Tag: Transgender

The Week In Trans 3/18/19

| Mar 18, 2019 | Reply

Time for The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? Brianna Titone the first trans person elected to Colorado’s legislature spoke at a university. The Pentagon has some loopholes in the trans military ban. Vermont becomes the latest state to allow an X for gender on licenses. Jazell Barbie Royale has won the Miss International Queen title. Johnson City, Tennessee is LGBT friendly in the middle of a red state. A trans man has formed a company to educate businesses on how to deal with trans employees. There’s a better chance you will have an eating disorder if you are transgender. Project Runway has its first transgender model. The University of Southern California has a trans specific scholarship. Gigi Gorgeous backed out of gender confirmation surgery at the last minute. There’s all that and much more news, along with a few well deserved TWIT Awards, waiting for you in TWIT!

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Back to Ladyboys

| Mar 18, 2019 | Reply

Some call Thailand the Land of Smiles and say that in general, except for sudden changes of leadership orchestrated by the military, citizens and visitors can have an easy time living there. Our correspondent in Thailand has written in the past about the transgender women there, known as ladyboys, or the more derogatory name katoi, and how they are treated by the general public. Despite advances made in the area of civil rights for transgender Thais Christine Burr today reports that they are still second class citizens.

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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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Back to the Fray!

| Mar 18, 2019 | Reply

Lynda Martini has taken a big step and had breast augmentation and facial feminization surgery. She is out at work and has developed a renewed interest in meeting people who may become romantic partners. She is using a couple of online dating sites and is looking forward to going out on some dating encounters. If the dates don’t work out she’s thinking of getting a cuddly stuffed animal to hug. Today she puts forth her self-created 5 Point Plan for Dating Success.

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All Just a Dream?

| Mar 18, 2019 | Reply

Amanda wasn’t fitting in in California. She had anxiety and depression almost every day. She missed the East Coast and her family. It was particularly hard during the holidays. At the urging of her online friends she decided to finally take another big step in her life and head back east. Now she is living in Baltimore, thinking about looking for a job and beginning to think that her life is just a dream. A bad dream, and she can’t wake up.

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The Week In Trans 3/11/19

| Mar 11, 2019 | Reply

What do we learn today in The Week In Trans? Chelsea Manning is back in the slammer for refusing to answer grand jury questions. The legal battles over the trans military ban continue. This week the House will take up the Equality Act. Trans people who ran for congress last year lost because they didn’t raise enough money. Danica Roem has raised more money after she was threatened with pickets from the Westboro Baptist Church. There’s a European drag river cruise set for this summer. Some trans people are not told that they may not be fertile after they begin hormone therapy. A 9-year-old trans kid is profiled on the BBC. Martina Navratilova has apologized for her comments on trans women athletes — sort of. An Egyptian trans woman was taken into custody and has not been heard from. There is a mistrial in the case of the D.C. men who robbed trans women and murdered one. There’s all that and much more waiting for you in TWIT!

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Dina’s Diner March 11, 2019

| Mar 11, 2019 | Reply

What tasty tidbits will Dina Amberle tease you with in this edition of Dina’s Diner? So glad you asked. First she stirs up a batch of dish on the fashion designer who sent men down the runway at his menswear show in menswear converted into not very attractive dresses. Then she delivers a tribute to the women of the twenty first century with the story of the warrior woman Shannon Kent who was killed in the line of duty. Moving on to a sweeter dish Dina blends in some movie scenes that touched her crossdressing nerve and helped make her be the woman she is today. Then it’s a soufflé of body suits and leotards to round out today’s menu at Dina’s Diner. Be sure to stop on by.

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Overthinking?

| Mar 11, 2019 | 2 Replies

It’s been nine months since Claire Hall came out to the world as a woman. In that time she has learned a lot about her gender and about being a woman. Today she wonders if maybe her joy at the simple things like hairdos, makeup, clothes and all the other “feminine” accoutrements might seem shallow, and perhaps taking pleasure from compliments on those things might be a mistake. But then, maybe she’s just overthinking.

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Review: Fictionmania

| Mar 11, 2019 | Reply

Sophie Lynne has been our Page Pundit since 2017. Her job as the Pundit has been to review books by trans writers and books about transgender subjects. When she took on this task she was employed at a bookstore so getting material was easy. She is no longer working there and Sophie has decided to doff her Page Pundit hat and return to delivering her personal blog every four weeks. She ends her run as the Pundit with a final post that reviews a website which publishes transgender fiction.

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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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The Week In Trans 3/4/19

| Mar 4, 2019 | Reply

Time for The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? Out magazine has a trans woman editor. The trans military ban keeps making news. A group of drag queens protest against a border wall. Pakistan has its first drag queen insult comic. South Dakota has voted against a bill that would require trans student athletes to compete in their birth gender. Andreja Pejic is the new Bonds girl. The United Methodist Church hasn’t got a method to deal with LGBT+ members. A scientist claims that there’s no difference between male and female brains. Billy Porter talks to Vogue about why he wore that tuxedo gown. Ellen Page stands up for trans people. Trans patients in Britain have long wait times before they can see a doctor. There’s all that and one lone TWIT Award waiting for you in TWIT!

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Trans Media Arts — Entertainment News

| Mar 4, 2019 | Reply

Amanda F. Steele catches you up with the latest news about trans people in the media. Today she has news about Billy Porter’s wardrobe choices, the film Girl, the demise of trans soul singer Jackie Shane and much more. Tune in to Trans Media Arts for your monthly dose of transgender characters, actors and more.

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The Week In Trans 2/25/19

| Feb 25, 2019 | Reply

Time once again for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that the TransGriot blog disappeared for a short while before it was returned to the web. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says she supports non-binary gender identity. An airline industry group will be adding an unspecified gender identification on plane tickets. A post-operative trans woman prisoner is serving her time in a male prison. California’s Director of Digital Media is a trans man. A Dutch study indicating that hormones may cause heart problems for trans people may be flawed. Some trans people are afraid facial recognition software could out them but the designers of the software have given very little thought to transgender people. ’60s trans soul singer Jackie Shane passed away and has obituaries in major newspapers. Shangela walked the red carpet at the Oscars. There’s all that and a ton of other trans news waiting for you in TWIT!

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A Spring Offensive

| Feb 25, 2019 | Reply

As spring approaches Dana Bevan wants you to prepare for a Spring Offensive. Not to say she wants you to offend anyone. It’s a call for all good trans people to get out there into society and make your presence known. Not by waving signs or marching but by being there where the cisgender people go. Dining in a restaurant. Setting next to them at the movies. Picking up the dry cleaning or at a car wash scrubbing your ride. Show the world your beautiful wonderful self and promote understanding that trans people are people. Read all 3 of Dana’s Spring Offensive in today’s post.

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Transmute: Episode 2.2

| Feb 25, 2019 | Reply

In a future which has gone wrong Zealots seek to purge the nation of trans people. Trans women who don’t “pass” turn to black market meds in order to fully transition and blend in with the population of cisgender women. Spying, paranoia and secrecy are the norms for trans women and being “outed” means more than just mockery and verbal abuse. Raquel Swann is back with a science fiction tale of a future world that could be all to real. Read Episode 2.2 of Transmute, if you dare.

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I Almost Made a Mistake

| Feb 25, 2019 | Reply

Suzzie gives a transgender history lesson that features Roberta Cowell and April Ashely. She tells their stories and explains how she relates to them. They were contemporaries who took the path to gender transition. Suzzie also contemplated making that move but then she turned away from GRS and made a deal with a cisgender woman. Read her tale of three transgender women and see if you think Suzzie came out ahead.

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Emily Chapter Two: Meeting the Hot List

| Feb 25, 2019 | Reply

Robert was just exploring his sister’s closet looking in wonder at the variety of colors and fabrics. Just as he was zipping up one of her skirts which he had paired with a white short sleeved blouse he was startled by a shriek from the doorway of her room. After she settled down, his sister Daisy was scared that it was a stranger in her room, she asked Robert if he’d like to have her help him dress like a girl. When he said yes she applied makeup to his face and dressed him is a cute dress. Then their mother found out what was going but was supportive. Find out what’s next for Emily in chapter 2.

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The Week In Trans 2/18/19

| Feb 18, 2019 | Reply

And now! The Week In Trans! Today we learn that the Canadian government used its Twitter account to promote a Canadian drag performer on RuPaul’s Drag Race. South Dakota’s House of Representatives passed a bill banning education on transgender issues to elementary school students. Tennessee is working on a law that puts being trans in the restroom in the same as exposing ones self. But the state also has decided crimes against trans people are hate crimes. Congress is seeing bills in both houses designed to protect trans military personnel. An actress playing a trans role in a BBC mystery turns out to be trans herself. The goal of a trans woman named Erin Parisi is to climb the highest mountains on each continent. A Naval Academy graduate alleges she was forced to resign because she is trans while the Navy maintains she sexually harassed someone. A trans woman is suing Harvard saying that she was denied admission to graduate programs there after she rebuffed sexual advances by someone in the admissions office. There’s all that and few TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWiT!

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Twists

| Feb 18, 2019 | Reply

Sophie Lynne has been out of work for over a year. He unemployment has run out and the rent is going to be due. But to add a twist to her story, she has been accepted into the Ph.D. program at Penn State in the middle of Pennsylvania. If everything works out Sophie will move to “Happy Valley” to start classes in August. Will her roommate move with her? Will she be able to pay the rent and find a new place in State College? Time will tell. Read her post about the twists her life has taken.

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What I Did During My Winter Break

| Feb 18, 2019 | Reply

Lynda Martini has gone through round one of feminization surgery and is now a “silicone sistah”as she puts it. Just a few weeks ago she had facial feminization and breast implants. Today she discusses why she went that route and considers whether she will take the next step on her path — getting a vagina. She wonders about her future when that happens and postulates several ways things that things could turn.

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7 Weeks in Baltimore

| Feb 18, 2019 | Reply

Amanda has completed her cross country journey and is now living in Baltimore, Maryland. She is done with the traveling part of her journey and now has to concentrate on getting a job. Today she files a report on how she is feeling about this new portion of her life.

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The Week In Trans 2/11/19

| Feb 11, 2019 | Reply

Prepare to download information on the transgender world experience! We call it The Week In Trans. Today we learn that five trans members of the military were invited to attend the State of the Union speech. The California National Guard will not discharge trans members. Senator Kristen Gillibrand introduced a bill that would allow trans people to serve openly in the military. A trans officer in the British armed forces says there has been no downside to openly trans soldiers. More obituaries and a eulogy by the governor of New Jersey for Babs Casbar Siperstein. Legislation and court decisions for and against trans people. Michigan’s new governor bans state contractors from discriminating against trans people in hiring. A transgender designer shows off her clothing line during Fashion Week in New York. There’s all that and a lot more, plus a few TWIT Awards in this edition of TWIT!

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Dina’s Diner 2/11/19

| Feb 11, 2019 | Reply

Dina Amberle ties on her apron and hits the kitchen like a whirlwind. She has whipped up some amazing entrees for the menu today at Dina’s Diner. First though, to clear the palette, she serves up a bit of information on the possibilities of finding out by testing which children might grow up and be trans. Then she serves up the supposition that many of the recent depictions of drag and trans characters on TV and in films are not as positive as they might seem. After that she fills a plate with the wonderfulness of sheer inserts in feminine attire, and then provides a potpourri of smaller dessert items. So tasty. Don’t miss Dina’s Diner!

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Review: “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Trans” by Brynn Tannehill

| Feb 11, 2019 | Reply

Sophie Lynne, our Book Pundit, reviews Brynn Tannehill’s book “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Trans (But were afraid to ask.” Ms. Tannehill is a writer and transgender advocate who has written for OutServe magazine, The New Civil Rights Movement, and The Bilerico Project as a blogger and featured columnist. Read on and see what Sophie thinks of Ms. Tannehill’s book about transgender issues in 2019.

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On Being Deadnamed

| Feb 11, 2019 | Reply

One of the big problems for people in gender transition is how to get friends and associates to not just accept them as their true self but to remember to use their new name. “Deadnaming” is what it’s called and while those who don’t accept gender transitions as real will always use a person’s deadname, just because they can, they will do it to delegitimize you. To them you will always be a freak. But what about those who have accepted your transition but have a problem remembering to use your new name? Claire Hall has some thoughts on the situation.

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TransMilitary Screened in San Diego

| Feb 11, 2019 | Reply

By Melanie Yarborough SAN DIEGO HOSTS TRANSMILITARY FILM AND PANEL DISCUSSION The documentaryTransMilitary was recently screened at San Diego California’s 9th Annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival, held at Balboa Park’s Museum of Photographic Arts.Military issues particularly resonate in San Diego: The city is home to three naval bases, three marine bases and one coast […]

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