Tag: books

Trans Media Arts — Trans Actors, Artists, and More!

| Sep 16, 2019 | Reply

Our entertainment and arts writer Amanda F. Steele dips her toes in the ocean of trans people and trans themes in the arts. Today she has info on several books, a film, and a pop singer who has adopted gender neutral pronouns. But that’s not all! Give Trans Media Arts a read and keep up with trans people and characters in the arts and entertainment.

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Review: “You’re in the Wrong Bathroom”

| Jul 31, 2017 | Reply

You’re In the Wrong Bathroom” and 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions about Transgender and Gender-Non Conforming People by Laura Erickson-Schroth, MD, and Laura A. Jacobs, LCSW-R. This month’s book is a bit more general than the last few. Written in easy to understand language (but maybe too difficult for a Republican congressman,) this book discusses […]

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Trans books that changed my life: The Basics

| Apr 10, 2017 | 1 Reply

Today Sophie Lynne takes on a new role at TGForum. After featuring her personal story blog for several years we’ve talked her in to taking on a new role as our book reviewer and commentator. She is now the Page Pundit. Today she discusses several books that helped to change her life.

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| Apr 20, 2015 | Reply

Tasi Zuriack reviews a book by Amy Bloom titled “Normal.” The subtitle is: “Transsexual CEOs, Crossdressing Cops, and Hermaphrodites with Attitude.” It was published in 2003 and offers an outsider’s perspective on the diversity of the trans community. Read her review and get Tasi’s take on “Normal.”

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A Visit with “TransCuba” Author Mariette Pathy Allen

| Nov 24, 2014 | Reply

Ever since she ran into a group of crossdressed people during Mardi Gras in 1978 photographer Mariette Pathy Allen has been documenting trans people in photographs and assembling the photos into books. In 1989 her book “Transformations: Crossdressers and Those Who Love Them” featured members of Renaissance. Her latest book is “TransCuba.” Recently she was honored at Fantasia Fair with the 2014 Pioneer Award. Jan Brown visited Allen in her Manhattan home and introduces you to her.

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My Husband Looks Better in Lingerie

| May 5, 2014 | 2 Replies

The people we need to come along at the right time usually do. It’s no accident that the universe crossed my path with Alana Nicole Sholar and Bobbie Thompson when it did. This amazing couple has some of the most enriching nuggets of wisdom when it comes to the world of transgender. That’s probably because […]

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Book Review: Top 10 Fashion Mistakes by CDs and How to Fix Them

| Feb 16, 2014 | 4 Replies

Tasi Zuriack, our TGForum fashion columnist, has written a book titled Top 10 Fashion Mistakes by Crossdressers and How to Fix Them. It’s, as the title reveals, a manual for crossdressers meant to help them not make the mistakes that are as much a sign that you are a cross dresser as, well, having a sign saying “I’m a cross dresser. We assigned Sophie Lynne to review the book and here is that review.

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Trans Noir: A Review of “One for an Old Friend”

| Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

Sophie Lynne takes a walk on the rough side of town to deliver on an assignment she was handed by a tough editor. It’s all about Noir, and a former cop who’s now a lady detective. All the standard Noir characters are there but some of them take a few twists and turns. Sure, there’s a murder. Maybe two. It’s noir, baby. The book is called One for an Old Friend. Check out the banner ad that pops up on the right side of the page now and then. And give Sophie Lynne’s review a look see, see? Or we’re not sure what might happen.

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Book Review: Untying the Knot

| Sep 9, 2013 | Reply

Gina Vizavi reviews “Untying the Knot, A Husband and Wife’s Story of Coming Out Together” by David L. Kaufman, M.D. After years of seemingly happy heterosexual marriage David Kaufman had an “epiphany” and comes to feel that he is a gay man. When he comes out to his wife he is surprised to learn that she is also gay. And then, after living as a gay man David discovers something else about himself that brings his story to TGForum.

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The Hunt for Geoff Brown — Author of I Want What I Want

| Aug 5, 2013 | 3 Replies

Willow Arune is a collector of books. Not just any books but signed first editions. She hunts up the author and has them sign her copy of their work, or a bookplate which she affixes to her first edition making it a signed first edition. One of the authors she decided to track down was Geoff Brown who wrote a novel in the early ‘60s called “I Want What I Want.” The main character is a male to female transsexual. Join Ms. Arune as she takes you on a tour of TS themed books on her Hunt for Geoff Brown.

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Dr. Michele Angello Book Release Party

| Jun 17, 2013 | Reply

Clinical sexologist and gender therapist Dr. Michele Angello has written a guidebook on how to families raising transgendered children. It’s called “On The Couch with Dr. Angello: A Guide to Raising & Supporting Transgender Youth.” Last week there was a book release party and TGForum was there.

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Silver Linings: A Review of “A Tranny’s Nine Wishes”

| Jan 21, 2013 | Reply

Our TG fiction expert Sophie Lynne takes a look at another Chris Burrows book. This one is “A Tranny’s Nine Wishes.” Does Sophie give it a good review? Not exactly. See what she thinks in “Silver Linings.”

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A Comprehensive List of Trans Autobiographies

| Sep 17, 2012 | 2 Replies

Before the 1990s if you were out and transgendered you didn’t have much of a chance to publish anything like a novel, scientific literature, short stories or even poems. The two niche markets open to the out TG were writing for other TGs in newsletters and magazine. The other was autobiographies.

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Book Review: “Something to Confess”

| Jul 16, 2012 | Reply

One day a crossdresser, who has been in the closet for his entire marriage, can’t keep it inside anymore and tells his wife he has something to confess. That’s the theme of a new book by Karen Adler. Our Tasidevil took some time to read the book and provides us with a review.

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CDS Bookstand Comes to TGForum

| Jan 30, 2012 | 5 Replies

Our publisher, JoAnn Roberts, has brought her CDS Bookstand to the members of TGForum. Now, registered members of TGForum can purchase select CDS publications at 50% off the regular retail price and you can do it without leaving TGForum. Look for “The Bookstand” in the menu bar and take a look at what CDS is […]

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