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The Week In Trans 10/22/18

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The Week In Trans has all the news about your community! Today we learn that the Trump administration has been working on a plan to do away with trans identities by defining gender as set at birth. The British government are condemning the British media for trying to act like Trump when it comes to trans people. Lambda Legal is fighting Kansas over refusal to change a birth certificate. An audience member educated a BBC show on trans issues. Trans people in Massachusetts are going door-to-door campaigning for support of the state's anti-discrimination law. Laverne Cox is profiled in Self. Gigi Gorgeous has written a book. A trans woman cyclist has caused controversy by winning a women's event. And that's not all! We've got a ton more stories and a few TWIT Awards waiting for you in TWIT!

Dina’s Diner 10/22/18

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The diner may be crowded but there's always a seat. Step into Dina's Diner and ask the hostess for a booth or just take a stool at the counter. Today's special include a few gender fluid models, a slice of Mark Volman in drag in the Zappa film 200 Motels evoking admiration for body positive women, a plate full of stilettos for men, and for dessert, an appreciation of Cammy White cosplayers. So order a coffee or some tea and get ready for a good time at Dina's Diner.

Coping With Dysphoria

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If you have a nagging feeling that something is not right it could be anything. Especially with the current situation domestically and across the globe. But if your "feeling" is that there is something wrong between your body and your mind then what you're feeling is most likely gender dysphoria. Body configuration and the gender of your spirit are not in sync. Today Claire Hall writes about how to cope with this condition, both before and after transition.

Babs is Back!: The Babs Siperstein Law & More

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Our politics reporter, Babs Casbar Siperstein, has been missing from TGForum for too long. Her work as a transgender activist and champion of trans rights was halted by a serious disease. We're happy to welcome her back to our pages with this report on what has been happening in New Jersey politics and what Babs has been going through.

Donald J. Trump Wants to Cancel Your Existence

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A new definition of gender sought by the Department of Health and Human services would essentially eradicate federal recognition of the estimated 1.4 million Americans who have opted to recognize themselves -- surgically or otherwise -- as a gender other than the one they were born into. Why is this even being considered? Why are transgender people that threatening to conservatives? There's an election just days away and that is one big reason.

Youth View: Coming Out in Class

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Our youth correspondent M is now in college and they are taking a psychology class. As a class assignment students were tasked with doing a 10 to 20 minute presentation on anything personal relating to psychology. M chose to talk about gender dysphoria, and they chose to close the presentation by coming out to the class. Find out how that went and read today's Youth View.

Review: The Rules of Me

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Today our Page Pundit, Sophie Lynne, reviews a young adult novel titled The Rules of Me. Though it doesn't have a transgender theme as such it is about teens trying to find their identity. The point of view character is not even sure he actually exists. The main character, seen from his perspective is a young woman who is also finding herself, and growing up. Sophie's review is unbiased, even though she knows the author. Check out this first YA novel by Melanie Moyer and give our Page Pundit's review a read.

Reincarnation: A Romantic Notion

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Cheryl Ann "Cassie" Sanders writes today about her theory of reincarnation. To her it is very personal and possibly "not safe for work" since it involves the evocation of one certain man during her self pleasuring fantasies. He seems to be familiar and loving, not just a fantasy creation the enable the activity. Cassie feels a connection to him that she thinks goes back into a past life.

The Week In Trans 10/15/18

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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!

Yes, Ladies of Every Shape Can Wear a Bodycon Dress

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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.

A Sabrina Symington Cartoon 10/15/18

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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.

Trans in The Arts and Media

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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!

Part II Claire Emerges

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Linda is telling a story. It is about the genesis and training of her friend named Claire who spent her first eighteen years exclusively as Calvin. Then a powerful set of circumstances propelled him in to the murky world of male -- and then drag prostitution. However for Calvin the life wasn’t all that murky.

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

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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.

Random Notes From an Older Bi-gendered Person

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in September our contributor Pauline Estelle reached the age of 83. She has been dressing up for many, many years and enjoys being a girl as much today as she did way back when. Today Pauline has assembled a random collection of thoughts and opinions she has gathered over the years. She likes the term "bi-gendered" instead of "crossdresser." Likes having a large bosom, and bemoans the loss of the ability to wear high heels. See what other thoughts and opinions she expresses and read her post.

The Week In Trans 10/8/18

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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.

Of Guilt and Camouflage

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Our contributor Susan “Suzzie” Grant is 83 and has been crossdressing for around 71 years. This grants her some amount of wisdom concerning the crossdressing “hobby.” Today she muses about why she goes on sojourns to the Dress Barn to gaze upon the outfits on display. It is a pleasure but still, at 83, it is a guilty pleasure. How much guilt depends on the depth of her reaction to the outfits she sees. There’s guilt if she refrains from a purchase — and guilt if she gives in and takes that dress home. How does “camouflage” enter into it? Read on.

Attack of the TERFs

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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.

Transmute: Episode 1

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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.

Feminine Feelings?

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Our Retro Rerun today is from 1998. Regular TGForum contributor CD Stephanie K. wrote about a crossdressed outing. She and her friend Sharon were wig shopping and then Stephanie planned on taking a big step — getting her ears pierced! After she acquired new hair she found herself having. . . feelings. Feelings that while they emanated from her lower body were not the normal sort of sexual arousal she experienced. Were these feelings "feminine feelings" the way a woman feels when she knows she’s looking good? Or was it something else?

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