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  1. Char added a topic in Forum Help & Support   

    Locked topic in Transgender Discusion is out of date
    Good morning, the Transgender Discusion Locked Topic on VA Hospital care for Transgender patients is out of date and should be deleted. 
    They are comming around. There are currently Transgender Care Clinics in 4 of their hospitals around the country.
    peace, Chara
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  2. Char added a topic in Male to Female (MtF) Crossdressers Discussion   

    Issues concerning Stealth
    Keeping it hidden, even from a spouse often requires stealth or sneaky techniques. This could be the place to discuss those topics.

    For instance, does anyone use a PO box for mail order that you don't want comming to your home?
    - is it effective keeping all associated advertising mail away from you at home, or does some leak through to your RL?
    - do you use the Post Office or a third party establishment such-as a copy store?
    - do you take out the box in both your real name or enfemme name? Any problems associated with that?
    - other
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  3. Char added a blog entry in Char's Blog   

    Wow, been a while.
    Manifesto of Chara Jo

    The world sees me a man, I am not!

    My brains sees me a woman, it is fooled!

    Truth both visible and invisible, I am both, and I am neither!

    I am the third gender, I travel apart.
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  4. Char added a blog entry in Char's Blog   

    Rebounding from a purge... it that the right word?
    Hi girls,
    I use to have a fabulous wardrobe. Then on several stange days, I threw them out Now I am collecting outfits again. Maybe I just love shopping for clothes... I don't know. Maybe I love the feelings of danger while shopping for outfits while in DRAB.
    I had a lot of confidence shopping today at yet another Goodwill Store. It was full of women and a few men doing their own shopping. I guess if you shop with confidence, who is going to challenge you?
    I have back-up plan if I ever do get challenged by someone, especially if I run into someone i know. My storyline would be that I have a part time reseller business on ebay and womens clothes are always an easy sell. I could even be daring and talke about a big Cross Dresser Clientel --- followed by a little knowing wink and a smile.
    In fact I am pondering on making a few sales on ebay anyway. Especially for items that dont fit well or items that need a new home. I was even thinking of getting some business cards made with the TRANSGENDERED graphic on it and my Manifesto printed on the back.

    Peace my Friends, Charla Jo
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  5. Char added a post in a topic The Ahh Bra   

    Ok, I bought one one ebay and I am wearing it right now. And ya know, it really is very comfortable.
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  6. Char added a topic in Male to Female (MtF) Crossdressers Discussion   

    Online Magazine
    Check it out:

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  7. Char added a post in a topic hi all, anyone help?   

    why not pick up a subscription to Cosmpolitan Magazine. It is loaded with makeup and other beauty tips... plus it is a fun read.
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  8. Char added a post in a topic McDonald's Employee Films Brutal Beating of Transgender Woman   

    I don't agree with Gennee's last statement. You can't condem the innocent bystanders from not becomming actively involved. You can't tell if any of them are on their cell phones trying to call police for instance. There are not many in regular people in this day and age that will get themselves into someone elses business. It has been show time and time again that the person who puts him or herself into a volitile situation like this either gets heralded a hero (as in the case of the lady that did get involved) or most often gets sued by the perpertrators or the establishment. Other than being a good witness, the common person just doesnt have the STANDING to place themselves into the incident. You can't say that this attack was TG biased or even a hate crime because in the video interview of the victim that I saw, she said things that indicated that she was being treated as another any GG would in similar circumstances. Thus the severity of the criminal charges being only that of assault. And brutal as it seemed, unless it resulted in serious injury of death, the juveniles get abjucated in juvenile court and the adults go to district court as is right and proper in this country.

    Of course there are a thousand other factors that could be brought into this viewpoint such as race, social economic conditions, and the type of neighboorhood the attack took place in, but I am not typing very well today since I am currently suffering form tendonites or more commonly "tennis elbow"

    Peace my friends, Chara

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  9. Char added a post in a topic Larger Shoes and Sandals   

    I found some that actually fit:

    Another $200 spent... maybe this should be in the forum: I spend too much for clothes. LOL

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  10. Char added a post in a topic Bikinis as favorite swimwear   

    How about a privacy deck where the neighbors cannot see. Or perhaps a boat in the middle of a large lake? Of course then there is the DNR Cops to worry about out in the lake. One hot day, i went out and mowed the lawn in my Jog Bra... it was a thrill and I got some nice tan lines. I even waved at some of the neighbors. Sunglasses are such a protection. Of course that was about ten years ago and I was much thinner then. LOL
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  11. Char added a post in a topic Favorite Colors   

    I like the various shades of purple and violet. Like the color and smell of a Lilac bush in the spring time.

    "Your turning VIOLET, Violet!" <-- Oh Willie Wonka, you're precious.

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  12. Char added a topic in Member Recommended Resources   

    Larger Shoes and Sandals
    hello ladies,

    does anyone have any good resources for large sized shoes?

    I was blessed with a women's size 14 shoe. I am also 76 inches tall (( that sounds so much nicer that 6 feet 4 inches LOL )) I need to find a nice pair of sandals for the upcomming nicer weather.

    Sling Back's are also good if there is not more that an inch heal. you shorter ladies are so lucky that you can wear a sexy high heal without getting a nose bleed from the altitude.

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  13. Char added a post in a topic Forum question   

    Thanks UsernameOptional that did the trick...

    But I have another question. In most of the blogs here and in mine --- it says Category: Unclassified or something like that. Any idea what this is all about?

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  14. Char added a blog entry in Char's Blog   

    Interesting Reading in the T-Girl Dating Guide
    TGirlAmber distributes a Dating Guide called, "T-Girl Dating Guide."

    It is a very nice read.

    In the chapter:

    "How should you address me and other T-Girls" starting on page 9, she provided a very complete glossary of terms. In reading this section, I learned a few things about myself that I did not even know.

    In fact, I am going to get my yellow highlighter out and mark up the glossary for everything that applies to me. That way on those "blue days" when I begin to hate myself, I can re-read it and remind myself that I am special in ways that most of this world's souls cannot begin to understand.

    So a big thank-you and Hug goes out to Amber for the convienient reality check.
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  15. Char added a topic in Male to Female (MtF) Crossdressers Discussion   

    The Ahh Bra
    I saw and informercial on the Ahh Bra. Has anyone tried this? Any thoughts on it?

    Peace my friends, Chara Jo
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  16. Char added a post in a topic Spending too much money on feminine fashions   

    I was just up at the Goodwill Store. I was looking for a new skirt. I have been searching for a nice sexy denium skirt for a long time. Of course I found one that met almost all my requirements... it is only a size 16. I'm cursed with a size 24 body. I was half way home and still thinking about that skirt. I turned the car around and went in and bought it anyway. It was less than four dollars. So perhaps I will post it on Ebay. It is a Skort by the way. Looks like a skirt but is shorts. I think we ought to have a buy and sell forum here on the TG Guide Forums. I did find a nice longer skirt in a flower print pattern and it goes great with a top I alread had. I even found a nice bead necklace at another small thrift shop.

    Peace my friends, Chara Jo
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  17. Char added a post in a topic Married to a FTM   

    As the Transgendered portion of LGBT develops, society will find that Transgendered is the most diverse. Gender cannot be contained by the absolutes of MALE / FEMALE / GAY. There are blendings of these and new terms to be defined. I say find one that you are comfortable with and consider the narrow viewpoint of other people as simply ignorant. If they are close-other-people, attempt to educate, if not learn to disregard.

    Peace my friends, Chara Jo
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  18. Char added a blog entry in Char's Blog   

    Shopping and pondering.
    I was out shopping today and got a few nice items. In fact, I am wearing my new necklace and skirt right now.
    Anyway, a couple of GG's walked by as I was pulling out of the parking lot and I found myself checking them out. I had the realization that I was looking not at them, but their clothes. The one had great fashion taste. Soon I was mentally taking her footwear off and putting on her a nice set of sexy strapy heal boots. I wondered for a few moments.... I such a girl in my thoughts.... I wonder what kind of thoughts a real guy has?

    Peace my friends, Charla Jo
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  19. Char added a topic in Forum Help & Support   

    Forum question
    Why doesn't my profile picture show up to the left of my forum responses or message? :huh:
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  20. Char added a post in a topic Thai Army Adopts New Terms for Transgender Conscripts   

    Should one of these squads need to surrender, they can wave the White Bra. LOL :lol:
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  21. Char added a post in a topic Spending too much money on feminine fashions   

    Shopping for new clothing is always expensive unless you look for bargins at a thrift shop for instance. it is getting nice out here in Iowa so today i am wearing my new cami top. It is purple and has black lace along the top edge. it is strechy and feels nice. I got it on a clearance sale from Lane Bryant.

    Peace my friends, Char :P
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  22. Char added a blog entry in Char's Blog   

    Like the layers or petals of a flower around a center.
    I gotta go out and arrest bad guys today... talk about putting on another mask. Or perhaps not a mask but just another layer. It's funny what we use as force fields to protect ourselves. Peace my friends!
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  23. Char added a blog entry in Char's Blog   

    When I awake
    Each day when i first wake up I am at peace with myself. I haven't yet been bombarded with the days' pressures... such as my health issues, worries about my weight, job issues and pressures, etc. I smile and think about how I am going to express my feminine side today. Am i going to share some part of it with the world or am i going to keep it all to myself yet again. Well, today was a me day. I even ignored my ringing phone. I did some online shopping and bought more that i should have... some nice and pretty things for yet another "me" day. Hopefully, the next time i think about tossing away all my pretty "me" things, I will first sleep on it and awake once more at peace with myself.

    Peace & hugs my friends, Charla Jo
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  24. Char added a comment on a blog entry Like the layers or petals of a flower around a center.   

    There are so many layers of thought and discussion that could be explored from even this one small part of your query.

    There are always those, in every group, that beat down and attempt to destroy those not like themselves. I would wonder if some of the punishment that they inflict, on some level, is not punishment they feel for themselves.

    Look at the movie "A soldiers girl" Did not the instigator that got Berry killed have Tran issues of his own? I cannot answer, in general, to your query. Each encounter between the police and a trangendered person must be looked at individually.

    What caused the eye of the law enforcement sect to fall upon the transgendered person in question. Being TG alone in not a crime, however there are alot of TG's that have fallen into the SEX-CRIME melting pot.

    No one likes to have a police office encounter except those that seek it out. I have in the past conducted a traffic stop that involved a TG/CD/TS person and they got treatment just like any other citizen. In fact, they were treated by me according to their expressed gender, regardless what the drivers license told me. I doubt very much if this courtesy would have been extended to them down at the jail by either sex on either side of the iron bars.

    In a group of cops however, I doubt that even this little bit of human courtesy would be expressed. i wonder... suppose that two closet TG cops working together came upon a Cross Dressed Driver. Since most of us TG's have led secret lives and have become very skilled at playing roles and wearing masks, I also doubt that the driver would get much courtesy. In reality the driver would probably get a homophobic and perhaps a homocruel response as part of role either of our two cops may play.

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  25. Char added a blog entry in Char's Blog   

    Char's first blog entry.
    LOL, I had to look up in the dictionary how to spell OCCASIONAL. I've been living in the past lately, so I posted some photos to my gallery. They were taken back in 1999 when I almost accepted my real self. I even had the help of a special GG back then... she did my face and took the pictures for me.
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