Time again for our dive into the trans news of the world, The Week In Trans! Today we learn that a Vietnamese singer has won the Miss International Queen contest. Members of congress wanted to discuss trans rights with officials in the Trump administration. All those contacted declined. Caitlyn Jenner has come to the conclusion that Donald Trump is a major setback for trans people. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals finds that firing someone for being trans is illegal. Changing your birth certificate in Idaho just got easier. An Indian web show has people swapping genders for a month. Britain's Labour Party affirms its acceptance of trans women. An editorial asks why conservatives are so angry at trans people. There's a petition calling on Mattel to make a Laverne Cox Barbie. A Fantastic Woman's Oscar win has influenced pro-trans legislation in Chile. RuPaul takes heat for saying trans women shouldn't compete on Drag Race. The only surgeon in New Zealand who did GRS retired in 2015. They just got a new one. There's all that and a lot more, along with several TWIT Awards, waiting for you in TWIT!
Our 17-year-old agender contributor is making work for us. The graphics department will have to update "Seventeen" to "Eighteen" on their column's graphic since M is having a birthday on March 13. Happy Birthday M! Their post today talks about the way it feels to grow older. (These kids today.) But seriously, you will want to know what's been going on in M's life and that's what they talk about in today's post.
Dina Amberle is always cooking up something tasty at Dina's Diner. She uses the freshest ingredients culled from the news of the day. For today's Blue Plate Special she starts with a portion of RuPaul controversy. Then she adds some information on trans tourism that will stimulate an appetite. Dina adds some spice to the dish with an appreciation of fishnet hosiery and she finishes the meal off with some musing about how crossdressing changes people's personalities and devotes time to the preparation of a tasty dessert filled with cheerleaders and college dance teams. If you want to be fully satisfied the place to be is Dina's Diner.
Sophie Lynne, our Page Pundit, interviews Sabrina Pandora, a "writer, a comic book creator, an auction manager, a wife and a counselor." Ms. Pandora is best known for her work on the Giant Girl comic books. She has published 40 short stories on her DeviantART page and has written a book titled All Dolled Up: An Odd Modern Romance. Sophie asks the questions and Ms. Pandora gives answers that are intriguing. Learn more about this Renaissance woman from Giant Girl to her Star Trek fan fiction, and more.
Claire just came to terms with her trans nature a short while ago but she has been thinking about it and musing on it and being frustrated by it for many years. Once she made up her mind her road to transition to living as a woman seems to be rushing by under her wheels. Her goal is to say goodbye to her male persona in just a few months. She is preparing her coworkers and her circle of friends and acquaintances that the change is coming. Her blog post today will let you know how it's going.
Everyone wants to feel attractive. Cisgender women, trans women, and crossdressers want to look good and attract attention. The right kind of attention, though. In these days of #MeTo and the exposure of sexual harassment in many areas is it possible to look attractive without garnering too much of the wrong kind of attention? Angela Gardner examines sexual attraction in our culture and gives her thoughts on how much attraction is too much. Give her opinion piece a read and add your comments on the subject.
What do you call all the trans news you need? We call it The Week In Trans! What do we learn this week? American Idol is coming back with a drag queen singer. Since the military has started accepting trans people only one has signed up. 5 advocacy groups ran an ads encouraging recruitment of trans soldiers. RuPaul doesn't think trans women should be on Drag Race. More coverage of the four trans women who went to CPAC. What countries are the best for LGBT tourists? It's a tie! Brazil makes positive changes for trans people. There's was a fourfold increase in GCS between 2000 and 2014. Violence against trans women continues. A trans woman opera singer will the the first to perform Don Giovanni. Help for teens whose friends identify as non-binary. A trans woman is running for congress in North Carolina. Sarah McBride publishes a book co-written with Joe Biden. There's all that plus more and a few TWIT Awards in TWIT!
Our Fashion Maven Tasi Zuriack veers aways, somewhat, from fashion in today's post and takes a look at beauty and what women strive for in creating their "look." We may see women we feel are over painted or gaudily attired but they did their makeup that way or chose those clothes for a reason. Perhaps one that they're not even consciously aware of. Tasi writes about how makeup artist Ellen Malone approaches makeovers on folks who have a fixed idea of what is attractive when it isn't. Tasi and Ms. Malone remind us that Beauty is More Than Skin Deep.
Raquel and Mark, two parts of one person that became separated after drinking a strange potion, have been transported to another land. They trek to the north to do battle with "the Magistrate" but have been told by a mysterious woman named Lydia that one of them will not survive the confrontation. 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 to be confronted by a hideous creature with one eye that tosses her over its shoulder. What will happen in Chapter 18 of Metamorphosis?
It was the 1960s. I was a young man, a very young man, torn between spending the summer on his expected path of taking accelerated post-graduate studies at the university or diverting toward testing life as a young transgender woman. In those days, unfortunately, continuing my studies and being a transgender woman was not an […]
Our west coast correspondent Amanda F. Steele covers the arts scene. Film, books, television, music. Whatever the art form if it features transgender characters or is created by transgender people Amanda includes it in Trans Media Arts. Today she has more on the departure of Jeffrey Tambor from Transparent. The band All-American Rejects has put out an 11 minute film for their song Sweat and Amanda has the video right here. Then she has info about a graphic novel about a prince who adopts a female identity and becomes a trendsetter. There's more in Trans Media Arts -- don't miss it!
Sabrina Symington's cartoon alter ego is known as Bria. Today Bria comes to the realization that she is real. Not in the real world. In Bria's cartoon world. But even that is an accomplishment when everyone keeps telling you that you're not real, that you're crazy of trying to deceive. Bria has a right to get a little pumped up.
Time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that there is a nation wide organization working on a positive image for trans kids. We also learn there are Christian conservatives trying to oppress trans kids. FtM wrestler Mack Beggs just won another girl's wrestling title. The Secretary of Defense delivered recommendations on trans soldiers to the president. San Francisco gets a new trans advisory board and their sheriff announces a trans policy for prisoners. A trans woman runs for the office of governor in Vermont. Daniela Vega will be an Oscar presenter. Australia has its first trans priest. Trans kids are joining the Boy Scouts in Pakistan. Kim Petras, the trans pop singer from Germany, is a rising star in the U. S. market. There's all that and a lot more waiting for you in TWIT! And don't forget the TWIT Awards!
Why do fools fall in love? Who knows but as far as everyone else is concerned there is scientific evidence to show why people get together. Since such evidence exists it is only right that our science lady, Dr. Dana Bevan, be the one to present it to you. Dopamine, oxytocin and vasopressin factor are just a few of the things she will explain, and don't worry, it will all make sense. In the end you will gain information on the signals a cisgender woman produces to invite a man to make his move. That should make it easier to avoid, or encourage, male attention.
It's fairly certain that as the LGBTQ right movement grew there would be those in conservative circles who saw our existence as a threat to their way of life. With the Trump administration coming to Washington on a wave of evangelical support we have seen roll backs of regulations and legal interpretations that were put in place during the Obama years to guarantee everyone's rights. The trans in the military ban was the first step in a campaign to stop the forward movement of the LGBTQ community. Beverly Anne Thomas has some insight into how the right wing's battle plans were made.
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Kimberly takes you back to those thrilling days when she first set foot outside of her home while dressed en femme. The first year she views as a write-off but she was starting to get her act together by the second year. She was still making mistakes but she was finding acceptance. Take a trip back to those exhilarating days with Kim's Adventure Time!
Now that Cate O'Malley doesn't have to go to the office every day and pretend to be a man she has the freedom to dress as she likes. You might think that she would spend her days in feminine frills and flouncy dresses. Skirts and high heels with lacy tops and the proper accessories. You would find, if you chanced to visit Cate in her Florida home, that while she is 100% woman, she is practical about her attire. A linen frock and high heel sandals would not be appropriate for cleaning out the gutters. Oh, sure. Cate and her wife could dress up for evening outing. With all the things to do around the house does she really have the energy to gussy up and go out?
It's a story that seems like a crossdressing fantasy but it really happened. A con man who was living as a woman started a bogus automobile company in California while he was on the run from charges of counterfeiting and bail jumping. He was so confidant of his female identity that she risked the public eye to head the bogus car company and court investors. Even though she wasn't that convincingly female. It all happened back in the 1970s. Guest contributor Susan Grant tells you all the details of this amazing story.
Get ready! Here comes The Week In Trans! Today we learn that Jeffrey Tambor is officially fired from Transparent. The Pentagon has issued a memo that could affect trans soldiers, while the troops don't seem to be too concerned about trans soldiers. Daniela Vega is gaining celebrity for her role in A Fantastic Woman. Bath salts will help promote trans rights. One third of Americans believe that being trans is a sin. More info on the breast feeding trans woman. News about trans kids. South Dakota won't be adding warning signs to restroom doors. A Japanese boy who dresses up and posts photos on the web gets caught by a male friend -- who asks him out. Courtney Act talks about gender. There's all that and more plus a few well deserved TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!