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Gallery Of Crossdressing Politicians

Posted in Spot The Poly with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

Georgina Beyer

The Daily Beast has compiled a gallery of politicians who at one point or another have crossdressed whether as a life choice or for fun. This comes on the heels of former mayor of Cleveland Eric Brewer losing re-election after pictures of him dressed in lingerie were leaked to the local media.

One prominent politician TDB omitted was New Zealand Member of Parliment Georgina Beyer. Although not a crossdresser, but a transsexual, I would think she’d make the list as her identity didn’t deter her gaining office unlike many in the gallery. Link!

(Image courtesy of PBS)


LGBT Group To Compete On America’s Best Dance Crew 4

Posted in Entertainment, Music, Television, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2009 by TheDiversePurse


I’m a little late on this one, but when I saw the audition for the LGBT group Vogue Evolution I had to stop and look at the fabooshness that was happening. And who did I see but one of my favorite ballroom divas Miss Leyomi Mizrahi?

Not only will they be the first openly gay dance troupe competing on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, Leyomi will be the first trans-person as well on the show.

From their MySpace page:
“Vogue Evolution has since moved beyond just a dance company to become an envoy that stands committed to effectively changing the lives of the LGBT community through the art of dance. Vogue Evolution works to empower Black and Latino gay youth around self-value, while educating the community on HIV/AIDS awareness, and encouraging the importance of getting tested now. Vogue Evolution takes responsibility for the cultural evolution in and out of the “ballroom scene” creating powerful results in the world.”

I will be glued to my set when season 4 starts next month. Hopefully, the voting public won’t be ignorant and keep them around if they indeed do a fabulous job.


Indigenous Transvestites Celebrated in Mexico

Posted in International, Travel with tags , , , , , , on November 24, 2008 by TheDiversePurse

In the small town of Juchitan men who dress as women, called “muxes” pronounced “moo-shes”, don their finest dresses and hair accessories to celebrate the harvest in southern Mexico. The fiesta has been held annually for the last 33 years, but gender-bending has its roots in this culture for centuries.

“‘Native people in the Americas with ambiguous gender were often regarded as wise and talented, said Rosemary Joyce, a professor of anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley.

‘They were seen as have having a kind of spiritual power that comes from being more like the ancestors who are mothers and fathers at once, and more like the divinities who may be dual gendered,’ Joyce said.” Link! (via Reuters)


Isis Tsunami Not First Transgender Top Model

Posted in Entertainment, Fashion, Television with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 29, 2008 by TheDiversePurse


“Over the past 15 years, there have been several highly successful ones,” says Miss Jay Alexander; judge on ANTM and catwalk diva, in an interview with In Touch Weekly. “I know five, easy, who’re passing as women, doing shows, with really great careers — and no one knew. Well, I knew! So the great thing about Isis is that she actually goes into this competition with no luggage, per se. The struggles of her formerly being a man aren’t hindering her challenges — just everything else that makes modeling difficult. She’s just one of the girls.” Hmmm, wonder who he’s talkin’ about. RuPaul? Amanda Lepore? Andre J? Link!