Tag: crossdressing

Diane’s Weight Loss Tips

| May 20, 2019 | Reply

For those born male bodied who wish to fit in with females in our culture, clothes, hair, and makeup are all important. But since our culture views being thin as a positive, which isn’t necessarily so, you may want to work on your figure by losing some weight. Which brings us to the point of this post from the 1990s by Diane Hutchinson which we have resurrected from the TGForum Archives. Here are Diane’s tip for weight loss. Follow them and perhaps you’ll be able to slip into that size 8 dress.

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The Crossdressing Journey

| May 20, 2019 | Reply

Today Pauline describes the steps on her crossdressing journey as riding a bus. Each step forward is a “bus stop.” They include first becoming attracted to wearing women’s clothes, then searching the internet to find a support group nearby. Attending meetings and getting to know other people with the same desires, then becoming more open about crossdressing and reaching the point where she is so comfortable presenting herself to the world en femme that she goes to the dances held in her semi-gated community every Friday as Pauline. See if her story sound familiar to you and find out which bus stop you have arrived at.

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Emily at The Church Dance

| May 20, 2019 | Reply

Emily and all her girlfriends attend the church dance. The dancing is slow to start until one of the boys crosses the floor to politely ask Emily if she will dance with him. She accepts and is thrilled by his attentions, and his compliment about her beauty. Then, after walking her to the refreshments table he thanks her for the dances and leaves her with her friends. But other boys soon ask her to dance and it gets to the point that there could be some jealousy among the other girls over Emily’s popularity with several boys. Find out all about Emily’s night at the church dance in this chapter of Emily.

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The Occasional Woman: What’s my size?

| May 13, 2019 | Reply

When a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of dressing like a woman one of the first questions he must ask himself is, “What sizes do I wear?” In the old days this was where the Sears catalog came in handy. Now that the catalog and its size charts is ancient history how do you determine what size dress will fit?You can find that info on the web but Lorraine Anderson, the lady behind The Occasional Woman custom clothing service has a way for you to be sure that hot red dress will fit and look good on you.

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Princessas de la Noche

| May 13, 2019 | Reply

When Katherine Diaz started sending us reports from Bogota, Columbia she was a solo crossdresser who would venture out into the night looking for places where she could feel she fit in. In the course of the years she has been putting her story on TGForum she has evolved. First came meeting others into the crossdressing lifestyle, then gaining admittance to the world of drag performers where she learned more about glamor and makeup. Today she is known all over town as a culture advisor on LGBT issues. Here is her latest report with an accompanying video.

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Dina’s Diner – May 6, 2019

| May 6, 2019 | Reply

Today Dina Amberle takes a variety of tasty ingredients and whips up a satisfying soufflé that is sure to sell well at the Diner. It features one part, how the Jewish community is changing to deal with gender fluid b-mitzvahs. The she stirs in some gender changing that crosses the borderline. Adds a soupçon of male Filipinos walking in high heels and stirs in a few female spies. Then she garnishes with a bit about the true gender of a Revolutionary War hero, giving you another scrumptious repast available only at Dina’s Diner.

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Custom Made Press on Nails

| May 6, 2019 | Reply

Back in 1997 one of TGForum’s contributors offered a solution for crossdressers who want to have beautiful nails for an evening out but can’t find press on nails that fit. Since young cisgender women with tiny fingers are the biggest market for press on nails what’s a crossdresser to do? Jayne Nicole enlisted the help of the nail techs training at her local beauty school and had them make custom acrylic nails she could save and apply with 3M double sided tape. She did not provide any photos or diagrams but she explains the process throughly. See if her technique could work for you.

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A Sabrina Symington Cartoon

| Apr 29, 2019 | Reply

Sabrina Symington is with us today and she’s brought along a cartoon that should make you laugh out loud. If you don’t, what’s the matter with ya? It’s getting near time for those of us in the northern hemisphere who want to think about wearing a swimsuit, out in public, when the summer arrives, to get to work on our winter bodies and tone them up. But what if there was another way? Sabrina has a new swimsuit design that takes advantage of what you’ve got.

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Dreams Take Flight, Part 3

| Apr 29, 2019 | Reply

Patrick was a closeted gay flight attendant with a major U.S. airline a few decades ago. He and his crew-mates were based in Denver but often had to stay overnight in cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and San Diego. It is during one of those layovers that our story starts to unfold. Patrick is outed to his crew-mates and instead of rejection he is encouraged to present himself as Patty. After being Patty around his fellow crew members while off duty the women on the crew presented Patrick with a women’s flight attendant outfit. Then they helped him with hair and makeup so he could work as Patty. Find out how that goes in this part of Dreams Take Flight.

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Beating Up Bullies! Tactics for dealing with aggressive males

| Apr 29, 2019 | 2 Replies

Gianna Israel provided nationwide telephone consultation, individual and relationship counseling, and gender specialized evaluations and recommendations since 1988. She passed away on February 21, 2006 after a long illness. Her writings on gender issues had a significant impact on the field. TGForum published many of her columns in the 1990s. Here is a Retro Rerun column from 1999 on how trans women can handles aggressive men who harass or attack them.

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A Week in Paradise

| Apr 22, 2019 | Reply

Pauline Estelle went on a vacation to Mexico and she packed a couple of Pauline’s evening outfits. She spent most of the tropical vacation in shorts and a t-shirt but a couple of evenings were spent as Pauline. She describes the week and offer suggestion on what attire to bring along if you decide to follow her path the the Mexican Riviera.

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Emily: Summer as a Girl

| Apr 22, 2019 | Reply

Young Robert, a boy small for his age, begins to consider what it is about girls that makes them so different from boys. As part of his research he tries on his sister’s clothes — and gets caught by his sister. Instead of being mad, after she gets over her initial surprise, she helps him transform more fully into a girl. Then his mother finds out about what has been going on and agrees that he should explore femininity. Now he is Emily, a cousin from Portland, who is staying with the family for the summer while Robert has told everyone he is going to work on his uncle’s boat. Emily has moved into Robert’s old room, which has been feminized, and even talks to some of Robert’s friends who have no idea who she is. In fact one of them seems to be crushing on Emily. Find out what happens in Chapter 4.

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Retro Rerun: Ranma 1/2 Manga, Anime

| Apr 22, 2019 | Reply

Back in the 1990s Dov Sherman wrote a column for TGForum on Japanese manga and anime. While much of the manga Dov reviewed is no longer available the runaway success of Ranma 1/2 has made it so popular around the world that the manga and anime are always available. Ranma is on interest to us because in the first adventure he falls into a cursed spring and it changes him into a girl. Hot water can change him back into a boy. Think that might make life and love a little difficult? Here is Dov Sherman’s Manga Focus column on Ranma 1/2 from 1997.

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The Occasional Woman — Spring Fashion!

| Apr 15, 2019 | Reply

Our resident fashion maven, Lorraine Anderson, the lady in charge at The Occasional Woman custom clothing service, has some thoughts on spring fashion. There are new outfits waiting to be coordinated and worn and Lorraine has tips on the hottest and easiest to wear fashion trends. Also some examples of what could wrong with some styles. Check out her advice in today’s fashion post.

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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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Dina’s Diner — April 8, 2019

| Apr 8, 2019 | Reply

Every month Dina Amberle, our top chef and owner of Dina’s Diner, mixes up a bunch of ingredients, sautes them slowly or deep fries them to a crispy golden brown and serves them up for your enjoyment. Today she stirs up some some Korean boy band beauties who aren’t afraid to look like girls, adds in a muscleman who’s a night time queen, folds in some appreciation for the fantasy nurse archetype and spices it up with some Nicole Maines as Dreamer and a little bit of Alita, Battle Angel. It’s all waiting for you down at Dina’s Diner. Enjoy!

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Being Trans in the #MeToo Era

| Apr 8, 2019 | Reply

Women across the world are speaking out about the sexual harassment they have had to cope with, but what about feminine members of the transgender community? Trans women and crossdressers can be victims of #MeToo incidents when they are out among others interacting in a feminine role. Trans women who are employed are also exposed to treatment that far too often comes with the feminine territory. Angela Gardner relates a couple of #MeToo incidents she had to put up with while she was out having fun. She asks that you share any such incidents you have lived through by posting them in the comment area.

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Dreams Take Flight, Part 2

| Apr 1, 2019 | Reply

Patrick was a flight attendant with a major U.S. airline a few decades ago. He and his crew-mates were based in Denver but often had to stay overnight in cities such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas and San Diego. It is during one of those layovers that our story starts to unfold. Patrick is outed to his crew-mates and instead of rejection he is encouraged to present himself as Patty. In our last installment the female flight attendants had presented Patrick with a package. What could it be? Read on to find out.

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Fashion Alert! Here Comes Spring!

| Mar 25, 2019 | Reply

Pauline Estelle welcomes spring and with it her thoughts turn to dressing for the warmer weather. Today she offers tips on how to break away from the winter blahs and bring out the bright outfits you’ll wear for the next month or so and we get into summer heat. So put away the boots and heavy coats and wear colors and lighter fabrics with spring sweaters and light jackets.

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Emily Chapter 3 — The Weekend

| Mar 25, 2019 | Reply

Robert, a boy who is shorter and slighter than other boys his age was caught trying on his sister’s clothes while investigating the things that made girl’s clothes so different. He was caught by his sister who didn’t recognize him and thought some other girl was in her room trying on her clothes. After she settled down she asked if he would like help with makeup and when Robert said yes she painted his face and fixed his hair in a feminine style. Then they were discovered by his mother who did not recognize him. When she did she asked if he would like to explore femininity more throughly. Then he was given the name Emily and his adventures really started.

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Doing Your Face

| Mar 25, 2019 | Reply

This is a Retro Rerun from the TGForum Archives. Stacy B. Haven wrote an article for our Mirror Mirror feature on how to do your makeup. It appeared on our website in 1997. Good advice is timeless though and her thought’s from the 20th century are still applicable today for the crossdresser or trans woman who wants to look her best.

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The Occasional Woman — Spring! Time to Shop!

| Mar 18, 2019 | Reply

it’s almost spring and that means it’s time to shop! Lorraine Anderson, the owner of The Occasional Woman custom clothing and alteration service urges you to take advantage of the sales at deep discounts on winter apparel and accessories so you are prepared for next winter. And there are bargains to be had that you can wear this spring. Get her fashion tips in today’s blog from The Occasional Woman.

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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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Retro Rerun: Honey Harlow on Luscious Lips

| Mar 11, 2019 | Reply

Honey Harlow is one of the great entertainers in our community and a recognized expert in makeup for both glamorous occasions and everyday wear. This article on creating luscious lips was published on TGForum in 1998. Today Honey Harlow has an online store selling the glamorous accessories every girl needs. My makeup tip for luscious lips […]

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Dreams Take Flight

| Mar 4, 2019 | Reply

It was the 1970s, less than 50 years ago but it might as well have been centuries ago when it came to the transphobic and homophobic attitudes prevalent in society. What would happen when a gay, trans person was ‘outed’ to his colleagues? It wasn’t always good but for Patrick it was a life-changing experience.

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A Guide to Age Related Clothing

| Feb 25, 2019 | 5 Replies

Pauline Estelle has some tips for the older lady who wants to dress appropriately for her age but desires to avoid the “frumpy” label. You know what we mean; baggy tops with dark floral prints paired with polyester pants with an elastic waist. It my be comfortable but it puts you firmly into the frump category. Pauline has some tips that will boost your fashionable looks and take a few years off of your age.

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