Recent Transgender Articles

The Week In Trans 4/6/20

| Apr 6, 2020 | Reply

Today we learn that last Tuesday was Transgender Day of Visibility and even though we are isolating the day caught the attention of the press. Non-binary activist and consultant Rex Wilde opens a consulting firm for business on how to treat trans employees. The matriarch of the Latinx trans community has passed away. More violence against trans women has occurred. Danica Roem confronts a fellow legislator for defending an ignorant teacher. TLDEF issues a guide to your rights in the age of COVID-19. Pennsylvania’s transgender Physician General is guiding the fight against the virus in that state. The only likable character on Tiger King is misgendered. Drag queens Aja and Honey Davenport drop a new single. Fans of David de Alba will enjoy his new video blog. Lot’s of TWIT Awards wrap things up in TWIT!

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Dina’s Diner April 6, 2020

| Apr 6, 2020 | Reply

We’re happy to inform you that while many eateries are shutdown during the Covid-19 outbreak there is one place that never closes. We call it Dina’s Diner and since it exists in the digital virtual world it’s always open, 24/7, 365! Today Dina cooks up another delicious menu of items including dating while trans, South Korea’s growing acceptance of transgender people, the first trans news anchor, the appeal of actress Valerie Perrine, and the greatness of big hair. Stop in at the Diner and eat your fill.

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Sabrina Symington’s “She” Episode 25

| Apr 6, 2020 | Reply

in Episode 24 we saw the bizarre vivisectionist fight off his caged victims as one of them freed Kay from her restraints. She ran for the door as the mad surgeon/torturer vowed to hunt her down and use his instruments on her body for a long, long time. Where can she hide? How can she escape the fate the maniac has planned for her? And, what did he mean an episode or so ago about “presenting the two of you to the masters”? Ready for Episode 25?

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What does it mean to be gender nonconforming during a pandemic?

| Apr 6, 2020 | Reply

Many of us are impacted by the virus induced lockdown. While some of us whine and moan about how we can’t get out to our favorite watering hole for a few happy hour cocktails en femme, or are bummed out that we can’t wear a flirty dress at a nightclub there are many under the transgender umbrella who are facing real tribulations as the lockdown continues. Claire Hall uses her blog today to remind us of the far reaching consequences of the effort to shutdown the virus.

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Trans Spirituality

| Apr 6, 2020 | 1 Reply

First let me introduce myself. I’m Rabbah Rona Matlow. I’m an AFAB NB trans woman, and I use ze/hir pronouns. Rabbah in the modern context means woman rabbi. I use ze/hir deliberately rather than they/them to engage people in discussions and learning because I believe that religion, science and sociology all clearly show that the […]

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TransTainment: Trans comics, Katy Keene and Space Art

| Apr 6, 2020 | Reply

Today it’s a frothy mix of songs in honor of the Transgender Day of Visibility, the drag queen from the CW show “Katy Keene”, transgender comedians — and space art. That’s right. A transgender artist’s work is orbiting the Earth right now. It’s all the showbiz and arts news in the feature we call TransTainment! With trans artists, performers, and musicians and themes featuring trans people.

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The Cedar Chests, Chapter 7

| Apr 6, 2020 | Reply

One day Mary Jane suggested she and Claire should attend the gala of the Kentucky lady’s association. Which would require a couple of different outfits. The cedar chests supplied one beautiful vintage gown but shopping for a cocktail dress and four inch heels would have to happen. After seeing that Claire would need to enhance her waistline to look really good in the vintage gown MJ insists that Claire begin corset training to achieve an hourglass figure. The cedar chests had an adequate stock of vintage whale bone garments. We join the couple as MJ is at work lacing Claire into her corset.

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Two New Isolated Beauties

| Apr 6, 2020 | Reply

Isolated Beauties got a flurry of photos sent in but last week we only added three. It seems that many of our ladies are in situations in which they can’t dress up for a photo shoot. No doubt due to family situations. Today we only have two new Isolated Beauties to add, and one of them is me.

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The Week In Trans 3/30/20

| Mar 30, 2020 | Reply

What’s been in the news? Legendary New York drag performer Mona Foot has passed away from COVID-19. The Transgender Day of Visibility will find many of us out of sight. A former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant has landed a Pantene television commercial. The Justice Department chimes in on the side of the people who want to keep trans girls from competing in high school sports. The virus out break is causing people’s GCS to be delayed. Marvel Comics has revealed a transgender doctor in The Immortal Hulk #32. A cast member of Orange Is The New Black got closer to her trans sister after working with Laverne Cox. Drag queens are taking their shows online. A troll attacked model and activist Munroe Bergdorf on social media and she did not hit back but calmly gave him information. There’s all that and a load of TWIT Awards to be handed out in this edition of TWIT!

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In the COVID Closet 

| Mar 30, 2020 | 1 Reply

In this time of social distancing and self isolating our normal routines are suddenly gone. Dressing up and going out to dinner, happy hour or a club is no longe possible, or from a health standpoint practical. What do crossdressers who depend on a certain schedule and life circumstances to squeeze in those opportunities to dress up do when they have to stay in their homes with family members who are not aware of their “hobby”? Julie Slowinski had some fun planned during an upcoming work trip out of town. A trip that has been cancled. How is she coping?

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Wow! That Was Close!

| Mar 30, 2020 | 1 Reply

Many part time ladies who are not “out” to everyone have found themselves in situations in which they run into someone who knows them from their male life. You’re en femme, walking on the street, and up ahead you see your neighbor, co-worker or your child’s teacher. OMG! Linda recalls attending a support group meeting for “closeted crossdressers” where members took turns revealing the close calls they had that could have left them outed to the world.

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More Isolated Beauties

| Mar 30, 2020 | Reply

We’ve gotten three more photos from isolated beauties out there. We present them in this post along with a link to the Isolated Beauties Gallery we posted last week, just in case you missed it. Everyone is encouraged to get dressed up, take your best photo in you best outfit and send it to us. If we get enough we will post Isolated Beauties Vol. 2!

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Sabrina Symington’s “She” Episode 24

| Mar 30, 2020 | Reply

Last episode saw Kay head butt the demon “surgeon” and he fell into the altered arms of one of his imprisoned victims. While he struggled with that victim another one reached out to Kay and undid the restraint tying her left hand to the chair. She quickly freed herself and ran for the door. Will the demon torturer be killed by one of his creations? Will Kay be free to find Natalie somewhere in this bizarre place? Read Episode 24.

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For Rebecca

| Mar 30, 2020 | Reply

Rebecca Lohr former Renaissance Transgender Association Chapter Leader, of what was the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of Renaissance, passed away last week of complications from leukemia. Rebecca was a musician, writer, editor of vintage science fiction, a major fan of Star Wars and a friend to many members of the Philadelphia region’s transgender community. Sophie Lynne has written a tribute to Rebecca.

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Saint Ru

| Mar 30, 2020 | Reply

Today Jaelle Terrell tells the story of a trans woman, Victoria, who is nearing the end of her days. We look back on how she came to transition. Back then she was a father who hated himself so much that he tried, and botched a suicide attempt. Then someone somewhere near his hospital room had RuPaul’s Drag Race tuned in. He heard the words “If you can’t love yourself, how the hell are you going to love somebody else?” That was what reached him and made him realize he wasn’t a man, but a woman. Victoria isn’t done with RuPaul, though. Read on and find out how her story ends.

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Our Transgender Youth Face the Streets

| Mar 30, 2020 | Reply

Our new blogger Robben Wendy Wainer debuts today with a post on the plight of trans youth. While many in the transgender community have safe, comfortable places to live transgender youths who are rejected by their parents for expressing their preferred gender are often kicked out of the house. If they have no other options they may end up trying to support themselves selling their bodies on the street. Robben writes about what needs to be done to stop this problem.

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Sabrina Symington’s “She” Episode 23

| Mar 23, 2020 | Reply

In the last episode Kay used the only move she could make and head butted the mad surgeon as he was about to operate on her. He fell back clutching his bleeding nose only to fall into the surgically altered hands of one of his caged victims. But Kay is still trapped, helpless in the operating chair. See what happens next in Episode 23 of “She.”

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The Week In Trans 3/22/20

| Mar 23, 2020 | Reply

A trans woman heads toward a judgeship in Illinois. Idaho passes a bill to prevent changes of gender on birth certificates. Idaho also passes a bill banning trans females from competing in high school sports with cisgender girls. A trans woman in Ohio runs for a seat as a judge in family court. Another trans woman runs for a seat in Nevada’s assembly. As four lawsuits against the trans in the military ban work their way through the courts they are joined by a fifth. Alaska tries to deny state workers coverage for trans related health care. The virus epidemic is putting a hold on non-emergency medical procedures. A study finds that children know they are differently gendered by the age of seven. Marvel Comics creates a non-binary superhero, but controversy ensues. Victoria’s Secret’s new spring line promotion features a trans woman model. A trans woman co-anchors the nightly news in Argentina. There’s all that and much more waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Problem with IDENTITY

| Mar 23, 2020 | 1 Reply

Words. We use them everyday and generally we know what we mean. But too often people use words believing they mean one thing and others who hear those words interpret a completely different meaning. Words like gender identity, sexual identity, identity groups, identity disorders, gender identity development, social identity and more are examples of words that can mean one thing to one group of people and something else to another group. Today Dana Bevan takes you through the history and the different meanings of the word identity.

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Ask Amanita

| Mar 23, 2020 | Reply

Today a reader asks Amanita how to handle coming out as transgender to a longtime friend. The friend has made transphobic statements from time to time and the reader is afraid that when they come out they will be rejected. See what Amanita counsels in this edition of Ask Amanita.

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Continuing Legal Education or, Schooling the Lawyers

| Mar 23, 2020 | Reply

our resident legal counsel, Kristine Holt, writes about her efforts to further the education of lawyers who are not familiar with the issues transgender clients may be confronted with. To enlighten them on the subject Kristine was part of two seminars that provided useful information that would benefit any of the attendee’s transgender clients.

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A Week in What is Supposed to be Heaven

| Mar 23, 2020 | Reply

Pauline Estelle and her wife traveled to Mexico to vacation at a membership resort. Their vacation was all wonderful but it provided a respite from the weather in the Great White North. After sorting out room availability problems with management they were able to get in some time relaxing around the pool and other such vacation activities. Pauline brought along two femme outfits to be worn on evening for dinner and another evening for the floor show. Join Pauline and her wife now as she takes you south of the border to Mexico.

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The Isolated Beauties Gallery

| Mar 23, 2020 | Reply

Since the virus pandemic has us all staying in our homes ladies are growing frustrated since they are not able to show off their best fashion looks in public. TGForum to the rescue with our new feature Isolated Beauties. Our users are sending their photos to be included in a photo gallery showing what they would be wearing if they could go out of the house. If you would like to be included among the Isolated Beauties send us a photo. No naughty photos, please!

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The Week In Trans 3/16/2

| Mar 16, 2020 | Reply

Listen up! It’s The Week In Trans! Today we learn that Chelsea Manning is free after a suicide attempt. A serial killer who preyed on trans women is sentenced to death. Large numbers of primary voters identify as LGBTQ. Zaya Wade appears on the red carpet with her family. The film Breakfast on Pluto is becoming a musical but not without controversy. State legislatures are continuing their crusade to “protect” trans kids by introducing legislation that will harm them. Virginia has passed bills supporting transgender rights. Missouri wants to lock up librarians who hold a Drag Queen Story Time. A trans dance troupe celebrates its fifteenth year. A trans woman who served a 30 year prison term for attempted murder is now helping other trans women prisoners. Research says Caitlyn Jenner has been found to have reduced transphobia among older conservatives. A Mexican trans woman has won the title of Miss International Queen. There’s all that and much more waiting for you to click on TWIT!

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Keystone Conference Cancelled

| Mar 16, 2020 | Reply

The Keystone Conference has been cancelled. To some that means that an annual transgender event won’t be happening this year to to the COVID-19 epidemic the nation is struggling with. To some the cancellation won’t mean much. Just another event that was shut down out in a effort to check the spread of the virus. But to Sophie and the near 1000 people who were planning on attending the conference is not just another event. For some it’s a refuge from the stress of living a life in which they can’t express what they feel inside everyday.

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The Occasional Woman — From the Runway to Real Life

| Mar 16, 2020 | Reply

Lorraine Anderson, owner/operator of The Occasional Woman custom clothing service, took a look at a high fashion magazine’s runway looks for 2020 and had to sit down for a bit. When she recovered she filed this blog on how it might, with a little consideration of how things go together to create your personal style, you could possibly integrate some of the runway into a look suited for the real world.

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