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17 December 2015

Some Events of 2015: Part 7: Autogynephilia, Drag, Butch, Dress Reform, Homeogender Surgeries, Fashion, Beauty Pageants, Music & Performance

Part 1: Organizations & Activists, Equal marriage, Other Legislation.
Part 2: Persons, Changebacks
Part 3: Marriage, Lovers and Family, Trans Kids
Part 4: Politics & Government, Celebrities, Sports
Part 5: Schools, Universities & Colleges, Military, Cops & Firefighters, Conviction & Imprisonment, Homeless Shelters, US TSA, Nemeses
Part 6: Doctors & Sexologists, Medicine, Genetics, Legal, Deaths
Part 7: Autogynephilia, Drag, Butch, Dress Reform, Homeogender Surgeries, Fashion, Beauty Pageants, Music & Performance
Part 8: Internet, Art, Radio, Television, Adverts, Pornography, Theatre, Cinema
Part 9: Jargon, News Media, Journal Articles & Studies
Part 10: Archives & History, Books.

Autogynephilia - maybe I should have put this blog under Nemeses.

For those who prefer orthodox Blanchardism, there is Kay Brown's On the Science of Changing Sex.
And Alice Dreger's new book – see Part 10.

However Jack Moloy's Crossdreamers, reconstructed the phenomenon as a positive experience and with a non-pathological terminology. See Part 10 for his new book.


Michelle DuBarry, now 84, is Guinness World Record Oldest Performing Drag Queen.

Panti Bliss awarded honorary degree at Trinity College Dublin.  Also gave a TEDx talk.


Lynn Baker/Dirt wrote a very honest autobiographical essay about being butch that is well-worth reading: Ain't I a Woman-The Problematics of Butch Privilege. “Because like men, I cant see how women are when I'm not around. ... As a white person, I've been elevated via internalized racism and as a woman whom they put in the category of man, I've been elevated via internalized misogyny. All spelling out, not only am I not one of them [ie women], they perceive me due to cultural prejudices/sexism as BETTER than them! I'm someone to be served, flirted with, sexually available for, treated with respect, deferred to, in other words-I'm someone who isnt a woman.”

Dress Reform

High school in Mexico City has a 'skirt day' when most boys wear a skirt, and most girls a tie.

Homeogender Surgeries and Dysmorphic Disorder

Multiple surgeries is in no way specific to trans persons.

Woman who couldn't have sex gets artificial vagina made from PIG intestine

Circumcised men may be able to regrow their foreskin.

Botched - reality show on E! Webpage


Selfridges, Oxford St, London, eliminates its separate women and menswear departments in favour of three floors of unisex clothes.

Andreja Pejic, appeared in Vogue, more

Ava London had a famous lover, attacked in a gay club.

Carmen Carrera. 50,000 signed petition she she should model for Victoria's Secret. Men want to have sex with her. She and her husband of eight years on VH1's Couples Therapy.

Caroline Cossey/Tula interviewed by Cosmopolitan.

Gina Rocero interviewed.

Hari Nef, 22, New York, signed to IMG agency.

Lea T interviewed.

Loiza Lambers, 20, won Holland’s Next Top Model, and then came out of stealth.

Mia Isabelle has a rapper boyfriend.

Mimi Tao, 22, Thailand, ex-Catholic, 6 years a Buddhist monk, now an in-demand lingerie and fashion model.

Rain Dove, 25, Vermont, cis woman who models menswear, is taken as trans.

Renata Montezine, 24, included in Fashion Weekend Plus Size.

Ruby Rose, gender fluid, and partner, launched gender neutral clothing range.

Rudrani Chettri Chauhan. model, Delhi, and her boyfriend were attacked.

Apple Model Management Agency, Thailand's leading modeling agency, has announced the worldwide launch of its new Transgender board.

Trans Models, New York, founded by Thai immigrant Peche Di.

Apple Model Management for trans models opened in Los Angeles, run by Cecilio Asuncion.

Sapno ki Baraat, trans fashion show in New Delhi.

Beauty Pageants

Angela Ponce came second in Miss World Spain, representing Cadiz.

Argenis Gonzalez, winner of Miss Gay Venezuela.

Australia's Miss Fa'afafine contest.

Daniela Mejía Ortiz represented Dosquebradas, Colombia at the Miss International Queens in Thailand.

Kimberly Gist/ Brandonna Dupri LaRees, 30, 1st transsexual to be Miss Gay United States.

Amanda Morais, 22, Miss Transexual Uberaba 2015, has had surgery in Thailand.

Lola Rodriguez, 16, competed to be Queen of Las Palmas Carnival.

Liu Ting, 29, previouslu a national moral model, participated in Miss United Nation International 2015 Pageant China, held in Guangzhou. Ting was given a special award for 'transformation'.

Natasha Scott, 44, first ever Miss Transgender Brighton, with her mother giving her support from the audience.

Pammy Rose, County Durham, reached finals of local beauty competition in 2013, is unemployed.
Trixie Maristela, 29, University of Philippines languages graduate, crowned winner of Miss International Queen in Pattaya City, Thailand. Valesca Dominik Ferraz of Brazil was named the first runner-up, and Sopida Siriwattananukoon of Thailand was named second runner-up.

Vladimir Luxuria was a judge at the Miss Italy competition.

Miss Transgender United UK launched by Rachael Bailey. Morgan Naomi Clarke is a contestant. Winner: Jai Latto, gained £5,000, a voucher for £10,000 of medical treatment at the OLMEC Transgender Surgery Institute in Delhi, India, which may be used for either gender re-assignment surgery or a range of cosmetic treatments, and a professional lingerie modelling contract with Sensalle Lingerie worth £3,000 plus expenses for 10 days shooting.

Guasave, Sinaloa, Mexico. 'Gay Queens' previously excluded from carnival now asked to particiapate.

The National Entertainer of the Year (EOY) contest's decision to update its rules extending participation by some transgender people — but excluding transgender people who have not yet had gender reassignment surgery from competing — in two categories has caused confusion among some and claims of discrimination by other fans, followers and performers online.

Music & Performance

Breanna Sinclairé, 25, opera singer, sang US national anthem at Oakland stadium.

Butterfly Music Transgender Chorus

Gigi Lazzarato had a 2-page spread in People Magazine where she credited Amanda Lepore for sparking her transition.

Jennifer Leitham, 61, remembered.

Laura Jane Grace interviewed, appeared at Reading Festival.

Filipino trio Miss Tres wows Asia's got Talent.

Munroe Bergdorf, 27, London, ex-drag queen, now a DJ.

Mykki Blanco, rapper, came out as HIV+.

Patrícia Ribeiro, Portuguese singer published autobiography.

Rye Silverman, 32, Los Angeles comedian, modelled ModCloth clothing.

Romy Haag remembered at age 67.

Sarah Franken, 42, now living in London, transitioned, and continues as a comedian. When her mum left a comment about God condemning her transgenderism, Franken deleted her from Facebook.

TIffany-Rose Davies, Birmingham, who has been living as female for 5 years, prevented from auditioning for an all-girl pop group.

Titica, Angola, continues as a Kuduro star.

Viruta, Spain, launched his album, Pasión Mutante, on TDOR.

Wendy Carlos at 76.

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