Every girl dreams of being a beautiful, blushing and breathtaking bride, even if she was born a boy. PEOPLE INTERESTED IN THIS TOPIC FOR SEXUAL PERVERSIONS NOT WELCOME. - The Transgender Bride on Tumblr (@thetransgenderbride)
Beautiful bridal crossdersser Kaori is being fitted for her bridal gown at this Japanese bridal salon.
Don’t let the black and white trick you. The Capitol Crawl was in 1990. This is not ancient history.
People with disabilities have far fewer rights than those in the GLBT community. While a fair number of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders are working in good-paying jobs, far fewer employable people with disabilities are gainfully employed in good-paying jobs. The unemployment rate among employable people with disabilities in the United States is an outrageously high 82%.Many people with disabilities who are lucky enough to be employed work in sweatshops (incorrectly called “sheltered workshops”) making as little as 22 cents an hour instead of the living wage they deserve so they can be weaned off dependence on Social Security. Even though the Americans with Disabilities Act explicitly outlaws discrimination against people with disabilities in employment and accommodations for employment, many employers still discriminate against such people. People dealing with autism spectrum disorders are NOT protected from discrimination in employment and accommodations under the ADA. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is one of, if not THE weakest disability rights laws in the world. Until employers are severely punished for such discrimination, until all people with all disabilities are protected from discrimination in employment and accommodations for employment, until societal attitudes change for the better, then people with disabilities will not become part of the American socioeconomic mainstream.
Kaori Matsuno has dedicated part of her Pinterest page to beautiful Japanese transgender brides! In the top picture, crossdresser Akane is in a traditional Japanese wedding ensemble; the other two are of her in Western bridal attire.
Danna Sultana, a beautiful transsexual woman, is modeling a wedding dress that’s perfect for an informal, daytime or courthouse wedding. Even the bouquet she’s carrying is white. From Beatriz Campos’ Pinterest page.
You may have heard a bit of my story on I am Cait or even caught my speech last year at the HRC National Dinner, but, in case you haven’t, I am Blossom Brown. I am a Mississippian. I am a Christian. I am a public health student. I am an HRC volunteer. And I am a transgender woman of color.
When I was little, I knew there was something different about me, but it wasn’t until I was about 19 years old that I realized I might be transgender. When I moved out of the house I began to transition. I went off to a community college and then moved on the Mississippi University for Women. Finally, I was able to live my life as I want to in Mississippi.
This year, I will graduate from undergrad. I hope to move on to nursing school, though I say “hope” because I’ve applied to six programs. I was convinced I would get accepted. But after the first time, I didn’t get in. I thought maybe I needed to boost my GPA, so I did that and tried again. The next time, I tried for two different nursing programs and still didn’t get in. I kept applying and applying, up until about the sixth time and still nothing. My grades were as good or better than my peers getting in, I was doing everything I needed to do – and I kept getting rejected.
It kind of dawned on me that the most likely reason is because I’m trans. I started publicly transitioning the year I applied to nursing school and I think that negatively affected the school’s decision.
Nevertheless, I continue to push through and to fight for my dreams. I seek motivation and comfort in Ellen DeGeneres, who is my hero. I tell myself to live like her: Be kind and stay optimistic. I never gave up. I never will.
I could hardly believe it when, after meeting Caitlyn Jenner and telling her my story, she said she was going not only pay for my nursing school but to reach out to Ellen. And when I found out I was going to actually be on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, I could still hardly believe it. Meeting Ellen and experiencing her generosity, it was all such a beautiful surprise. And now my dream of being a trans health advocate with an official nursing degree is one step closer. I have many blessings in my life – and I am beyond grateful for the generosity of both Ellen and Caitlyn and all the angels in my life who remind me of the power of living our truth.
The decision to live openly comes easily to no one. There is not one day when I don’t wake up, get dressed and think that I might be a target. The statistics bare this out. At least 19 transgender people – almost all of them women of color like me – have been murdered this year in the United States.
But I know change is coming. And I know that the power of sharing our truths is an enormous part of helping that change come. Even despite the real challenges I experience in being public, I have not one regret and am standing strong in my truth.
If you are trans and reading this, my message to you is this: we deserve to be here, just like everyone else. Never cheat yourself out of this world because people refuse to accept you. Continue to live your truth – however that feels right to you. Embrace yourself, and keep your head held high. We are in this together!
We NEED trans nurses. I cannot stress enough how important this is, I’ve been in nursing school lite for a year and it astonishes me the lack of diversity we have
I support this.
I adore Blossom. Her desire to learn, grow, and give back to the community is totally genuine, and her heart is every bit as big and kind as her smile.
We need more positive role models in the trans community.
This beautiful and glamorous T-Girl bride in an informal wedding dress is Miss Randi Lee Richards.
The charmed/brooch bouquets are definitely a hit! I’ve seen so many brides with them. They are definitely a twist to the traditional floral bouquets. If you want to do something different, this is the way to go. Be creative. Add feathers or hanging crystals.
“Like any person living with a physical anomaly that requires correction, Eveline, too, had a physical challenge - she was born into the wrong body. Transgendered people are probably the most misunderstood on this planet. How can any of us know how it feels to be living inside a shell, not of our own making, that we are desperate to break free of? They say ‘don’t judge another person until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.’ Let me tell you, I couldn’t walk a block in Eveline’s stilettos. Don’t get me wrong, I love her dearly, but I don’t think I could handle the hurt and pain she has had to endure - herself, and so many others faced with the same issues.”