Tag: drag

Drag in Cinema — The War Years

| Aug 6, 2018 | 1 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. Today we dip into the TGForum Archives and pull out her article on characters dressing in drag during World War II. From college boys in chorus girl outfits to Jimmy Durante doing a French Apache dance in drag, Laurie covers the plentiful drag to be found in those films. Learn more in this Retro Rerun from the Archives.

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Drag in Cinema — Pre-War Drama Drag

| Jul 9, 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. Today we dip into the TGForum Archives and pull out her article on characters dressing in drag in the early day of the “talkies.” Many times the character donning drag was a crook trying to disguise himself but it wasn’t always the case. Sometimes the good guys slipped into a frock to get the goods on the crooks. Return with us now to those early days in this Retro Rerun from the Archives.

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Drag in the Cinema, The Early Years of Sound

| May 14, 2018 | Reply

In the 1990s TGForum had an expert on drag in movies who wrote a series of articles for us. Laurie Sheril was her name and she covered the instances of movie crossdressing through the different historical periods of film-making. We’re bringing her series out of the archives as a Retro Rerun beginning with her article on drag in the early years of the talkies.

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The Occasional Woman — Holiday Bargains!

| Nov 27, 2017 | 1 Reply

The holidays are a time when there are parties, events, social gatherings, and it’s expected that a lady will show up in something elegant, sexy and beguiling. How do you accomplish that on a budget that may have been over stretched with other holiday expenses? Lorraine Anderson, the lady in charge at The Occasional Woman custom clothing service recommends you dig for bargains. She suggests some places near her Philadelphia area headquarters.

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Princesas de la Noche — Buscando Inspiración

| Oct 2, 2017 | Reply

Katherine Diaz, our correspondent from Bogota, Columbia is getting into drag performance. She is rehearsing a song to lip sync and working on her moves. When her act is ready Katherine promises she will write about her performing experience. As always Senorita Diaz presents her report from Bogota en Español. You can copy and paste her words into Google Translate to read it in other languages. And she has another video!

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Princesas de la Noche — Buscando Inspiración

| Oct 2, 2017 | Reply

Katherine Diaz, our correspondent from Bogota, Columbia is getting into drag performance. She is rehearsing a song to lip sync and working on her moves. When her act is ready Katherine promises she will write about her performing experience. As always Senorita Diaz presents her report from Bogota en Español. You can copy and paste her words into Google Translate to read it in other languages. And she has another video!

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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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Dina’s Diner 3/13/17

| Mar 13, 2017 | Reply

Down at Dina’s Diner the coffee is always fresh and there is a great selection of pies and pastries. Today the specials at the Diner include a serving of Brit news woman India Willoughby; an entree of show tunes sung by drag queens in NYC cabarets; and role models for crossdressers — TV news women. Dina also offers some tasty side dishes like the allure of pantyhose and her best wishes for St. Patrick’s Day. Find it all at Dina’s Diner!

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Dina’s Diner 12/19/16

| Dec 19, 2016 | 1 Reply

Welcome to Dina’s Diner. Slide into a booth or sit at the counter. It’s your choice down at the Diner. Dina has a healthy stew cooking today. There’s a bit of nostalgia for the glamorous drag performers of yesteryear. Tasty discussion of how the internet has helped many people gain acceptance in their particular identity. A seasoning of cosplay and body painting helps to add some flavor, and then Dina stirs in a couple more ingredients; the use of crossdressed men in commercials around the world, and the penchant among crossdressing community members to dress up in a Santa type outfit and pose for photos by the Christmas tree. Order up a steaming bowl of today’s special stew at Dina’s Diner!

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Trans Media Arts — Ahoy

| Jul 25, 2016 | Reply

Captain Amanda invites you aboard her Trans Media Arts ship and promises to take you away from all the bad news to a land where trans characters and trans issues are front and center in television shows and films. Today she looks at a trans woman comic who is knockin’ ’em dead on “America’s Got Talent.” Then she points you to a story about a young drag queen who used a video about gender to get admitted to Harvard. She has news about Laura Jane Grace, Jazz Jennings and a young trans girl named Zay. There are videos you can view right inside her column. Keep up to date on trans people in the media with Trans Media Arts.

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Dina’s Diner 7/4/16

| Jul 4, 2016 | Reply

Dina Amberle is back at the grill down at Dina’s Diner and she’s cooked up a patriotic repast for today as we celebrate our red, white and blue American holiday. Dina has taken a bit of Mariah Carey, added some womanly hips, a pinch of Bill Cunningham memories, some high heel hacks and The NYT’s focus on drag for Pride month to create a delicious feast for the mind. Enjoy and bon appétit!

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Trans Art: Music, Television & More!

| Jun 27, 2016 | 2 Replies

Trans Media Arts is our column dedicated to trans people and trans subjects portrayed in the art and media. Today Amanda has a look at trans topics as diverse as a new drag singing sensation in San Francisco; the new season of Orange is the New Black; a trans man athlete featured in a magazine in the nude; a drag mural; a trans super hero, and much more. Don’t miss Trans Media Arts!

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Trans Art: Music, Television & More!

| Jun 27, 2016 | Reply

Trans Media Arts is our column dedicated to trans people and trans subjects portrayed in the art and media. Today Amanda has a look at trans topics as diverse as a new drag singing sensation in San Francisco; the new season of Orange is the New Black; a trans man athlete featured in a magazine in the nude; a drag mural; a trans super hero, and much more. Don’t miss Trans Media Arts!

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Philadelphia Pride Parade 2016 Photos

| Jun 13, 2016 | Reply

Philadelphia LGBT people marched on Sunday, June 12 and Jone Myers was there with her camera. She tool a load of photos and sent them along to us and we present them here in a slideshow. Check out the festivities in downtown Philly!

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Philadelphia Pride Parade 2016 Photos

| Jun 13, 2016 | Reply

Philadelphia LGBT people marched on Sunday, June 12 and Jone Myers was there with her camera. She tool a load of photos and sent them along to us and we present them here in a slideshow. Check out the festivities in downtown Philly!

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Dina’s Diner 6/6/16

| Jun 6, 2016 | 3 Replies

It takes a master (or is that mistress?) chef to take such diverse ingredients as 17 year cicadas, YouTube star Gigi Gorgeous, office dress codes, the shift away from super femme presentation on RuPaul’s Drag Race and a sprinkling of Night Flowers, and whip it into a delightful treat for the discerning palate. If there’s one woman who can do it it would be our Dina Amberle. Step into Dina’s Diner today and see what’s cookin’!

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The Week In Transgenderism 5/30/16

| May 30, 2016 | 2 Replies

It’s The Week In Transgenderism, featuring all the news that features trans people, issues or concerns. Today we learn that a Christian Arab woman has won Israel’s first trans pageant. There’s a feature length documentary about trans in the military. Which members of the LGBTQ community come out latest? A Pakistani trans activist dies while the hospital debates where to put her. We get a lot of takes on humor and the restroom issue. Caitlyn Jenner is banned in Africa. What did Jesus say about trans people? A trans woman is a fugitive after burning a gender clinic. Conversion therapy for minors is banned in Vermont. Whoopi Goldberg produces a reality show about trans models. The Miss Nerd NYC contest is coming soon. All that and a lot of Restroom Wars coverage and several TWIT Awards is waiting for you to click.

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Review: The Selene Vagina Gaff

| May 9, 2016 | 1 Reply

We review the Selene Smoothing Gaff. The Selene is a thong with a see-through pubic area that reveals realistic labia. The illusion is excellent and the gaff is comfortable for extended wear on a night out, a long lingerie photo session or other activities. Is the Selene Smoothing Gaff right for your femme lifestyle? Read our review and decide.

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Review: Dixie’s Tupperware Party

| Mar 28, 2016 | Reply

TGF Contributor Jan Brown went to the theater and she learned a lot about Tupperware. Tupperware in the theater? Of course, darlings. It’s a one woman show that not only entertains but allows you to purchase practical storage solutions for all your wheat germ, whole grains, gluten free kale and other kitchen haunting substances. Dixie Longate is the woman (drag queen) who tells you all about Tupperware in her one woman show “Dixie’s Tupperware Party.” Learn what Jan thought of the performance.

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Review: Dixie’s Tupperware Party

| Mar 28, 2016 | Reply

TGF Contributor Jan Brown went to the theater and she learned a lot about Tupperware. Tupperware in the theater? Of course, darlings. It’s a one woman show that not only entertains but allows you to purchase practical storage solutions for all your wheat germ, whole grains, gluten free kale and other kitchen haunting substances. Dixie Longate is the woman (drag queen) who tells you all about Tupperware in her one woman show “Dixie’s Tupperware Party.” Learn what Jan thought of the performance.

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David de Alba Interviews Criselda Crescini

| Feb 15, 2016 | Reply

David de Alba, the Cuban Legend, is not only a female impersonator par excellance but also has conducted many interview with other performers who practice the art of impersonation and female illusion. Today David has allowed us to reprint an interview with Criselda Crescini, a performer from the Philippines who now lives and works in Germany. Ms. Cresini is a star of the European drag world. David has a show coming up in Las Vega on April 24. We include details of that appearance at the end of the Cresini interview.

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The Week In Transgenderism 12/28/15

| Dec 28, 2015 | Reply

Clear the decks! The Week In Transgenderism is coming in fast and hot! Today we learn many things. A Brazilian trans woman is running for office. The Restroom Wars rage on on several fronts. Trans people in NYC have new protections under the law. Miss Austria painted on a Conchita Wurst beard for Miss Universe. Colorado kids are gender issue savvy. Lot’s of Danish Girl news. Shadi Petosky has created a kids show. A couple in Ecuador make history. There’s a winner in Miss Beauty 2015. A female lion looks and acts like a male. One of the best drag wig makers lives in Alaska. Mapplethorpe and Warhol are together in an exhibit. There’s all that and a lot more waiting for you in TWIT!

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The 2015 Week In Transgenderism Wrap Up

| Dec 28, 2015 | Reply

It’s the 2015 Week In Transgenderism Wrap Up! It’s selected stories from our weekly news digest column for every month from January to December 2015. Return with us now to the beginning of 2015 and work your way through the year. Keep on scrolling! The news goes on for a long while.

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The Week In Transgenderism 12/14/15

| Dec 14, 2015 | 3 Replies

It’s another jam packed edition of The Week In Transgenderism! The trans woman who was arrested after checking in to a midwestern hotel is suing. A choir for TGs in Boston works on their speaking voices as well as their singing. Did you catch Chris Hemsworth in drag on SNL? Medical care for TGs is improving and one woman gets her GRS through Medicaid. Estrogen from tobacco? Panti Bliss gets more honors. A look behind the scenes at Transparent. What’s working in the trans porn industry like? Fierce photos of fab queens, and a whole lot more, plus a few TWIT Awards is all waiting for you in TWIT!

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The Week In Transgenderism 11/30/15

| Nov 30, 2015 | 1 Reply

Your most trusted trans news source? The Week In Transgenderism! Today we have a load of articles and stories including a story on how much one woman spent on her transition, the possibility that uterus transplants may be available in the future, Vietnam has decided to let trans people transition, and an Israeli trans woman could not be cremated without a High Court ruling. Then there’s the Seattle doctor who has written a book for trans kids. The mayor of Philadelphia has mandated single stall restrooms be gender-neutral. We learn about the trans woman who helped design the many gender choices on Facebook. Plus a lot more and a truckload of TWIT Awards.

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Photos From The Henri David Halloween Ball 2015

| Nov 2, 2015 | Reply

Every year since 1968 Philadelphia jeweler Henri David has thrown a gigantic, fabulous Halloween party on October 31. Over 2000 people attend. People spend months working on elaborate costumes. In past years some have used only body paint to create a costume. From sensational to simple there are a lot of men wearing women’s costumes […]

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