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refinery29.com by Alyssa Coscarelli May 19 2016
No one pulls off leggings as pants quite like Leandra Medine — just see here, here, and here for proof. The best thing about these outfits? She makes it clear that she has no intention of actually going to the gym. So today, we're looking at Medine's weekend #OOTDs as an invitation to try the look for ourselves.
Judging by her tongue-in-cheek mirror selfies, all it takes to pull off leggings in public is a dose of confidence, a good amount of smart layering and accessories, and a DGAF attitude. Her leggings-as-pant... [more]
I found this great Fan site for Game of Thrones. If you are confused or want a better understanding of the back story I strongly suggest you check them out.
This video discusses a possibility on Jon's "real parents"
refinery29.com Megan Cahn March 29 2016
(note from me - You may have guessed by now refinery29 is a fav of mine. It is likely targeted at younger women, but I like it. I know many of our members wear wigs or are growing out their hair, so articles like this can help or at least provide some ideas. )
Contouring. Facial massage. Botox. Even vampire facelifts. These are all things people might do in the hopes of getting more angular cheekbones, lifted eyebrows, and a generally more defined and youthful face. We understand the desire, but this mission (if you're on it... [more]
cbc.com by Shadrach Kabango Feb 01 2016
The past few years has seen more on-screen trans visibility than ever before — from Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl to Jeffrey Tambor in Transparent.
However, there's still a long way to go when it comes to fully representing trans experiences. Enter a new web series called Her Story. It's being hailed by Buzzfeed as "The Groundbreaking Trans And Queer Web Series You've Been Waiting For."
The show looks at the developing attraction between a trans woman and a cisgender lesbian ... from their perspectives.<... [more]
14 Perfect Dresses For ANY Valentine's Day Plans (Jan 30, 2016)
refinery29.com Ray Lowe Jan 30 2016
February 14 is a money pit. Regardless of how you spend the holiday (Dinner? Movies? Drinks? Dancing? Partner yoga? Takeout?), you're going to be spending on the holiday. And lest you forget, you'll need an outfit to wear, too. While you could just ... [more]
Her Story - New Series (Jan 19, 2016)
Editors note Pam: I have watched two episodes and find this a refreshing approach to depicting the lives of trans women. Not to take away from Tangerine, which I liked, but not all trans women are sex workers. I hope you enjoy HerStory as much as I am.
advocate.com - By Daniel Reynolds
Violet Chachki was crowned America's Next Drag Superstar Monday night, besting Ginger Minj and Pearl to become the winner of RuPaul's Drag Race season 7.
The Advocate spoke with Violet the morning after her win about the momentous momen... [more]
Laverne Cox poses nude to inspire transgender women (Apr 20, 2015)
usatoday.com - Maria Puente April 16, 2015
Laverne Cox is a standout in Allure's annual nude-photography feature, which she agreed to do to help show other black transgender women that they, too, meet all the standards for beauty.
She's the first transgender woman to po... [more]
40+ Coachella Street Style Looks That Bring The Heat (Apr 14, 2015)
(Pam/Editor - life needs to be be about balance, so an article about spring looks, smile)
Refinery29 - Annie Georgia Greenberg & Connie Wang Apr 13, 2015
We feel you rolling your eyes, guys — allow us to stop you right there. When it comes to festival fashion in 201... [more]
Hollywood Continues Transgender Focus With ‘Danish Girl’ (Mar 9, 2015)
cheatsheet.com - Michelle Regalado
Eddie Redmayne is once again eyeing a place in next year’s Oscar race. The actor is starring in the upcoming transgender drama The Danish Girl, which just earned a fall release date in the heart of the 2015-2016 awards season.
Based ... [more]
styleite.com - by Hannah Ongley
It's Riccardo Tisci's comments on dressing Kim Kardashian that had the internet buzzing, but it's not just Armenia's most famous arse that he dared to dress when no one else would. In the same interview with Details, Givenchy's top dog also touched upon... [more]
Jane Smoker Wins Vancouver's Next Drag Superstar (Feb 23, 2015)
vancitybuzz.com - By Derek Bedry
Drag queen Jane Smoker is kicking off the "year of the bad girl" after snatching the title "Vancouver's Next Drag Superstar."
After numerous challenges and over-the-top performances, with equally superlative, American Idol-style judging ... [more]
Me Hijra, Me Laxmi, autobiography of transgender rights activist Laxmi Narayan Tripathi released ... (Feb 22, 2015)
Flamboyant transgender rights activist Laxmi Narayan Tripathi is proud of her sexuality and claims to be "a woman who can put all other women to shame."
"Me Hijra Me Laxmi," the new English translation of her autobiography launched at the New Delhi World Bo... [more]
Drag Queen Adore Delano: New Album, New Life, New Rules (Feb 20, 2015)
While we wait in anticipation for drag queen Adore Delano (American Idol alumni Danny Noreiga outside of drag) to perform for the first time in Singapore this Saturday, there definitely is much more to expect from the chart-topping, RuPaul's Drag Race alumni.
Is this the raciest show of the season? Adrian Alicea sends bare-breasted transsexual models down... (Feb 20, 2015)
dailymail.co.uk - By Annabel Fenwick Elliott for DailyMail.com
Adrian Alicea's show was one of the last at New York Fashion Week, and it certainly was memorable.
The Bronx-based artist and designer sent his models, including a statuesque transsexual with one breast bare... [more]
mediamatters.org - Carlos Maza
With the cancellation of Ronan Farrow Daily, MSNBC is losing a show that for months represented the gold standard in cable news coverage of transgender issues.
Welcome To The Dragaret (Feb 18, 2015)
newhavenindependent.org - BY Lucy Gellman
I was raised in a pretty heteronormative household on the East Side of Detroit. My mother, who put herself through college and has had a full-time job since age 21, does not find anything remotely funny about drag. For her, drag is clear-cut, ... [more]
seattlepi.com - By Tyler Tichelaar
What if your name was Jennifer but you wanted to be Jeremy? What if you knew you were a boy and you wanted to do boy things like play sports, but if you had to take a physical and it included a pap smear, the results would say you were what you most ... [more]
Berlin Film Review: Sworn Virgin (Feb 13, 2015)
variety.com - Guy Lodge - Film Critic
The rising profile of transgender issues in popular culture could clear an arthouse path for Laura Bispuri's sensitive, deliberate debut feature, "Sworn Virgin," though it's not a film that actively advertises its own topicality. ...
Transgender singer-songwriter isn't Make Believe (Feb 13, 2015)
expressnews.com - By Hector Saldana
Saakred's new five-song EP is called "Make Believe." It's actually filled to the brim with gritty reality.
The sometimes controversial and mercurial transgender artist and queer activist (formerly known as Melissa Ruizesparza Rodrigue... [more]