After you all finish eating with friends and family, and the femme in your is dying to get out, check out Sunday night’s Trans*Am, hosted by Ethan Carter – it’s Ladies’ Night, and only a $3 cover for T-girls!
from the flyer: Are you Trans-amorous? Then come show your love! A party for trans folks, gender queers and supporters!
Further information can be found at Ethan Carter’s site
To all, a happy Thanksgiving!
Hey all, I managed to cut the file size in half of the promo video and it seems to be streaming now, which is a good thing. So, for those who didn’t get a chance to see it (and my lovely wife) check it out!
Betty & I will be going to two events this October: Fantasia Fair, a transgendered festival held in Provincetown, MA, October 19th thru October 26th. I will be doing a reading from My Husband Betty on Thursday, October 23rd at 3PM .
The Eureka En Femme Getaway, a vacation held in Eureka Springs, AR, from October 30th to November 2nd.
We both hope you can join us at either one of these events! We are planning more readings for the Winter and Spring months, but if any of you have suggestions, let me know!
Betty & I went to a mixed trans night recently (FTM & MTF) at a lesbian bar called Meow Mix, and we saw trans- musician Lisa Jackson perform. It was my second time hearing her sing, and for the second time I was especially struck by one of her songs, called “Fabulously Done.” ^ Minerva, Betty, Zoe and Flawless Mother Sabrina are the ones in this photo, singing one of Lisa’s songs to Lisa as part of the celebration.
If trans- folks (esp MTFs) are looking for an anthem, girls – this is it!
Read these lyrics: The make up and the clothes I wear, The fancy do and the underwear,
It’s a mystery, you see, to anyone who’s not like me. So please retract those words of hate ‘Cause I’m the boy you used to date.
Yes I’m your lover and I’m your son. I’m your brother; we’ve just begun. Somehow around the age of 8 I learned that I should hate The fairies and the queers-you know they’re just so fucking weird.
But little did my siblings know that I was putting on a little show
In the mirror of the bathroom as my mother ran the vacuum. I’m not the only one. I’m not the only one
Who wants to be painted, and pretty, and shining and fabulously done. It has taken some 20 years
For me to learn to ignore the fear That there are people who will hate you, and people who will shame you. But be the first to cast your stone, ’cause I would rather be all alone. Yes If I am gonna be living, then I am gonna be giving all I can. I told that girl, but that girl went away.
And I told my brother, but my brother thinks I’m gay. I told my sister, but my sister could not hear.
And I told the world, ’cause I am tired of this fear. Buy her CD! or at least find out more about her at www.lisajacksononline.com Has anyone else out there seen her perform? What did you think? (update 7/17/05: Lisa Jackson’s website is now: http://www.lisajacksonandgirlfriday.com)
Hey all, Betty here. We’re in the midst of updating the site. We’ve added this shiny new blog interface for Helen to use and keep y’all up to date with the book and other things.
The forums are still here. Just down for the moment.