Tag: Transgender

The Week In Trans 12/10/18

| Dec 10, 2018 | Reply

What do we learn today? The Belgian film “Girl” has stirred controversy and not just over casting. Three senators want to know what happened to a trans woman who died while in ICE custody. The judges says the injunction against the trans military ban stay in place. The new trade agreement was supposed to protect LGBTQ workers in all three countries but the USA found a way to finagle it. President Trump’s nominee for attorney general doesn’t not have a spotless record regarding LGBTQ issues. The head of one of the groups opposing Massachusetts’s anti-discrimination law admits his group make up the trans predator stories. The Republican governor of Indiana wants a bill to protect transgender people in his state. A French teacher has lost is job over his refusal to use a student’s preferred pronouns. A trans man boxer has become the first trans man to box in the USA, and he won his first match. A transgender YouTube personality made her own Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show video to prove trans women are worthy to model lingerie and wear wings. There’s all that plus much more, and a few TWIT Awards, waiting for you in TWIT!

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Transgender Arts and Entertainment — Trans Media Arts

| Dec 10, 2018 | Reply

Our arts and entertainment reporter Amanda F. Steele has filed a report while she has been packing to move to the east coast. Despite having to write it on her phone her column covers a lot of ground and lets you know what’s happening with transgender people in film, television, online, and in TV commercials. Laverne Cox, Nora Monsecour, Victor Polster, and Kevin Balot are just a few of the people she tells you about today.

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‘Tis The Season To Be Festive

| Dec 10, 2018 | 1 Reply

The Christmas holiday season is a great time to be festive for many reasons. We love all the tinsel and traditions, and spending quality time with family, and friends. So Tasi Zuriack has rounded up a slew of her favorite festive fashion blogger looks to give you some ideas of what to wear to a Christmas party, or just for an informal gathering among friends.

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A Sabrina Symington Cartoon – Horse Pee

| Dec 10, 2018 | Reply

Lovely things sometimes are encouraged an coaxed along with the application of substances that aren’t pretty. Complicated processes are encouraged and catalyzed with additives most would see as crude or even nasty. Today Sabrina Symington points out one of those elements you wouldn’t believe had any use, let alone would help to bering beautiful flowers to bloom.

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Part 4: Claire Moves East. Does Her New Life Follow?

| Dec 10, 2018 | Reply

Linda is recounting a story heard from a long-time trans girl, now more a trans grande dame. We have heard that dire circumstances led her in to the bed of a generous host who gradually recruited her into the world’s oldest profession. Claire eventually leaves town and apparently leaves the lifestyle. However, a chance encounter. . . .

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Transmute: Episode 1.3

| Dec 10, 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 episode 1.3 of Transmute, if you dare.

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The Week In Trans 12/3/18

| Dec 3, 2018 | Reply

It’s time again for the feature we call The Week In Trans! Today we learn that British Vogue has hired its first openly transgender columnist. The woman who died in ICE custody was beaten before she passed away. The administration’s urging of a rapid ruling from the SCOTUS on trans troops is likely to not hurry up the court. It appears that as trans people come out more, violence against us increases. A school guidance counselor in Florida has caused problems with parents by steering students to trans aware health care. A twelve-year-old drag performer makes enough money to buy his parents a new house. A political party in Canada passes a resolution calling Gender Identity Theory a “liberal ideology.” A trans clinic has opened in San Jose, California. There is a group of drag performers with Down Syndrome. There are many responses to the NYT op-ed from a trans woman that said her neo-vagina doesn’t make her happy. There’s all that and a few well deserved TWIT Awards awaiting your perusal in TWIT!

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World Professional Assoc. for Transgender Health Symposium 2018

| Dec 3, 2018 | Reply

On resident science contributor Dana Bevan recently attended the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Symposium in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She filed a report on her arrival and the preliminary social activities on November 5 and now that the symposium is concluded she has a full report on what was discussed at the event. From recognition that some people only need vulvoplasty and adjustment of the body mass index requirements for genital surgery, to the need for “communications therapy” and the debunking of a connection between the transgender condition and autism, Dana fills you in on what came out of this important meeting.

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Using the New Features on TGForum

| Dec 3, 2018 | Reply

New features have arrived at TGForum and by golly, we want you all to use them and enjoy them. One is a discussion forum where you can post questions and comments and other users can post their replies. You can add new topics, attach pictures and even videos to your posts. The other is a Chat room where you can communicate with up to 4 other people at once, or message someone privately. Give the new features a try and let us know what you think.

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New Jersey Creates a State Transgender Equality Task Force

| Dec 3, 2018 | Reply

Our political correspondent Babs Casbar Siperstein reports on the creation of the Transgender Equality Task Force in New Jersey. The bill was signed into law by the governor and the law goes into effect in January. Babs shares the content of the law governing the creation of the task force and tells you what it hopes to accomplish for transgender citizens of New Jersey.

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Product Review: Attachable Silicone Thigh Pads

| Dec 3, 2018 | Reply

For many crossdresser or trans women pre-transition the silicone breast prosthesis is a wonderful thing. These lovely, realistic breast forms help to make the user feel their most feminine. Whether slipped into a bra or attached with adhesive to allow the user to wear strapless looks, it’s natural to desire adding them to your feminine […]

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The Week In Trans 11/26/18

| Nov 26, 2018 | Reply

Time for the News! What do we learn in The Week In Trans today? A New Orleans school has their first trans homecoming queen. Last week was Transgender Awareness week and November 20 was the Transgender Day of Remembrance. The Trump administration asks the Supreme Court to rule on the trans military ban. Activists project “Transgender People #WontBeErased” on a Trump hotel. A film titled The Real Thing is available on Vimeo. PM Justin Trudeau refuses to back down on trans protections in the new North American trade agreement. Native Americans recognized 5 genders. Butterfly will be coming to the CBC. Trans women are painting murals in India. The Archbishop of Canterbury says God is neither male nor female. There’s all that and a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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Collar Fashions

| Nov 26, 2018 | Reply

Today Lorraine Anderson the lady in charge at The Occasional Woman custom clothing service, talks about collars. From the status implying ruffs of yesteryear to crew necks, v-necks, cowl necks and more, Lorraine let’s you know how your collar can affect your style.

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There’s No Place Like Home

| Nov 26, 2018 | Reply

Amanda has finally reached the point when she knows she has to leave California and head east. She realizes that there’s no place like home and a return to Pittsburgh is the right thing to do. But. . . she has to solve a couple of problems first. The big problem is The Kid. Her roommate who gave her a place to stay when she could not longer afford rent at her old place. The Kid is clingy, needy, and Amanda is sure she won’t take the news that she’s leaving at all well. So telling The Kid is problem number one. But there are a few others that are influenced by The Kid problem.

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The World Premier of The Makeover

| Nov 26, 2018 | Reply

Lynda Martini recounts a road trip to the Washington, D.C. area that gave her a chance to listen to a band called Swamp Poodle, have some good food and a few glasses of Prosseco, then see the world premier of a short form documentary film titled The Makeover. The film is about Lynda’s friends, Giselle and Beth. They met when Giselle wanted a male to female makeover and went to Beth, a noted makeup person. One thing led another and they fell in love, Giselle transitioned and two filmmakers followed them around for a few years. Join Lynda as she hangs out with the stars.

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The Week In Trans 11/19/18

| Nov 19, 2018 | Reply

Time for all the transgender news you can use! It’s The Week In Trans! Today we learn that Brianna Titone has won her election to the Colorado legislature. The new chair of the House Armed Services Committee promises to make sure transgender people are welcome in the military. An organization has compiled a list of all the court cases that can affect transgender people. Colorado is not only adding a trans legislator, they’ve added the option to use X on state ID. A transgender prisoner has won a legal battle with her state. Celine Dion has created a line of gender neutral clothes for kids. Poland’s president wants to erase LGBT people from school curriculums. Trans women in Sumatra get hosed by police. A survey finds that the majority of primary care doctors are willing to treat transgender patients. There’s all that and a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

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Dina’s Diner 11/19/18

| Nov 19, 2018 | Reply

Dina Amberle serves up another menu full of items that are sure to please. She starts with some thoughts about transgender people who are seen in the media aren’t the only transgender people. Then she stirs in a story about a trans woman who loves to travel, even though traveling can be dangerous to some destinations for someone who is “different.” She also blends in the story of a photographer in France who captured images of trans women in the section called Place Blanche. Then she tops it all off with a dessert woven of knee high socks.

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Transgender Book Reviews: “Gracefully Grayson” and “George”

| Nov 19, 2018 | Reply

Sophie Lynne, our Page Pundit, reviews two books today. “Gracefully Grayson” is a young adult novel aimed at middle school children. Written by a cisgender female author it tells the story of Grayson, born male but drawn to feminine expression. Grayson wants to play Persephone in the school’s theatrical production. The second review is of a book aimed at younger children. It tells the story of the title character, “George” who would rather be Melissa. Melissa has an opportunity to present herself to the world as her true self and it’s also by playing a female character in the school play.

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Am I a Transgender Woman?

| Nov 19, 2018 | Reply

Claire Hall asks if she is a transgender woman? A woman who happens to be transgender? Or simply a woman? After transitioning and beginning her life again as Claire she is still not clear on the answer. For the first weeks and months the joy of being herself after years of frustration kept her feeling a natural high. But then the current political climate that allows anti-transgender messages to seep from our capital brought on a bout of depression. out of that depression Claire found an answer to her question.

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HiR Transcenders: Helping Trans Business People Succeed

| Nov 19, 2018 | Reply

They call it Shark Tank meets RuPaul’s Drag Race. What follows is a press release from a new investment fund and business accelerator for transgender and non-binary entrepreneurs called HiR Transcenders. On 30th October, HiR Transcenders launched a $250,000 investment fund and business accelerator for transgender and non-binary people.  Nadia McCullough is a transgender woman and co-founder […]

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Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund Appoints Andy Marra as Executive Director

| Nov 19, 2018 | Reply

What follows is a press release from the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund. Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Andrea “Andy” Hong Marra as its new executive director. Marra is a nationally revered social justice advocate with a strong track record of service to the […]

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Transgender news: The Week In Trans 11/12/18

| Nov 12, 2018 | Reply

And now, The News! Today we learn that while Christine Halquist did not win the Vermont race for governor several other transgender candidates won their races. The citizens of Massachusetts voted to keep protections for transgender people. The hijra of Bangladesh celebrate their recognition day. More than 2500 scientists have signed a letter against the redefinition of “sex.” The president has made it harder for trans refugees to gain asylum. Homer and Marge both dress as drag queens in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. There’s much more waiting for you, and we hand out several TWIT Awards in this edition of TWIT!

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Transgender Entertainment — Trans Media Arts

| Nov 12, 2018 | Reply

Amanda F. Steele covers the arts, media and entertainment beats. Today she has news about Caitlyn Jenner’s house, the one seen in her reality show, I Am Cait. She also fills us in on the transgender film star, whose film Rani, bagged an international award. Then she has the scoop on the cast of Season 4 of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, and info on Laura Jane Grace’s side project with The Devouring Mothers. There’s all that and a bit more waiting for your perusal in Trans Media Arts.

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A Sabrina Symington Cartoon — Butt Pat

| Nov 12, 2018 | 1 Reply

Those who fail to learn anything about transgender people must get by using their imaginations to ponder just what kind of shady things “those people” might be getting up to. Of course they could try and learn about transgender people and then know that they “get up to” the same sorts of things all people are interested in. Today’s Sabrina Symington cartoon illustrates just one of their activities.

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Philly Transgender Wellness Conference 19

| Nov 12, 2018 | Reply

Planning for PTWC19 is underway and it’s expected to be bigger and more exciting than ever! The conference is looking for workshop proposals on a diverse range of topics that appeal to a wide spectrum of transgender individuals, their families and friends, including workshops for parents and children. In addition to lecture style workshops, they […]

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Philadelphia Trans Awareness Week Summit!

| Nov 12, 2018 | Reply

Mazzoni Center will host a series of events for Trans Awareness Week through the OUR Way program to continue bringing visibility and awareness to transgender and gender nonconforming people. Community Engagement Coordinator of the OUR Way program, Tatyana Woodard, says that the week of events is designed to advance the momentum started at the Philadelphia […]

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