reply

Rabbah Rona feels that the current president does not have the best interests of the transgender community at heart. She feels, as do many others, that he has at best, paid lip service to the important issues affecting the whole LGBTQ+ community. She not only looks at this president from a practical viewpoint but in a spiritual manner as well.

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The Week In Trans 10/12/20

| Oct 12, 2020 | Reply

We begin with all the news in the feature we call The Week In Trans! Today we learn that a transgender rights activist has passed away. There are a record number of transgender candidates running for office in this year’s election. It is harder for trans people to vote, though. Violence against trans women of color continues. A trans man was fired when he told his employer he was pregnant. A federal judge strikes down Idaho’s law banning updates to birth certificates. A study finds that trans job applicants are less likely to be called back. Large numbers of transgender youths are experiencing loneliness, anxiety and depression due to the Covid pandemic. Shakina Nayfack becomes the first trans woman to be part of a network television series. Zoey Luna joins the cast of The Craft: Legacy. A crafter makes jewelry that gives subtle clues other trans people can pick up on to identify friends. RuPaul finds her roots. Trans woman Petra De Sutter is the new Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium. There’s all that and much, much more along with several TWIT Awards waiting for your perusal.

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In the Family, Part IV

| Oct 12, 2020 | Reply

Linda continues her story of Susan, a 50-something long-time crossdresser who has just spent the last several weeks in Florida winding up the estate of her recently deceased estranged birth father. Among other discoveries Susan learned that her father had also been a crossdresser. She also got to wear some of her father’s old dresses and to get to know Nora, her father’s partner who was a post-op TS. But now it’s time to head home. With some planned stops for crossdressed fun along the way. But Susan doesn’t get to enjoy a slow trip home. After thinking some things over she decides getting there early is a better idea.

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Jazz, Spade, and the Case of The Missing Cardigan

| Oct 12, 2020 | Reply

A pandemic can’t keep Julie Slowinski down. As restaurants and other venues have reopened Julie and her pals made plans and got out and about en femme. Today she blogs about a fun weekend, and tells you about some bargains she acquired that will definitely make you jealous.

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The Evolution of Coming Out

| Oct 12, 2020 | Reply

Our new Contributor is Sophie Marie White. In her first blog for TGForum Sophie writes about the stages she went through to finally arrive at acceptance of herself and her gender identity. She outlines five stages and says that they don’t stick to a specific order. They can show up at any point and cause problems.

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An interview with. . . Julia Scotti Transgender Comedian

| Oct 12, 2020 | Reply

Since 1980, Julia Scotti has been honing her comedy craft in clubs and theaters throughout the U.S. and Canada, performing for the first 20 years as Rick Scotti, and now, after a 10-year hiatus, as Julia Scotti for the second 20. Today she is the subject of this month’s Tell Shelley Anne.

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Sabrina Symington’s “She” Episode 52

| Oct 12, 2020 | Reply

Natalie and Kay clearly saw the door and the realm of monsters faded to blackness. It was a plain wooden door with a normal door knob set in a normal wall. Kay grabs the knob. And it turns with a click. Is this their escape from terror? The answer is just a click away in Episode 52 of Sabrina Symington’s “She.”

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The Week In Trans 10/5/20

| Oct 5, 2020 | Reply

Time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that Caitlyn Jenner is angling to get her partner Sophia Hutchins, and herself, added to the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. California law now calls for transgender prisoners to be housed according to their gender identity. Another school district is ordered to allow a trans student to use the appropriate restroom. Joe Biden again announces his support for the Equality Act. Stand With Trans is a group in Detroit holding an event filled month-long workshop series. CNN profiles a trans pilot. More violence against trans women of color. A study determines that those who transition early in life are less likely to be depressed. Munroe Bergdorf eschews the phrase “born in the wrong body.” An all-trans reading of Brokeback Mountain is coming to the New York LGBTQ Film Festival. The J.K. Rowling controversy continues. Mel C of the Spice Girls has been touring with a drag troupe. Drag stars and Broadway come together to promote democracy. Belgium appoints a transgender woman to the highest position yet won by a trans person. There’s all that and several TWIT Awards in this edition of TWIT!

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No Smoking Gun Part 3: Religion and Trans

| Oct 5, 2020 | Reply

When I came out to the world that I was now Chrissy, I posted the news on my old Facebook page. I said that I am transgender and had been going to a therapist for two years and had been on hormones for one, (at that time.) I said also that I would closing that […]

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Sabrina Symington’s “She” Episode 51

| Oct 5, 2020 | Reply

But as the strange creature spoke spoke to our heroine behind it, ever so slowly, a door began to phase in. A plain wooden door with a normal doorknob. Kay and Natalie saw the door and dashing bast the creature they ran toward that door. Is it the way out? Take a look at Episode 51 of She.

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How We Got Here, For Transgender People in a Hurry

| Oct 5, 2020 | Reply

This is a short story about how we got here as free transgender people with political and economic rights. It is an overview of from a much longer, more detailed story. Although our pursuit of freedom and rights has not yet reached perfection, we have made great progress.

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Going Out En Femme? Be Smart

| Oct 5, 2020 | Reply

Kandi Robbins has been going out and about en femme for a long while and her one rule for placing yourself out there with the general public is “be smart.” Being smart means thinking about what you’re going to wear, how you want to be perceived, and be confident. If you seem worried, anxious, ready to run, you are going to get looked at. Not because you’re crossdressed but because you are so ill at ease. Read what Kandi has to say on the subject and be smart.

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That’s a Foreign Ladyboy?!

| Oct 5, 2020 | Reply

Christine Burr is proud to have been called a ladyboy when she was checking in to a hotel in Thailand. She explains why and gives some backstory about Thailand’s ladyboys in this latest Dispatch from Thailand.

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The Sunday Game: An Abstract

| Oct 5, 2020 | Reply

This abstract is the opening scene of a classic crossdresser novel by Alan Barrie that was the all time number one bestseller in the classic publishing line, Lee Brewster’s MARDI GRAS PRESS. A revised edition of this classic is now available in a Kindle Edition on Amazon, but this opening chapter stands on its own just fine.

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The Week In Trans 9/28/20

| Sep 28, 2020 | Reply

Time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that the first transgender person to run for office in the USA, Soroya Santiago, has passed away. 24 state attorneys general are suing HUD over a rule that lets shelters turn away trans homeless people. More violence against trans women of color occurs. A woman who survived being shot opens a support group. Susan Stryker is now working at Mills College. Transgender race car driver Charlie Martin competes in a 24 hour race. A study finds that parents today are less accepting of their trans child than parents were twenty years ago. Eddie Izzard makes headlines by wearing a mini skirt to an art exhibit opening. J.K. Rowling triples down on her anti-trans stance. The explosion in Beirut wiped out the gay club where drag queens performed. The British government has announced, after waiting all summer, that they will not be reforming the Gender Recognition Act. There’s all that and a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in this edition of TWIT!

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The Occasional Woman: Fashion For Fall

| Sep 28, 2020 | Reply

While Lorraine Anderson, the woman behind the custom clothing service known as The Occasional Woman, loves the fashions of spring she is also happy that fall is upon us here in the eastern United States. Time to explore the joys of fall fashion. Today Lorraine looks at what’s popular and chic, and what’s supposed to be chic but isn’t really that popular.

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Sabrina Symington’s “She” Episode 50

| Sep 28, 2020 | Reply

In our last episode the bizzare creature of many parts was praising Kay for giving in to her anger and breaking her and Natalie’s tormentor into little pieces. Pieces that remained alive against all reason. But as the creature spoke behind it ever so slowly a door appeared. A plain wooden door with a normal doorknob. Could escape from the strange dimension be at hand? Take a look at Episode 50 of She and see what happens.

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Homebound Observations

| Sep 28, 2020 | Reply

Christy Lewis came out to the people in her life and was happy she could finally go to work as herself, and do fun things as Christy. Then came March and the pandemic. The good thing about being homebound is she can wear whatever she likes. (No off the shoulder gowns for work meetings via Zoom.) The bad part is, like all of us, she would love to be moving around in the world being herself. Get more information on how staying inside as affected her in today’s blog.

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The Transgender Crisis

| Sep 28, 2020 | Reply

Sophie Lynne is concerned that the coming election could maintain the current administration with disastrous results for transgender people. The president made a promise during his campaign in 2016 that he would be the most friendly president to the LGBTQ community, ever. For the past three and a half years the administration has done nothing positive for transgender people. Sophie offers some advice on what every trans person should do on November third.

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Drag in Cinema: Time Trippin’

| Sep 28, 2020 | Reply

Today we slip the constraints of linear time and bounce around the time stream to check out drag in cinema that missed covering in previous editions of Drag in Cinema. We look at Back to the Future, Part II, Trick from 1999, and the 2006 feature She’s The Man which features a female character impersonating her brother at an exclusive school. Then we stop 2010 for All Good Things, a film based on the exploits of suspected murderer Robert Durst.

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