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Transition Reviews site launches

My friend Danielle envisioned a place where trans people could share anonymous verified reviews of their experiences receiving trans-related healthcare and other services. I’m pleased to announce that her dream is now reality!

TransitionReviews.com

Independent platform

On this trans* review platform, everyone who has ever had a treatment in the context of their transition can leave a review about the treatment and about the person who carried it out. The goal is to create a virtual library of specialists in hormone treatment, surgery, voice therapy, mental health care, … you name it! This way you will be able to find the practitioner that will best meet your needs for any treatment in any chosen region, within the transgender community.

How does this website distinguish itself from other (review) platforms?

  1. First of all: real verified reviews. We guarantee all of the reviews you read are real, and that the people who wrote them are real. No fake accounts, no fake reviews!
    • How is that possible? Through a two-step verification process.
    • What does that mean? We ask you to send us proof of identity and proof of treatment. After validation of the review, this information will be permanently deleted.
  2. Secondly, you can only write one review per practitioner. So your review will contain all of the procedures you had with that practitioner. This way we want to avoid people writing multiple reviews to give a practitioner a better or a worse outcome. Let’s keep it fair: one vote per person!
  3. Thirdly, your review will always appear as anonymous. You have to provide your name when writing the review for verification purposes, but it will never become available to anyone.
  4. And last, but perhaps most importantly so: This is a safe space. No comments are allowed, there is no room for discussion, nor for criticising each other. We want you to feel free to share your experience.

https://transitionreviews.com

Support the crowdfunding campaign for “Limerence”

Please join me in supporting Limerence, a lovely new project by some of my Atlanta collaborators on Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps!

Park Englehart, an imaginative 10 year old with a heroic vision of herself, is in love with Nia, her best friends older sister.  Park takes a leap and writes Nia a sentimental love note, unfortunately the school bully, TJ, also has a love note for Nia.

When Nia receives the two very different notes at school her world falls apart and Park’s attempt at love ends in devistation and Park is called to the principal’s office.  Her actions are met with with rejection from Nia, the kids at school and her mother.

Faced with the realization of gender norms and her mom’s disappointment, Park is ashamed  and sinks into a deep depression.

Seemingly alone, Park is visited by a vision of her older self in the form of a mysterious motorcyclist and has to decide if she will remain true to herself or crumble under her broken heart.

Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps filming in Atlanta

Join us at Atlanta’s 7 Stages Theatre for two different shows August 18 and 25.

It has been 10 years since Scott Turner Schofield’s one man show had its World Premiere and sold out 7 Stages for weeks. Since then, the show has toured the world to rave reviews, and Scott moved to Hollywood to act in a soap opera and become not just a man, but a movie star.

Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps is now becoming a feature film, and we are bringing it home to tape the live performance segments. Come for old time’s sake, come to hear new stories in one of the best transgender performances around, come to be a part of history and the future – but only come if you are OK being filmed on camera.

Since this is a live taping, the show will run much longer than usual. Please come prepared to stay for several hours – but we promise to entertain you on and off-camera, hand out prizes, and give you free dranks!

Note: Performances will be recorded. By attending, you consent to your likeness being recorded and used in this media project.

August 18th in the Blackbox at 7pm. Get tickets here!

August 25th in the Mainstage at 7pm.  Get tickets here!

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Scott Turner Schofield presents Becoming a Man in 127 EASY Steps

Transition materials now translated to Russian

I’m pleased to announce that volunteers have translated some of my site materials into Russian.

Accepting yourself: the experience of transgender women

12:24, 3 жніўня 2018 | Andrea James, Tsroadmap.com | Translation – Olga Panisova
MAKEOUT

https://makeout.by/2018/08/03/prinyatie-sebya-opyt-transgendernyh-zhenschin.html

Should LGBT Viewers Watch Roseanne

“Roseanne’s said a lot of things I disagree with, but I’ll be watching because good comedy tells political truths in ways no other art form can,” said Andrea James, a filmmaker producing a transgender film, Becoming a Man in 127 Easy Steps. “While I encourage anyone to boycott the show and its sponsors if so moved, the only purity test for me will be if it’s still good comedy.”

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https://www.advocate.com/television/2018/3/28/should-lgbt-viewers-watch-roseanne

The ‘Weird Al Yankovic of Drag’ Gets an Extreme Home Makeover

Jackie Beat and the designer Señor Amor.

Ms. Beat’s housewarming, on a Monday night in January, drew a crowd that included the drag luminaries Bianca Del Rio and Alaska 5000, the actors Kate Flannery (“The Office”) and Selene Luna (“Coco”), and the transgender activists Andrea James and Calpernia Addams.

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Trans Rights: Not Tolerance But Acceptance Is The Ultimate Goal

Noma Nazish

FEB 26, 2018

 

 Gender liberation helps everyone, not just transgender people. Part of our goal is to break down the myth that men and women must adhere to rigid, distinct, stereotypical roles. Our movement is about allowing everyone to express themselves freely and safely,” says Andrea James, a transgender rights activist, producer and director. James has directed the short film Transproofed that explores transgender dating and disclosure. She has also worked with Tinder to make dating apps transgender friendly.

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/nomanazish/2018/02/26/trans-rights-not-tolerance-but-acceptance-is-the-ultimate-goal/#5c9e87c8d38b

Image: tedeytan/flickr

“Transamerican Love Story” (2008) – WOW Presents Clips

This week marks the 10th Anniversary of the premiere of Transamerican Love Story! In the show, potential suitors try to woo Calpernia Addams, a transgender bachelorette in search of love. Enjoy this clip from the very first episode of the show! Happy Valentine’s Day!

A fantastic leap – trans cinema’s breakthrough moment

Daniela Vega in A Fantastic Woman, which has been nominated for best foreign language Oscar

During that interregnum, there had been one other significant Hollywood portrayal of a trans woman: Transamerica. When I saw it in 2005, Transamerica felt like an exercise in compromise, written in the awareness that studios would not cast a trans actor as a lead, but trying to make space by using trans people in supporting roles. The first person on screen was trans woman Andrea James, teaching Bree (Felicity Huffman) how to feminise her voice. Despite this, and a scene where Bree attends at a party for trans women, played by trans women, Huffman could not escape the need to establish her character’s transsexuality through a series of clichés: putting inserts in her bra; applying make-up in the mirror (while dressed all in pink); seeing a psychiatrist who praises her “authenticity”. Even this timidity, though, outdid The Danish Girl.

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https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/feb/02/juliet-jacques-hollywood-transgender-fantastic-woman

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