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  1. Jo Anne Roberts who helped start The Renaissance Transgender Association, Inc. Passed away. Jo Anne Roberts also edited and produced "LadyLike" Magazine as well as other crossdresser books and articles @ CDS publications http://www.cdspub.com/arc.html. Here is a post by Dallas Denny of Chrysalis Quarterly: http://dallasdenny.c...joanne-roberts/Jo Anne Roberts also started Transgender Forum renamed TG Forum currently edited by Angela Gardner. TG Forum is free and need to register to read articles and posts: http://www.tgforum.com/wordpress/


  2. thank u for your feedback Phoebe,

    Can I ask u, when u originally bought the pump, were you looking to go up to a size A, or were u looking for larger results. Like I mentioned originally, my girlfriend is about a size A, but it's hard for me to say if it's breast material or pec like you said. And, I know she's looking for greater results. do u think that this system might give her a B at least? And, If so, can u say u've been happy with your results? Was it worth it?

    but, otherwise, I really appreciate your feedback, and at least I can tell her, kind of, what I thought, that, just buying something cheap on ebay, wasn't gonna do it in the long run and for giving me a name brand that we can check out. Jeanette

    Purchased the vacuum system from Noogleberry: http://www.noogleberry.com/shop/index.php?_a=viewCat&catId=23 There is a dropdown currency for USD. Probably start with the small cups as that is where I started. Thought extra small might be to small and would need to get a larger size sooner. Took about ten days to arrive in my mail box after placing the order.


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  3. Have been using Noogleberry http://www.noogleber...iewCat&catId=23 vacuum system for eighteen months. I went from small pecks to "A" cup size over that time. One consideration is after using the system your 'pecks' turn reddish after use. There is a forum for Noogleberry to read results and questions: http://www.noogleber...forum/index.php The method used was seven minutes of vacuum pressure, two minutes release of pressure over two half hour periods each day. After the third seven minute session was able to fill the small cup fully. However after six hours the swelling went down about half. I have maintained the "A" cup size and continue to use the system a few times a week to maintain what I have gained. Your experience may be different from mine or others who have posted on the Noogleberry forum.

    Note: The so called breast pumps found on eBay for $20.00 are not even worth $1.00! I tried similar about ten years ago. The cups cracked after three uses. If the item is Noogleberry then might ask the seller if they had issues with cracking cups. The older cups were not a thick as the present cups from Noogleberry and they cracked easily. I have no cracks in the cups since started use of Noogleberry device.

    There is also a system called "Bosom Beauty" that is similar to Noogleberry, it uses a 'pulsed' on off of vacuum. Have read that the cups that come with "Bosom Beauty" also may crack.


  4. One thing to remember; if you can handle the cold, then you can live in Minnesota.

    I worked in Ft Lauderdale, FL a few winters. It was nice and warm and even HOT at times. The humidity was difficult to adjust to. Minnesota has maybe a few weeks late August of high humid weather coupled by 90 degree temperatures. Also lived in the Chicago, IL area for six years, not quite as cold as Minnesota, still was "homesick" and returned to Minnesota after the contract agency folded that provided me employment there.

  5. Janet, does the law have provisions for public accommodations?

    I'll need to take a look at the law.


    Under the Minnesota Human Rights Act, transgendered individuals -- like all other Minnesotans -- are entitled to be free from discrimination based on their sexual orientation. This protection extends, with some limitations and exceptions, to all areas covered by the Act: employment, housing, public accommodations, public services, education and business and credit. Transgendered individuals are not entitled to have their sexual orientation "reasonably accommodated" by an employer or anyone else. A reasonable accommodation is typically a modification of some kind, as might be provided in a work environment for an individual with a disability"

    Also some of the major Fortune 500 companies here in Minnesota are allowing MTF use women's restrooms, also many are installing gender neutral restroom and locker changing faculties.

    Also some of those same companies are providing health benefits for individuals undergoing transition, therapy, needed medications and GRS. One MTF had most of their transition expenses covered by their companies health plan. There were a few out of pocket expenses, such as the cost of flight to and from the clinic where the surgery was performed.


  6. At noon today Governor Mark Dayton signed the "Freedom To Marry" bill or otherwise known as "Same Sex Marriage" bill. This probably does not affect most transgendered persons, however may be a step forward for future transgender rights law in Minnesota. Minnesota does have a decent transgender law, however the wording needs to be updated. Sexual orientation was added to the Human Rights Act in 1993 http://mn.gov/mdhr/e...rotections.html


  7. I am on Medicare, however was told by clinic at University of Minnesota Program in Human Sexuality that I am to old for SRS. I am 74 years old. Also have developing health issues as I age that also may be of concern to consider by gender dysphoria therapists.

    Would have been great to find out about Gender dysphoria and SRS back around 1981 in Chicago, IL area. Felt that at the time if I had gone to a 'shrink' they would have tried to tell me they didn't know what I was feeling and probably tell me to be "a man". I didn't know about Dr Benjamin back then or any place to go to find out why I felt I wanted to become a fully functioning female.


  8. Those who might be in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Sunday May 19th, 2013 there will be the second annual Transgender Day of Celebration picnic at Minnehaha Falls Park. From 4 pm to 10 PM.

    Two years ago at the Transgender Day of Remembrance services in Minneapolis, MN, they opened the floor for announcements and discussion after the remembrance service was completed. Someone suggested a summer event as TDoR is celebrated 20 November when it usually cold and possibly snow or icy in Minneapolis, MN. (If I recall the temperature was 10F and there was ice on the sidewalks leading to the church entry. I braved the elements and wore a tweed skirt with a satin liner, nylons, two inch heels and my new ski jacket). A committee was formed and the first Transgender Day of Celebration took place last summer at Powederhorn Park in south Minneapolis. The event was well attended by both TG and those who support them.

    If your interested in more information PM please!


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  9. Transgendered person in Minnesota can obtain a Drivers License with a F gender marker. However one still needs a letter from a therapist to present to the court to file for name and gender marker changes. Also depends on the county in which the hearing is held and sometimes even the judge who hears the case. Some counties are fairly easy. Hennepin county (Minneapolis) can be difficult sometimes having to "jump through hoops" in order to have their name and gender change order.

  10. Can anyone recommend some tights/pantyhose which lift and seperate bum cheeks.

    "Lycra Curves" are great, but I need them in a skin tone - natural, nude, cream etc.

    Ideally 20+ denier, and must fit xtall ie. 34inches inside leg.

    I've tried many bum shaping tights, but most tend to flatten the cheeks. The ones I'm looking for have a thicker band around each buttock, with shear panels to nestle each cheek.

    The problem with black is that my bum and thigh pads show through because they are a lighter skin tone to my own.

    Josie >'.'<

    Maybe try The Stocking store: http://www.stockingstore.com/


  11. Wyoming Senate defeats gay discrimination bill

    CHEYENNE — State Sen. Cale Case claimed Thursday that the battle over recognition of the civil rights of gay people is over.

    “The people of Wyoming are ready for this,” the Lander Republican said. “This is not a big deal.”

    He was referring to Senate File 131, a bill that would prohibit discrimination against people because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

    But the Wyoming Senate wasn’t ready for the bill. It lost on a 13-17 roll call vote.

    Meanwhile, the House this session defeated two bills that would have permitted same-sex marriages and same-sex domestic partnerships. The marriage bill never made it out of committee, and the partnerships bill died Wednesday after a lengthy debate on the House floor.

    The floor debates in the House and Senate this week mark the first time, at least in recent decades, that pro-gay rights legislation has reached either floor.


    The issue of same sex marriage may be taken up by the Minnesota legislature this session. There seems to be a lot of support for a bill this session on same sex marriage. Depends on other issues to be decided.

    The US Supreme Court may take up same sex marriage and possibly gay rights this session. The California Proposition 8 case may be reviewed by the court. If there is a ruling on the case, the ruling most likely will have an effect on other states same sex marriage laws.

  12. As the artlicle states this may be a good thing. The young are finding that they don't need a once a year conference because they are already out and about living their lives. I was thinking the same would eventually happen regarding the annual LGBT parades. I do agree though that the conferences should scale down their costs in accordance with declining attendance but not completely stop them since I still think there is a need.


    Yes I agree with your post Bonnie. If it were not for the internet where would transgendered persons find information? Myself found a copy of IFGE's Tapestry: http://www.ifge.org/tgmag/tgmagtop.htm early 1990's in a adult book store and subscribed to that magazine for a few years before the internet was ported to the general public. Also subscribed a few years to JoAnn Roberts "Ladylike" magazine after viewing the Ladylike ad in Tapestry magazine: http://www.cdspub.com/ll.html JoAnn Roberts also hosts a forum TG Forum: http://www.tgforum.com/wordpress/ You will be requested to sign up to read all the content on that forum.
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