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Transgender Arts and Entertainment — Trans Media Arts

| Dec 10, 2018 | Reply

Our arts and entertainment reporter Amanda F. Steele has filed a report while she has been packing to move to the east coast. Despite having to write it on her phone her column covers a lot of ground and lets you know what’s happening with transgender people in film, television, online, and in TV commercials. Laverne Cox, Nora Monsecour, Victor Polster, and Kevin Balot are just a few of the people she tells you about today.

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The Week In Trans 3/19/18

| Mar 19, 2018 | Reply

Time for all the trans news anyone would want! It’s The Week In Trans! RuPaul gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A study shows that genetic variants makes us who we are. The Trump administration is still trying to ban trans in the military. Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State could mean problems for trans people. A judge rules in favor of a trans student. Texas is rethinking a bathroom bill. Shannon Daniels came out as trans and won’t be working at her school next year. Pakistan is issuing driver’s licenses to trans people. A woman is suing Tinder claiming they dropped her when she came out as trans on the app. A study shows that trans people are happy with GCS. Brazilian researchers discover that trans brains are different. There are all those stories and more, plus a boat load of TWIT Awards! Don’t miss your TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 3/12/18

| Mar 12, 2018 | Reply

Time again for our dive into the trans news of the world, The Week In Trans! Today we learn that a Vietnamese singer has won the Miss International Queen contest. Members of congress wanted to discuss trans rights with officials in the Trump administration. All those contacted declined. Caitlyn Jenner has come to the conclusion that Donald Trump is a major setback for trans people. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals finds that firing someone for being trans is illegal. Changing your birth certificate in Idaho just got easier. An Indian web show has people swapping genders for a month. Britain’s Labour Party affirms its acceptance of trans women. An editorial asks why conservatives are so angry at trans people. There’s a petition calling on Mattel to make a Laverne Cox Barbie. A Fantastic Woman’s Oscar win has influenced pro-trans legislation in Chile. RuPaul takes heat for saying trans women shouldn’t compete on Drag Race. The only surgeon in New Zealand who did GRS retired in 2015. They just got a new one. There’s all that and a lot more, along with several TWIT Awards, waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 3/5/18

| Mar 5, 2018 | Reply

What do you call all the trans news you need? We call it The Week In Trans! What do we learn this week? American Idol is coming back with a drag queen singer. Since the military has started accepting trans people only one has signed up. 5 advocacy groups ran an ads encouraging recruitment of trans soldiers. RuPaul doesn’t think trans women should be on Drag Race. More coverage of the four trans women who went to CPAC. What countries are the best for LGBT tourists? It’s a tie! Brazil makes positive changes for trans people. There’s was a fourfold increase in GCS between 2000 and 2014. Violence against trans women continues. A trans woman opera singer will the the first to perform Don Giovanni. Help for teens whose friends identify as non-binary. A trans woman is running for congress in North Carolina. Sarah McBride publishes a book co-written with Joe Biden. There’s all that plus more and a few TWIT Awards in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 1/29/18

| Jan 29, 2018 | Reply

It’s time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that the Hasty Pudding theater troupe at Harvard will allow women to perform. A Harris Poll says more people are expressing discomfort with LGBT people. Court rulings, motions and decisions. Hate crimes are up by 85%. Trans Oscar nominations! The Church of England welcomes trans parishioners, but not too much. Abercrombie & Fitch introduces a line of gender-neutral clothes. Rep. Joseph Kennedy will escort a trans soldier to the State of the Union. A study shows kids are more flexible about gender. Russia will allow trans people to legally change gender. A trans woman competes in a beautiful butt contest in Brazil. There’s all that plus much more, and several TWIT Awards will be presented. Don’t miss your TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 8/28/17

| Aug 28, 2017 | Reply

What’s been going on in the world of trans? We tell you every Monday, in The Week In Trans! Today we learn that RuPaul’s Drag Con is coming to New York City. Illinois makes it easier to change your birth certificate gender. A trans woman is running for the 4th Congressional District. News about the trans military ban. A different policy in Canada. Miley Cyrus dances with drag queens. A study shows trans teens abuse drugs more. Violet Chachki has beauty tips in Vogue. Canada offers “X” as a passport gender. There’s all that and more waiting for you in TWIT! And a few TWIT Awards as well.

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The Week In Trans 6/12/17

| Jun 12, 2017 | 2 Replies

It’s time for TWIT! That’s The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? Billboard magazine brings together Drag Race queens for a kiki. Gavin Grimm graduated from high school. Chelsea Manning talks about why she did what she did. Methodists ordain a non-binary person. RuPaul says America needs more drag super stars. Peppermint is the subject of a documentary. If Texas passes the bathroom law the NFL may not go there for the 2018 draft. An 8-year-old drag princess is causing controversy. San Francisco historic drag spots will get plaques. There’s all that and much more plus a number of TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 9/19/16

| Sep 19, 2016 | Reply

It’s all the trans news from around the world in our news feature, The Week In Trans! RuPaul wins an Emmy. The NBA and the NCAA abandon North Carolina over HB2. California has a program to hire trans restaurant staff. A trans immigrant is suing Mike Pence to change his name. A Dominican woman was arrested and housed with male prisoners after she was misgendered. A trans woman soldier is on the front-lines. A German drag queen sues a right wing group for hate speech. Trans actor Jen Richards has been cast in “Nashville.” Chaz Bono is scary on “AHS.” Chelsea Manning ends her hunger strike with the promise of GRS. All that plus more stories from around the world and a boatload of TWIT Awards are waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans

| Sep 12, 2016 | Reply

Time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that two notable personalities in the trans community have passed away: The Lady Chablis at the age of 59, and Alexis Arquette at the age of 47. GRS is now legal in the United Arab Emirates. RuPaul will give an inspirational talk. The creator of Susan’s Place has transitioned. Airbnb promises to stop discrimination in its rentals. A trans woman is running for the Washington state legislature. A defaced Bettie Page mural is fixed and Divine joins her on the wall. Andreja Pejic attended Burning Man and it was hot. Trans Bolivians can get correct gender ID. Melissa Sklarz joins the team at the TLDEF. All that plus more and a load of TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Transgenderism 7/18/16

| Jul 18, 2016 | Reply

This week we learn about the Weho Cheerleaders. A native American tribe rescind their discriminatory anti-trans law. A trans woman graces the cover of a Malaysian women’s magazine. The doctors who mishandled the case of a trans shooting victim in Pakistan are punished. The Republican Party Platform calls for more laws like HB2 while the convention host city passes a strong anti-discrimination law. Survey says: 59% of trans people have avoided public restrooms in the past year. Bar Harbor has a Two Spirit drag queen. The Singapore man who got breast implants so he could “boost his confidence” is having them removed. There’s much more news and a few TWIT Awards waiting for you this week!

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The Week In Transgenderism 5/16/16

| May 16, 2016 | Reply

It’s The Week In Transgenderism, a compilation of all the trans news we can find. Today we learn that Laverne Cox has been cast in a network TV show. Why is the Pentagon dragging it’s feet on trans soldiers? Visit Michelle DuBarry’s closet. Trevor Noah mocks the Restroom Wars. Jennifer Finney Boylan confronts a bigot on the air. Jazz Jennings thanks Obama for supporting trans student’s rights. A Republican Rep. is for trans rights. RuPaul’s DragCon brings in over 20,000 drag fans. A trans woman is elected in the Philippines. All that plus TWIT Awards galore is waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Transgenderism 4/18/16

| Apr 18, 2016 | Reply

All the trans related news gathered into one condensed mass! It’s the massive black hole of trans news — The Week In Transgendrism! Today we learn that YouTube star Gigi Gorgeous is moving into modeling and acting. Laura Jane Grace will play North Carolina just to piss them off. A Detroit woman hopes to be the first trans woman to sail around the world. Shrek: The Musical makes fun of crossdressers. The Austin International Drag Fest is coming soon. Lots and lots of Restroom Wars coverage. A host of TWIT Awards! It’s all waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Transgenderism 3/28/16

| Mar 28, 2016 | 3 Replies

A trans woman from Scotland is in the finals of The Voice U.K. Restroom Wars continue to make news. March 31 is the International Transgender Day of Visibility. A trans woman is tossed out of a Trump rally. A trans woman how has had her surgeries tells all about the experience. RuPaul talks about gender, transgender, and drag. How do young people view gender? Angelica Ross makes a video, “Let’s Talk About the T.” Amnesia Sparkles wants to take her MtF transformations on the road. Trans people have more mental health and addiction problems. An Australian financier comes out as trans. Caitlyn Jenner really stirred things up by backing Cruz. All that and more, including a load of TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Transgenderism 7/20/15

| Jul 20, 2015 | 1 Reply

It’s The Week In Transgenderism! Today we learn that Jazz Jennings’ new reality show has debuted. Are trans celebs fair game for comedians? Family Circle magazine shocks readers with an FtM child. Nick on The Bold and the Beautiful is played by a trans man. There’s a movie about Jinx Monsoon. Charles Busch is at 54 Below. RuPaul has a new album. Trans are closer to serving openly in the military. All that and more plus a few TWIT Awards is waiting for you in TWIT!

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RuPaul’s Drag Queen Convention!

| Mar 2, 2015 | Reply

Hollywood, CA  – What do you get when you mashup Comic-Con, BeautyCon and Hello Kitty Con? RuPaul’s DragCon, of course. It’s the first ever convention that celebrates “the art of drag, queer culture and self-expression for all” and will launch May 16-17 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. RuPaul’s DragCon will kick off the Gay […]

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The Week In Transgenderism 11/17/14

| Nov 17, 2014 | Reply

Lypsinka is back! Philadelphia drag performers attempt to set a world record. Elle Fanning portrays a trans teen boy. Miami-Dade County is set to enact trans protections. Mexico City simplifies name and gender change. Australia is urged to treat trans kids differently. Andreja Pejic is in the news. A Thai modeling agency reps trans models. Hijra in Bangladesh celebrate pride. TDOR is this week. Drag queens cavort at Indochine. College drag shows! RuPaul’s makeup man has a photo exhibit. Another photo exhibit documents the East London drag scene. L.A.’s Bad Suns release a music video on gender identity issues. All that and more is in TWIT!

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Dina’s Diner 9/1/14

| Sep 1, 2014 | Reply

No one gets a day off in a diner. They never close. It’s true of Dina’s Diner, too! Today, in honor of Labor Day, Dina has whipped together a Labor Day special with tasty tidbits about RuPaul, Jane Fonda, girls who post selfies while they’re at work, working girls and some working stiffs. It’s a big menu and it’s sure to satisfy after all those Labor Day hamburgers and hot dogs. Don’t delay, drop into Dina’s Diner today.

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Dina’s Diner 3/17/14

| Mar 17, 2014 | Reply

Dina’s Diner is serving up a heaping helping of Dina Amberle’s thoughts and rumination on items she sees in the ordinary press of this great land. She carefully plucks the items out, washes them and adds her own spices and secret sauces, transforming them into nutritious dishes for the Diner menu. See what she’s serving up today.

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To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, The Artist D

| May 6, 2013 | Reply

The Artist D believes that you can never tell when a momentary encounter with another person — be it on the street or in their art — will change your life forever. And perhaps you have affected other people simply by your presence in the world. But what’s that got to do with “Too Wong Foo. . .”?

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RuPaul’s Drag Race Preview

| Feb 4, 2013 | Reply

Season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race is under way and episode 2 hits the air tonight at 9 (EST). We’ve got a sneak peek for you right here on TGF. Get More: Watch RuPaul’s Drag Race Full Episodes, RuPaul, Logo TV

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Transvocalizers — Christmas Music

| Dec 15, 2008 | Reply

Christmas Music plus I was sort of wondering what could be done with this new Transvocalizers feature to keep in line with the holidays. Given the extent of our economic downturn (duress, even…), the gift of music is still a highly affordable way to celebrate the season, regardless of your personal beliefs. In our main […]

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