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19 December 2014

Some Events of 2014: Part 7: Dress Reform, Homeogender Surgeries, Fashion, Beauty Pageants, Music & Performance,

Part 1: Organizations & Activists, Equal marriage, Other Legislation.
Part 2: Persons,
Part 3: Marriage, Lovers and Family, Trans & Intersex Kids,
Part 4: Politics & Government, Celebrities, Sports, Festivals,
Part 5: Schools, Universities & Colleges, Cops & Military, Imprisonment, Homeless Shelters, Nemeses.
Part 6: Doctors & Sexologists, Medicine, Genetics, Legal, Deaths
Part 7: Dress Reform, Homeogender Surgeries, Fashion, Beauty Pageants, Music & Performance,
Part 8: Internet, Art, Radio, Adverts, Theatre, Cinema
Part 9: Jargon, Magazines & Newspapers, Journal Articles & Studies,
Part 10: Archives, Theses, Books.

Dress Reform

Women who wear men's underwear.

Men's lingerie featuring lace and frills, etc.

Male suits for female bodies.

Couple who live their entire life in 1950s clothing suffer abuse.

Why the need for a gender divide in school uniforms? Or loos?

Homeogender Surgeries

Homeovestity is dressing up as one's own gender.   Some such go futher and have surgeries  to enhance the gender that they were born as.

Women, after vaginal implants, left in constant pain and unable to have sex.

Woman, 41, goes to great lengths to hide her real body from her husband.

Two identical twins have spent £15,000 on having identical cosmetic procedures.

Human Ken Doll has had 150 cosmetic surgeries.

Craniofacial surgery so effective that can't get past airport security.

Man, having spent £50,000 on botox and plastic surgery, got free nose job on NHS, and is suing because he doesn't like it.

In Venezuela extreme beauty factories lead young girls to various surgeries. "Venezuela has produced more winners of international beauty pageants than any other nation is a source of national pride." "Dozens of teenage girls die every year during cosmetic surgery in the country. A recent campaign aimed to educate Venezuelan girls about the dangers of liquid silicone butt injections before the age of 12 to 'get to them early, as parents tend to offer these injections as 15th birthday presents'."


The Bangkok-based Apple Modeling Agency has launched the first transgender model division. 18 models on its books.

Barneys has launched their 2014 Spring-Summer range with a campaign, Brothers, Sisters, Sons, & Daughters, featuring 17 trans persons, shot by Bruce Weber in New York.

The 10 Greatest Transgender Models

Andreja Pejic, 23, androgynous Bosnian model, announced that she had transgender surgery.

Ava Sabrina London, 25, after 18 surgeries and $50,000, became celebrity other woman.

Carmen Carrera, ex RuPaul's Drag Race, now a model. More. Change,org petition that she should represent Victoria's Secret. To be featured in a docu-reality series: TransAmerica. On the cover of Dress To Kill

Camila Rebeiro, photographed for French magazine Stories Collective.

Carol Marra, São Paulo, in-demand model. Photos.

Franky Nguyen, fashion designer has had transgender surgery.

Geena Rocero, Philippine-born model after 12 years in the business came out at TED conference. More.

Ines Rau, 24, in a photoshoot for Oyster Magazine.

Isis King, 28, featured in Daily Mail.

Jenna Talackova posed for Elle Canada.

Lan Phuong was chosen as the main model of designer Thuan Viet's latest ao dai collection, but is still banned from beauty pageants.

Lea T became the face of hair-care brand Redken. GVWW

Pauk Pauk, Burmese fashion designer.

Sarina Thai, is photographed bare-breasted in New York's Grand Central Station by Allen Henson.

Sofie Vissa in news media for an affair with Casper Smart, as was Xristina Marie.

Valentijin de Hingh featured in Tom Ford's autumn campaign.

Beauty Pageants

Jordan Davis finalist in Miss Coventry, suffered online abuse, and finally withdrew.

Addie Vincent named Miss Congeniality at a California University.

Isabella Santiago of Venezuela was crowned Miss International Queen 2014 at the beauty pageant in Pattaya November 7, 2014.

Myo Ko Ko San, 20, Miss Myanmar

Miss Tiffany Universe in Pattaya.

Turkey's first trans beauty pageant won by Yanki Bayramoglu, 23.

Amy Brosnahan in national final of Miss Bikini New Zealand, after going to Human Rights Commission, but would not be able to represent New Zaeland in the International pageant.

Miss T Brasil 201

1st Miss Transformista held in Cali.

The Trans Queen National Beauty Contest in Visakhapatnam, Andra Pradesh.

Lou Cutler, 33, won the Mr Gay Philadelphia competition.

Maximus won Mr Queensland Leather, and will go to Mr International Leather in Chicago.

Music & Performance

Abhina Aher, 37, Mumbai, dancer.

Aiza Seguerra, 31, popular singer in Philipines since childhood, came out as a trans man.

Alison Grillo, educator turned comedian.

Alyssa Kai toured with a punk band.

Arcade Fire. We Exist music video with Andrew Garfield as a young man exploring gender options. Coached by Our Lady J. Criticized by Laura Jane Grace for not casting a trans woman.

Asifa Lahore, (86 on IOS Rainbow list) UK's first Muslim drag queen, attended the BBC3 Free Speech live at Birmingham Central Mosque and raised the question: 'When will it be accepted to be gay and Muslim?' However the audience was not allowed to debate the question.

Dana International: Europeans should 'shut their mouths' about Gaza. Her video, showing dancing in a synagogue, to promote Tel Aviv Gay Pride was taken down after complaints from family of boy incidentally featured. GVWW.

Felicia Garza, previously Felipe Gil, Mexican composer and singer, vice president of musicians union, transitioning at age 74.

Fresh Meat Festival. San Francisco's transgender and queer performance performance festival, 19-21 June.

Hurray for the Riff Raff includes trans fiddle player Yosi Perlstein.

Jayne County was banned from Facebook for using the words 'tranny' and 'shemale'.

Kiara de Souza, Sao Paulo, actress & classical ballet teacher, who was a child star in the Mara Wonder show, in transition.

Cis woman, Kate Pierson of the B-52s released a catchy single 'Mister Sister" "nothing hurts when you are a beautiful girl", which she describes as a trans anthem. Criticism. Criticism.  Endorsed by GenderTrender. 37 better trans anthems.

Lewis Walsh, 24, in the band The Love Junkies, is just coming out.

Nikki Exotika – with The Secret Girls, an all trans group.

Our Lady J - US tour

Sara BuechnerCanadian tour.

Tona Brown, violinist, at Carnegie Hall.

TrannyShack rebranded to T Shack, but Trannyshack London not changing.

Vid Hiper R Siam sings Transgender Woman Never Cheats, Thai song about a trans woman who becomes the lover of her old friend from school.

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