Category: Out & About

Princesses of the Night — Female Impersonation Night in Bogota

| Apr 15, 2019 | Reply

Katherine Diaz reports on a “cross night show” in her hometown, Bogota, Columbia. What’s she attends is a female impersonation show called Zapatilla Dorada. Such shows are regular events in the LGBT friendly parts of Bogota and are considered a part of the nightlife when people on the LGBT spectrum want to party, or as they say in Columbia, “rumba.” Read Katherine’s report in both English and Spanish and view her accompanying video in this edition of Princesas de la Noche.

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Princessas de la Noche – Miss Crossdresser

| Mar 18, 2019 | Reply

As Katherine Diaz has learned more and been tutored in the art of crossdressing she has been exposed to many of the great female impersonators and drag artists of her country. Today she goes back stage at a drag pageant to show what goes on when transformistas gather for a contest. Her blog is in English along with her original Spanish text.

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No Strings Attached

| Dec 24, 2018 | Reply

Lynda Martini likes to get out and about and enjoy life with old friends and new ones. Just after Thanksgiving she took a road trip to the Washington, D.C. area with some plans and some time for things to just happen. What we present here today is her report on what transpired on her journey. There was a time share pitch to be endured but there was also fun.

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Transgender Girl Dancing the Night Away

| Oct 29, 2018 | Reply

We are joined today by new Contributor Lynda Martini! Lynda is a trans woman from New Jersey who is currently going through her transition. She is a girl who loves to go out and about and have fun. She brings a fresh voice to TGForum and writes about the good things she has found by coming out of the closet. One of those things is the joy of dancing. Her inaugural post, after she introduces herself to you, is all about dancing and how she has come to enjoy the activity after she became Lynda.

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I Rode The PRIDE Float

| Jun 25, 2018 | Reply

Our Fashion Maven Tasi Zuriack lives in Mexico and her town has an annual Pride Parade. This year on June 16 Tasi was invited to ride on a local gay club’s float. But it didn’t turn out as easy as that sounds. You would think it would be show up, get on the float, wave at the crowd. But Murphy’s Law was being enforced that day. First off, it rained. But, we’ll let Tasi tell you the tale of how she finally made it onto the float and took part in the Pride event.

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Jan Goes to a Trans Film Festival

| Jun 11, 2018 | 2 Replies

Last week Jan Brown and some of her friends attended the Out Films CT festival at Trinity College in West Hartford. They were there to see the short films with transgender themes. Seven films from all over the world were featured. All were from twelve to thirty minutes in length and covered various perspectives on transgender issues. See what Jan thought of the films in her review.

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Kim’s California Adventures Begin

| Apr 23, 2018 | Reply

Kimberly writes about a time when she moved from the east coast to California. She was only dressing en femme part of the time and that time tended to be very early in the morning. Or late at night if you look at it from another view point. Everyday she would get up and get fully dressed in lady’s business attire. Then off she would go, out into the world. What did she do on these excursions? What adventures did she have? Read her blog post today and learn what she did and to what lengths she went to avoid discovery by her neighbors.

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Pub Nights

| Apr 16, 2018 | Reply

Pauline Estelle wanted to learn more about how to crossdress and after her first wife passed away she was ready to reach out to a local support group. She joined Xpressions in the Toronto area and soon found herself being a board member responsible for the board’s meeting minutes. Then she stepped in to take charge of the outings known as Pub Nights. Today she tells you all about her time with Xpressions.

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Princesas de la Noche – Damas de la Calle Rosa

| Dec 25, 2017 | Reply

Katherine Diaz writes about her evening activities in Bogota, Columbia. There is a full menu of activities for Princesses of the Night to partake of and Katherine samples the goings on at several place before walking through the rain to her usual spot. Read our Columbian correspondent’s latest report and view the accompanying video. En Espa?ol of course.

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The Henry David Halloween Ball 2017

| Nov 6, 2017 | Reply

Every year Halloween impresario Henry David, a jeweler in Philadelphia, produces his amazing Halloween Ball at a downtown Philadelphia hotel. The Ball occurs on Halloween no matter what night of the week that holiday falls on. Attendance varies with weekend Balls getting near 3000 costumed revelers to between 1500 and 2000 on weeknights.  The Ball […]

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1998: New Year’s Eve At The Queen Mary

| Aug 21, 2017 | Reply

New Year’s Eve 1998 saw Linda Jensen in Los Angeles ready to go to the big party at the Queen Mary club. She had the dress, and she had a plan for the evening. She made special arrangements to be in the City of Angels for the New Year’s party and then she remembered she forgot to bring earrings to match the dress. Fortunately the Jim Bridges Boutique was on the way. Step back to the lat ‘90s and visit the now closed but fabled Queen Mary with Linda in this Retro Rerun.

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Pushing the Boundaries

| May 22, 2017 | Reply

Once a year Christine Burr takes a totally femme vacation. In years past she has used hotels and rental apartments for short stays. This year she felt like pushing her boundaries and spent almost two months traveling and living en femme. In order to shave expenses she decided to stay in people’s homes, booking accommodations through AirBnB. The company has a no-discrimination policy but how did it all work out? What did people think when Christine knocked on their door?

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Princesas de la noche — Parte de mi historia

| May 15, 2017 | Reply

Katherine Diaz writes about the attention that trans women in Bogota receive from the male population. Some see trans women as more willing to give a man pleasure if he plies her with compliments on her beauty and femininity. But Katherine is a strong woman who doesn’t fall for their flattery. Unless she wants to. Take another walk on the wild side in Columbia with the Princesas de la noche.

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A First Time for Everything

| Feb 20, 2017 | Reply

Every crossdresser has a tale of the first time. The first time they went out into the world of straight people dressed in their finest femme attire. For some it’s attending a Halloween party. Others decide to get dolled up for some event like a concert or trans friendly movie. Today our contributor Porja Braga tells her “first time” story and encourages you to make it a priority to live your “first time” out and about en femme.

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Princesas de la Noche — “Se dicen llamar Gaadejo”

| Dec 26, 2016 | Reply

Katherine Diaz learned about a group of eleven talented trans artistes who call their theater group/band/art project, Gaadejo. Katherine has a video about the group and writes about them in her native Spanish.

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Trans Columbia — Princesses of The Night

| Nov 28, 2016 | 2 Replies

Katherine Diaz has sent us another video about trans life in Columbia. This one is called Princesas de la Noche — Fue un Sabado en la Noche. Katherine tells us about  a new place her my city where many trans girls go on a Saturday night. She also fills us in on the “tranxtienda” where many Columbian trans girls first venture out of their homes. The text of this post is en español.

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The Henri David Halloween Ball — 2016

| Oct 31, 2016 | Reply

On the night before Halloween all the ghouls, monsters, dragons, witches and sexy cheerleaders did gather at the Sheraton in Philadelphia for the Henri David Halloween Ball. That’s right. This year for reason unknown Henri was forced to have his gigantic costume party on the night before Halloween. This has only occurred very, very few […]

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Linda’s Wonderful Week

| Oct 17, 2016 | Reply

Linda has a deal with her wife that allows her to take off for an entire week, go to some resort she finds interesting and spend the whole week en femme, 24 hours a day. She calls these times her “Wonderful Weeks.” After recently spending a week at a resort in Massachusetts’s famous Berkshire Mountains Linda looks back on the feeling of relaxed acceptance she experienced from the people encountered.

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Visit to a Trans Sex Party

| Sep 12, 2016 | Reply

Contributor Jamie Fenton attends a sex party in San Francisco that welcomes trans people and those who are “trans attracted.” Jamie is suitably attired for the evening’s activities in panties, a slip, and thigh hi stockings. The rest of the crowd is either also scantily clad or naked. What went on at the party? Jamie let’s you know in this post, and she gives you the information you need to find such a party in your area. Be advised that this post is about sex so if you are easily shocked it may be a post you should skip.

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Elsa on the Streets of San Francisco

| Nov 2, 2015 | Reply

Many girls have the desire to dress up as Elsa from the film Frozen and our contributor Amanda is no exception. This year she decided to do it and do it right with a professional Elsa costume. She and her friend “Cinderella” headed in to San Francisco where they found fun, excitement and some bigoted buttheads.

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Tasi With Patti and Friends In Merida

| Sep 21, 2015 | Reply

Tasi is visited by an old friend who has transitioned. She brings her sisters, her friend and her fashion consultant to Merida, Mexico where Tasi lives. They ladies do it all from the beach to dining and shopping. Tasi documents the visit and of course views it through a fashion lens.

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Reflections on My First ‘En Femme’ Outing

| Aug 24, 2015 | 1 Reply

Chanelle Nirok reminisces about the first time she went out for a night on the town as Chanelle. Like all beginning crossdressers she made some mistakes. One of them was to overdress. She found herself to center of attention when she had hoped to just be another woman in the crowd. See what it was like Turning Heads in Tampa.

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“When One Door Closes Another. . .”

| Jun 1, 2015 | 1 Reply

Linda was planning to take a ‘girl-trip’ to New England. Her annual visit to the monthly TG party at a gay club near Danbury, Connecticut was to be part of the her planned itinerary. That changed when Linda learned, to her dismay, that not just the party night was done but the club, Triangles, had recently closed closed its doors for good. What’s a girl to do?

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Girl’s Night Out in The Hudson Valley

| Jun 1, 2015 | Reply

The Connecticut Girl’s Night Out party at Triangles is no more, along with the venue. What will fill the void left by its demise? A new party has popped up in the Hudson Valley at a place called the BSP Lounge in Kingston, New York. Jan Brown has talked to the promoter, Angelina Vail, and shares what she has learned about this new party for the LGBT community.

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“Accidents will happen; mishaps will occur”

| May 11, 2015 | 1 Reply

Things don’t always go as planned. The best laid plans for an evening, or day, out and about en femme can be blown up by a mishap or accident. It doesn’t have to be a serious accident. Just a small misstep or memory lapse can get you a lot more attention than you were hoping for. Christine Burr shares some of the things that have happened to she and her friends while they were trying to blend in.

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Keystone Conference 2015

| Mar 23, 2015 | 1 Reply

Every year around this time our own Sophie Lynne treks to central Pennsylvania for something of a spiritual retreat. She’s been doing it for the past seven years. Her destination is Harrisburg and her goal is to mix and mingle with her trans sisters and brothers at the Keystone Conference. This year was no different and Sophie was there and filed this report.

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