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jennifer38 : (20 December 2014 - 03:43 PM) I'd like to thank everyone who dialed into my phone conference, earlier today.  It was a wonderful time.  Lord willing, I plan to do more of these after the holidays.  I will announce one as time gets nearer.
carrell : (19 December 2014 - 01:40 PM) Any members in New Mexico ?
jennifer38 : (19 December 2014 - 12:16 PM) I still plan to have another phone conference, tomorrow.  All members are invited.  Details are on the calendar.
UsernameOpti... : (18 December 2014 - 07:55 PM) Happy Birthday to stephani
MonicaPz : (18 December 2014 - 06:17 PM) Happy birthday, Stephani!
AshMich1945 : (18 December 2014 - 10:57 AM) Hello...my name when I'm transformed, is Ashleigh Michelle James. I'm a lifelong cd/tg from sw Connecticut. I've been fascinated by female attire and femininity since I was very young. Now that I'm mature, I can enjoy all the benefits of being a woman. I hope to meet many more members from CT and share my experiences with them as well as possibly go out for shopping trips, coffee latches and brunch.
CharityLynnC... : (16 December 2014 - 01:24 AM) lol
veronicabeta : (15 December 2014 - 10:16 PM) Recalling all the times I cursed "dial up" and was worried the Interweb might have become self aware !
UsernameOpti... : (15 December 2014 - 09:30 PM) Duct tape, bailing wire, bubble gum and a good hammer will usually fix nearly anything!
Lori : (15 December 2014 - 08:43 PM) Sorry about the outage today. We had server problems but banging on it with a hammer seemed to work! ;)
CharityLynnC... : (15 December 2014 - 08:22 PM) what in the world cause this site to be down for a day...lol..tried to get on and got an sql server error..
jennifer38 : (15 December 2014 - 10:56 AM) I plan to hold another conference this Saturday at 3 PM Eastern.  For those who came to the last one, the number and meeting ID are the same.  Anybody who does not have the number and is interested, please message me, as I've been advised to not openly post the number and ID for fear of them falling into the hands of troublemakers.  Also, anytime I bring up religion and The Bible, it is not meant to intimidate or embarrass anyone.  I'm sorry if anyone feels put down, because I have no intentions of doing so.  In spite of my transgender feelings, I have a deep love for Christ, but I respect those who don't believe like I do.  My goal of these telephone chats is simply to create a telephone hang-out for us fellow trans on all levels of the spectrum, and for our allies.  I hope to see you all there.
cross2play : (13 December 2014 - 07:57 PM) I cross dresser 1st time in days & walked on high street as her it was amazingly incredible : cdsing in moderation he he !
PamalaFlinn : (12 December 2014 - 02:56 PM) Jay P . I am in Baltimore sometimes.
MonicaPz : (12 December 2014 - 01:15 PM) Jen, it was great, and I can't wait!
jennifer38 : (12 December 2014 - 01:12 PM) I thank everybody who called into my telephone conference.  It was wonderful.  I feel good about talking to others and hearing their perspectives.  Lord willing, I will hold another one, soon.  The conference number and ID will always be the same.  I will let you all know when I plan to do this, again.  God bless you all.
JayPea25 : (12 December 2014 - 11:50 AM) Anyone in Baltimore!?
veronicabeta : (12 December 2014 - 12:16 AM) Dug the Vid Warren. T.Y.!
Bonnie : (11 December 2014 - 02:45 PM) Fun video, Warren, except for the ending.  The jumping while running hand in hand.  It is good to see a video like this though.  Thank you.
jennifer38 : (11 December 2014 - 11:41 AM) This is a reminder about my telephone conference, tomorrow afternoon at 3 EST.  Come out and enjoy yourself.  This is a general chat about our various transgender feelings and issues.  This is a great way to get to know one another better.  Details are in the calendar.  If you have any questions, please message me.  Hope to see you there, tomorrow.

The Matter of Martin , a play at Randolph Macon College Va.


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This is a play produced here , ( Ashland Virginia ) near Richmond Virginia that deals with a transman now known as Martin.

The playwright Ms. Devon E. Mattys , herself a Graduate student of Phycology at Randolph Macon College wanted to do a play on her prior year of Gender study at the school.

The play consists of five people . In appearance Jeff, Martins Brother played by Taylor Cambell, Martin , played by Michael Perez, Phillip the Kids Dad , played by Damiano Girona, Buckley, played by Derek Gayle' and Susan, Phillips Wife and nurse Oliva Klaers.

The setting is New York and Russell Kansas 2005.

Directed by Ms. Keri Wormaid a faculity member herself at RMC

The story starts with Martin sitting in front of his "walk Up " in New York waiting impatiently for his brother . Suddenly, he shows and a argument soon evolves . Somewhat beknowist to our star Transman Martin , the brother describes how his dad Phillip is laying in a hospital room in Kansas dying and wanting his former Daughter Mariah , ( Martin ) to come back one more time . Now we've all seen this scenario before. Families are well known for throwing we Transpeople out like yesterdays trash .

Martin soon gets tired of waiting and enters his apartment to have his Lover , Buckley greet him. He tries desperately to console Martin . He soon leaves and is greeted by his older Brother Jeff. Jeff gives Martin a plane ticket to Kansas to visit his dad .The two go on an on about how Martin is no longer wanted or needed .

The next scene opens with us meeting his Dad, almost comatose in a hospital bed with nurse/ wife Susan at his side . The Father starts to call out the name , "Mariah ", his daughter who has been Martin for several years . The older brother comes in to check on the status of his dad. he reads passages from the Bible .

Now the next scene evolves where Martin is now dressed as Mariah. Yeah, it got interesting really quickly . I could see the reaction as the audience really wasn't ready for such a move as the story up to this point was really cloudy .The Nurse / Jeff, give Martin/ Mariah a once over and soon, another argument ensues as to finance , will, etc .

Mariah returns trying to make amends to her Dying Father . This causes yet another round of profanity and fighting amongst the cast which causes the father to have a heart attack ultimately killing the Dad off.

It was here that the boys , uh one boy, a sister- in- law/ nurse and of course Martin who now has a "Melt Down " on stage . Martin now strips on stage and declares himself a woman and demands that everyone respect her as a man. It was here I saw "Flash Backs of the Movie , Elephant Man where in the star exclaimed , I AM A MAN ! I AM NOT A FREAK. yes, it was a real eyeopener ,even to me .

The final scene is really a heart to heart talk between Nurse  Susan and Martin . They had somehow come to accept Martin , but only slightly . Somehow , the father had reconciled his Daughter even though he was hollering "Mariah"  all while he was on his Death bed . The play ended with the surviving all sitting around a table having a chance to reminisce the life of Phillip, the dad and how Martin would go about living his new life as a man in New York.

Meanwhile , I'm trying to make arrangements for this production to be done here in Richmond . I so want ALL to view us , not as "Circus Side show freaks ", but as humans who have hearts , a life and a soul.




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