MN T-Girls

 

MN T-Girls

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There are wonderful groups for crossdressers and people who are transgender in the Twin Cities.  I’ve been frequenting CLCC off and on for the past few months.  Minneapolis also has a local Tri-Ess chapter and many PFLAG groups and TAG as well.

In November 2013, I started a new group for crossdressers in Minnesota.  The group is called…MN T-Girls!

We meet once a month and have fun!  Going shopping, having lunch, getting our nails done, visiting a museum, going to a movie…the goal of the group is to go to social activities and get out into the real world!

You can read about our adventures HERE!

Our next outing is set for September!

As a crossdresser, I was nervous the first time I went out…but I have been out in the evening and during the day.  I’ve gone for coffee, for lunch, for a drink…I’ve gone shopping and have had a lot of fun!  I’ve never had a negative experience or heard anything mean.

If you would like to be a part of this group, please email me at hannahgotta@gmail.com

Please note:

The MN T-Girls is NOT a fetish group, nor is it a group for people to hook up.  These rules are strictly enforced and members are asked to respect the integrity of the group.

Love, Hannah

Frequently Asked Questions!

Who are you?

after 2First of all, my name is Hannah and I identify as transgender.  I live about 80% of my life as a happily married male.  My wife is supportive and encouraging and is as excited about our group as I am.  The other 20% of my life I live as Hannah.  As Hannah I keep a daily blog at www.hannahgotta.wordpress.com.

I also write for the transgender magazine Frock, which can be read online at www.frockmagazine.com
What is MN T-Girls?

Minnesota T-Girls is here to create awareness of crossdressers and transgender people in Minnesota.  We are here to show the world that we EXIST.  That we are REAL people who live wonderful lives as more than one gender.  We are husbands, fathers, brothers and sons.  We are also beautiful girls when we want to be.
We are here to offer support and friendship to others like us.  We will make new friends.
Our group will also have fun!  We will go shopping, we will get our nails done, go to movies, go out for drinks, and more!

I’ve never left my house dressed, what has been your experience?

Going out can be scary.  I’ve been there.  But going out knowing a friend is there makes it much easier.
In the all the time I’ve hit the town, I’ve NEVER had a negative experience.  I’ve pumped gas in a skirt, heard the click of my heels on the floor at Target, and seen my lipstick on a Starbucks cup.
Each month we meet, we dress up and have fun!  Dressing up is encouraged!  I will be there at each outing in heels and make up and everything else.  I hope you will be, too!
Please keep in mind that our group is a PUBLIC group.  We will be out in the real world.  We will likely take pictures and be seen by many people.
7.jpgI’m still super nervous, can I come in drab?
I understand that not everyone is as used to going out as I am.
If you are not ready to step out in a skirt, that is okay.  Don’t want to be in a picture?  That’s okay too!
I hope you still come!
 So, this is just about shopping and getting together for girl talk?  Is that it?
We are here to create a POSITIVE and healthy perception of crossdressers and t-girls.  By going out in public we will show ourselves to the rest of the world.  For some of us, it will be the first time outside of our own home.  For the public, it might be the first time they have seen a girl like us.  It will be an opportunity to show the world that we are real people.

In a way, we have a huge responsibility to represent crossdressers to the world.  Crossdressers and people who identify as transgender are among the most misunderstood, and sadly, the most hated groups in the world.  We are here to show the world that we are real people, not freaks.

8So…how do we do that?
–We do this by behaving like ladies.  When I act like a lady, I am treated as a lady.  As a member of the group, I hope you will be kind to the rest of the world.
–We do this by dressing appropriately.  Going out to a museum in a cute top and floral skirt is perfect.  As much as I love my formal evening gown, it is not appropriate for a trip to the movies.  As a member of the group, I ask that you dress for the occasion and for your age.

–We do this by respecting the gender we are emulating.  We are not parodies of women.  We will not exaggerate mannerisms.  We will not be catty.  We love women and want to dress like them.  No one understands that more than I.  But we will not disrespect them.
–We are not perverts or fetishists.  We are not here because dressing up is a sexual turn on.  We are not here for a hook up.  This group is non-sexual.  This standard is solid.  Any violation of this expectation will see the member or members involved dismissed from the group.–We do this by being honest with ourselves and with others.  I am blessed to have a supportive wife.  I understand not all of us do.  I hope that those who attend these outings are honest with their significant others.

Wow, that seems kind of harsh.  Why are you so mean?

I am sorry if these standards and expectations are harsh.  We as a group are going to change the world.  If the world sees crossdressers are fetishists, drag queens and oblivious to appropriate fashion, we need to change that stereotype.  Not adhering to the above expectations will just emphasis any stereotypes one might have about us.
If you do not think you can adhere to these expectations, I kindly request you do not attend the outings.

5

Why aren’t the specific details for upcoming events available on your website?

Transpeople are among the most misunderstood group of people in the world.  We are met with violence, ridicule and demeaning words.  Although I have never had a bad experience, giggle or snide remark when I’ve gone out, I want to avoid any trouble.  MN T-Girls is about getting out into the world being a positive presence in the community.
Something I want to avoid is someone who hates transpeople to see where we are meeting ahead of time and show up to….well, who knows what.

Is this likely to happen?  No.  Is this a little too paranoid?  Yes.  But I want to make sure we are a fun, and SAFE group.

How do I join?

Send me an email at hannahgotta@gmail.com and I will put you on the mailing list.  You’ll get an email with details and information about the next event.

You’re beautiful.

Thank you, you are beautiful, too!

Love, Hannah

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  8. Sounds like a group that I would love to be a part of. But I live over in NH.

    Congrats on what seems like a well run and organized group of gurls.

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  13. Do you still meet?
    How often?
    Any cost? I was wondering about cash and I just realized that it could be a huge cost emotionally. Anyway how much money shiuld I figure into my budget for participation?
    Is there a time commitment? I usually work 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Sometimes I start as early as 2:30 AM and sometimes I work as late as 6:30 PM.
    My days off vary week to week and month to month
    Thank you

    • We still meet, we meet once a month. There is no cost unless what we’re doing costs money. If we go out for coffee, the cost is the price of a coffee.
      We usually meet on Saturdays, Sometimes in the afternoon, sometimes in the evening.

      Love, Hannah

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  39. Sounds like a lot of fun! I too, have a supportive wife, and am a gender nuetral “guy” most of the time (I go by Izzy), by am Isabel most weekends 🙂 . I consider myself Queer, or Gender Fluid. I am an alternative girl at any rate! Anyway, love going out shopping and socializing! See ya at pride!

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