IFGE promotes acceptance for transgender people. We advocate for freedom of gender expression and promote the understanding and acceptance of All People: Transgender, Cis-gender, Transsexual, Crossdresser, Agender, Gender Queer, Intersex, Two Spirit, Hijra, Kathoey, Drag King, Drag Queen, Queer, Lesbian, Gay, Straight, Butch, Femme, Faerie, Homosexual, Bisexual, Heterosexual, and of course - You!

Position Available: Researcher on LGBT Rights

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights Program
Human Rights Watch (New York Office)
Deadline for applications: February 25, 2008

Patricia Murphy Murdered in Albuquerque

Patricia Murphy, a 39 year old Albuqurque NM resident, was shot 3 times in Albuquerque's first murder of 2008. Patricia was a prominent drag performer in the New Mexico area. Dana Madsen is being held in lieu of a million dollar cash bond in the murder.

The story was reported January 12th in the Albuquerque Tribune, and was also reported on 365gay.com.

Trans-Ser Relanzamiento del portal de Trans-Ser


Tran-Ser est? estrenando Nuevo software para hacer nuestra p?gina m?s din?mica. Puedes comentar todas las p?ginas, recomendar contenido a tus amig@s y *crear tu propio blog *con fotos y videos de YouTube.

Registrandote aqu?: www.trans-ser.com/user/register

Transgender Veterans Survey

If you are a veteran or active duty person who identifies as being transgender, the Transgender American Veterans Association (TAVA) would like you to take our survey.

Undoing the Damage

I transitioned last century. Okay, it was in the mid-1990s but sometimes it feels like a century ago. The days of worrying about electrolysis, saving for surgery, battling employers and walking terrified in public places are long gone.

For a long time before I was officially "reassigned" (isn't that the most ridiculous term for changing gender?), I believed that once I had my surgery, all my trials would be over. Life would be a breeze. I would meet the man of my dreams, adopt a few little kinderlings and drink margaritas as we all watched the sunsets together. Suburban bliss. What was smoking?


Originally appeared in Transgender
#113, Winter 2007.

by Denise Leclair

There has been a running joke in the comic strip “Peanuts”
for the last 55 years. Every year, Lucy offers to hold a football
so Charlie Brown can kick it. Every year, Charlie Brown runs to
kick the football. And every year, Lucy yanks it away at the last


Check out our bookstore, tons of new titles have been added for your enjoyment!

Newest additions are:

Envy Wanting to Be Who We're Not

Creative Nonfiction by Queer Writers Edited by Jim Tushinski, Jim Van Buskirk and James C. Hormel

The Erotic Drive To Cross Dress (1910)

by Magnus Hirschfeld - translated by Michael A. Lombardi

The Road To ENDA: A Brief Timeline

Originally appeared in
Transgender Tapestry #113, Winter 2007.

by Denise Leclair

1960 Virginia Prince publishes the first issue of "Transvestia."

Beauty and the Beach Getaway Oct 29-Nov 2, 2008

Beauty and the Beach, the 21st Annual Crossdresser's Getaway Weekend will be held at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware from October 29 to November 2, 2008!
For more information including packages and early registration discounts check the Beauty and the Beach website.

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