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Understanding the Transgender Community

Understanding the Transgender Community
Understanding the transgender community is difficult for many as it causes us to question the traditional labels of gender identity and our own religious beliefs as to what constitutes a man and woman. Because of this, and the lack of knowledge of who the transgender community is, there is a tremendous amount of prejudice and... Read more »

The Journey From Man to Woman

The Journey From Man to Woman
Being a transgender person is not easy. Its hard for most to understand how a person can  believe they were born as one gender and identify with another. It is a difficult path for those that believe that were born in the wrong body and they are not what their outside appearance shows.  The path... 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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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Understanding Who Cross-dressers Are: Part Two

Understanding Who Cross-dressers Are: Part Two
This is the second part of an interview I did with Brian who is a cross-dresser and uses Alyssa as his femme name. Brian is happily married with two young children. He and his wife, Tami, are raising their children to have an open mind toward the LGBT communities, as they have discussions with their... Read more »

Transgender Women: Changing the Definition of Beauty

Transgender Women: Changing the Definition of Beauty
The shift in our society toward the definition of beauty is ever evolving. When I modeled in my late teens, being dark haired with an Italian heritage cost me many commercials. Back then the advertisers wanted the blondes with the blue eyes and porcelain white skin. Our society embraced this look. Times have, of course... Read more »

Not Caitlyn’s Life: A Transgender Woman Speaks Out

Not Caitlyn’s Life: A Transgender Woman Speaks Out
With the wildly successful unveiling of Caitlyn Jenner this week in Vanity Fair, everyone is talking about Caitlyn and her contribution to the transgender community. Some 12 million viewers watched the You Tube unveiling, while millions commented on Caitlyn in social media around the world.  In the typical Kardashian fashion, Jenner came out with a... Read more »
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Meet Caitlyn Jenner a Cindy Crawford Look-Alike

Meet Caitlyn Jenner a Cindy Crawford Look-Alike
The highly anticipated reveal of the former Bruce Jenner’s new femme identity as a transgender woman, came to an end with the recent unveiling of Caitlyn Jenner on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine. Caitlyn is absolutely gorgeous, looking a lot like model Cynthia Crawford. Bruce was an attractive guy, but Caitlyn is just stunning.... Read more »