Tag: crossdressing

Craig’s List Dating is Alive and Well and Living in Montreal

| Aug 19, 2019 | Reply

In 2018 Craig’s List closed down their immensely popular but controversial dating service. A phone call from an old friend helped Linda discover that in some places folks are using a simple work-around provided by Craig’s List itself.

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Meet Julie Slowinski!

| Aug 19, 2019 | Reply

Our newest contributor is Chicago-land lady Julie Slowinski. A few weeks ago Julie met up with our contributor Lynda Martini and they shared an adventurous evening in Philadelphia. We learned that in addition to being a fan of heavy metal karaoke Julie is a girl who loves to get out and about en femme and have some fun. But then, girls just wanna, don’t they? She will be blogging for us on TGForum and sharing her adventures. Read her introductory blog and say hello in the comment section.

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Pauline’s Lingerie Guide

| Aug 12, 2019 | Reply

Pauline Estelle goes under cover, well, under our outer garments, to blog about the things we wear under our dresses. There is a remarkable variety of lingerie women can wear. Either it has a purpose, such as molding a body needing a little help to reach the popular conception of an attractive shape, or to add spice to romantic encounters. Some say that just wearing lingerie can make you feel better and more sexy. Pauline explores the foundation and night time garments that she enjoys. See if you are a fan of those items as well.

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Book Reviews: Dean R. Koontz and John Leslie

| Aug 12, 2019 | Reply

Elizabeth Parker wrote book reviews for TGForum back in the ‘90s. While some of the books she covered are no longer in print and in some cases contain dated characterizations of trans people it’s interesting to see which tales still hold up. Today we dig into the Archives and rejuvenate Elizabeth Parker’s reviews of a book by Dean R. Koontz, a M.A.S.H. influenced work but the crossdressing nurse is much prettier than Klinger, and a murder mystery by John Leslie.

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The Occasional Woman: Let’s Talk About Pants, Baby

| Aug 5, 2019 | Reply

Who wears the pants in your family? Anyone who feels like it. In the early days of fashion a woman in trousers was scandalous. But then, along came World War II and many women had to go to work in the factories and mines. Wearing dresses was uncomfortable in the plant and frilly frippery could be unsafe around machinery. So women started wearing trousers. After the war trousers on ladies stuck around and today there are many different styles of pants for women to choose from. Some show a lot of leg and other kinds cover the legs completely. From shorts to loose fitting tropical prints, Lorraine Anderson writes about the pants that may be a fit for you.

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An American Girl Takes It on the Road

| Aug 5, 2019 | Reply

A few weeks ago Lynda Martini got a message from someone on Facebook proposing that they get together when this out-of-town girl was in Philly for a conference. Lynda thought “What’s this?” but after corresponding with this lady from Chicago she agreed to go out on the town with her. It turns out the out-of-towner had done her research and found several places outside the usual gayborhood haunts were two ladies could have some fun. Read about their adventures, from playing pool in a dive bar to visiting a heavy metal karaoke bar.

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Summer Crossdressing

| Aug 5, 2019 | Reply

Many crossdressers give up dressing in the summer months due to family obligations, cookouts, trips, etc. where shave legs or arms would be noticed and commented on. For some though putting aside feminine dressing is unthinkable. If you’re one of those who simply must enjoy the pleasure of summer femme fashion then Pauline Estelle has a few tips on how to be comfortable and show off your feminine side in the summer months.

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Princessa de la Noche: Diary of a Crossdresser II

| Aug 5, 2019 | Reply

Katherine Diaz is our correspondent in Bogota, Columbia. She considers her crossdressing, as many of us might, as an art. To emulate a woman in all ways takes dedication and several skills. Katherine has been working on improving her skills and is performing on stage in various shows around the city. She has also been chosen to represent the crossdressing and trans community in meetings with the Secretary of Culture, Recreation and Sports, a city agency that promotes “interculturality.” As always, she provides a video and a blog which is in both English and Spanish.

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National Lipstick Day!

| Jul 29, 2019 | Reply

It’s a special day that comes but once a year. It’s not Christmas or Easter, or National Talk Like a Pirate Day. We’re talking about National Lipstick Day! How did we all develop such an attraction to ruby red lips? Angela Gardner did a little research on the subject and learns that painting the lips to enhance attraction has been going on for thousands of years. Ancient Sumerians did their lips with crushed gemstones like some kind of antediluvian drag queens. More recently actresses, and actors, in the early cinema and theater used lip coloring to make themselves more present on stage or screen. Take a quick trip back in time for the history of the sexiest cosmetic on this National Lipstick Day!

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Ladies of The Breast Form Store at Esprit

| Jul 15, 2019 | Reply

Back in May the ladies who make up the staff at the online silicone breast market The Breast Form Store took a trip from the Vancouver area headquarters to attend the 2019 Esprit Conference in Port Angeles, Washington. They arrived on Friday evening of the conference and attended several events that weekend. We present Eden Carlson’s Esprit report here. It contains a short video of the band The Nasty Habits. Adjust your volume before you play the video. These ladies like to rock with volume.

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The Occasional Woman: Skirts!

| Jul 8, 2019 | Reply

Our fashion consultant, the woman responsible for The Occasional Woman custom clothing and seamstress service, Lorraine Anderson, discusses the many styles and lengths of fabulous, flirty skirts. From the micro-mini to the never-wear bubble skirt Lorraine focuses on how to wear the style and length most flattering to you. Give her column a read and be rewarded with sensible fashion advice from a cisgender seamstress and costumer.

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Dina’s Diner July 1, 2019

| Jul 1, 2019 | 2 Replies

Once again our culinary cutie Dina Amberle has cooked up a wonderful and filling feast that you can partake of down at Dina’s Diner. She starts out with a simple stock created by cooking down the state of drag today as compared to that of days gone by. It’s all in a documentary on HBO titled Wig. The dish is seasoned with dish from Lady Bunny about these drags today and how drag has gone corporate. Then Dina stirs up some glamor from south of the border with a fluffy confection about the quinceanara dresses young women, and some young trans women, wear for the celebration of their fifteenth birthday. She adds in some side dishes about the transformation necessary to turn an everyday person into an opera character and there’s still more. Don’t miss Dina’s Diner!

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Classic Curves International is 35!

| Jul 1, 2019 | Reply

President and Owner Espy Lopez is proud to announce her 35th anniversary as a premier provider of custom hip and derriere undergarments. Ms. Lopez’s company Classic Curves International specializes in providing custom, handmade prosthetics for the worldwide transgender community since 1984. Ms. Lopez has provided consultation to wardrobe and production companies for feature films such […]

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Incident at Crystal Lake

| Jul 1, 2019 | 2 Replies

Back in 1998 TGForum contributor Leah MacLean wrote about returning from the Fall Harvest transgender gathering in Minneapolis. Her drive, done while still en femme and feeling good, took her through southern Minnesota as she cruised back to her home in Nebraska. Eventually she had to stop for fuel and a restroom break. She pulled in at a gas station located in a place called Crystal Lake. How did that go over with the locals? Read on and find out.

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Dreams Take Flight — An Unexpected Turn of Events

| Jun 24, 2019 | Reply

In the last Dreams Take Flight post Patricia was caught by the company working Patrick’s shifts. Ever since Patty had started working in the female flight attendant’s uniform her popularity among passengers had increased. They found her to be fun and entertaining and Patty found that she got attention and approval as a woman much more than she ever had as a man. But now it could be the end of her association with the airline. Patricia and her co-workers have been called on the carpet to explain.

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CD Squared or (Crossdressing)2

| Jun 24, 2019 | Reply

Bone up on your math skills. Get your calculator and slide rule. Christine Burr has come out — as a math teacher. This week after class she had some free time before going home to get ready for a night out with the girls so she decided to apply her math skills to crossdressing. If charts and graphs are your thing prepare for an, admittedly tongue in cheek, look at the the lives of crossdressers through bar charts.

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My Transformation Room

| Jun 17, 2019 | Reply

There is one very important room in Pauline’s house. It the guest room bathroom. That’s where the important process of transforming into Pauline takes place. In this post Pauline writes about all the steps she goes through in her transformation bathroom. From shaving all body hair to her technique for shaving her face and the steps she takes in makeup application, it’s all here in today’s post.

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Secret Lift Temporary Facelift: A Review

| Jun 17, 2019 | Reply

Back in the day, 1997 to be exact, TGForum would run product reviews by TGF readers. (We will do that today if you have any products you would like to let readers know about.) One such reviewer was Diane Barker who evaluated a temporary facelift kit called Secret Lift from a company in California. The company, CosmeSearch, Inc., is still in business and selling their products over the web. Read Diane’s review of the product and decide if it will work for you.

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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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