Recent Transgender Articles

The Week In Trans 7/15/19

| Jul 15, 2019 | Reply

Say kids, what time is it? Time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that trans author/activist Sarah McBride is running for her state’s Senate. The House of Representatives has passed a bill that would allow trans people to serve in the military. We find out how ICE treats transgender women in detention. Mike Pompeo creates a human rights panel made up of people who would deny trans people their rights. How much could you spend on gender transition procedures? A research study shows that trans people who pass in their preferred gender get a pass from people. A South Korean drag queen talks about using drag to raise awareness. A Stonewall veteran has had a stroke at the age of 78. Pose focuses on violence against trans women in a recent episode. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attends a drag show and joins the performers onstage. At the right wing rally in D.C. a group of drag queens shouted down the right wingers. Mattel has created a Barbie doll version of Ziggy Stardust. Scarlett Johansson says she should be able to portray any person, tree, or animal since that’s an actor’s job. Gigi Gorgeous has married Nats Getty, a granddaughter of J. Paul Getty. There’s all that plus a smattering of TWIT Awards waiting for you in this edition of TWIT!

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Debra Soh Needs to Do Some Library Research

| Jul 15, 2019 | 1 Reply

On the 500th episode of Realtime with Bill Maher on HBO one of Maher’s guests was a woman named Debra Soh. Dr. Soh holds a Ph.D. and was on the program to talk about transgender issues. Her statements on the subject seemed to be based in right wing politics rather than in any actual scientific research and she led Maher to believe she was the victim of academic discrimination by academics who wished to promote their theories about transgender people. She said she was accused of being “politically incorrect.” Today Dana Bevan looks at Dr. Soh and her statement about transgender people. Dana finds that Dr. Soh is just the latest in a long line of people who want the world to see trans phenomena their way.

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Restrooms

| Jul 15, 2019 | 2 Replies

Last month Pauline Estelle wrote about an important room in her life. The bathroom in her home where she does her transformations. This month she writes about another room that’s important to all trans ladies — a public restroom. It seems very logical that using a lady’s room shouldn’t be a problem for anyone involved. Unlike the men’s facility there are no urinals where you stand uncomfortably surrounded by other men with their zippers down. You have a discreet stall, with walls down to the floor in some upscale establishments. Why should there be any problem? Pauline takes a look at that and does a small experiment that shows how unenforceable the various restroom laws are.

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Amanda Hits The Streets

| Jul 15, 2019 | Reply

Amanda may have found her mellow spot. After coming pretty close to rock bottom she has been lifted up again by Lyft. The ride sharing app has allowed her to make money doing something she loves, driving. She is all over the Baltimore area and even down in Virginia and Washington D. C. And she has a new therapist, is getting caught up on her bills and she tells you all about things today. And, she has a small slideshow of the amazing photos she takes while she drives around.

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Ladies of The Breast Form Store at Esprit

| Jul 15, 2019 | Reply

Back in May the ladies who make up the staff at the online silicone breast market The Breast Form Store took a trip from the Vancouver area headquarters to attend the 2019 Esprit Conference in Port Angeles, Washington. They arrived on Friday evening of the conference and attended several events that weekend. We present Eden Carlson’s Esprit report here. It contains a short video of the band The Nasty Habits. Adjust your volume before you play the video. These ladies like to rock with volume.

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Emily: The Slumber Party

| Jul 15, 2019 | Reply

Exploration of a feminine lifestyle all started when small-for-his-age Robert grew curious about why and how girls were different. With help and encouragement from his mother and sister he has lived as a girl for the summer. But summer will end in a short while and Emily finds that she doesn’t really want to bring Robert back. She tells her mom that she wants to continue being Emily and is happy to learn that there is a way for her to always be Emily. In the last chapter she told her friends about what was going on but what about her friends’ families? Would they accept Emily as readily as her girlfriends have?

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San Diego PRIDE Hosts TRANS PRIDE VILLAGE

| Jul 15, 2019 | Reply

By Melanie Yarborough (Neutral Corner) San Diego’s transgender community raised its visibility at this year’s local Pride celebration with a special section located on the festival grounds. At Trans PrideVillage, local organizations spotlighted Health, Family issues, Employment, and Community Development. Family Health Centers of San Diego offered materials about their Transgender Patient Advocacy Program. Health […]

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The Week In Trans 7/8/19

| Jul 8, 2019 | Reply

Time for The Week In Trans! A woman in D.C. creates a safe space for trans women of color to meet and talk. Medical organizations in the U.K. and U.S.A. urge their members to learn to care for trans patients. A project in NYC is reveals more historic sites for the LGBT community. A man calls the cops when a trans woman used the ladies room with his wife. The trans woman is arrested when she spits on the man. Info on traveling while trans. Entre Nosotros is a film about five trans women who are undocumented. Seven new books with transgender themes are released. Miley Cyrus’s new video features transgender models. Drag Race star Alyssa Edwards has an eye shadow palette with Anastasia Beverly Hills. There’s all that and a lot more plus several TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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Lies, Goodbyes, and Moves

| Jul 8, 2019 | Reply

The only constant in life is constant change. Our Sophie Lynne had one idea for this blog and then in a moment that idea got pared down to only one part of her blog. Another section was necessary due to news she got about the passing of a friend in the community. Then she ends her blog today with some good news. You may want to read it all the way to the end and use the comment area to congratulate her.

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Reflections on the NYC Pride March – by Angela Stephanie Haddow

| Jul 8, 2019 | Reply

Guest Contributor Angela Stephanie Haddow reports on the New York City Pride March and reminds us all of the history of LGBTQ rights in the USA. As she marched through Manhattan proudly being herself she thinks about how the fight for rights began and while the advances, evidenced by participation in the Pride March by public officials and businesses, have been great there are still miles ahead on the road to full equality in the eyes of society.

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Secret Diary of a Transgender Woman

| Jul 8, 2019 | 1 Reply

Lynda goes to a mainstream charity gala, reports on her online dating experiment, and updates us on what she’s reading. She also tells you what her favorite new sport is. Hint: It’s one that allows the wearing of a very short skirt. She also wears a beautiful gown. What has she been up to? Dig into Lynda’s adventures for the past few weeks in The Secret Diary of a Transgender Woman.

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The Occasional Woman: Skirts!

| Jul 8, 2019 | Reply

Our fashion consultant, the woman responsible for The Occasional Woman custom clothing and seamstress service, Lorraine Anderson, discusses the many styles and lengths of fabulous, flirty skirts. From the micro-mini to the never-wear bubble skirt Lorraine focuses on how to wear the style and length most flattering to you. Give her column a read and be rewarded with sensible fashion advice from a cisgender seamstress and costumer.

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Princesses of the Night — Pride March 2019 and More

| Jul 8, 2019 | Reply

Katherine Diaz writes about and provides video of two events in her hometown of Bogota that she was a part of. The first was a drag show at a local university that included many drag performers and is called by the locals, La Noche de las Luciérnagas. Then she joined 250,000 Columbians in the streets of Bogota for the 2019 Pride March which ended in the neighborhood of the president and the mayor’s houses.

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Research Study Seeks Trans Participants

| Jul 8, 2019 | Reply

TGForum has been informed of a new research study seeking transgender participants. Here is the text of the message we received. My name is Beatrice Rothbaum and I am a clinical psychology doctoral student at Adelphi University. I currently contribute to the Intersectional Development Lab at Adelphi University, directed by Chana Etengoff, Ph.D. Members of […]

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The Week In Trans 7/1/19

| Jul 1, 2019 | Reply

We call it The Week In Trans, better known as simply TWIT. It’s a digest of all the trans related news we could find. What do we learn today? Maebe A Girl is the first drag queen to hold elected office in the USA. Now she’s running for congress. The Philadelphia Police Department puts new rules in place for dealing with transgender people. People noticed that Julián Castro misspoke during the debate and said trans women should have access to abortions. NBC News does a feature on transitioning gender in the workplace. The far right threatens trans people more often online. Trans and non-binary people make money on YouTube. Kansas allows people to change the gender on their birth certificates. That’s just a sample of the news you’ll find in TWIT! Plus we have more than a couple of TWIT Awards!

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Dina’s Diner July 1, 2019

| Jul 1, 2019 | 2 Replies

Once again our culinary cutie Dina Amberle has cooked up a wonderful and filling feast that you can partake of down at Dina’s Diner. She starts out with a simple stock created by cooking down the state of drag today as compared to that of days gone by. It’s all in a documentary on HBO titled Wig. The dish is seasoned with dish from Lady Bunny about these drags today and how drag has gone corporate. Then Dina stirs up some glamor from south of the border with a fluffy confection about the quinceanara dresses young women, and some young trans women, wear for the celebration of their fifteenth birthday. She adds in some side dishes about the transformation necessary to turn an everyday person into an opera character and there’s still more. Don’t miss Dina’s Diner!

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Remembering the Missing Man

| Jul 1, 2019 | Reply

Today Claire wonders how other people who have transitioned remember or thing about their former gender-selves. Do they never want to think about that missing person? Are they willing to talk to friends they have maintained through the change about the person they used to be? Claire knows how she answers those questions. Give her blog a read to see how she deals with the missing man.

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Classic Curves International is 35!

| Jul 1, 2019 | Reply

President and Owner Espy Lopez is proud to announce her 35th anniversary as a premier provider of custom hip and derriere undergarments. Ms. Lopez’s company Classic Curves International specializes in providing custom, handmade prosthetics for the worldwide transgender community since 1984. Ms. Lopez has provided consultation to wardrobe and production companies for feature films such […]

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Incident at Crystal Lake

| Jul 1, 2019 | 2 Replies

Back in 1998 TGForum contributor Leah MacLean wrote about returning from the Fall Harvest transgender gathering in Minneapolis. Her drive, done while still en femme and feeling good, took her through southern Minnesota as she cruised back to her home in Nebraska. Eventually she had to stop for fuel and a restroom break. She pulled in at a gas station located in a place called Crystal Lake. How did that go over with the locals? Read on and find out.

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The Week In Trans 6/24/19

| Jun 24, 2019 | Reply

it’s all the transgender related news we could find! The Week In Trans! What’s new? Jet Blue airlines features two drag performers in their latest commercial. The New York Times does a feature on a non-binary writer and photographer who shattered gender norms in early 20th century France. More violence is reported against trans women of color. An executive at Goldman Sacks transitions from male to female. There is a 9-year-old drag queen named Kween Kee Kee. Movement on legislation affecting trans people as well as court decisions. Failed gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist starts a new green energy business. Mastercard will let you use the name you want on your credit card. A trans woman in Chicago accuses a police officer of forcing her to have sex in order to avoid arrest. Janet Mock signs an unprecedented deal with Netflix to produce content. Geena Rocero is the August Playmate of the Month! Drag is so prevalent that there’s now a drag queen teaching computer coding on YouTube. There’s all that plus a lot more news and several TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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Dreams Take Flight — An Unexpected Turn of Events

| Jun 24, 2019 | Reply

In the last Dreams Take Flight post Patricia was caught by the company working Patrick’s shifts. Ever since Patty had started working in the female flight attendant’s uniform her popularity among passengers had increased. They found her to be fun and entertaining and Patty found that she got attention and approval as a woman much more than she ever had as a man. But now it could be the end of her association with the airline. Patricia and her co-workers have been called on the carpet to explain.

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A Sabrina Symington Cartoon

| Jun 24, 2019 | Reply

Who do we turn to for a chuckle or an outright laugh in these troublesome times? Sabrina Symington of course. No matter the topic Sabrina manages to bring some humor to it. Today it’s about the culture clash. City mouse and country mouse, so to speak.

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Trans Media Arts — Film, TV, Music and More

| Jun 24, 2019 | Reply

Hello everyone! Hope you are all doing well. Welcome to SUMMER! Olaf’s, from Disney’s Frozen, favorite season. Curiously, since he is a snowman. Little did he know. “Bees’ll buzz, kids’ll blow dandelion fuzz and I’ll be doing whatever snow does in summer,” he sang obliviously. Speaking of the movie Frozen, which I adore, there are a […]

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CD Squared or (Crossdressing)2

| Jun 24, 2019 | Reply

Bone up on your math skills. Get your calculator and slide rule. Christine Burr has come out — as a math teacher. This week after class she had some free time before going home to get ready for a night out with the girls so she decided to apply her math skills to crossdressing. If charts and graphs are your thing prepare for an, admittedly tongue in cheek, look at the the lives of crossdressers through bar charts.

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Retro Rerun: Five Tricks to Enhance Feminine Voice

| Jun 24, 2019 | 2 Replies

The late Roberta Angela Dee wrote a number of articles for TGForum back in the 1990s with information on how to look, act and talk in a feminine manner. Her tricks and tips were alway well read on the site. Today we bring back an article from 1996 as our Retro Rerun. Roberta had five tricks to talking in not just the correct pitch but ways to learn how to enhance what you are saying with appropriate hand gestures. And she emphasizes the importance of laughter and smiling in feminine communication.

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The Week In Trans 6/17/19

| Jun 17, 2019 | Reply

What’s new around the world in the transgender community? It’s here in The Week In Trans! Today we learn a star of the FX show Pose got into a fight with a protestor outside of the studio where the show was filming. More legal moves are being made to block the rule letting healthcare providers deny treatment to trans people. The support for trans people in the military is rising among Republicans. Beto O’Rourke has released detailed proposals for LGBTQ rights. Paris Lees is an ambassador for Pantene. Disney World has held its first Magical Pride. Miss USA has won the Miss International Queen contest. The highest ranking trans officer in the British army is now a Member of the British Empire. Dallas police have arrested a man in the murders of two trans women. A trans woman has been appointed to the board of Planned Parenthood. Brazil has an all trans man soccer club. Mexico City schools have a new dress code allowing boys in skirts and girls in pants. There’s all that and a lot more plus some TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT! Be sure to login so you don’t miss it!

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