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The Week In Trans 2/17/20

| Feb 17, 2020 | Reply

Time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn about the dinner honoring trans advocated in Washington, D.C. Statistics show transgender people are more likely to be poor. The anti-transgender bill in South Dakota dies in committee. Ohio legislators have caught the fever and introduced a bill to ban treatment for trans kids. A trans woman athlete qualifies for the Olympics. A lawsuit is filed to stop trans high school athletes from competition–and is quickly undermined when a cisgender girl beats her trans opponent in a track meet. Trans wrestler Nyla Rose wins a AEW match. Dwayne Wade identifies his youngest child as his daughter Zaya. Not throwing shade, but Miss RuPaul Charles did not do that makeover on “Chad” on SNL. Who did? Find out by reading today’s TWIT!

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The Occasional Woman on Facebook “Fashion Experts”

| Feb 17, 2020 | Reply

Don’t believe everything word of fashion advice that you get on the internet. Today our fashion expert, Lorraine Anderson, proprietor of The Occasional Woman custom clothing service, argues that many of the internet and Facebook “fashion experts” don’t always know what they’re talking about. Especially when they’re trying to cite rules for what women over fifty can wear and look well in. Read on for Lorraine’s evaluation of short hair styles, shoulder pads, mom jeans and other fashion mistakes.

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Transgender at Penn State?

| Feb 17, 2020 | Reply

Penn State University grad student and TGForum contributor Sophie Lynne goes in search of her transgender brothers and sisters at the university’s main campus in Happy Valley. Looking at the number of students enrolled in both the undergrad and graduate programs at Penn State Sophie extrapolates that there should be over 250. Where do they hang out? What do they do for fun? Sophie lets you know what she found out about the transgender community at Penn State in today’s post.

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Drag In Cinema: More From the ’70s

| Feb 17, 2020 | Reply

The New Drag In Cinema feature kicks off with coverage of few films from the 1970s that were not covered in the old Drag In Cinema column. From well known iconic films like The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the original French production of La Cage aux Folles, to lesser known films that featured drag, even a Soviet made-for-TV movie based on Charlie’s Aunt, you’ll find the today in our new Drag In Cinema column.

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In Praise of Classic Bras Worn in a Room of My Own

| Feb 17, 2020 | Reply

Our newest Contributor is Brooke Preston. Miss Preston today presents a story that we are sure many of you can relate to. It’s all about how excited she was to be home alone with her mother’s corsets, bras, dresses and heels. How she was terrified that her mother might notice a cosmetics item or piece of jewelry slightly out of place the next time she was in her bedroom sitting at her vanity. Now Brooke is all grown up and she can indulge her passion for feminine finery any time she wants. Today she, while immaculately attired in the height of femme attire, writes about the thrill of it all.

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Princesses of the Night — Di Modelare

| Feb 17, 2020 | Reply

I want to highlight the talent of many Drag artists who attended this great fashion show event I organized called Di-Modelare. I have few words to express the talent that was observed that day, from the deepest and most romantic to the most eclectically invigorating and transcendental. It was a fashion event embodied in nine […]

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The Week In Trans 2/10/20

| Feb 10, 2020 | Reply

Time for The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? A fashion photographer poses a group of trans women dressed in Alexander McQueen for a fashion shoot. Attempts to outlaw treatment for trans kids gets mainstream press. Jazz Jennings’ mother attends a hearing on one of the bills. A trans woman runs for the Kentucky legislature. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Lisa Murkowski introduce a bill to strengthen hate crime penalties. A 2016 statement about trans women in public restrooms puts the heat on Michael Bloomberg. A park in Brooklyn is named for Marsha P. Johnson. A trans student sues his school when lack of restroom access exacerbates his kidney problem. There’s all that, and more news concerning trans people from all around the world waiting for you in TWIT! And don’t forget copious TWIT Awards!

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Dina’s Diner 2/10/20

| Feb 10, 2020 | Reply

Are you ready for some delicious dishes straight from the kitchen of Dina’s Diner? Today’s Specials are sure to please! First Dina serves up a 13-year-old who puts a different spin on the youth drag queen scene. This young drag queen is a cisgender girl! The next entree served with a side of laughs is devoted to playwright and actor Charles Busch. Then Dina offers a palate refresher in the form of BroadwayCon and the fans who wear fishnets. Then it’s on to two delectable desserts. One is the modern advances in beauty technology that allows J.Lo at 50 to be so hot, and the other is the way your bangs can define what kind of woman you are. Don’t miss all the tasty treats down at Dina’s Diner!

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It’s — TransTainment!

| Feb 10, 2020 | Reply

TransTainment fills you in on happenings in the arts and entertainment involving transgender actors, drag queens, and transgender driven stories and songs. Today we look at a new play by Charles Busch, learn about a new film starring Jazz Jennings, are introduced to the person who was the USA’s first drag queen, learn about Billy Porter’s appearance on Sesame Street, and discuss RuPaul’s appearance on SNL. TransTainment is the TWIT of showbiz and the arts!

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The War Against Transgender People

| Feb 10, 2020 | Reply

With legislation being introduced in state legislatures around the country that is aimed at taking away transgender people’s right it seems like we are in a war. Why the sudden interest in state capitals over doctor prescribed puberty blockers? What is behind bills that would jail doctors who provided care to trans patients, and with the effort to remove protections from anti-discrimination laws? Claire Hall has some thoughts on the subject.

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Sabrina’s Symington’s “She” Episodes 16 — 18

| Feb 10, 2020 | 1 Reply

Last episode after getting her nerve up spurred on by anger our heroine decided to storm the castle, or rather, open that scary bedroom door and see what was inside. Which proved to be nothing that wasn’t there before. In despair she threw herself on the floor and cried into the carpet. But. . . suddenly the floor wasn’t carpeted. It was concrete, and the air felt different. She wasn’t in the bedroom anymore but where the hell was she? Could she be in the same place Natalie went? View Chapters 16 through 18 in a special bonus presentation of “She.”

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San Diego Imperial Court Holds XLVIII Coronation

| Feb 10, 2020 | 1 Reply

Melanie Yarborough of Sand Diego’s Neutral Corner reports on San Diego’s Imperial Court’s 48th Annual Coronation. The Imperial Court system has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for many charities and causes. It was originally founded in San Francisco in 1965 by José Julio Sarria. The San Diego chapter of the Imperial Court was founded half a decade later in 1971. Last weekend the San Diego Court welcomed its new emperor and empress. Melanie has all the details.

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The Cedar Chests, Chapter 5

| Feb 10, 2020 | Reply

“Claire” and her wife Mary Jo spent a couple of days in the city having a girlfriend weekend. Claire passed beautifully and the two girls got up to some sexy activities in places like a movie theater and the dressing room at the big department store. They even had some men buy them drinks at the hotel bar but discouraged their advances by uttering the “L” word. This chapter finds them heading on back to the farm where Claire continues to remain dressed in her femme finery. Find out w

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The Week In Trans 2/3/20

| Feb 3, 2020 | Reply

It’s The Week In Trans! What tasty tidbits of trans related news do we have for you today? Drag queens were featured in a Super Bowl commercial. The City of Brotherly love loves its drag queens. Two guys start to harass two trans women. It does not go well for the guys. We’ve got the video of the beat down. A trans woman of color heads the Mayor’s Office of LGBT Affairs in Philly. South Dakota legislators want to punish doctors for treating trans kids. A conservative groups seems to be writing these sort of bills. Virginia passes trans friendly legislation. Danica Roem gets a tattoo. Bernie Sanders gets an endorsement from an anti-trans radio host. Elizabeth Warren tells a nine-year-old trans boy he can interview her pick for Secretary of Education. A man tries to pick up a trans journalist in NYC and spits on and slaps her when he realizes she is trans. He’s in custody. There’s all that plus plenty more in this edition of TWIT

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Julie Does Burlesque 

| Feb 3, 2020 | Reply

Julie Slowinski volunteered to be the dollar girl at a drag show, during Pinkfest. That’s the assistant who gathers the dollar bills fans of the drag queens toss on stage. Once she got a taste of showbiz and being on stage she was hooked. She decided she’d participate in a drag show. The only problem? She didn’t dance. So she took a beginning class in burlesque thinking she would learn how to dance. That lead her into doing a burlesque routine on stage in front of a big crowd. Read on for her part time princess tale. With photos of her burlesque costume, of course.

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“Veni, vidi et illa occurrit” Part 3

| Feb 3, 2020 | Reply

Linda met a couple dressed for a B&D party at a party for trans women, crossdressers and their admirers. The couple thought they would be the hits of the party but their matching S&M outfits were off putting to the crowd. Linda introduced herself and when the male expressed a desire to know what it felt like to be the bottom partner during sex Linda offered to help him transform into a lovely lady who could take her pick of the admirers. Today Linda concludes her story about meeting the adventurous young couple and helping the husband with his curiosity about the art of crossdressing –- and cross-loving, if there is such a thing.

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Sabrina Symington’s “She” Episode 15

| Feb 3, 2020 | Reply

After suffering for weeks not knowing what happened to her wife our heroine finally decided it was time to brave the scary bedroom. She went in, turned on the light and found exactly what she found before. The bedroom was empty. But suddenly — the door closed itself and the light went out! Now in deeper despair, after working up her nerve to go in there, she gave in to grief and fear and laid down on the floor, hugging the carpet. But, what’s the weird buzzing in her teeth? Why does the carpet not feel like carpet? Find out in Episode 16 of “She.”

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We’ll Always Have Paris

| Feb 3, 2020 | 1 Reply

An older trans woman, retired and not on any schedule, gets up one morning and between her bed and the coffee pot she revisits her youth when she was a male sailor assigned to the SeaBees and one day she met her first love. They became roommates and while they remained platonic the were together until her roommate left the service. The story is the work of our newest Contributor Jaelle Terrell. It is the first story in a trilogy that Jaelle has kindly allowed us to publish.

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The Week In Trans 1/27/20

| Jan 27, 2020 | Reply

It’s all the transgender news that’s fit to print! It’s The Week In Trans! Today we learn that China’s most famous trans woman is thinking of getting into politics. Politicians in the U.S. are working against transgender people more than ever. A trans activist’s husband is sentenced for her murder. Congress members call on ICE to release all trans people in custody–one woman has been held for two years! Nikki de Jager appears on Ellen to talk about her outing. A man high on mushrooms pistol whips a trans woman. She take his gun away and calls the police. A woman in Pittsburgh, Pa. sets fire to the headquarters of a black transgender rights group, and traps herself inside. Author Cami Richardson is interviewed about her book and her life. A study shows that teens given access to puberty blockers are more likely to thrive than those who are denied blockers. RuPaul will be the first drag performer to host Saturday Night Live. Meanwhile a former Drag Race contestant throws shade at Ms. Charles. Singer Lizzo supports black trans women. Caitlyn Jenner spoke at the Women’s March in Los Angeles. All that is in TWIT along with much more and several TWIT Awards!

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Jeans! From Work Pants to Fashion

| Jan 27, 2020 | 1 Reply

Back in the good old days denim was a fabric used for working men’s clothes. It first became popular in Genoa in Italy in the 16th century. Denim pants were worn by sailors in the Genoanise Navy. The denim thread was developed in a town in France called Nimes. Hence the term, thread from Nimes or in french ‘de Nimes’ which became denim. Now almost no woman’s wardrobe is complete without at least some denim garments. Like jeans! Today Pauline Estelle fills you in on filling out your skinny jeans.

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Genetically We are All Different, Particularly in the Brain

| Jan 27, 2020 | Reply

All humans are not alike. We are made up of a lot of parts and one size does not fit all. Human’s genetic makeup is mosaic, that is, we do not have the same DNA in each cell. So, human are not responsible for being born into a cisgender, binary, rigid culture but we can change the culture. Dana Bevan gives you the science.

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Sabrina Symington’s “She” Episode 15

| Jan 27, 2020 | Reply

It has seemed like our heroine’s wife, Natalie, had gone into the bedroom and disappeared. Did she leave on purpose? Was she secretly unhappy? How did she get out of the bedroom? Then strange things started to happen in the apartment. Weird things that seemed like nightmares but, did they actually occur? Our heroine decides it’s time to brave the scary bedroom and today we see what happens next in Sabrina Syminton’s “She.”

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Interactions With “Public Servants”

| Jan 27, 2020 | Reply

When I first came out, I had contacted the IFGE for information about transitioning. I received some pamphlets, most of them reprints from articles appearing in the Tapestry magazine. But there was a very small but important trifold document labeled “Legal Dos and Don’ts for going public Crossdressed.” It was chock full of common sense […]

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Ask Amanita

| Jan 27, 2020 | Reply

Ask Amanita is the spot on TGForum where you can ask questions and get answers from a therapist specializing in transgender issues. Today Amanita is asked about the concerns a trans woman has concerning hormones. Should she start taking hormones? She would love to have the positive effects of hormones but worries about the negative ones, and, if she doesn’t take them how will she be seen by her trans friends? Read Amanita’s answer today and send your questions to her.

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The Week In Trans 1/20/20

| Jan 20, 2020 | Reply

Time once more for the continuing condensation of trans related news we call The Week In Trans! Today we learn that a trans woman is running as a Republican to represent a district covering San Francisco and San Mateo County. Forty five members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed a letter to ICE about the way that agency treats trans women. State Legislatures are introducing more bills in an effort to infringe transgender people’s rights. Two state employees are suing Florida for trans related health coverage. Florida legislators introduce four anti-trans bills. YouTube makeup artist Nikkie De Jager comes out as trans to thwart a blackmail attempt. The ACLU and Lambda Legal file suit against Ohio’s policy on not allowing birth certificate gender markers to be changed. A trans man is running for the state legislature in North Carolina. Half of cisgender Americans do not believe that violence against trans woman is occurring. There’s all that and much more transgender news waiting for you in TWIT!

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Fashion for The Occasional Woman — Trends!

| Jan 20, 2020 | Reply

Lorraine Anderson, the owner of the custom clothing service The Occasional Woman, looks ahead to the spring fashion trends and acquaints you with some of the trendy looks that are said to be coming. Big collars, hotpants, crocheted fabric dresses, and bright neon outfits could be coming to your closet. Lorraine tells you how to work the trendy fashions into your look without leaving you with a closet full of unwearable, “so last year” outfits when the next trends come along.

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