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Tribute to David de Alba’s Late Partner Paul W. Ryner

| Dec 10, 2018 | Reply

On 10 December 2017  Paul Ryner, David de Alba’s long time partner and “the wind beneath his wings, passed away. He will always be loved and remembered by family, friends but most of all his devoted life partner Heri (aka David de Alba). This is a tribute to commemorate the one-year anniversary of his passing […]

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The Week In Trans 12/3/18

| Dec 3, 2018 | Reply

It’s time again for the feature we call The Week In Trans! Today we learn that British Vogue has hired its first openly transgender columnist. The woman who died in ICE custody was beaten before she passed away. The administration’s urging of a rapid ruling from the SCOTUS on trans troops is likely to not hurry up the court. It appears that as trans people come out more, violence against us increases. A school guidance counselor in Florida has caused problems with parents by steering students to trans aware health care. A twelve-year-old drag performer makes enough money to buy his parents a new house. A political party in Canada passes a resolution calling Gender Identity Theory a “liberal ideology.” A trans clinic has opened in San Jose, California. There is a group of drag performers with Down Syndrome. There are many responses to the NYT op-ed from a trans woman that said her neo-vagina doesn’t make her happy. There’s all that and a few well deserved TWIT Awards awaiting your perusal in TWIT!

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World Professional Assoc. for Transgender Health Symposium 2018

| Dec 3, 2018 | Reply

On resident science contributor Dana Bevan recently attended the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Symposium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She filed a report on her arrival and the preliminary social activities on November 5 and now that the symposium is concluded she has a full report on what was discussed at the event. From recognition that some people only need vulvoplasty and adjustment of the body mass index requirements for genital surgery, to the need for “communications therapy” and the debunking of a connection between the transgender condition and autism, Dana fills you in on what came out of this important meeting.

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Using the New Features on TGForum

| Dec 3, 2018 | Reply

New features have arrived at TGForum and by golly, we want you all to use them and enjoy them. One is a discussion forum where you can post questions and comments and other users can post their replies. You can add new topics, attach pictures and even videos to your posts. The other is a Chat room where you can communicate with up to 4 other people at once, or message someone privately. Give the new features a try and let us know what you think.

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New Jersey Creates a State Transgender Equality Task Force

| Dec 3, 2018 | Reply

Our political correspondent Babs Casbar Siperstein reports on the creation of the Transgender Equality Task Force in New Jersey. The bill was signed into law by the governor and the law goes into effect in January. Babs shares the content of the law governing the creation of the task force and tells you what it hopes to accomplish for transgender citizens of New Jersey.

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Am I Really a Crossdresser?

| Dec 3, 2018 | 5 Replies

Pauline Estelle is one of a number of members of the transgender community who feels the need to express a feminine side now and then but is content being a male for the rest of the time. She has an arrangement with her spouse that gives her a certain number of days per week that she can dress up but often one thing or another may interfere with her plans and she has to present as male for the day. Then, if this happens too many days in a row, she feels a greater need to let Pauline get out and about. Today Pauline wonders, because of the way she handles her dressing, if she is truly bi-gendered.

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Product Review: Attachable Silicone Thigh Pads

| Dec 3, 2018 | Reply

For many crossdresser or trans women pre-transition the silicone breast prosthesis is a wonderful thing. These lovely, realistic breast forms help to make the user feel their most feminine. Whether slipped into a bra or attached with adhesive to allow the user to wear strapless looks, it’s natural to desire adding them to your feminine […]

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Retro Rerun: The TGSF Cotillion 1999 Pictorial

| Dec 3, 2018 | Reply

We dig into the TGForum 20th century archives and present one of Cindy Martin’s outstanding pictorials from those golden days of yesteryear. Set the Wayback Machine for 1999, San Francisco USA. Prepare yourself for Cindy’s pictorial collages of the year’s big event, the Transgender San Francisco Cotillion.

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Don’t forget our new Discussion Forum and Trans Chat

| Nov 29, 2018 | Reply

Post a question or comment in the Discussion Forum (accessible from the menu bar labeled Transgender Forum). Pick one of the current topics in the Forum or create a new topic. When you’ve typed your comment, before you click the Submit button, make sure the box that sends you an email when someone responds to […]

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The Week In Trans 11/26/18

| Nov 26, 2018 | Reply

Time for the News! What do we learn in The Week In Trans today? A New Orleans school has their first trans homecoming queen. Last week was Transgender Awareness week and November 20 was the Transgender Day of Remembrance. The Trump administration asks the Supreme Court to rule on the trans military ban. Activists project “Transgender People #WontBeErased” on a Trump hotel. A film titled The Real Thing is available on Vimeo. PM Justin Trudeau refuses to back down on trans protections in the new North American trade agreement. Native Americans recognized 5 genders. Butterfly will be coming to the CBC. Trans women are painting murals in India. The Archbishop of Canterbury says God is neither male nor female. There’s all that and a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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Collar Fashions

| Nov 26, 2018 | Reply

Today Lorraine Anderson the lady in charge at The Occasional Woman custom clothing service, talks about collars. From the status implying ruffs of yesteryear to crew necks, v-necks, cowl necks and more, Lorraine let’s you know how your collar can affect your style.

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There’s No Place Like Home

| Nov 26, 2018 | Reply

Amanda has finally reached the point when she knows she has to leave California and head east. She realizes that there’s no place like home and a return to Pittsburgh is the right thing to do. But. . . she has to solve a couple of problems first. The big problem is The Kid. Her roommate who gave her a place to stay when she could not longer afford rent at her old place. The Kid is clingy, needy, and Amanda is sure she won’t take the news that she’s leaving at all well. So telling The Kid is problem number one. But there are a few others that are influenced by The Kid problem.

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The World Premier of The Makeover

| Nov 26, 2018 | Reply

Lynda Martini recounts a road trip to the Washington, D.C. area that gave her a chance to listen to a band called Swamp Poodle, have some good food and a few glasses of Prosseco, then see the world premier of a short form documentary film titled The Makeover. The film is about Lynda’s friends, Giselle and Beth. They met when Giselle wanted a male to female makeover and went to Beth, a noted makeup person. One thing led another and they fell in love, Giselle transitioned and two filmmakers followed them around for a few years. Join Lynda as she hangs out with the stars.

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Drag in the Cinema — The Mid ’60s

| Nov 26, 2018 | Reply

Years ago on TGForum Laurie Sheril did a series of articles on drag in the cinema. She started back in the days of silent film and worked her way forward in time to the ’90s. Today we dip into the TGForum Archives to bring you her thoughts on films from the mid 1960s that featured characters in drag.

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Princesses of the Night — Katherine Will Compete for a Golden Lion Award

| Nov 26, 2018 | Reply

For the past few months our Correspondent in Columbia, Katherine Diaz, has been studying the art of female impersonation and drag. I Spanish as drag performer is a transformista. Katherine’s blog today announces that after she has been performing for awhile in smaller venues she has been accepted as a performer in the Glardones León Dorado on December 6. In December Katherine’s blog will be about how the competition went and she will have a video.

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The Week In Trans 11/19/18

| Nov 19, 2018 | Reply

Time for all the transgender news you can use! It’s The Week In Trans! Today we learn that Brianna Titone has won her election to the Colorado legislature. The new chair of the House Armed Services Committee promises to make sure transgender people are welcome in the military. An organization has compiled a list of all the court cases that can affect transgender people. Colorado is not only adding a trans legislator, they’ve added the option to use X on state ID. A transgender prisoner has won a legal battle with her state. Celine Dion has created a line of gender neutral clothes for kids. Poland’s president wants to erase LGBT people from school curriculums. Trans women in Sumatra get hosed by police. A survey finds that the majority of primary care doctors are willing to treat transgender patients. There’s all that and a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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Dina’s Diner 11/19/18

| Nov 19, 2018 | Reply

Dina Amberle serves up another menu full of items that are sure to please. She starts with some thoughts about transgender people who are seen in the media aren’t the only transgender people. Then she stirs in a story about a trans woman who loves to travel, even though traveling can be dangerous to some destinations for someone who is “different.” She also blends in the story of a photographer in France who captured images of trans women in the section called Place Blanche. Then she tops it all off with a dessert woven of knee high socks.

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Agender Youth View: Catching up With M

| Nov 19, 2018 | Reply

Our Youth View reporter M updates you on what is happening in her life at 19. Attending college, making friends, getting a girlfriend and then breaking up. Just typical type news from an agender youth who used to be into polyamory but now feels they have grown out of it.

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Transgender Book Reviews: “Gracefully Grayson” and “George”

| Nov 19, 2018 | Reply

Sophie Lynne, our Page Pundit, reviews two books today. “Gracefully Grayson” is a young adult novel aimed at middle school children. Written by a cisgender female author it tells the story of Grayson, born male but drawn to feminine expression. Grayson wants to play Persephone in the school’s theatrical production. The second review is of a book aimed at younger children. It tells the story of the title character, “George” who would rather be Melissa. Melissa has an opportunity to present herself to the world as her true self and it’s also by playing a female character in the school play.

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Am I a Transgender Woman?

| Nov 19, 2018 | Reply

Claire Hall asks if she is a transgender woman? A woman who happens to be transgender? Or simply a woman? After transitioning and beginning her life again as Claire she is still not clear on the answer. For the first weeks and months the joy of being herself after years of frustration kept her feeling a natural high. But then the current political climate that allows anti-transgender messages to seep from our capital brought on a bout of depression. out of that depression Claire found an answer to her question.

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HiR Transcenders: Helping Trans Business People Succeed

| Nov 19, 2018 | Reply

They call it Shark Tank meets RuPaul’s Drag Race. What follows is a press release from a new investment fund and business accelerator for transgender and non-binary entrepreneurs called HiR Transcenders. On 30th October, HiR Transcenders launched a $250,000 investment fund and business accelerator for transgender and non-binary people.  Nadia McCullough is a transgender woman and co-founder […]

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Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund Appoints Andy Marra as Executive Director

| Nov 19, 2018 | Reply

What follows is a press release from the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund. Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Andrea “Andy” Hong Marra as its new executive director. Marra is a nationally revered social justice advocate with a strong track record of service to the […]

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Transgender news: The Week In Trans 11/12/18

| Nov 12, 2018 | Reply

And now, The News! Today we learn that while Christine Halquist did not win the Vermont race for governor several other transgender candidates won their races. The citizens of Massachusetts voted to keep protections for transgender people. The hijra of Bangladesh celebrate their recognition day. More than 2500 scientists have signed a letter against the redefinition of “sex.” The president has made it harder for trans refugees to gain asylum. Homer and Marge both dress as drag queens in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. There’s much more waiting for you, and we hand out several TWIT Awards in this edition of TWIT!

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Winterize Your Outfit With a Sweater Dress

| Nov 12, 2018 | 1 Reply

Transgender ladies in the Northern Hemisphere have reluctantly put away their sundresses and short shorts to prepare for the bundled up winter months ahead. But there is no need to shiver through the holidays and into next year. Our Fashion Maven Tasi Zuriack tunes you in to the cozy and comfortable sweater dress. Read Tasi’s blog for hints and tips on how to take a sweater dress from a daytime look to a dressy night out outfit.

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Transgender Entertainment — Trans Media Arts

| Nov 12, 2018 | Reply

Amanda F. Steele covers the arts, media and entertainment beats. Today she has news about Caitlyn Jenner’s house, the one seen in her reality show, I Am Cait. She also fills us in on the transgender film star, whose film Rani, bagged an international award. Then she has the scoop on the cast of Season 4 of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, and info on Laura Jane Grace’s side project with The Devouring Mothers. There’s all that and a bit more waiting for your perusal in Trans Media Arts.

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Part 3: Claire’s First Date

| Nov 12, 2018 | Reply

Linda is telling a story. It is about the genesis and training of her friend named Claire who spent her first eighteen years exclusively as Calvin. Then a powerful set of circumstances propelled him in to the murky world of male — and then drag prostitution. However for Calvin the life wasn’t all that murky. Today Claire tells Linda about her whirlwind feminization in preparation for her first “date” with a man as a woman/

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