Tag: Transgender

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 | 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

| Aug 13, 2018 | Reply

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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Karen Kendra Holmes Does a TEDx Talk

| Aug 13, 2018 | Reply

Award Winning Public Servant and Transgender advocate Karen Kendra Holmes shares her passion for helping others transition and to foster acceptance and support from those around them, and how life can be fulfilled by being true to oneself and to others. Karen educates others who are not transgender to foster understanding that she and others […]

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Bebashi: Transition to Hope: Safe space for the Philly Trans Community

| Aug 13, 2018 | Reply

PHILADELPHIA, PA: Bebashi: Transition to Hope is creating a safe space for the trans community of Philadelphia. Trans Necessities is a program that seeks to promote the voices of trans Philadelphians and provide a haven to learn about LGBTQ health and wellness. Individuals under the Trans Necessities program will receive resources and services, such as […]

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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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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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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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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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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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A Sabrina Symington Cartoon for 7/23/18

| Jul 23, 2018 | Reply

Today, as always, Sabrina Symington uses her cartooning talent to highlight some aspect of trans life. This time she tells a short tail that makes you wonder why those who believe that trans women aren’t “real” women need to be so angry and aggressive about it. They seem to take their objections and lack of tolerance to new heights. In the case of the TERF portrayed in this cartoon they do so literally.

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Trans Media Arts — Music, Film and More!

| Jul 23, 2018 | Reply

Amanda F. Steele cover the arts and entertainment scene that features trans actors, characters, writers or musicians. Today she has news about the Scarlett Johanssen casting controversy; a transgender character being added to General Hospital being portrayed by a trans actress; news about Laura Jane Grace’s band Against Me! and more. Stay up to date on transgender people in the arts and check out Trans Media Arts!

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Metamorphosis — Chapter 22

| Jul 23, 2018 | Reply

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 cast into darkness only to awaken in a horrid swamp confronted by a hideous creature with one eye. It’s Guug, an ogre who tries to protect her from wolves but the wolves attack and Guug is injured. Then Raquel “becomes the light” vanquishes the wolves, and her friend Lydia appears. Read Chapter 22 of Metamorphosis for what happens next.

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The Week In Trans 7/16/18

| Jul 16, 2018 | Reply

Who’s that knocking on the door? It’s The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? Our own Babs Casbar Siperstein has had a bill she worked to pass in New Jersey signed into law and named after her. The Babs Siperstein Law makes it easy to change genders on birth certificates. The court battle over the trans military ban continues. The new Miss Spain, Angela Ponce, wants to help the world move forward. Britain contemplates a conversion therapy ban. Scarlett Johansson backs out of the female to male role. Trans men make a satirical video about the controversy. The show with the most trans actors, Pose, has been renewed for a 2nd season. News from Pride events and the British Donald Trump visit protest. Russian homophobia led to some problems for people there for the World Cup. A trans woman has been cast as a trans character on General Hospital. There’s all that and more, plus a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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Transitionus Interruptus: The Flights

| Jul 16, 2018 | 1 Reply

Back in 2014 Dana’s transition was about to take off. She had been on hormone therapy for a few years and the rest of her plan was set to implement. Then, because life is not predictable, she had to put the brakes on transition. What Dana calls “transitionus interruptus.” When something else in life keeps you from moving ahead with transition it is called a “flight.” It can be a family obligation, military service, getting that advanced degree, or any other thing that keeps one from moving forward with their gender transition. Read on and learn how various “flights” kept Dana trapped between genders.

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She looks like a woman, but he sounds like a man

| Jul 16, 2018 | Reply

The late Roberta Angela Dee wrote many articles for TGForum back in the 1990s. From time to time we reach back into the archives and pull out content that is still relevant. Today’s Retro Rerun is Ms. Dee’s how-to article on creating a workable feminine voice.

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Summer is Here

| Jul 16, 2018 | Reply

Pauline Estelle is part of a group of trans ladies who get together over the summer at each other’s homes for weekends of femme fun including cooking on the deck, swimming when someone’s home has a pool, and just mingling and chatting about a variety of issues, not the least of which is transgenderism and how it interacts with society. While the get together is fun it can also be a learning experience.

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Kim’s Adventure Time

| Jul 16, 2018 | Reply

Time again for Kim’s Adventure Time. Today Kimberly Hirschel writes about how she fine tuned her look and comfort level while out and about on a regular schedule of dressing up and visiting different stores and restaurants. Today she includes not only tips on what you need to have in order to fit in with other women who are out in public but she has a few anecdotes of things that occurred while she did her rounds.

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The Week In Trans 7/9/18

| Jul 9, 2018 | Reply

It’s The Week In Trans! Today we learn about a chart topping songwriter and producer who has come out as a trans woman. The BBC has learned that 400 of its employees identify as transgender. While trans troops are doing fine the Pentagon is not bringing in new recruits in a timely manner. A transgender athletics expert left a Fox News host speechless. Buzzfeed has a list of thirteen things the Trump Administration has done against LGBT people. New Jersey has three new laws that benefit trans people. The Episcopal Church wants to make their prayers gender neutral. Pakistan will have trans people working as election monitors. Scarlett Johansson wants to play a trans man gangster in a bio pic. Courtney Act gets her own show on British TV. There’s all this plus more and a raft of TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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