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Friday, December 30, 2011

Burning Bridges


Louise has a friend who hosts a dinner party every New Year's Eve and, year after year, there's always 8 sitting around the table; four men and four women.  This year will be minus one woman, which upsets the balance.  

Louise is going to end a year filled with stress and uncertainty by burning one more bridge...and balancing the men/women ratio at the dinner party as a result.

If I've piqued your interest, you'll want to read Burning Bridges and you will probably want to bookmark Louise's blog, Louisemostly, because we're all going to want to see how the dinner party went.

Oh, and I don't suppose they'll be playing bridge at the table?  Perhaps Louise will let us know.

Happy New Year to all!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays!

In advance of writing a short Happy Holidays note, I took a look at just where our T-Central readers reside.  As it turns out, those of you who come to T-Central to find your favorite blog live in all parts of the world.  Not only are there thousands and thousands of you who live in Europe and North America, but there are hundreds who reside in the Middle East, and thousands who reside in Asia and South America and parts of Africa.  There is hardly a country or populated island on our beautiful planet that does not have one of "us" who routinely visits T-Central and, for that, we thank you so much.

While the vast majority of our readers out there are celebrating the Christmas holiday this weekend, we do want to recognize all of the December holidays.

Christmas, on the 25th.

The eight day celebration of Hanukkah.

The seven days of

All of the above revolve around the Winter Solstice which, for some, is a holiday in itself.

So, with this in mind, the three of us at T-Central - Halle in Canada, Jenny in England, and myself in the United States - want to wish each and every one of you Happy Holidays, and may the upcoming new year bring peace and happiness to you and your loved ones.

I do want to note that the lovely graphic at the top of this page came from the website of the Northwest Arkansas Center For Equality.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Little Gentle (I Mean Genital) Holiday Humor

    Tired of Christmas music? All those saccharine-sweet canned carols getting you down?

    Matt Kailey has the answer over on his blog, a carol tinged with deliciously dark transsexual humour. Go on - read it here.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

To the Reluctant Parent

It is just so important to me to see parents in this day and age recognize a perceived gender issue prior to the point where their child reaches puberty and to deal with it accordingly.  

Spunky Bookworm is a parent who has done just that for her son.  It took a lot of strength and understanding on her part.  I just love this post, and I hope you do too.   

Perhaps we can see a spouse someday author a similar post.

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Weight of Waiting

Transsexualism Congenital Disorder.  That's a very clinical name for a blog, but one well worth the read.  A friend suggested that I feature it.  I had not previously seen the blog.

Sagebrush (that's the only name we know her by) has a blog devoted to the transsexual who transitions later in life.  

She only has a few posts up at this point, but what I read really hit home with me.  They're not emotional posts.  Her writing just tells it like it is.   Nevertheless, I had tears in my eyes when I read the post we're featuring here on T-Central and I'm not even sure I know why.

This blog is for the late or potential transitioner, and his or her family and friends.  No nonsense.  No fancy words.  No emotions.  It just tells the reader what the late transitioner has gone through in life since he or she first discovered their gender issues. 

The Weight of Waiting is the post we're featuring but, since the blog is brand new, and Sagebrush just has a few posts up, why not read it all now?  

Friday, December 9, 2011

Statistical Difference Between Men and Women

Jack Molay over at Crossdreamers has a reputation for saying what he thinks. Sample this for instance:

"Men can be as introvert, timid, submissive, emotional and hysterical as women, and women can -- if they are allowed to do so -- be aggressive, analytic, assertive, ambitious  and plain out cold blooded."

Check out two posts on his site, "On the statistical difference between men and women" for his original ideas and lively debate, and the more recent "Literature on sex and gender differences" for more of Jack's thoughts and research results too.

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