transgender

08 Mar 2022

What It Feels Like To Be Trans

Written By: Lorelei Valentine I have dreams that I’m out shopping. I’ll find a cute pair of boots, a small, but practical handbag that would tie together a look. I go down a few isles, flicking my fingers through the racks, until I find the perfect halter top. I have

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10 Nov 2020

San Francisco Transgender Film Festival Goes Virtual Amid Pandemic

In spite of the pandemic, the annual San Francisco Transgender Film Festival will go on as scheduled, albeit online. Now in its 22nd year, the event offers trans and gender non-conforming filmmakers a chance to reach a broad audience. This year’s festival runs this Thursday through Sunday. Shawna Virago, artistic

David-Elijah Nahmod 0
17 Jun 2022

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 37 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 37 of the finest locally owned bars,

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
22 Mar 2019

Divas, The Bay Area’s Only Transgender Bar, is Closing

For decades Divas was one of the few public places where Trans women felt safe and comfortable being themselves. Sure SF has long been considered an LGBTQ friendly place, but even in other parts of the Queer community, Transgender people weren’t always welcome.

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
02 Jul 2018

Punk Rock Karaoke for Trans Inclusive Gym in Brooklyn

Going to the gym can be stressful for anyone but it can be especially difficult for those whose outside appearance may not represent who they really are (read Shakina’s experience with it right here). Trans people live with the knowledge that just using a public bathroom could result in awkward

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14 Feb 2018

My Journey from Male Lobbyist to Transwoman

Guest post by Maria Konner I was a male lobbyist, and now I’m a woman.  What I’m actually saying is that being a male lobbyist drove me to becoming a woman. Let me explain. Not all lobbyists are men, but characteristics of successful lobbyists are inherently male, and it was

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28 Jul 2017

Finding Gratitude in the Age of Trump

Wednesday began like so many have these past seven months, since inauguration day. I woke up late and dragging because I’d been battling an asthma and allergies flair up the past few days. Bleary eyed while I stumbled around my kitchen making coffee, I logged on to social media to see

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18 Feb 2016

One Transwoman’s Quest to Manifest Pussy

Not many people get a second shot at virginity. It’s a particular blessing of the post-op transgender experience that I didn’t expect would weigh so heavily upon me. I feel like a teenager again, full of curiosity and a longing to participate in this super awesome thing everyone else says

Shakina Nayfack 1
22 Jan 2016

How To Not Get Raped at the Gym (and other lessons I’m learning as a Transwoman)

The gym is a complicated place for most transgender people. Thankfully, the one I belong to has been awesome throughout my transition. I started working out there a few months before going on hormones, wanting to get a jump on the muscle atrophy and weight gain estrogen so lovingly provides.

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