Category: Community News

The Week In Trans 5/21/18

| May 21, 2018 | Reply

The Week In Trans is here! What do we learn today? A trans woman is the first openly trans congressional candidate from Massachusetts. The trans in the military ban lawsuit continues. What exactly is “biological sex”? A trans man is graduating from a Christian high school in Mississippi. The CDC has cut back a program on trans health. There is a store dedicated to trans women in Bogota. A trans trio impressed the judges on Britain’s Got Talent. Acceptance of trans people is slipping in Europe. A cisgender actor and ballet dancer wins an award for playing a trans ballerina. Lawsuits, murders, and transitions are all in the news. Find out everything that’s going on in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 5/14/18

| May 14, 2018 | Reply

It’s time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that Jess Herbst lost her bid for mayor of New Hope, Texas. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons has dropped the rule that trans prisoners should be housed according to their gender identity. The trans asylum seekers in the “caravan” from Central America are finally being processed. Pakistan passes a gender rights bill. Much hoopla on Channel 4 in Britain with an on-air debate about trans people’s right to exist. Caitlyn Jenner says President Trump has set back trans progress “twenty years.” The debate about trans women being “real” women is going on at the BBC. Brazil’s Miss BumBum contest will feature two trans women this year. When asked about attempts to remove protection for trans people written into the ACA the Health and Human Services chief said he wasn’t familiar with that issue. People in Massachusetts are fighting to preserve the rights of trans people. Danica Roem talks about her first session with the Virginia House of Delegates. There’s all that and much more in this edition of TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 5/7/18

| May 7, 2018 | Reply

Step right up! It’s time for all the trans news that’s fit to print. We call it The Week In Trans. Today we learn that the trans woman responsible for writing the code letting us send email attachments was profiled in an online publication. The Senate of New Hampshire has passed a non-discrimination bill to protect trans people in that state. The woman running for mayor in Texas will not be the first trans elected official there. Ada Vox was eliminated from America Idol and some believe it’s because she sang in drag. The Teacher of the Year trolled Donald Trump with a trans equality button as he handed her the award. Results from some studies of trans people. All that and much more plus a few TWIT Awards are waiting for you to read your TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 4/30/18

| Apr 30, 2018 | Reply

The controversy over trans soldiers rages on. A 20-year-old trans student is the new treasurer of Oklahoma’s Libertarian Party. The Trump administration wants to overturn the rule forbidding doctors from denying services to trans people. The San Francisco Sheriff’s rules about treatment of trans inmates survive a court challenge. Trans actors work harder to get acting jobs. Iranian trans women are harassed while the police just watch. Hoboken makes all restrooms gender neutral. The problems of getting pregnant while trans. A prom king wore a dress to the dance. A trans girl is crowned prom queen at her school in Wisconsin. Long term estrogen use may make a woman more prone to bone fractures. Documentary filmmakers want video comments about David de Alba for their upcoming feature on the famed female impersonator. There are also more stories and numerous TWIT Awards handed out in this edition of TWIT!

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Trans Media Arts — Trans people in entertainment

| Apr 30, 2018 | Reply

Trans Media Arts covers trans people in the arts and entertainment world. Today Amanda F. Steele covers the documentary about trans man body builder, “Man Made.” Gives you info on the controversial film Anything which premieres soon, and then she gives you the skinny on the new show about the house ball scene of the ’80s that comes to television in June, “Pose.” She wraps it all up with a trailer for the film about Tongan trans folks, called leitis. It’s all in Trans Media Arts.

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Transman Hosts Ghost Hunting Show on Amazon

| Apr 30, 2018 | Reply

Sherman, Tx: Friday, April 27 – May 27, Jake and Rave Productions, LLC, will be releasing the concept episode for Spirit Quest, a transgender owned and starred paranormal investigation show on Amazon for one month. The show follows Braxton Roane, a transgender man, as he travels the United States, with each episode exploring different historical […]

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The Week In Trans 4/23/18

| Apr 23, 2018 | Reply

Time once again for that little news compilation we called The Week In Trans. Today we learn A trans woman is suing her employer and insurance company for refusal to pay for her GRS. A trans professor who was discriminated against wins $1.2 million in a settlement but sues to get her job back. Lots of stories about the lawsuits against the trans military ban. The Commandant of the Coast Guard says he won’t ban trans people from his command without a specific policy. The trans women of Tonga want recognition. A nominee for U. S. Marshall is accused of abusing his trans daughter. Ada Vox has progressed to the Top 14 on American Idol. Jazz Jennings will be designing a bra for a company aiming at the teen market. More prosperous countries show greater acceptance of trans people. Conchita Wurst is HIV+. There’s all that and whole lot more, plus many TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT.

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The Week In Trans 4/16/18

| Apr 16, 2018 | Reply

As grains of sand through the hourglass, these are the TWITs of our lives. Today we learn more about Pakistan’s first trans woman TV anchor. There is activity in federal court concerning the trans military ban. A trans woman vet and her husband are advocates for trans military members. The DOJ wants to remove questions about gender and sexuality from a crime victim survey. The film Anything is coming out in May. Trans athletes will compete in the Boston Marathon. The What We Know project cites 52 studies that show positive results from transitioning. The Planet Fitness lawsuit returns. There are now stock photos of trans women. Boys in a school in Britain are wearing uniform skirts. There’s all that and plenty more plus a load of TWIT Awards to deserving recipients waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 4/9/18

| Apr 9, 2018 | Reply

All the trans news in one place — It’s The Week In Trans! A look back at all the trans news from the past week. Today we learn that Canada has its first trans mayor. A community health center in Tucson is serving the needs of trans youth. The A.M.A. tells Secretary of Defense Mattis there is no medical reason to exclude trans soldiers. A French gold medalist comes out as a trans woman. Puerto Rico must allow gender marker change on birth certificates. A restaurant asks a trans woman to present as a man if she wants the job. 120 anti-LGBT bills were introduced in the states and none passed. A new awareness campaign from GLAAD — I Love Being Trans. Drag is big in Lebanon. An anti-Semite is out and Eddie Izzard is in. Muxes are in a documentary. There’s all that and more plus several well deserved TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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Book Review: The Queer & Transgender Resilience Workbook

| Apr 9, 2018 | Reply

Today our Page Pundit, Sophie Lynne, reviews “The Queer & Transgender Resilience Workbook: Skills for Navigating Sexual Orientation & Gender Expression” by Anneliese Singh, PhD, LPC. That’s right, there’s a work book you can use during you gender transition, or to figure out that you don’t need to transition. Sophie’s review will help you determine if the book is right for you.

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The Week In Trans 4/2/18

| Apr 2, 2018 | Reply

A power outage crippled TGForum World News Headquarters early Sunday evening leaving our staff idle and in the dark. We apologize for the delay in bringing you today’s New Content. And now, the news. Lot’s of buzz about the latest administration attempt to ban trans people from the military. Lambda Legal goes to court in Ohio. Transgender Day of Visibility news. No LGBTQ questions on the census. Another trans woman is murdered. Washington State bans conversion therapy. Peppermint hits Broadway. There’s a new film about a Tongan trans person. There’s all that and more plus a couple of TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 3/26/18

| Mar 26, 2018 | Reply

It’s time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that Sarah McBride has a new book. The Trump administration is up to no good for trans soldiers. Some trans Republicans are beginning to speak out against the party’s stand on trans. A Pakistani model is the first trans woman to read the news on TV in that country. A Canadian woman was told she couldn’t join the army because she was doing HRT. Nicole Maines speaks out against an federal court nominee. Ben Carson is uncomfortable around trans people. Los Angeles has a trans woman in the district attorney’s office. An anti-transgender representative attends a U.N. meeting on the status of women. Dr. Rachel Levine will become Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health. Trans athletes are trying out for the Olympics. Jan Morris has a new book coming out. There’s all that and more, including a few TWIT Awards, waiting for you in TWIT!

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Classic Female Impersonator Lavern Cummings Passes Away

| Mar 26, 2018 | 1 Reply

Paul Lavern Cummings, a contemporary female impersonation performer of David de Alba’s, passed away in Las Vegas, Nevada last week as the result of an auto accident. He was born on August 17, 1927. David de Alba wrote the following tribute before Paul/Lavern passed away and Paul/Lavern picked the photos we present above. For more […]

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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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Keystone X

| Mar 19, 2018 | Reply

Sophie Lynne has attended every Keystone Conference since the beginning so even though she is currently unemployed she couldn’t miss Keystone X. Along with buying some books in the vendor room that she will review in her Page Pundit book blog she ran into a lot of old friends and made some new ones during the event. Today she delves into what the conference has meant for her personally. It helped her stop thinking that transgender people were just a local phenomenon and made her aware of the coalescing of a nationwide trans community.

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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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Dina’s Diner 3/12/18

| Mar 12, 2018 | Reply

Dina Amberle is always cooking up something tasty at Dina’s Diner. She uses the freshest ingredients culled from the news of the day. For today’s Blue Plate Special she starts with a portion of RuPaul controversy. Then she adds some information on trans tourism that will stimulate an appetite. Dina adds some spice to the dish with an appreciation of fishnet hosiery and she finishes the meal off with some musing about how crossdressing changes people’s personalities and devotes time to the preparation of a tasty dessert filled with cheerleaders and college dance teams. If you want to be fully satisfied the place to be is Dina’s Diner.

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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 2/26/18

| Feb 26, 2018 | Reply

Time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that there is a nation wide organization working on a positive image for trans kids. We also learn there are Christian conservatives trying to oppress trans kids. FtM wrestler Mack Beggs just won another girl’s wrestling title. The Secretary of Defense delivered recommendations on trans soldiers to the president. San Francisco gets a new trans advisory board and their sheriff announces a trans policy for prisoners. A trans woman runs for the office of governor in Vermont. Daniela Vega will be an Oscar presenter. Australia has its first trans priest. Trans kids are joining the Boy Scouts in Pakistan. Kim Petras, the trans pop singer from Germany, is a rising star in the U. S. market. There’s all that and a lot more waiting for you in TWIT! And don’t forget the TWIT Awards!

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The Week In Trans 2/19/18

| Feb 19, 2018 | Reply

Get ready! Here comes The Week In Trans! Today we learn that Jeffrey Tambor is officially fired from Transparent. The Pentagon has issued a memo that could affect trans soldiers, while the troops don’t seem to be too concerned about trans soldiers. Daniela Vega is gaining celebrity for her role in A Fantastic Woman. Bath salts will help promote trans rights. One third of Americans believe that being trans is a sin. More info on the breast feeding trans woman. News about trans kids. South Dakota won’t be adding warning signs to restroom doors. A Japanese boy who dresses up and posts photos on the web gets caught by a male friend — who asks him out. Courtney Act talks about gender. There’s all that and more plus a few well deserved TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Trans 2/12/18

| Feb 12, 2018 | Reply

It’s The Week In Trans time! Today we learn that around 40 trans candidates have filed to run for office. The DOJ is switching positions in the trans military ban lawsuit. A former admiral defends keeping trans soldiers in the military. A Swedish trans girl is Sweden’s “Transgender of the Year.” The Bar Association passes a resolution urging support for Title VII. A trans woman is dancing the samba in Rio De Janeiro’s Carnival. Canadian trans women find that they earn one third less than men. Trans kids don’t get good healthcare and more kids are declaring they are trans or nonconforming. Researchers at Mt. Sinai have a way for trans women to nurse their babies. Desmond Is Amazing walked the runway for Fashion Week. There’s all that and a lot more, plus several TWIT Awards, waiting for your attention in TWIT!

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Trans in Entertainment News — Trans Media Arts

| Feb 5, 2018 | Reply

Trans people in entertainment, whether actors, characters, writers, musicians or dancers, are Amanda F. Steele’s beat. She keeps you up to date on who’s doing what in the trans community of arts and entertainment. Today she writes about the controversy between Rose McGowen and trans women. She fills you in on Candis Cayne’s role on Grey’s Anatomy; comments on a film featuring a trans woman that’s up for an Oscar, and has some other tasty tidbits of show biz buzz to keep you entertained and informed.

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The Week In Trans February 5, 2018

| Feb 5, 2018 | Reply

Good morning campers! It’s time to roll out of your bunk and read The Week In Trans! Today’s TWIT informs us that some members of Congress escorted trans military people to the State if the Union. Ten federal judges have ruled against the trans military ban but the RNC endorses it. Coca Cola wants to sell their fluid to the gender fluid. HHS let’s doctors refuse to treat you because their religion says you’re bad. Trans mayor Jess Herbst runs for reelection. Bathroom bills are introduced but move slowly. Candis Cayne will appear on Grey’s Anatomy. April Ashley wins an award. Courtney Act wins on a reality show. All that and plenty more is waiting for you, alone with a few TWIT Awards, in this edition of 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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Chelsea Manning and New Jersey Trans Politics Progress

| Jan 29, 2018 | Reply

Babs Casbar Siperstein, our political correspondent shares some thoughts on Chelsea Manning’s big to compete in the primary for Maryland’s senate seat. Then she updates you on the progress on trans issues being made in New Jersey now that their unpopular governor has left office and been replaced with a Democrat.

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iLaria Bordignon — Trans Business Woman and Lingerie Designer

| Jan 29, 2018 | Reply

Beverly Anne Thomas interviews lingerie designer and guiding force behind the lingerie company Carezza-Intima, iLaria Bodignon. Ms. Bodignon is a trans woman originally from Italy who is now based in Los Angeles where she designs and produces sensual lingerie for all women. One of her lines is expressly for trans women. Beverly asks her about such topics as her early life, her spirituality, her sensuality and he business. Don’t miss out on meeting iLaria and learning more about her line of sensual lingerie.

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