Thursday, March 7, 2024

One Thing Leads to Another

Recently, Pinterest sends me emails featuring Pinterest images that it thinks I might be of interest. So hot on the high heels of yesterday’s Prom Time post, Pinterest's email included an image of two young fellows, Thayne and Tristan, wearing gowns that could be considered as prom dresses (image right). What a coincidence!

I was curious about Thayne and Tristan and Googled them to see if there were any other signs of them femulating. Nothing was discovered, but there was a Google reference to another “Tristan,” a transwoman in Kansas City (MO) who was voted as homecoming queen at her high school.

Thayne and Tristan (left), Tristan Young and Landon Patterson (right)

I Googled her (Tristan Young) story and not only was she selected homecoming queen, but her and a previous transwoman homecoming queen at the same high school, Landon Patterson, were honored by the Kansas City Council, which issued a resolution dedicating LGBTQ History Month to both women (click here to read all about it on the GLAAD website).

This is old news from last fall, but with all the transphobia closing in on us these days, it did my heart good to read about the support our trans sisters received from their community – especially in an area of the country that is not known for trans friendliness. Hurray for our side!

And in case you missed it, please visit my Saturday post all about taking action against the anti-trans legislation now in the works across the good ol’ USA.  

Source: Paige
Wearing Paige

New Zealand soldiers Ralph Dyer, Douglas Morison and Harold Robinson (boy photo) performed as female impersonators in Kiwi concert parties in the Pacific and Egypt during World War II. (The two on the right, Morison and Robinson, switch positions in the girl photo.)


  1. During WWII, it wasn't uncommon for soldiers and sailors to crossdress for various entertainment events, typically with official approval, and even encouragement at times . Hey, the military brass even supported Irving Berlin's musical " This Is The Army " that was full of crossdressing soldiers !

    When did the military tolerance for crossdressing change ?

  2. As I remember my junior high and high school days and all my anguish and need to hide my crossdressing desires and activities, I wonder if my life might have gone different these days as crossdressing has become much less forbidden than it was in the '70's.

  3. re: transphobia--as I like to make a wager now and then-if there was a way to bet on this subject I would put up $ that our great Constitution will eventually lead to wiping all of this ugly legislation now in the works . The Taliban have nothing on these folks

  4. Cool picture of the Kiwis drag entertainers. There are many photos out there on the net of the Kiwis. The Brits had a few "Soldiers in Skirts" units in both World Wars, and one troupe continued on after the war. I haven't found much from the Aussies. The Brits have long had the tradition of men playing women from the time of Shakespeare, and in music halls by "pantomime ladies". They even tolerated gays during the war because they needed all hands on deck, After the war, the gays had to quickly go stealth because the anti-homosexual laws were put into full force again. Most people know how even Alan Turing, who did work that literally turned the course of the war, was arrested and eventually committed suicide. But the tradition of female impersonation continues to this day across what used to be called The British Empire. Love the photo, Stana.

  5. I'm curious as to whether Thayne and Tristan were involved with a "womanless" beauty pageant. I don't know how prevalent these events are, but you can find many images from such pageants online. Oddly, it appears to be most common in Southern states. Go figure!