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The Week In Trans 9/21/2020

| Sep 21, 2020 | Reply

Time for our top rated news feature The Week In Trans! Today we learn that a trans woman in on course to become the first trans woman elected to a state senate. A trans woman Satanist wins the sheriff’s job in New Hampshire. More violence against trans woman of color and some arrests and convictions of the murderers. The Department of Education threatens to withhold federal funds from schools that allow trans girl athletes to compete. A trans woman dies during butt lift surgery. A study shows that trans women have weaker bones. J.K Rowling’s new crossdressed killer book stirs up more blowback. Barbara Bush became accepting of trans people after meeting one at lunch. A star of Bill & Ted Face The Music supports Black trans lives. The British Medical Association recommends trans and nonbinary people should be able to self-declare their gender. There’s all that and a lot more plus several TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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Dina’s Diner September 21, 2020

| Sep 21, 2020 | Reply

Time for another visit to Dina’s Diner! Today Dina is cooking up a satisfying selection of hearty fall fare. She begins with some full bodied advice on being who you are. Then she stirs in some flavor trans history with the three article rule. After that you cleanse your palate with some news about a delivery service for crossdressers that brings you all you need, if you live in Japan. Then the dishes keep coming with musing on how we pick our femme names, and a desert of pandemic accessories that are to die for.

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Sabrina Symington’s “She: Episode 49

| Sep 21, 2020 | Reply

In our last episode a bizarre creature confronted Kay in the Savouring Chamber of the weird dimension and took the bat she had used to destroy their abductor. The creature, which appeared to be built of multiple human bodies sewn together, praised Kay for her violent actions defending Natalie and herself. But the creature said that Kay was not a flower ready to cut. But someday she would be ripe for a return to the weird dimension. But as it spoke things shifted and behind the creature a door, a simple wooden door, phased into being.

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Remembering Cathy

| Sep 21, 2020 | Reply

Claire Hall writes today about her late big sister. Her name was Cathy and she passed away in 1993. Claire never had a chance to let her know that her younger brother was really her sister. Claire did tell her niece, Cathy’s daughter, about her gender. Claire wonders today what her life would have been like if she and Cathy had been sisters when they were young.

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Femme Voice Training – Video #2

| Sep 21, 2020 | Reply

You’ve perfected your femme look, nails done, hair coifed, you’re dressed appropriately for where you plan to go. There’s only one thing that might make people call you sir — a manly sounding voice. Today we launch a series of videos on voice training so you can not only look like a woman but speak as one. The series has been put together by our talented contributor Sabrina Symington. She’s not just a cartoonist and graphic novel creator, she’s a voice coach. She has a complete method that allows you to sound like you really want.

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Trans Spirituality: Unetane Tokef

| Sep 21, 2020 | Reply

During the High Holy Days Jewish people recite a classic prayer that lays out the different ways people will die in the coming year. Today Rabbah Rona writes about the prayer, Unetane Tokef, and while it is a remnant from the early days she finds that it does offer a way to reduce the number of deaths through righteous deeds and repentance.

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TransTainment!

| Sep 21, 2020 | Reply

Covering the show biz beat, it’s TransTaintment! We keep you up to date on what transgender actors are appearing in TV, film, and more! Today trans at the Emmys, Star Trek adds trans and non-binary characters, Indya Moore models for Jason Wu, Uncle Clifford keeps an eye on the ladies at the club and Kate Bornstein and Ryan Cassata team up in the film Two Eyes.

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The Week In Trans 9/14/20

| Sep 14, 2020 | Reply

Time for all the transgender related news in the world! It’s The Week In Trans! A two-spirt person is elected to the township school board. A trans woman lawyer runs for NYC City Council. The Marine who murdered a Filipino trans woman is pardoned. A trans woman is hoping to be the first trans member of the Kansas House of Representatives. Gavin Grimm won one battle but the war drags on. Trans people may have difficulties voting if they don’t have an ID that is up to date. A trans man’s delivery of his baby makes him a better father. A member of the Canadian National Women’s Soccer Team comes out as trans. A trans woman who loves sports but can’t compete on a team officiates instead. Nigella Lawson apologizes for what she said about a non-binary person over twenty years ago. Munroe Bergdorf graces the cover of Teen Vogue. A trans woman is denied service in a pub when her passport photo is too old. There’s all that and a metric ton more news, along with several TWIT Awards, waiting for you in TWIT!

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Interview: The Man With the Best Breast Forms

| Sep 14, 2020 | Reply

Today Tell Shelley Anne interviews the owner of our sponsor, The Breast Form Store. Oren Perry has been the CEO of a world-wide operation that provides the finest breast forms, and other accessories, needed by the trans community since 2010. How does a polite Canadian businessman come to be one of the largest providers of faux breasts on the planet? Shelley Anne asks that question and more in her interview with The Breast Form Store CEO, Oren Perry.

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Retro Rerun: Glam Pictorial, 1999

| Sep 14, 2020 | Reply

Back in the 1990s, when TGForum was young, people would send their photos to the Editor, Cindy Martin and Cindy would turn their snapshots into glamor pictorials. These photos were actually scanned from color prints and assembled for TGF user’s entertainment. Today our Retro Rerun is the 1999 pictorial of Diane Kramer. We’re sure she would want you to enjoy her poses today, as much as TGF users did back in 1999.

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In the Family, Part 3

| Sep 14, 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 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. It had turned out to be a fabulous visit.

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Sabrina Symington’s “She” Episode 48

| Sep 14, 2020 | Reply

In our last episode Kay gripped the bat she vanquished their tormentor with and prepares to fight the bizarre creature that confronts them in the Savouring Chamber of the weird dimension. The creature, which appears to be built of multiple human bodies sewn together, is not afraid to face Kay’s wrath but instead seems to approve of the violent defeat of their nemesis. What will happen next? Will their be a fight?

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Butterfly and Chameleon

| Sep 14, 2020 | Reply

Julie Slowinski is our Contributor from Chicago. In a normal time she would be writing about all the fun she has in the Windy City expressing her femme side in various venues. From dining out to attending concerts, going to nightclubs and other activities that are the beat she covers for TGForum. In this time of Covid-19 she has been unable to get out and about very much. So this month Julie shares a tale she wrote several years ago. It’s a conversation between a butterfly and a chameleon.

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The Week In Trans 9/7/20

| Sep 7, 2020 | Reply

Time for all the trans related news available in one place, The Week In Trans! Today we learn that two suspects in the attack on three trans women in L. A. have been charged. The family of the trans woman who died while in Rikers has won a settlement with the city. Several court decisions on trans rights cite the Supreme Court’s recent decision on Title VII. The Marine who murdered a Filipino trans woman in 2014 may be released from prison early. Kenosha police shooting victim Jacob Blake’s trans man cousin gets transphobic threats after speaking out. Star Trek: Discovery features a trans character and a non-binary character in the next season. Behind the scenes secrets from the making of To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar. A total Harry Potter fan sells all her memorabilia from the books and films and donates the money to a trans kid’s charity. There’s all that and so much more waiting for you in TWIT!

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Thinking about Ladyboys? Enjoy some of these links!

| Sep 7, 2020 | Reply

Ladyboys, those exotic, beautiful women from Southeast Asia, are often objects of fascination for many. From men who are aroused by their unique gender status to wide eyed tourists who are in awe of their femininity, the ladyboy evokes wonder. Christine Burr has assembled a number of links to ladyboy videos performing in cabaret shows and pageants. The pandemic has brought many of those events to a halt but past performances are available.

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Transgender Scoreboard

| Sep 7, 2020 | Reply

Back in 2014, Dana Bevan made some estimates of transgender population numbers based on observed population frequencies. Looking back at them and thinking about they are recently changing, she feels that they can help us understand some of the medical and social issues for transgender people, particularly non-transitioning transgender people.

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Welcome to Kandi’s Land

| Sep 7, 2020 | 1 Reply

Welcome our new blogger Kandi Robbins. Kandi is a married crossdresser who has two grown daughters. Her wife is fully supportive. Under normal circumstances, she goes out usually three times a week, either to her church, as a volunteer or to do what women do! She hosts her own website blog called Kandi’s Land and she is nice enough to share her blog with TGForum readers.

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Sabrina Symington’s She, Episode 47

| Sep 7, 2020 | Reply

Kay grips the bat she vanquished their tormentor with and she is prepared to fight the bizarre creature that confronts them in the Savouring Chamber of the weird dimension. The creature, which appears to be built of multiple human bodies sewn together, is not alone and appears to be strong. What chance will Kay have to defend Natalie and herself against this threat?

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No Smoking Gun Part 2

| Sep 7, 2020 | Reply

Chrissy Gann continues her “No Smoking Gun” series on why we are the way we are. While there is no one thing that determines whether an individual will be transgender or not there is research going on all around the world looking in to the possible reasons. Chrissy takes a look at some of it for you.

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Full Civil Rights Are Here

| Sep 7, 2020 | Reply

Kristine Holt writes about what it felt like in June to learn about the Supreme Court decision granting full civil rights under Title VII to Aimee Stephens and the rest of the transgender community.

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What a Summer!

| Sep 7, 2020 | Reply

Our northern correspondent Pauline Estelle muses on the Covid crisis and how it has affected the great crossdresser pastime of perusing the racks in a brick and mortar store. Now she is recommending online shopping, a thing she poo pooed at one time but now might be a necessity for many crossdressers. See what else she’s been thinking about in today’s blog, What a Summer!

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The Week In Trans 8/31/20

| Aug 31, 2020 | Reply

Today we learn that Gavin Grimm wins his court case. Trans people can run into trouble trying to vote. A trans woman who survived bing shot is helping other trans people. Marsha P. Johnson gets recognition. Catholics compassionately invalidate trans identities. Health Magazine explains what transgender means. Jennifer Lopez has a non-binary “nibling.” There’s a non-binary actor in the new Bill and Ted movie. Kate Bornstein and Ryan Cassata play a therapist and a troubled teen in the film Two Eyes. Violence against trans women of color continues. California prisons could soon allow trans inmates to pick where they will be incarcerated. There’s all that and a ton more news in TWIT!

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Working On. . .

| Aug 31, 2020 | Reply

Sophie Lynne joins us today with some musing over the question, are you working on your resume or your obituary? The question comes from a friend of Sophie’s who said “At this point in my life, I am working on my obituary, not my resume. I want to be thought of, and remembered for having the right priorities, few regrets, and helping others.” This prompted Sophie to do some heavy thinking and she shares her conclusion with you in today’s blog.

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Drag in Cinema: More Films From the ’90s

| Aug 31, 2020 | Reply

When Drag in Cinema looked at the films of the 1990s we missed a few instances of men in drag. Among the Pedro Almodóvar’s ninth film High Heels. It was released in 1991 and featured a male actor portraying a judge who adopts a drag performer disguise as well as another male disguise. Then we take a look at Mixed Nuts, the 1994 remake of a French comedy that features Liev Schrieber in drag. 1996 brought us I Shot Andy Warhol with two male actors portraying Warhols superstars, and then in 1999 Willem Defoe does a scene in drag in the vigilante action pic Boondock Saints. Get ready to go to the movies with Drag in Cinema!

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My Life as Savannah Chapter 1 – My Early Years

| Aug 31, 2020 | Reply

Today we welcome back Ashli Kleier, author of Emily and The Cedar Chests. Ashli has new story about a young boy who lives in a small town about an hour East of Atlanta and an hour south of the Chattanooga National Forest. Young Kenneth is attracted to the feel of the soft, silky fabrics of his older sister’s lingerie. He enjoys it so much he gets caught in her lingerie drawer once too often and she decides to punish him by dressing him up as a girl. Where might this go? To find out you’ll just have to read the first chapter of My Life as Savannah.

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Mentoring

| Aug 31, 2020 | Reply

Before the schools were shut down because of the pandemic our Contributor Christy Lewis went to a high school in her town to speak to the students about transgender issues. She looks at it as mentoring and she did it for an LGBTQ student group of about 30 members. In the course of telling us what she talked about she provides some mentoring to our readers on 10 good rules to follow. Read on to see what she told the LGBTQ+ students.

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