AUGUST 13, 2009 10:38AM

Trans Yoga Class

The Transgender Center is happy to announce that Robin Mack, a certified massage therapist and Hatha Yoga instructor, will begin holding yoga classes at the TG Center beginning September 10th. The Hatha Yoga class will meet on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from… Read full post »

AUGUST 12, 2009 2:41PM

Hurricane Preparedness

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- Current Tropical Depression #2

On July 27th, the TG Center hosted the Houston TG Hurricane Preparedness Committee. The Committee identified several issues affecting the Houston transgender population during storms and among the most pronounced… Read full post »

JULY 31, 2009 6:27PM

Short Virtual Tour

Welcome to a short virtual tour of the Transgender Center. You can add your comments to the following photos, embed them in your site, zoom in or out as well as email photos to your friends. Below are interactive photos of areas within the Center located in Houston, Texas…

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On July 25th, 2009 the TG Center celebrated its first year of service to the transgender community. Before the night was out, not only did the Mayor of Houston, Bill White declare that July 25th was “Transgender Center Day” in Houston, Texas, the Vice-Mayor, Sue Lovell, City of Houston Co… Read full post »
JULY 26, 2009 10:36PM

Post-Celebration Wrap Up


One of the most satisfying things about the event was the absolute diversity of those celebrating the significance of having the only TG Center of its kind in the world right hereRead full post »

July 25, 2009

What: 1st Year Anniversary Party When: July 25, 2009 from 12:00 P.M. to 11:00
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The last two hurricanes took the Houston TG community by surprise.

Many of us had a hard time finding places to evacuate to and there were even a few of us who were arrested for staying in emergency shelters. We need to be prepared this year!

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JULY 13, 2009 5:37PM

New Archive Acquisitions

New Archive Acquisitions

The Transgender Archive is proud to announce the following new acquisitions:

New Addition to the Archive’s Art Collection

Original Art by Lili Elbe: Lili Elbe (1882 - 1931) was one of the first identifiable recipients of modern male to… Read full post »

MAY 18, 2009 12:04PM

TG Center on ABC News

MAY 18, 2009 11:55AM

Rebecca and Her Daughters

The Transgender Foundation of America’s (TFA) Transgender Archive in Houston, Texas is pleased to add to it’s rare book collection a 1910, first edition, hand numbered history book titled, “Rebecca and Her Daughters.”

The so-called “Rebecca Riots” took place i… Read full post »

APRIL 29, 2009 10:20PM

TG Archive: 1847 Transman Arrested

The Transgender Foundation of America’s (TFA) Transgender Archive in Houston, Texas has uncovered an original 1847 American newspaper reporting on the capture of a  “Female Lotharioâ€.

The article reports that a biological female was arrested after attempting to date a woman while
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APRIL 25, 2009 4:40PM

Volunteers: THANK YOU!

Volunteers gave record hours of service at the Transgender Center located in Houston, Texas.
APRIL 13, 2009 6:42PM

New MTF-Only Group!

New Transwoman Group! Who:    Saturday Night TG Women’s Group What:   Social Group Where:   TG Center (713 Fargo, Houston, TX 77006) When:    5 PM - 7 PM More Info: Some of you may know Lou Weaver. He is one of the leaders of STAG. He thought that since STAG (the transman group)…

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The Transgender Archive located in Houston, Texas discloses new finds.

The following items were acquired by the Houston Transgender Archive over the past three weeks. Among the additions is a antique statue of the Egyptian Pharaoh Hatshepsut, original accounts of transgender issues from the 18th a… Read full post »

MARCH 18, 2009 6:53PM

Tell the TG Center What You Think!

The TG center will be having an open meeting on Wednesday, March 25th at 7PM.  The agenda for this meeting is to have a focus group in order to ask for people’s opinions about the past and present functioning of the center as well as to get people’s ideas about the center’s…

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The Transgender Archive located in Houston, Texas has added this original 145 year old newspaper which records the capture of Frances E. Hook, AKA Frank Henderson by the confederate army. "Her name is Frances E. Hook, of Chicago. Being bereaved of parent, but possessed of warm patriotism, she felt dr…

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The Transgender Archive located in Houston, Texas has added this autographed, first edition of Canary: The Story of a Transsexual to it's rare book collection. In the 1970s, Canary Conn appeared regularly on the syndicated Merv Griffin Television Show and often on Tom Snyder's NBC Tomorrow show. Befo…

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DECEMBER 5, 2008 6:18PM

1846 Drag King History Uncovered

The Transgender Foundation of America’s (TFA) Transgender Archive in Houston, Texas has uncovered an original 1831 American newspaper critiquing one the female protrayl of masculinity. This report sheds light on the way American society viewed the theatrical representation of men by women 55 years…

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The Transgender Foundation of America's (TFA) Transgender Archive in Houston, Texas has uncovered an original 1846 American newspaper reporting on the domestic partnership of two women. Not only does this article seem to be one of the first known reports of "gay marriage" in America, it seems also re…

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The transgender archive expanded its collection of Coccinelle materials. Coccinelle was a pioneer in many areas of transgender history. The addition of Coccinelle's autographed record is very significant to the archive and is joined by the addition of on of Coccinelle's movie posters...
Recently, the Transgender Foundation of America Archive obtained an extraordinarily unique retablo. Retablos are small oil paintings on tin, wood or copper that venerate Catholic images of faith. The below retablo is...
NOVEMBER 25, 2008 2:00PM

Memorial for Ronna Simpson

Memorial for Ronna Simpson: RonnaDee Simpson passed away in her sleep early Friday morning (11/21/08). She was 61 years old and had just gone full-time a few months ago. She worked to bring change to the world. She brought change to...
Transgender Foundation of America (TFA) is the top donor in this year's Houston's Transgender Day of Remembrance set to be held on November 22, 2008. This year is not only marks the 10 year anniversary of Transgender Day of Remembrance, it has become one of the deadliest fro the transgender community…

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The Transgender Foundation of Americ has acquired a first edition copy of Havelock Ellis' "Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume VII Eonism and Other Supplementary Studies". This volume is significant to both the transgender lexicon and the development of the understanding of transgender expressio…

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NOVEMBER 8, 2008 2:44PM

Friday Party A Success!

Transgender Foundation of America (TFA), Vanity and the Houston Transgender Unity Committee (HTUC) held the first monthly community parties aimed at fostering a more connected Houston transgender community. Folks enjoyed lots of food, drinks, friends and even had the opportunity to get a free HIV tes…

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