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The Week In Trans 11/18/19

| Nov 18, 2019 | Reply

Drum roll please! And now, The Week In Trans! Today we learn that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a drag fan. November is Transgender Awareness Month. Half the staff of The National Center for Transgender Equality take a buyout offer. Massachusetts offers non-binary gender markers on state ID cards. A trans woman who won a seat in New Hampshire’s legislature and was not seated due to a criminal record wins a write-in campaign for Nashua Board of Selectmen. States pass bills to provide veterans benefits to people kicked out of the military for being LGBT. The first trans woman student graduates from a Catholic college. There’s an app specifically for transgender dating. The religious-objection rule loses in court, again. A trans woman who was once a rabbi writes a book. Hate crimes overall are down but crimes against trans people go up. Carmen Liu’s transgender underwear are taking off. Kim Petras billboards are aimed at the Westboro Baptist Church. Expect jokes about transgender people when Ricky Gervais hosts the Golden Globes. There’s all that and much more plus several TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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Dina’s Diner 11/18/19

| Nov 18, 2019 | Reply

These kids today. Why don’t they pick a gender and start playing? In today’s edition of Dina’s Diner Dina Amberle puts a cup of coffee and a slice of pie on the counter and asks that question. Non-Binary? Androgynous? What’s all that about? She then stirs in memories from a costume ball, adds some Nigerian wedding ensembles, Japanese “mundane” costumes, and finishes the dish off with an appreciation of young women in classical music who don’t dress prudishly while performing. Come on down to Dina’s Diner and get your fill!

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Sabrina Symington’s “She”

| Nov 18, 2019 | Reply

Sabrina Symington has produced a graphic novel that TGForum started publishing just before Halloween. A loving couple’s life is shattered when one of them goes into the bedroom — and never comes out. We introduced the spouse who was left behind in last week’s new content. The police were no help. She wasn’t even believed and her family don’t believe her either.

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My Life is Great. . . But

| Nov 18, 2019 | Reply

Since her transition Claire Hall’s life has been good. But she also looks back on the years she kept her true self suppressed and mourns for the little girl who didn’t have the chance to grow to a teen and then become a confident young woman. Those past selves only existed inside her head. Read her thoughts in this post.

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TransTainment!

| Nov 18, 2019 | Reply

TransTainment is transgender people in entertainment and the arts! Today Angela Gardner has info about Kim Petras’s U.S. tour, a new Drag Race show coming in 2020 with celebrities being transformed into queens, casting of trans actresses in television shows and ad campaigns, the drag queen who is reporting on the impeachment hearings, changes for category names in the Emmy Awards, Wendy Carlos, and a lot more! Don’t miss all the trans entertainment news! Get it from TransTainment!

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The Cedar Chests, Chapter 2

| Nov 18, 2019 | Reply

Today we bring you the second chapter of The Cedar Chests by Emily author Ashli Kleier. A mysterious farm house is found by the son of the farmer who owns the land. No one recalls that much about who lived there and how long it’s been abandoned. The patriarch of the family sells the house to his son so the young man can have a place of his own. While exploring the building the son finds several cedar chests filled with women’s clothes. On a visit to the house while he’s renovating he takes his girlfriend and she urges him to try on some of the clothing from the cedar chests.

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The Week In Trans 11/11/19

| Nov 11, 2019 | 1 Reply

t’s The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? Danica Roem wins reelection, along with several other transgender candidates around the country. Trans activist Nikki Araguz Loyd passes away at the age of 44. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton breaks his promise to remember trans children. Two Supreme Court justices meet with the leader of an anti-LGBTQ group leading to calls for them to recuse themselves in an upcoming case. Columbus, Georgia hosts bi-weekly drag shows at a local restaurant. Changes to the rules by Health and Human Services endangers trans people. Marriette Pathy Allen has a transgender themed photo exhibit at the Museum of Sex. Senator Elizabeth Warren has a plan for dealing with Trump’s trans military ban. Texas tops the nation in trans murder victims. Transgender Awareness Week comes this month. A woman writes in The New York Times about the effects her father’s transition had on her personal life. A bank offers “true name” credit cards even if the name is not legally changed. Heklina hangs up her pumps and retires her ongoing show in San Francisco. There’s all that plus a lot more and a few TWIT Awards! It’s all waiting for you in TWIT!

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“The Flamingo is ‘Flaming Gone’!”

| Nov 11, 2019 | Reply

Last month Sophie Lynne wrote about the demise of a gay club/hotel in New Hope, Pa. that had been an important part of her growth. She had only been there a few times but every other month there was a gathering of trans people and Sophie had attended some of those. Places you go when you’re finally finding your true self can be important. Today Linda Jensen laments the closing of yet another t-friendly gay resort. This one is in Florida, near her usual stomping grounds.

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A Sabrina Symington Bria Cartoon

| Nov 11, 2019 | Reply

Today we are lucky to have two cartoons by Sabrina Symington. In addition to her weekly series of suspense/horror graphic novel “She” we also have a Bria cartoon that’s just for fun. Enjjoy.

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Pinkfest Chicago 2019 — Part 1

| Nov 11, 2019 | Reply

Julie Slowinski is an organizer of the “not a conference” event that happens in Chicago every year. It’s a gathering of ladies who like to get out and do things in both t-friendly venues and regular establishments. They call the multi-day event Pinkfest. Today Julie files a report on what the ladies did in The Windy City. This is part one of her report. They had too much fun to cover in one column.

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Sabrina Symington’s “She”

| Nov 11, 2019 | 1 Reply

Sabrina Symington has produced a graphic novel that TGForum started publishing just before Halloween. A loving couple’s life is shattered when one of them goes into the bedroom — and never comes out. We introduced the spouse who was left behind in last week’s new content. Today we see our heroine realize that her partner has disappeared. She calls the police to no avail.

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Retro Rerun: You Might be a Crossdresser if. . .

| Nov 11, 2019 | Reply

Back in the 1990s “country” comic Jeff Foxworthy built his career on the premise that “you might be a redneck if. . .” In the late ’90s TGForum contributor Jamie Ward assembled a list of things that might indicate that someone is a crossdresser. We’ve pulled the list out of the TGF Archives and present it for you now. Can you think of any other reasons that might indicate someone is a crossdresser? Login and share them in the comment area.

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Letter to the Editor

| Nov 11, 2019 | 1 Reply

Possible it’s time to change “Letters to the Editor” to “Emails to the Editor.” Last week we received a message in our inbox that says it is an “open letter.” In that spirit we publish it today so you can see what the author is saying and then, if you are moved to do so, add your comments in the comment area.

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The Week In Trans 11/4/19

| Nov 4, 2019 | Reply

Time for the news! What do we learn in The Week In Trans? Mj Rodriguez wins an Outfest Award and credits her mom for her success in Pose. November is Transgender Awareness Month. The custody battle in Texas continues. The HRC accuses Ted Cruz of spreading falsehoods about the trans child’s mother. Learn Laverne Cox’s daily routine. Several states seek to make life harder for trans kids. The new president of Argentina has a drag queen son. The 17th Street High Heel Race happened last week in D.C. Kamala Harris and Richard Blumenthal sent a letter to the DOJ asking for an investigation of the death of a trans woman in ICE custody. More fashion designers in Brazil are hiring transgender models. Gender neutral emojis! A Caitlyn Jenner joke flops on SNL. All that plus more and a few TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT! Don’t miss it!

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Abbey The Cabby — Chapter 2

| Nov 4, 2019 | Reply

Join Abbey the Cabbie on the mean streets of Charm City. She’s a lady cab driver behind the wheel of her Road King hack. All night she makes the rounds and picks up fares to make some cash. She’d like to give up driving and concentrate on her first love, detective work. She knows she has what it takes to be a good gumshoe but it just don’t seem that she’s gonna get a break. It’s a man’s world. So around the town she goes. Every night out on the streets in her cab. It might drive some people to drink but not Abbey. No. No drinking and driving. That’s rule one.

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Bevan’s Rules for Dealing with the TSA

| Nov 4, 2019 | Reply

Before 9/11 flying while trans was not a big deal. If you looked like the photo on your ID and the metal detector didn’t go off you could be through security in a short time. Crossdressers viewed flying en femme as one of their rites of passage. If the flight attendant called you “miss” that made it all the better. But then our nation was attacked by people using airplanes as weapons and the TSA came into being. Things got tougher for all transgender folks with the introduction of body scanners that revealed all. Today Dana Bevan has tips on how to travel while trans the may help you get through the TSC security screening.

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What’s in a Name?

| Nov 4, 2019 | Reply

Meet Philadelphia attorney Kristine Holt. She is our newest contributor and will be writing about transgender legal issues. Today she introduces herself and expounds on the subject of how to change your legal name. Future columns will cover other legal matters of interest to the transgender community.

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Introducing Ask Amanita

| Nov 4, 2019 | Reply

TGForum was contacted recently by a cis woman who is married to trans woman. Her name is Amanita and she is a counselor, who after meeting her partner, specialized in counseling for trans people and their partners. Today she introduces herself and asks for people to send her questions which will make up her future […]

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Sabrina Symington’s She

| Nov 4, 2019 | Reply

Sabrina Symington has produced a graphic novel that TGForum started publishing just before Halloween. A loving couple’s life is shattered when one of them goes into the bedroom — and never comes out. We introduced the spouse who was left behind in last week’s new content. Today we flashback to before the strange occurrence and find them in happier times.

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Selecting Your Winter Outfits — How to be warm and attractive

| Nov 4, 2019 | Reply

If you’re freezing in a pencil skirt and flats it’s hard to project a sexy, confident look. Pauline Estelle has some tips on how to look good, be stylish and stay warm in colder climes. Boots, coats, and other winter attire can be put together to make you a sexy, confident — and warm lady.

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The Henry David Halloween Ball 2019

| Nov 4, 2019 | Reply

Every year the Philadelphia tradition of The Henry David Halloween Ball continues. On October 31, 2019 Henry held his 51st Halloween Ball in center city Philly. Here are photos of the event.

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The Week In Trans 10/28/19

| Oct 28, 2019 | Reply

Right here, right now, it’s The Week In Trans! What information have we obtained for you? Transgender people in India are making progress in society. A Dallas trans kid is used as a weapon by conservatives. Parents shouldn’t grieve when a child changes genders. Aimee Stephen’s case may have repercussion no matter how SCOTUS rules. Lower courts take away more protections for trans people. California educates poll workers on how to assist trans voters. CNN looks back at how things were when Boys Don’t Cry premiered. One man is found guilty of beating a trans woman while another is being held for her murder. Video of a trans woman who died in ICE custody has mysteriously disappeared. A knife wielding robber uses a dating app to lure trans women victims. Tinder offers many gender options but there are still problems for trans users. LSU holds its 4th annual drag show to a sold out crowd. Eau Claire, Wisconsin declares Transgender Awareness Week. Danica Roem fights back with a tweet. A look at breast cancer risks in the trans women community. Always pads will have the Venus symbol removed because it made some trans male customers feel odd. Wrestler Nyla Rose loses a match but wins more acclaim. Pokemon Go goes with a nonbinary character. And there’s still more! You haven’t seen the half of it. Keep up with all the trans related news and don’t miss your TWIT!

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The Occasional Woman — Dress Up Right

| Oct 28, 2019 | Reply

We all, or most of us, look forward to going to some event at which we can really, as they used to say in the good old days, “put on the dog.” Why they said that we’ll never know but they said it and it meant to get glammed up and dress in high fashion for a formal occasion. Today The Occasional Woman discusses the things you shouldn’t wear to such an event. Lorraine Anderson may have strong opinions about what is attractive but she’s right about the tackiness of VPL and dresses that look like sausage skins. Read on for her critique of other attendees at a recent formal affair.

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Goodbye Raven

| Oct 28, 2019 | Reply

Many times people find a place where they can go. Where everybody knows your name. No, not Cheers. The LGBTQ establishments where those who society looks upon with a biased eye can relax, have a drink or two and be among others who know what it’s like to not fit in to the straight world. For Sophie Lynne such a place was The Raven in New Hope, Pennsylvania. The place recently closed and Sophie writes about what it meant to her.

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Sabrina Symington’s Spooky “SHE”

| Oct 28, 2019 | Reply

Sabrina Symington has produced a graphic novel that is appropriate to start publishing just before Halloween. A loving couple’s life is shattered when one of them goes into the bedroom — and never comes out. We introduced the spouse who was left behind in last week’s new content. Today we flashback to before the strange occurrence and find them in happier times.

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You Can’t Get What You Want (‘Til You Know What You Want)

| Oct 28, 2019 | Reply

Our lady out and about, Lynda Martini, files a report on her latest adventures. From meeting a guy who she clicks with and going on dates with him, to attending a lesbian happy hour mixer with her bestie, Lynda is on the move in the Philly social scene. Give her latest report a read for insights into what life is like for a trans lady on the move.

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