Recent Transgender Articles

The Week In Trans 12/2/19

| Dec 2, 2019 | Reply

What’s in the transgender news today? A trans woman becomes the first to become a Rhodes Scholar. Some people celebrated Transgiving on Thanksgiving. Laverne Cox allies with Band-Aid and Red to fight HIV. An HIV positive trans woman in Philadelphia is outed by her pharmacy. A large study shows trans kids develop the same way cisgender children do in regards to their gender identity. President Trump misgendered Chelsea Manning and she has a good response. Eighty percent of 14 to 18-year-olds feel trans people should use the restroom they prefer. A transgender comic in Pakistan is heckled during a show and on YouTube. The planet Jupiter is trans positive. There’s all that and a lot more – plus a few TWIT Awards – waiting for you. Don’t miss your TWIT!

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Abbey the Cabbie is T-Boned and that’s not a steak

| Dec 2, 2019 | Reply

In this episode of the adventures of Abbey the Cabbie we find Abbey still shaken up by an accident that wrecked her cab and left her banged up. Her cab was hit by a drunk driver who had already side swiped a couple of parked cars. Now she is home with her cats aching and sore but she really wants to find the guy who hit her and drove off with a steaming radiator. But she finds her boss is becoming very interested in how she is feeling.

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What Do We Mean by Authenticity?

| Dec 2, 2019 | Reply

Dana Bevan talks about the effects caused by the burden of secrecy that many transgender people take on in an effort to keep others from learning about their true selves. That burden uses mental resources and the behavior that trans people engage in while trying to stay hidden has a cost. Dana writes about the benefits of being authentic. Even if it’s only part of the time expressing your true self will make you feel better.

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Sabrina Symington’s “She” Episode 7

| Dec 2, 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. Today — the story continues.

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Thoughts on Black Friday

| Dec 2, 2019 | Reply

Although Pauline Estelle is from north of the U.S. border she still finds that Canadians get excited about Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. She has some words of advice if you intend to take advantage of online bargains. The first rule of cyber shopping is the same as with any kind of shopping. Let the buyer beware.

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The Week In Trans 11/25/19

| Nov 25, 2019 | Reply

It’s time for The Week In Trans! Would you call RuPaul a monster? Apparently that’s the name of her drag persona. Several other Drag Race stars are creating a Netflix show. A survey reveals that letting children live their true gender is beneficial. A trans man is working to become Mr. Olympia. Paris Is Burning is released on DVD. Hillary Clinton confirms transgender rights. Lot’s of Transgender Day of Remembrance news. Shannon Minter loves his puppies. Half the employees at the National Center for Transgender Equality take a buyout package. Michigan updates its procedure to change gender markers on ID. A drag performer is tossed out of a burger joint as a “security risk.” Los Angeles opens “bridge housing” for homeless trans people. There have been subtle changes in how government websites talk about LGBTQ people. A West Virginia Drag Queen Storytime is canceled after online threats. A muxe woman graces the cover of Mexican Vogue. Hormone therapy can affect how a body reacts to insulin. Waiting times to see a gender specialist remain long in Britain. Colonial Williamsburg is researching the history of LGBTQ people in Colonial times. There’s all that and a lot more plus several TWIT Awards in this edition of TWIT!

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Christmas Wrapping

| Nov 25, 2019 | Reply

Lynda writes a lot today covering her plans for the holiday season, the effects of taking hormones, how she feels about her scheduled gender confirmation surgery, what sort of life partner she is drawn toward, and what it’s like being an older lady at a younger queer women’s event. It’s pure Lynda Martini seasoned with some good old ‘80s rock. Check in today and see where Lynda is at on her gender journey.

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November Rambling about Boobs

| Nov 25, 2019 | Reply

Of course the title of Sophie Lynne’s post today is a bait and switch. Sorry, not sorry. (Stole that from Reese’s.) It was just a ploy to get you to read her thoughts on being the last girl on campus for the holiday season. Give her post a read and send her your holiday greetings in the comment area. Show the lady some love! And, she does at least mention bras at one point.

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The Occasional Woman — Out Damned Spot!

| Nov 25, 2019 | Reply

Lorraine Anderson, the proprietress of The Occasional Woman custom clothing service admonishes you to be careful of your attire while you are out and about looking fabulous this holiday season. Don’t drink to excess and if you do happen to drop food or drink on to that fancy dress Lorraine has tips on how to save the garment by removing the offending droplets or splashes.

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Trans Owned Music Performance Space

| Nov 25, 2019 | Reply

“Best Little Listening Room Around” Edith May’s Paradise is one of the most eclectically beautiful house concert settings in existence (said confidently and without too much fear of hyperbole!). From the excellent sound system, to the head of Elvis, to the baseball paraphernalia, to the musical instruments that grace the walls there is a lot […]

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San Diego Holds 17th Trans Day of Remembrance

| Nov 25, 2019 | Reply

By Melanie Yarborough (Neutral Corner) San Diego’s annual Transgender Day of Remembrance took place on November 20th at the LGBT Center in Hillcrest. The event mourned losses, celebrated lives, and offered a message of community love and resiliency. In spite of the intermittent rain, many participated in a candle-lit vigil march through the surrounding Hillcrest […]

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Sabrina Symington’s “She”

| Nov 25, 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. Today — the story continues.

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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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