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The Week In Trans 8/20/18

| Aug 20, 2018 | Reply

Time for The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? Trans woman Christine Hallquist in the Democratic nominee for governor of Vermont. A trans man was elected to a college board of directors. The trans military ban trial marches on. A trans girl got so many threats for using the girl’s restroom in her school that school was canceled for several days to keep her safe. Does your makeup melt in the heat and humidity? We have drag queen tips to keep it dry. Utah legislators want to impose an age requirement for legal name changes. Germany now has a third gender option for birth certificates. The cake shop owner has refused to make a “transition celebration cake.” Drag queens keep getting younger. A heckler yelled at Kate Bornstein when she came on stage during a Broadway play. The star advised the heckler to never come to the show again. And that’s just the tip of the stories waiting for you in TWIT, along with a few TWIT Awards!

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Music, Arts, Entertainment: Trans Media Arts

| Aug 20, 2018 | Reply

Amanda F. Steele covers the arts and entertainment beat for TGF. Today she has the news about Nicole Maines in Supergirl, a project by a coalition of Hollywood organizations to promote the casting of transgender actors, a controversy around Amanda Lepore on album artwork, Dame Edna in hot water with the T community, and more. Keep up with what’s happening with transgender people in the arts and entertainment scene by following Trans Media Arts.

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A Hodgepodge of Fashionable Thoughts

| Aug 20, 2018 | 1 Reply

Our fashion maven Tasi Zuriack gathers her fashion wisdom from many sources. From the runways of New York, London, and Paris to street fashion and traditional garb. Today Tasi doesn’t focus on just one aspect of the world of fashion but pulls it all in and creates, as she calls it, a hodgepodge. Better would perhaps be a fashion melange. In any event get ready for a walk through the world of fashion and fun.

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The Right to Go

| Aug 20, 2018 | Reply

Suicide is a problem among members of the transgender community. Transitions that are well planned often go smoothly but now and then someone’s life seems to be on a good path, living in their preferred gender and suddenly you learn that they took their own life. If things are not going well and they are losing family, friends and their job it’s understandable that the “black dog” of depression could take them over. The Artist D last had suicidal thoughts in their teen years. Today they write their thoughts on suicide, within and outside the trans community.

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Jack, Dianne and a Super Bowl

| Aug 20, 2018 | 1 Reply

Linda Jensen is on vacation. We bring you a Retro Rerun of an article she wrote for TGF in the old days. A Super Bowl party takes an odd turn. Linda’s lady-friend invites another couple over to watch the game but when they arrive the ladies decide to go for a walk and leave the men to enjoy the football action. Just a few minutes into the game a different kind of action starts to happen. Linda lets her friend Jack borrow from her wardrobe and they both get en femme. Then intimate activities ensue. [NSFW] Will the women return and catch them? Then what?

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A Sabrina Symington Cartoon

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Today Sabrina Symington introduces a new character to the Bria universe. It’s Terfy Derpy, the trans-exclusionary radical feminist. Terfy and her fellow TERFs believe that trans women don’t exist. They feel that while a vagina makes you a woman neo-vaginas do not confer that status. But their arguments become fodder for fun when Sabrina Symington’s transgender characters begin to agree with Terfy. Find out how she gets out of the hole she’s dug herself into in today’s cartoon.

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The Week In Trans 8/13/18

| Aug 13, 2018 | Reply

It’s The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? The newest preteen drag queen is the U.K.’s 11-year-old Violet Vixen. The trans in the military ban is still slogging through court. Judges in three different cases have upheld trans student’s restroom rights. Miz Cracker was mugged in Dublin. Laverne Cox’s makeup artist was turned away from a chicken restaurant along with other trans people. 67 members of Congress signed a letter promoting trans prisoner’s housing rights. Another Representative has introduced a bill to improve the TSA’s treatment of trans travelers. Transgender vets are as healthy as cis vets. Two trans politicians were profiled in the press. Caitlyn Jenner wants to play a Marvel villain. There’s all that and more plus a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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U.S. Professional Association for Transgender Health

| Aug 13, 2018 | 3 Replies

Our science writer, Dr. Dana J. Bevan, has embarked on the USPATH. That’s the US Professional Association for Transgender Health. She has been elected to join the USPATH by the U.S. members of the WPATH, The World Professional Association for Transgender Health which publishes the Standards of Care (SOC) document for transgender health and treatment. As a new USPATH member Dana is looking to the community for help in identifying issues of importance to the trans community.

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Fashion for Trans Girls Over 50

| Aug 13, 2018 | 1 Reply

Just you’re no longer a “spring chicken” doesn’t mean you have to become a dowdy old lady. Today women over fifty have many fashion options they can explore. Finding the looks that work for you and say that you’re an attractive, vital woman who isn’t done having fun can be as easy as an internet search. But it’s helpful to have a guide. Someone like our own Pauline Estelle. Today she gives you some pointers on fashion for those over fifty.

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Metamorphosis Chapter 23

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Raquel and Mark, seemingly two parts of one person separated after drinking a strange potion, have been transported to another land, possibly another world. There they confront “the Magistrate” who is apparently responsible for their condition. In a house that is a duplicate of their childhood home Raquel meets her “mother” and then her “father.” Then she finds herself in a horrid swamp confronted Guug, an ogre who tries to protect her from wolves. Raquel “becomes the light” vanquishes the wolves, and her friend Lydia appears. Memories return and this world with the horrid swamp and the creatures seem to be a variant of the real world. See what happens in Chapter 23.

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Kimberley’s Adventure Time

| Aug 13, 2018 | Reply

Kimberly writes about the early years when she would step out into the world in her female persona. The exhilaration she felt was indescribable. Many who would love to follow in her footsteps and feel that same rush are too reluctant to ever get all dressed up and go out in public. There is always a fear that someone will cause problems. Kimberly has found more people who are accepting and helped her feel accepted as a woman.

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New Music Video from Rev. Yolanda

| Aug 13, 2018 | Reply

Rev. Yolanda has made a video of her song Transcendence. The song is available now on a 3 song EP and it is part of the upcoming autobiographical musical The Church Of The Alien Love Child Presents: The Passion of Rev. Yolanda to be premiered Oct 11, and 12, 2018.

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The Week In Trans 8/6/18

| Aug 6, 2018 | Reply

And now — The Week In Trans! Today we learn that Pantene Thailand is featuring trans women in their ad campaign. Jeff Sessions announces a Religious Freedom Taskforce that could be trouble. Montreal holds a trans march. The Planet Fitness case is back. The State Department assures us that surgery is not necessary for a passport in your true gender. A judge is sued for a pattern of denying trans kids name changes. Delaware did not adopt extra protections for trans kids in school. Bosom Buddies is out on DVD. Will we get a transgender emoji? Freemasons let trans men join. A trans rugby player is on the women’s team but he has grown a full beard after testosterone treatments. ICE releases 14 transgender asylum seekers. There’s all that and more plus a few TWIT Awards in this week’s edition of TWIT!

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The Occasional Woman — Halloween and Thrift Shops

| Aug 6, 2018 | Reply

Today Lorraine Anderson, the woman behind The Occasional Woman seamstress and custom costume service, takes on two topics and they are connected. First she brings up the fact that Halloween, the holy day of obligation for crossdressers, is coming in just a few short months. Then she tells you how to shop for costume pieces and accessories in thrift shops.

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Wildfires and Anxiety

| Aug 6, 2018 | Reply

Amanda F. Steele continues to wrestle with her anxiety. If being exasperated by her hormone treatments? Is it just due to the instability of her life in California? What ever the culprit is it has Amanda in its grasp and will not let her go. Read her report today and if you want to offer counsel or advice use the comment area at the bottom of the post.

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Princesas de la Noche — Diario de una Crossdresser

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Katherine Diaz is our correspondent in Columbia. She is a resident of Bogotá and she enjoys dressing up and walking out through the city as a Princessa de la Noche. Today she writes about the experience of being a long time crossdresser.

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Not Trans Enough – The Ugly Side of Being Trans

| Aug 6, 2018 | 3 Replies

Tasi Zuriack joins us today in departure from her normal fashion beat. Today she is blogging about her attempt to join a Facebook support group for transgender women over the age of 39. Tasi considers herself to be a transgender woman and she admits to being well over 39. But after she was initially approved for membership the group’s leader rejected her. Read her blog today and decide for yourself if it was a case of not being “trans enough” or if she wasn’t allowed in for some other reason.

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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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The Week In Trans 7/30/18

| Jul 30, 2018 | Reply

New Content Monday brings us another edition of our hard hitting news feature — The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? The 14-year-old whose drag act was banned from his school talent show gets support from the drag community. It’s been a year since President Trump proposed his trans military ban. The lawsuits are almost set to get underway. The State Dept. is not renewing trans women’s passports without proof of surgery. The Gay Queen of Veracruz 2018 has been murdered. Courts are ruling that trans students in school restrooms of their preferred gender do not infringe cisgender student’s privacy rights. A trans teen was denied communion. Was it because she was chewing gum, or because she was trans? Luxembourg will stop requiring surgery to change gender markers on documents. There are not only those stories but more! And a list of TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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Dina’s Diner July 30, 2018

| Jul 30, 2018 | Reply

Dina’s Diner is always loaded with tasty treats. On the Specials menu today we find a large helping of four young boys in the Philippines who dress in drag and sell peanuts. Then Dina gives us a soupçon of the Chinese talent show contestant Wang Ju, followed by a hefty helping of Serena Williams in fishnets and a tennis dress. Then she spices things up with a search for Russian crossdressers, and brings it all together with the strategies used by Takoyaki vendors in Japan to move more octopus balls. It all adds up to a satisfactory feast that we call Dina’s Diner.

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What Dysphoria Means to Me

| Jul 30, 2018 | Reply

Today our Youth View contributor M writes about how their dysphoria has changed during the past few years. The word dysphoria means an extreme discomfort or a feeling of unease. It has manifested differently for M over the years. For example when M was 14 their Adams Apple and chest caused deep feeling of discomfort for them. Now they sometimes feel the dysphoria centered on the chest but because, due to hormones, their chest is getting more feminine. Read all about M’s dysphoria in today’s Youth View.

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Book Review: Luna by Julie Anne Peters

| Jul 30, 2018 | 2 Replies

Sophie Lynne is our Page Pundit and today she reviews a 2004 young adult novel title “Luna” by Julie Anne Peters. The story of trans teen Luna is told through the eyes of her younger sister. While Luna is the reason things happen the way they do the sister is a bit preoccupied with how Luna’s transgender nature effects her life. See what else Sophie has to say about the book in today’s Page Pundit review.

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Don’t Read The Comments!

| Jul 30, 2018 | Reply

As Claire moves forward into her new life as a woman she is buoyed by support from friends and associates. For the most part her circle has approved of the move she made. But she is also a public official and that means she is open to a wider range of criticism than a private citizen. Her friends said she shouldn’t read the comments on her Facebook page but she did. Was that a good idea? Give her newest blog entry a look.

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Thinking “Softer” about Men . . . and Love

| Jul 30, 2018 | 1 Reply

Cheryl Ann “Cassie” Sanders had been a contributor to TGForum for several years in our previous incarnation and she has cleaned up some of her old contributions and is sharing them again with a new generation of TGF users. Today she writes about how there is a difference in the way she thinks about men from the way she thought about men before she became Cassie. You might say she has been of two minds on the subject of the attitudes and habits of men. See what she thinks, in both cases, in today’s column, Thinking “Softer” about Men . . . and Love.

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The Week In Trans 7/23/18

| Jul 23, 2018 | Reply

Take a moment out of your busy day to get caught up on all the latest transgender news. We call it The Week In Trans! Today we learn that Nicole Maines will portray a trans super hero on Supergirl. The trans military ban is toast, unless it goes to the Supreme Court. Drag singers are making dents in the Billboard charts. The governor of Hawaii signed a bill to protect gender identity and sexual orientation in schools. A proposed roll back of trans rights will be on the ballot in Massachusetts. The owners of Hamburger Mary’s have produced a drag reality show called Camp Wannakiki for YouTube. Ireland is considering changes to it’s name change policy. Democrats have introduced a bill to stop the use of the “gay panic” and “trans panic” legal defense. There’s all that and more plus a few TWIT Awards waiting for your review in TWIT!

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Loving Leopard – a Timeless Trend

| Jul 23, 2018 | 1 Reply

Now and then you may hear someone disparage leopard print in fashion as an “old lady” look. Why is that? Because leopard print has been adorning women since the time of the pharaohs. It is found in art work from centuries ago and was very popular in the mid twentieth century. Always coming back into fashion, leopard print is associated with strength, sexiness and feline poise. Today Tasi Zuriack, our Fashion Maven, takes you on a journey to the land of leopard print clothes, gives you some history and shows you how to style if for the most flattering effect.

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