Tag: Transgender

The Week In Trans 10/15/18

| Oct 15, 2018 | 1 Reply

Time to catch up on all the transgender news from last week. That’s right! It’s The Week In Trans! Today we learn that New York City will add Gender X to birth certificates and other documentation starting next year. A judge has ruled that Wisconsin violated the ACA by not covering trans medical care in its insurance plan. Nicole Maines was on Ellen to talk about her role in Supergirl. A trans student had nowhere to go during a safety drill preparing for a school shooter — what if it hadn’t been a drill? Teen Vogue has a video feature on a 7-year-old trans kid. A former Drag Race star has a role in A Star Is Born. A drag queen breaks her hand punching a Neo- Nazi who threatened her. If you’d like to fly from London to NYC with Pride, Virgin has a flight for you. There’s all that and a lot more, plus a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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Yes, Ladies of Every Shape Can Wear a Bodycon Dress

| Oct 15, 2018 | 1 Reply

Today Tasi Zuriack our fashion maven goes into exhaustive detail on how to wear a “body conscious” or “bodycon” dress. In the past these tight style dresses were thought to only be flattering on skinny and slightly curvy women, and many ladies still don’t wear them fearing their tightness will only highlight figure flaws. Tasi gives you ways to wear that sexy dress you love no matter what your figure is like.

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A Sabrina Symington Cartoon 10/15/18

| Oct 15, 2018 | Reply

For trans kids life can be a real burden. It’s hard enough being a teen and going through puberty when you’re not feeling there is something wrong with your body because your gender identity is congruent with your body. When you are “differently gendered” those teen years can be a real trial. That’s why some young people just suffer in silence. Sabrina Symington has a commenting cartoon for you that explains a lot.

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Trans in The Arts and Media

| Oct 15, 2018 | Reply

If you need all the news about trans themes, trans characters, and trans actors and musicians then you don’t want to miss Trans Media Arts. Today our trans entertainment reporter Amanda F. Steele has info on Nicole Maines as Dreamer in Supergirl, the transcending of gender roles in the film Collette, a first look at Ruby Rose as Batwoman, and more. Don’t miss Trans Media Arts!

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Kim’s Adventure Time — 4 Tips for Improving Your Presentation

| Oct 15, 2018 | Reply

Kimberly Hirschel offers four resources for those exploring their feminine side that help crossdressers of trans women become more confident and able to mix with the general population. These things have worked well for her and she shares them today. Read on and see what the advantages of each resource is and how they could help your feminine presentation.

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The Week In Trans 10/8/18

| Oct 8, 2018 | Reply

What’s TWIT? All the transgender related news we can find from The Week In Trans! Today we learn that Christine Hallquist is just a few points behind her opponent in the Vermont governor race. North Carolina’s HB142 will be put on trial. A woman claims her daughter was assaulted in the girl’s room by a “gender-fluid boy.” A new study may have found the biological cause of transgenderism. A doctor who conducts trans research wins the “genius grant.” A trans girl wouldn’t back down when they said she couldn’t run for homecoming queen. The Texas Governor appears to have dropped the idea of a bathroom bill. There is no transgender flag emoji, yet. Miss Universe will see a trans contestant compete against a cis woman who is against trans women in the contest. There’s all that and a scad more, plus a few TWIT Award waiting for you in TWIT.

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Attack of the TERFs

| Oct 8, 2018 | 1 Reply

Our resident scientist Dana Bevan has explored the phenomena of Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists and their attacks on trans women, characterizing them as not women. Today she delves deeper into feminism to find the basis of the arguments used by TERFs to make their case that someone born with a penis can never be a woman, even when that individual’s spirit is feminine from birth. This research introduces Dana to the concept of “kyriarchy” which is the oppression of all women and minorities by a thing greater than the patriarchy. See how it all comes together as Dana gives you her research.

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Transmute: Episode 1

| Oct 8, 2018 | Reply

In a future which has gone wrong Zealots seek to purge the nation of trans people. Trans women who don’t “pass” turn to black market meds in order to fully transition and blend in with the population of cisgender women. Spying, paranoia and secrecy are the norms for trans women and being “outed” means more than just mockery and verbal abuse. Raquel Swann is back with a science fiction tale of a future world that could be all to real. Read Transmute, if you dare.

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The Week In Trans 10/1/18

| Oct 1, 2018 | Reply

TWIT News is on the march! From all over the globe we bring you news with transgender related content. Today we learn that Brazil’s only trans woman volleyball star is running for congress. A poll finds the majority of women recognize trans women as women. A federal judge says Wisconsin’s state insurance plan must cover transgender related care. The government of Pakistan has hired a trans woman for a federal job. New Jersey’s governor has signed a bill into law directing public schools to accept trans students in their preferred gender. Who gets upset about gender fluidity? People who are heavily invested in the binary. 13-year-old Evie Macdonald is Australia’s Jazz Jennings. A gender fluid financial director who goes to work in the gender they feel that day is causing waves on a list of influential women in business. A U.S. trans activist who was denied a passport renewal is seeking asylum in Switzerland. Four trans candidates are running for state legislatures. There’s all that and a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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Thrill or Danger?

| Oct 1, 2018 | 2 Replies

There is almost always a rush of adrenaline when a biological male goes out in public presenting their feminine side to the world. Our contributor Linda Jensen feels that the thrill of being out dressed comes as much from the possibility of getting caught as it does from wearing the clothes. Sophie Lynne writes about how when she first started to express her true self by going out to support group meeting and the local transgender party she felt that thrill. It contrasts with the adrenaline rush she gets now that she is living as her true self 24/7. It’s less of a thrill now and more like fear of lurking danger.

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The Teen Years: Water Balloons, Feather Boas and Parachute Pants, Oh My!

| Oct 1, 2018 | 7 Replies

Today Amanda F. Steele catches you up on her back story. At the moment she is living in northern California and being beset by anxiety. She wants to leave and come back east but the thought of making the journey sets off her anxiety. How did Amanda first start to explore her femininity, back when the only anxiety she had to deal with was fear of being discovered wearing her mother’s things? Amanda takes you back to when she was 13 and her family was moving back to the mainland from Hawaii.

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The Week In Trans 9/24/18

| Sep 24, 2018 | Reply

It’s time once again for The Week In Trans! All the transgender related news we could find posted all in one place for your informational convenience. Today we learn that there’s a teenage drag queen living in a tough Australian coal mining town. The Trump administration is still fighting to impose their trans military ban. Their arguments are not persuasive. A school in California elected a trans girl homecoming queen. An intersex person has a court victory. NYC and Washington, DC passed changes allowing “X” for gender on birth certificates. The American Academy of Pediatricians recommends acceptance of trans children. Cher sings ABBA and features a trans woman in her video. A mural in Australia honors trans sistergirls. There’s all that and a boatload more trans news, along with a few TWIT Awards, waiting for you in TWIT!

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Review: Trans Like Me

| Sep 24, 2018 | Reply

Today Sophie Lynne, our resident Page Pundit, reviews CN Lester’s book of essays, “Trans like me: Conversations for all of us.” The fifteen essays that comprise the book deal with many segments of the transgender experience. The author is a respected activist and writer from the United Kingdom who identifies as non-binary. We will add a bit of a spoiler but hope it entices you to read on by saying that Sophie highly approves of the book and recommends it for insights into the transgender community.

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Ya Gotta Have Friends

| Sep 24, 2018 | 1 Reply

Males and females have been assigned different characteristics by our evolving culture. Men are “supposed” to be stoic, unemotional, problem solvers. Women are “supposed” to be more willing to share things and support their female friends. While guys bury their problems and talk about football and cars, women listen to their friend’s and don’t try to immediately solve their problem. Claire Hall’s post talks about how she has experienced a shift from the stereotypically male approach to friendship and embraced the feminine model of friendship.

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Youth View: A Name and a Stranger

| Sep 24, 2018 | Reply

M hadn’t been feeling so good and two things happened that gave them a much needed boost. We don’t want to give it away since it would undercut you need to read M’s post. Let it suffice to say that you will most likely rejoice with M when they share the news. Read on to learn what perked them up.

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Poppycock?

| Sep 24, 2018 | Reply

This week Cheryl Ann “Cassie” Sanders has assembled all the misleading and contradictory statements people have made over transgenderism and posts it all. Cassies feels that some of the quotes of “wisdom” are sure fire argument starters and even though she is only reporting the poppycock many people believe she’s ready to take some heat in the comments section for even mentioning some of this stuff. Read on if you dare!

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Fantasia Fair 2018 — Fashion Show and Follies Info

| Sep 24, 2018 | Reply

Fantasia Fair 2018 is fast approaching! The big event that has drawn transgender people from around the globe for over forty years is less than 20 days away. Parts of the festivities that are always popular is the Fashion Show and the Fantasia Fair Follies. The Follies stars YOU! The Fashion Show does too! Here’s […]

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The First Transgender Conference in New York City

| Sep 24, 2018 | Reply

We pass along the following press release for your information.  New York Coming Out! October 30 2019 – November 3, 2019 at The Grand Hyatt Hotel NYC We are extremely excited to announce our 3 day Health and Educational Conference in NYC. New York Coming Out! is an international conference where we welcome all individuals within the […]

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The Week In Trans 9/17/18

| Sep 17, 2018 | Reply

The Week In Trans has all the news featuring transgender people! From problems for trans folks caused by hurricane Florence to news from elsewhere in the world you can find it all here in TWIT! What else is up? GLSEN has launched a campaign to bring attention to the problems faced by trans teens in school. The State Department has changed the gender marker on passports from “gender” to “sex.” Fashion designer Marco Marco used 34 transgender models in his show for New York Fashion Week — and no cis models. A ballot initiative in Massachusetts could repeal transgender protections. Activists are fighting to educate people so they vote it down. The studies have been published and they confirm that extending restroom rights to trans people does not cause more sexual assaults in restrooms. A trans woman prisoner in England has admitted sexually assaulting four other female prisoners. There’s all that plus much more a a few TWIT Award presentations waiting for you in TWIT!

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2018-2019 Fashion Trends

| Sep 17, 2018 | 1 Reply

Our Fashion Maven from south of the border, Tasi Zuriack, devotes her post to lists of things you must have for the fall season, and some things you should avoid. What’s to avoid? Dramatic sleeves that make you look like you have no hands. Tiny handbags are a no no and avoid quilted attire. Quilts are only good on your bed. Check out the fashion must haves as you devote some time to reading Tasi’s post. She includes videos, too!

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Trans Media Arts — TV and Music!

| Sep 17, 2018 | Reply

Amanda F. Steele is our arts and entertainment reporter. Trans Media Arts is her beat. Today she has more info on Nicole Maines upcoming role in Supergirl, buzz about former Disney star J.J. Totah coming out at the age of 17, the dish on the trans man who stunned the judges on The X Factor, Laura Jane Grace’s new band, and a photo exhibit of trans people that will also be an HBO show. It’s a jam packed post that has the news you need about trans people in the media and arts. Don’t miss your TMA!

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A Life’s Strange and Sudden Turn

| Sep 17, 2018 | Reply

Back in the 1950s and ‘60s a hitchhiking trip across the country could be a life changing experience. That was probably never truer than for Claire who told Linda how she started hitchhiking across Canada as Calvin and returned on the road to becoming Claire. The tale is long and yes, there is some sexual activity so it’s NSFW but you’ll be drawn along on Calvin’s journey, across the continent and across gender borders, and sexual boundries.

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A Sabrina Symington Toon! TERF Wars

| Sep 17, 2018 | Reply

Sabrina takes another swipe with her drawing program at trans-exclusionary radical feminists, TERFs. While saying they’re trying to promote one thing they seem to actually promote things that are harmful for trans women. Sabrina finds the humor in the situation when a trans woman debates a TERF.

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The Week In Trans 9/10/18

| Sep 10, 2018 | Reply

Time for The Week In Trans! What do we learn today? Danica Roem is honored by her constituents. Alexandra Chandler loses her primary. More violence agains trans women is perpetrated. California passes a law making legal gender change easier. A bill in California to stop conversion therapy is pulled for being too general. There’s a pattern of bias against trans people in DOJ cases. Trump’s tweet calling for a trans military ban came out of thin air and surprised his staff. A trans woman was stopped entering Egypt because her passport said she was male. The Department of Education want to make it harder to sue a school for sexual harassment. 85 House members support trans care for vets. A trans model and actress wins best actress in Israel. Australia’s Prime Minister gets himself in hot water with the trans kids in his country. There’s all that and plenty more, plus a few well deserved TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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ROGD is an Attack on Affirmative Treatment

| Sep 10, 2018 | 2 Replies

Dr. Dana Bevan digs into the story behind Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria. If you’ve been paying attention to your TWIT news column you know that a woman named Lisa Littman of Brown University published an article warning of a rise is the number of children announcing they were transgender and attributing it to early trauma, rather than recognize that the children may actually have been born trans. She then went on to attempt to discredit affirmative treatment for trans children. Dr. Bevan digs into the claims made by Littman, which were of course picked up and amplified by conservative websites and news outlets, and gives you the facts.

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Metamorphosis Chapter 24

| Sep 10, 2018 | 3 Replies

We’re nearing the end of Raquel’s tale of Metamorphosis. Today we publish Chapter 24. Raquel and Guug the ogre have banished their attackers with light and, of all things, a Michael Jackson song. Our arrangement with the author means that this is the last chapter of Metamorphosis that will be presented on TGF. The complete book will be available from Amazon in the early months of 2019. Now read on and find out what happens to Raquel, and find out if Beat It ever stops playing on a loop in the middle of a barren swampland.

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