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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Insurance and the IT Girl

Stace and her wife live in The Netherlands.

They want a new kitchen and, like many of us in the States and elsewhere, they need to refinance the house to get a better rate and to get the funds to build the new kitchen.

Such is life for most of us, but it seems that a small life insurance is necessary when applying for a mortgage in the Netherlands (I have not known that to be the case in the US).

Stace is young, has a good job and is the picture of health.  No problem, right?

Per Stace:

When the insurance company took too long to get back in touch (considering they knew that my mortgage company was pushing for the insurance green light!) I called them back.  'You have all of the information?' 'Yes.' 'Great, so you can get the OK for the insurance out today so I can get it to my mortgage company?' 'Oh! No, we won't be insuring you'.


Well, Stace is a pre-op transsexual.  That means medications, therapy, and an eventual operation.  Seems that this raises red flags with life insurance companies.

Did Stace and Mrs. Stace finally get the insurance?  Did they get the mortgage?  Is the kitchen done?

Read more of the Musings of an I.T. Girl in her post, The hard side of insurance.

Is this issue unique to The Netherlands or is it common?  This is the first I have heard of such a problem.  I'm sure that some have, sadly, died on the operating table in the process of vaginoplasty, or various cosmetic surgery procedures, but surely this is very, very rare.

[Thanks to Coline for suggesting we feature Stace's post]

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Trans on TV, a word of caution

"You really do dance with the devil when you get involved with TV."

Not our words, those come from Sarah, one of the participants in last year's Channel 4 UK documentary series My Transsexual Summer. Sarah and the others went to a lot of effort to ensure that they were portrayed in a positive light by an industry notorious for portraying our community as a freak show, but again in her words: "And still we didn't get it perfectly right".

Concerned that following the success of MTS a host of other TV production companies are pursuing similar projects that might not treat us with such sensitivity, she's written some advice for anyone tempted to follow in her footsteps.

Trans on TV, A Word Of Caution, it's worth a read.

Friday, April 20, 2012

My Drunk Kitchen Spoof (Parody) - Makeup Tutorial & Gender Talk

Jessica Who.

What can I say about this girl?

Let's see.... perfect!  Please show me how you do it, girl!

She looks just so fab!

Blogger....for a REALLY long time.
Oh, and she's a funny girl too!

Take a look at her 99th video blog.  In her own words, in a note sent to us at T-Central:

This week I created what I feel is my best video ever, with the right mixture of humor, honesty, and positivity. I really believe in it and want to share it with as many people as possible.

I agree.  You will love this one.  Just turn up the volume and click on the link, below.

My Drunk Kitchen Spoof (Parody) - Makeup Tutorial & Gender 

Now, Jess, please tell me more about your eye makeup!


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Girl From Mars

T-Bloggers come and go.  If a new blogger is still going six months later, you can generally depend on that blog being around for a few years.  It's rare, however, to see a blog go more than about 5 years or so.  When that happens, the blogger has probably run out of material to write about or may just be burned out.

I was doing some house cleaning, here at T-Central, and came across an old blog that had not been updated in some time.  I thought about deleting it from our list but the next day I saw a new post and, in this case, it turned out to be Helena's last post.

Helena Love has been the author of a nicely done blog since 2007.  Her blog has been about her crossdressing adventures in and around the London area.  In her last post, she says:

I’m afraid this blog is closed, I simply don’t have the time , need, inclination or energy to update it any more, sorry. It will stay like this until the lease on the web server runs out, then it will be gone for good.

Why not take a look, while it's still there?  As I said, Helena has done a nice job with this blog and there's lots and lots of pictures.  It won't be on our list much longer, so do it now!

 Girl From Mars is the place to go.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Wish for Unconditional Love

A week ago now Debra posted her Goodbye Letter to My Biological Parents.

The title said it all and perhaps you have already read this very personal and moving email, one nobody should have to write. When first reading this window into the soul of a wonderfully perceptive and loving person I thought how little solace there could be in any comment I could come up with. What I really wanted was to wrap Debra up in my arms and cry for her and all the parents who can only see loss when in fact so much has been gained.

Let's pray that some day soon we can feature her post describing a new and right relationship with her biological parents.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Cleaning out my closet

Joey is such a dude!  Today, he's cleaning out his closet (but never fear, he's nowhere near as angry as Eminem was).

It's all on Joey's Pad!     Cleaning out my closet

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