“and above all things to thine own self be true” - Shakespeare
'Help us help you', tell us what you need fill in our Transgender survey. This survey is ANONYMOUS which means you don't need to give your name and no-one will be able to connect the information you enter with you. On facebook visit our TransGender Wexford page
for further information on this issue go to this site. i think it will answer many of your questions www.transgenderexplored.com
The first thing to say is being transgender is NOT about sexuality some of us are straight some of us are gay some of us are bi and some of us are A-sexual. It is about adopting or becoming the role of the opposite sex, being born in the wrong body or feeling comfortable in the role of the opposite sex you will have your own way of describing the feelings and admitting these feelings to yourself is the first step on the road to self discovery, you are not the first to have the feelings you do and you wont be the last, know that you are not alone.
Gay Wexford is now proud to be one of the three groups to support the new group TranSE or transgender south east this group will offer help and support for all transgender people in the south-east the group will also be a social group and will be a safe space for us to be ourselfs, chat and make friends keep your eyes out on this page for upcoming events it is open to all the south-east and contacts are as fallows:
Gay Wexford - Victoria - firstname.lastname@example.org
Waterford south- Vanessa - email@example.com
Kilkenny PINK- Eyna - www.gaykilkenny.com
On this page you will find some useful information that I hope will help you in your journey of self discovery anything else you need to know can be obtained from Vanessa Lacy in Waterford contact details below or me on and we will try to help. Discursion is assured by both of us as it is your journey and things will happen at your pace just know you are not alone.
• Butterfly •
Hermaphrodite was used to describe any person incompatible with the biological gender binary, but has recently been replaced by intersexual in medicine. Humans with typical reproductive organs but atypical clitoris/penis are called pseudohermaphrodites in medical literature.
A drag queen is a person, usually a man, who dresses, and usually acts, like a woman often for the purpose of entertaining or performing. There are many kinds of drag artists and they vary greatly from professionals who have starred in movies to people who just try it once. Drag queens also vary by class and culture and can vary even within the same city. Although many
drag queens are presumed to be gay men or transgender people, there are drag artists of all genders and sexualities who do drag for various reasons.
Generally, drag queens dress in a female gender role, often exaggerating certain characteristics for comic, dramatic or satirical effect. Other drag performers include drag kings, who are women who perform in male roles, faux queens, who are women who dress in an exaggerated style to emulate drag queens and faux kings, who are men who dress to impersonate drag kings.
Drag kings are mostly female performance artists who dress in masculine drag and personify male gender stereotypes as part of their performance.
A typical drag king routine may incorporate dancing and singing or lipsynching. Drag kings often perform as exaggeratedly macho male characters or impersonate male celebrities like Elvis Presley or Tim McGraw.
Several drag kings became British music hall stars in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and British pantomime has preserved the tradition of women performing in male roles. Starting in the mid 90s drag kings have begun to gain some of the fame and attention that drag queens have known for years.
Trans Night: Coffee, chat & makeup
Sunday, 28th November 2010, Art Upstairs, 89 North Main Street (over Oxfam), Wexford. 7.30pm - 9.00pm. Wear what you want. Dressing room available. contact 086 079 2625
meets at the Cheshire Home, John Street, Waterford
every second Friday of each month.
For more information call Vanessa on 085 147 7166.