Normalizing The Transgender Community

Normalizing The Transgender Community
Is cross-dressing normal? Is it our fear or lack of understanding that causes prejudice toward this community? What is so wrong for a man to express his femme self? Is bi-gender a better description of cross-dressers or should cross-dressers be part of the transgender community, of which technically they are, but many are quite different... Read more »

Labor Day: Rights for the Transgender Community

Labor Day: Rights for the Transgender Community
Labor Day is a day of celebration with family and friends over hamburgers and a cold beer. It signals the end of summer, a very short summer if you live in my town, Chicago. Yet, in the upcoming months there will be much positive change for the transgender community. The U.S. Military is making progress... Read more »

Tips for “Coming Out” One Stiletto at A Time

Tips for “Coming Out” One Stiletto at A Time
Coming out one stiletto at a time, means being prudent where you present as a woman. This is of course, for cross-dressers who are not committed to living their lives as a woman full-time, yet have a need to get out and present. Yet, perhaps part of the problem in doing this is how do... Read more »
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Time for a New Name for Cross-dressers?

Time for a New Name for Cross-dressers?
Is it time for a new name for cross-dressers? The long used term transvestite has been buried, except for the few cross-dressers that are still comfortable using this term, as it doesn’t reflect the current description of  cross-dressing. Thus this term has been dropped by most of the community. The definition of transvestism (Merriam-Webster) is... Read more »

Where Do Cross-dressers Fit into the Transgender Community?

Where Do Cross-dressers Fit into the Transgender Community?
Transgender women Caitlyn, Laverne, Amelia, Jenna, and Isis are among many who have come out to tell their stories in the media. These ladies are defining the word transgender for society faster than we can watch their TV shows or latest fashion spread! These Trans women are fierce, as they are strong-willed, have big personalities,... Read more »

Not Everyone Loves Cait

Not Everyone Loves Cait
Caitlyn Jenner is arguably the most talked about celebrity in the news these days. Her show, I Am Cait, debuted on Sunday with the first segment focusing on Cait wanting to help the young transgender youth avoid the fate of suicide for being their authentic selves. Her mission was clear, to help the transgender community... Read more »
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Are There Too Many Transgender TV Shows?

Are There Too Many Transgender TV Shows?
With the highly anticipated Caitlyn Jenner’s show on E! airing this week, it occurred to me that the bigger issue than whether Jenner should have received the Arthur Ashe reward at the ESPY awards, is are there too many TV shows depicting transgender people? Is it just too much at one time for an audience... Read more »

Should Caitlyn Jenner Have Won the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage?

Should Caitlyn Jenner Have Won the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage?
Last night at the ESPY Awards Caitlyn Jenner was honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage.  Looking like she walked off the set after a photo shoot at Vogue, it was difficult to envision that Caitlyn was once Bruce Jenner, the superior athlete whose photo was on the front of my Wheaties box. Caitlyn... Read more »

A Cross-dresser’s Prospective on Cross-dressing

A Cross-dresser’s Prospective on Cross-dressing
The last article I posted, “Cross-dressers Challenge for Acceptance” prompted a number of comments. These comments were sent directly to me because some people don’t use Facebook and this blog requires an FB account to post. Below is a comment from Falecia. Falecia is a business executive and offers us an interesting prospective on cross-dressing.... Read more »
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The Cross-dresser’s Challenge for Acceptance

The Cross-dresser’s Challenge for Acceptance
For years cross-dressers have remained in the shadows, fearful of coming out in public with a secret that they have been hiding since they were a child. Many have purged, only to one day see a dress in the window at Macy’s that triggers their need to dress. It is widely known that this urge... Read more »