December 1, 2015
TGSF has received 10 pairs of free tickets to see “The Danish Girl” at the Embarcadero Center on Wednesday, December 2, at 7pm.
Unfortunately i will be leaving early on Wednesday, so not only will i not be able to attend myself, but i won’t even be able to give out the tickets after this evening. If you’d like a pair of tickets, please email directly to Eden.Will@tgsf.org . The last time a non-trans actor played a trans person there was a lot of criticism. Unfortunately, that was by a lot of people who hadn’t seen the film. It would be good if, this time, we had people actually see the movie before making comments.
I also recommend this article http://www.queerty.com/the-danish-girl-seven-things-you-need-to-know-about-a-fabled-life-on-the-big-screen-20151201 which is about some of the real details of the characters’ lives.
I’m expecting a large response. I will give the tickets out by this evening, giving preference to long-time Members of TGSF, or Transgender/Gender-Non-Conforming activitsts. Since i will be leaving early Wednesday morning, if you don’t hear from me by noon, i’m sorry, but others have been given the tickets.
Thank you for your support.
September 23, 2015
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UPDATE 2015 Oct 23: We’re up and running again. I’m trying to re-add the events, but it takes time. Thank you for your understanding.
Unfortunately, the site is now a mess. It was hacked and has to be rebuilt. Right now there is NO CALENDAR! So, please look at our Facebook, and Meetup sites which are listed on the right-hand side.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
June 30, 2015
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I was recently asked if “TGSF is more FTM or MTF focused?”
I have been a member of TGSF since it was originally founded many years and many names ago. Historically TGSF (and it’s predecessors) were, and are, open to all Transgender, and GNC (Gender Non-Conforming) people. Nevertheless, historically, we have been more mtf than ftm, but all are welcome.
That said, i would love to (re)make TGSF into an organization for all shades of GNC to join and work for our common good. This means socially, as well as politically.
Lately we have been too mtf, too transsexual, too white, too middle class, too “old”, too able-bodied, too English speaking, and probably too unaware of other differences. The only thing we have been consistent on is being welcoming to anyone who is just coming out… many of whom gain some confidence and then move on to another group where they feel more connected. The big historical changes of the last few decades is that there are a LOT of other successful Trans and GNC organizations now, and so we don’t have to hide as much.
My goal is to rebuild an organization that will retain those who come so that we can be even more welcoming to people who feel isolated and oppressed in general society.
TGSF WELCOMES VOLUNTEERS who want to work for a better, safer, and happier world. Let me know if you’d like to help.