Archive for March 2015

Indiana University-Bloomington Embraces the Transgender Community

Indiana University-Bloomington Embraces the Transgender Community
Universities help to define and reflect our cultures in society. It is where our younger generation is introduced to many backgrounds and lifestyles in a protected environment of learning It is an opportunity for students to be exposed to people they have not been in contact with in the past. Even if the Mike Pence... Read more »

Halloween: The Reveal for Cross-Dressers

Halloween: The Reveal for Cross-Dressers
It was a typical Halloween night when my ex-husband and I were debating if we should go out dressed for Halloween at the local bars. Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays because it was a chance for grown-ups to play as children without being criticized. Most of my previous boyfriends were just... Read more »

The Power of the Transgender Community Movement

The Power of the Transgender Community Movement
As more and more Transgender people come out to tell their story, they are becoming more organized in their fight to be accepted by society. I am speaking about the transsexuals who believe they were born in the wrong body, the wrong gender and whether or not they have had a full-gender reassignment, they are... Read more »
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Confessions of a Cross-Dresser: Part 2

Confessions of a Cross-Dresser: Part 2
Rachel continues the discussion on her journey as a cross-dresser while married with children and working in construction. This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Thank you, Rachel for sharing your story.   When did you tell your children about your cross-dressing? How did they respond? We raised two children to be respectful of... Read more »

Confessions of a Cross-Dresser:Part I

Confessions of a Cross-Dresser:Part I
Rachel is a cross-dresser who is married with children and works in construction. This is the first part of an insightful candid interview with Rachel as to the challenges of being born a cross-dresser. You said you were 7 years old when you first were interested in trying on woman’s clothes. Tell us about what... Read more »

Interview With a Cross-Dresser

Interview With a Cross-Dresser
Rachel was the first person I met at the Chi chapter meeting when I was speaking to the group about my documentary on cross-dressing. Dressed as a woman to perfection, Rachel was stunning with high cheek-bones and big blue eyes. We connected immediately and have been in touch ever since.  Rachel is straight, married with... Read more »
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Cross-Dressers Are Not Defined by Their Sexuality

Cross-Dressers Are Not Defined by Their Sexuality
  The word cross-dressing or what is now the archaic term “transvestite” means many different things for people. Yet, for those who have had no experience with cross-dressers, they picture a Drag Queen who is gay and feminine. This certainly is a myth. Part of the problem with cross-dressing being understood is that it confusing... Read more »

Why do Straight Men Cross-dress?

Why do Straight Men Cross-dress?
Cross-dressing can be traced back to the Greek, Norse and Hindu societies, yet there is no agreement as to the reason that some men have a need to cross-dress and others would not even consider it. Cross-dressing has been around for centuries, yet is largely been in the secrecy of ones home rather than in... Read more »

When is a He a She?

When is a He a She?
At my first meeting the Chi Chapter, a cross-dressing support group in the Chicagoland area, I was welcomed by a few people and looked at as a threat by many. I had been approved by the Chapter President to speak to the group about a documentary I was doing on cross-dressers. This was quite a... Read more »
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Shades of Transgender

Shades of Transgender
I entered the world of Transgender in my first marriage when my then husband dressed up as a woman on Halloween. All in fun, I watched him transition from a masculine guy to a provocative woman. He appeared more comfortable in his skirt than a suit. It was evident that this was no game; he... Read more »