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TRANSGENDER FILM FESTIVAL
in Kiel / Germany
March 21 – 23, 2013
Films about crossdressing and transsexuality.
The World is changing – People are changing
I AM A WOMAN NOW by Michiel van Erp (Netherlands)
MAN FOR A DAY by Katarina Peters (Germany)
ROMEOS by Sabine Bernardi (Germany)
TRANSPAPA by Sarah-Judith Mettke (Germany)
SHE-MAN by Bob Clark (USA)
SURRENDER DOROTHY by Kevin DiNovis (USA)
TOMBOY de Celine Sciamma (France)
SCHMUCK DER STRASSE by Rosa Baches (Germany)
DRESSED AS A GIRL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEhHS245BTY
HOUSE FOR SALE http://www.houseforsalefilm.com
MISS D http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2319945/
I’M IN (L) http://cargocollective.com/gsuslopez/filter/Film
SCHWESTERN DER PERPETUELLEN INDULGENZ http://www.70filme.de
EVA LOVE http://www.70filme.de
SELF EXPRESSION http://buckangelentertainment.com
March 21. – 23., 2013 in city Kiel
Transgender Film Festival
Fon: 0431 5444514
Fax: 0431 5444550
Traum-GmbH, Grasweg 19, 24118 Kiel
Geschäftsführer: Johanna Günther
Amtsgericht Kiel, HRB 4625
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Spectacular eBay find -- rare collector's portfolio of artful nudes published at the ascent of the Edwardian era, when the lusty liberal and socially progressive King Edward VII helped bring sex out of his mother Victoria's closet.
This book really tried to appeal to everyone, with mythological fantasy scenarios, abduction themes, bisexual and lesbian themes, centaurs (!!), and a full gallery of male nudes for gentlemen with a lavender pursuasion.
(note: the book title says children are included in the volume too but the vendor wisely did not publish any. Victorian adults only in pix below.)
"A perfectly ordinary girl, perhaps with aspirations of marriage and becoming a mother is asked by her family to take a vow of celibacy and foreswear sexual relations for life.
She is not being encouraged to join a convent. She is taking on the responsibility and honor of protecting her home, her family and socially becoming a man.
In the solidly patriarchal and tribal areas plagued by blood feuds and honor killings of Albania's rural mountain villages many such women who have "become" men act as the heads of their households.
For sacrificing their innate natures, they are afforded considerable masculine privileges. Skirts and blouses are traded for trousers and button downs, long hair cropped to a manly stubble. They smoke, work and swagger about town with the other men. They are referred to as "he" and "uncle."
Their absolute transition is accepted, posited and taken without question by the people among whom they live. They are called Sworn Virgins of Albania, or ‘burneshas." There are only a handful left.” -- Jill Peters
The complete interview of Annie Sprinkle without interruptions (and with major thanks to a special friend for improving the sound!). Listen her and delight in Annie Sprinkle's constantly evolving sexual performance art and, more than anything, her radiant energy. Hope our joy spills into your world today.
Dr. Marci Bowers, a leader in the field of gender reassignment surgery, talked with Jeff on today's show about the medical choices transgender people face. As a transgender woman herself, Dr. Bowers is no stranger to the issues that transgender people deal with, and in this Backstage Bonus, she addresses some of the myths about the transgender community that just aren't true.
"We embrace our genitals as part, not separate from our spirits. We utilize sexually explicit words, pictures, performances to communicate our ideas and emotions. We denounce sexual censorship as anti-art and inhuman. We empower ourselves by this attitude of sex-positivism. And with this love of our sexual selves we have fun, heal the world and endure."
from the Post-Porn Modernist Manifesto, written by Veronica Vera, performed by Annie Sprinkle
"We, Elizabeth M. Stephens and Annie M. Sprinkle, are an artist couple committed to doing projects that explore, generate, and celebrate love. We utilize visual art, installation, theater pieces, interventions, live-art, exhibitions, lectures, printed matter and activism. Each year we orchestrate one or more interactive performance art weddings in collaboration with various national and international communities, then display the ephemera in art galleries. Our projects incorporate the colors and themes of the chakras, a structure inspired by Linda M. Montano’s 14 Years of Living Art. The Love Art Laboratory grew out of our response to the violence of war, the anti-gay marriage movement, and our prevailing culture of greed. Our projects are symbolic gestures intended to help make the world a more tolerant, sustainable, and peaceful place. This site is the Love Art Lab’s virtual home where we share our progress, documentation and findings. We are ecosexuals who have vowed to love, honor, and cherish the Earth, Sky and Sea until death brings us closer together forever." -- Love Art Laboratory
"The Earth is our lover. We are madly, passionately, and fiercely in love, and we are grateful for this relationship each and every day. In order to create a more mutual and sustainable relationship with the Earth, we collaborate with nature. We treat the Earth with kindness, respect and affection." -- Ecosexuality
On Tuesday 20 November thousands of members of the Trans community and their supporters will gather together at locations around the globe for the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR). They will do so to commemorate the hundreds of individuals murdered each year simply for being transgender.
For a background briefing on the day itself, together with outline details of events in the UK and contact details for further information, go to http://janefae.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/background-information-transgender-day-of-remembrance/ .
In case you missed it, the Huffington Post's LGBT History special featured my amazing friend and fellow Woodhull Board Member, Buck Angel as an icon of gay history. From the piece:
Buck Angel is a transgender filmmaker, advocate, adult film star, educator, motivational speaker, and the creator of the recently launched BuckAngelDating.com, a dating site for trans men.
Hard to imagine the kind of terror such ads instilled in women, and how it further shored up inhibitions and fears about their vaginas. On tonight's show, I'll talk a little about how the instilled social anxiety about vaginas --and some of the products sold to them -- has actually raised women's risk of infections and diseases.
I've lifted the tabloids on today's blogs from www.pulpinternational.com, a fantastic Net ride through the vintage pulp side of life. Readers contribute with commentary, and some of the gems are priceless. Here's one I was delighted to find -- if you don't already know her, you should definitely read her entire bio. Wild! Inspiring!
This golden issue of Confidential from August 1961 contains an article about the one and only Coccinelle, who was a French transsexual performer, almost forgotten outside her home country, but who set the world on fire fifty years ago. Born as Jacques Charles Dufresnoy, he adopted the stage name Coccinelle—Ladybug—in 1953 when he debuted at the nightclub Chez Madame Arthur. At the outset of his career, Coccinelle was a male cross-dresser, but in 1958 he underwent sex change surgery in Morocco with spectacular results, and her re-emergence onto the stage as a woman made her world famous. Adopting the persona of blonde bombshells like Mansfield and Monroe, she was able to parlay her status into film roles, and was also featured in a few shockumentaries, but it was on the stage that she shone, performing at some of France’s most exclusive clubs, including Le Carrousel and Paris Olympia.