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The Week In Trans 10/23/17

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It's that time again! Time for all the trans related news condensed into one weighty column that we call The Week In Trans! Today we learn that Andreja Pejic has become the first trans model to sign with the prestigious Ford modeling agency. While A.G. Jeff Sessions sent a lawyer to help with a hate crime against a trans girl he's still busy undermining our rights. California welcomes trans employees with training and rules against firing someone for being trans. They also now have a "third gender" option on state ID. Playboy makes history with a trans playmate of the month. Aussie Hannah Mouncy won't play in the big league. India's new trans woman judge speaks. That's just a taste of what we've got in this edition. There's all that and a lot more plus a few well deserved TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

Dina’s Diner — October 23, 2017

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Take a seat and order a cup of coffee down at Dina's Diner. Today the items on the menu range from tasty observations on an admiral's wife who caught Dina's eye, to her take on the footwear young women are sporting, a delicious report on two drag performers who are legendary, and the way that tight, short shorts can be mesmerizing. So relax and read on for the latest specials from Dina's Diner.

Review: The Murder Room

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Sophie Lynne is our Book Pundit. Her beat is to review books with transgender themes, trans characters, or books written by trans authors. Today she tackles a book titled The Murder Room. It came out in 2010 and is a murder mystery of the True Crime genre. Some of the characters featured are trans women and that's why Sophie is reviewing it today.

Okay… Let’s get political

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It takes a lot to get some folks worked up over destruction of LGBTQ rights in today's world where atrocious rulings, policies, laws, and tweets come out of our nation's capital on a daily basis. But our Youth View writer M is more than a bit upset about the order issued by Attorney General Jeff Sessions changing the interpretation of Title VII. Sessions has instructed the DOJ that Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not protect LGBTQ citizens. So if your boss at the coffee house or the major corporation wants to fire you for being LGBTQ there is nothing to stop them.

Feminine Energy and Spiritual Evolution

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Why are there so many trans people coming out and showing their true selves? Is it simply that the media has started to cover the story and more people have come to realize that they don’t have to keep themselves hidden? Or is it that the transgender support group movement and trans activism that burgeoned at the end of the last century achieved its goal? Maybe it’s bigger than that. It could be that there is a spiritual evolution taking place. That’s the theory that Tommie Smith expounds on today.

Halloween at Angela’s Laptop Lounge 2017

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Every year Angela's Laptop Lounge in suburban Philadelphia holds their Halloween Party in October. This year's party drew a crowd of around ninety people and many attended in costume. We present a few of the notable costumes in this Halloween pictorial taken on October 21.

Halloween Costume Guide

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Everyone, or a least a substantial portion of the population, enjoys putting on a costume and becoming someone else on Halloween. That's especially true for girls like us. Many may seek to blend in for the rest of the year but on Halloween they can become fabulous feminine archetypes and show off their glamor. As our founder JoAnn Roberts said, "Halloween is a holy day of obligation for crossdressers." But we all want to look our best on the big night and sometimes that can be hard. Trans blogger Faith DaBrooke has put together a costume guide for trans girls and we are happy to present it here.

The Week In Trans 10/16/17

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It's Monday so it must be time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that an Aussie trans woman has been nominated to a women's elite football league. Bills have been introduced in the U.S. House and Senate to block the president's military trans ban. A House member wants to know which generals advised President Trump to enact the ban. The president doesn't want the rainbow flag flown at the Stonewall Inn, which is a national park site. They're putting the drag queens back in Christmas in Wichita. The Boy Scouts are welcoming girls. What does it cost to be a drag performer? Jeff Sessions while busy dismantling trans legal protections has sent an attorney to prosecute a hate crime against a trans girl. There's all that plus more, and a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

Tranny Queer: Gay Serial Killers — First Kisses

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The Artist D! continues her "Tranny Queer" series with some thoughts on just why so many people, maybe all of us, are hung up about sex. She points out that when she was young she experienced more anxiety leading up to her first kiss than she does over adult to adult sexual interaction today. And what's up with all the serial killers who were gay? Were they so messed up over sexuality that they had to go that route to get any sexual pleasure at all? We're not mantises. Eating your sex partner like they do is wrong!

The Ubiquitous and Essential Cocktail Dress

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Today Tasi Zuriack, our Fashion Maven, tells you everything you need to know about cocktail dresses. Even a teetotaler needs a fancy dress for parties, celebrations, and such. As long as the invitation doesn't say it's a formal event a great cocktail dress is your best friend. Tasi tells you the styles the work best for every figure and what things to avoid.

Sabrina Toon: Talking With Bigots

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Sabrina Symington's cartoon incarnation, Bria, is back for this month's cartoon commentary on the state of the world regarding transgender people. In today's toon Bria is Talking With Bigots. That saves us all from the odious task. See what Bria makes of their protestations about trans people.

Nature, Nurture, or Not Sure

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Linda’s friend Marie has told her that she is giving up her transgender life. Linda questions her about how, with transgender traits with her from birth or early childhood, she thinks she can do that. Her response brings in to question some of the role of nature and nurture in forming our transgender traits. See if Marie's theories about the nature of crossdressing apply to you, or if you think they are off the mark.

Trans Media Arts — Music, TV, Film

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Our Trans Media Arts reporter Amanda F. Steele has the news about trans themed project, actors, musicians and more. Today she has info on a frontal nude scene in "Transparent"; Tom Petty's support for the trans community; A trans themed film from Pakistan titled Madam; And a documentary about the New York City drag scene titled "Shade: Queens of NYC."

Metamorphosis, Chapter 13

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Raquel and Mark, two parts of one person that became separated after drinking a strange potion, have been transported to another land. They have been told by a witch, who first appeared as old and ugly but later was young and beautiful, that they must trek to the north and battle "the Magistrate" but that one of them will not survive the confrontation. They found a house that, strangely enough, is a duplicate of their childhood home. Inside that house Raquel meets her "mother" and then her "father." Are these people who they seem to be? How are they here is this place, and, more importantly, what is this place? Learn more in Chapter 13 of Metamorphosis.

The Week In Trans 10/9/17

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Time for The Week In Trans! Today we learn that there's a big benefit planned for Puerto Rico with over 20 drag queens. The Mermaids charity for trans kids in the U.K. is under fire. A woman in Uruguay is their first trans senator. Jeff Sessions kneecaps trans employment protections. There's a new Miss First Nation in Australia. Netflix is showing a documentary on Marsha P. Johnson. There's a major new LGBT talent agency. Courtney Act does a transformation video. People in Brazil are watching a soap opera featuring a trans man. We give Pope Francis and Salman Rushdie TWIT Awards! And there's more! For all the trans related news don't miss your TWIT!

There Will Always Be Transgender People in the Military

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Dr. Dana Bevan discusses the reasons the administration’s ban on trans people in the military is futile. As a former member of the U.S. military Dr. Bevan knows what it was like to serve while hiding her trans nature. That’s what will occur is trans people are banned. She also talks about why letting trans personnel serve openly is a good idea and goes into just how difficult it will be for the armed services to discharge the 15-20 thousand people now serving.

Thinking as a Woman

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Brielle is one of our newest bloggers and she began her transition at the beginning of 2017. In her first blogs she told us about how she came to the point in her life when she had to begin that transition. She has lived through a lot and shares all the details of her story, holding nothing back. Today she tells us about taking the first step of consulting a doctor and beginning hormone therapy in May. We're rapidly catching up to now in her story.

Politics: The Fight Continues

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Our political correspondent Babs Casbar Siperstein reports on several developments in the areas of transgender rights. First she reports on two trans community fundraising events in New York City. Then she digs into Sessions memo reversing Obama era protections for transgender people, and tells you about a transgender health conference in New Jersey and the reaction to the Sessions memo among attendees of that event.

Camping While Trans*

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Cate O’Malley is retired, her wife is retired, and currently they are on their big adventure of driving around the southern states from campground to campground. While Cate identifies as a “girly girl” she really wanted to go on his trip. That has meant that there were some necessary adjustments to he usual wardrobe and grooming. High heels and dresses don’t work that well in a muddy camp ground. And while she’s used to Chanel No. 5 her current cologne is Eau du Bug Spray.

How Trans Is Trans?

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How trans is trans? Is it necessary to “go all the way” and have hormone therapy, surgery, and legal name change to be transsexual? Kimberly Hirschel considers herself a non-operative transsexual. Some might say she is just fearful of going all the way, but Kimberly presents her case for maintaining her current status quo.

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