The Girl in Second Video, ABOVE, Miss Candy, from Missouri, died a few months back. RIP. She lived on Same Flloe as me. I was in ROOM 212 Ambassador Hotel, ROOM 219 was about 5 Queens (I am deliberate in terminology) who Whored Daily, (at Night) and perhaps she was a Transgender, but she was Forced to be a Drag Queen Whore walking the Ho-Stro O'farrell to Hyde, back Ellis to Larkin, Etc. all night.
I was also raised in the Ozarks, Boone County, Akansas, I never wanted to be Gay, a TG or any such a thing. However the PHOTOS of the TATTOOED TV is Mee. CHOICE does NOT enter into Sexual Preferance.
In 1989 When AIDS/HIV was Killing Gays all over, I DELIBERATELY & WITH ORAYERS to JEWS GREAT G-D. to BE CELEBRATE, A ENUCH, NO SEX.
I AM 65 And Alive. I Moarn these People who Cannot Stop Risky Behaviour.
HOWEVER..I was a Freight Hopping HOBO 1989-2006, pretty risky life style there also.
Who can hope to Confound the Fates?
When Transgender Tuesdays Started, 1993, I had been Transgendered 9 Years, Had attempted SUICIDES 3 TIMES, and was ON PAROLE from SAN QUENTIN for SELLING $10.00 Methampfiddeline To A Female Uncer Homophobe BITCH SNITCH, I was Sentence 1987, 2 Years Prison. I WAS UNFIT for PRISON & WIND UP in ATASCADERO STATE CRIMINAL INSANE HOSPITAL.
I TAKE OFFENCE at the LYING BITCH that TALKS TRASH about Dr. Garfield, the Hormone Doctor, Let me say, THAT BITCH LIES! I was Dr. Garfield.s Patient for Years, HE DID NOT USE SECOND NEEDLES, HE WAS A REFINED & SOFT SPOKEN "Gentleman!" AND never ask me for sex.
WE TRANS PEOPLE ALREADY HAVE A HARD TIME, But BITCHES LYING makes it WORSER! I Was Barry Zevin's Pet as Well, (Ho Ho Ho) and I AM Joanna Carol Bernays (OFFICAL NAME)
Lots of TRUELY INSANE IDIOTS live in San Francisco, LOTS OF STUPID IDIOTS Wear Female~Womens CLOTHES. Only 23% are ACTUALLY Gender Diasporated. MOST ARE JUST STUPID ASS WHORES trying to GET FREE SSI CHECKS!
I WAS PLACED IN THE BENTON ARKANSAS STATE HOSPITAL COLONY in 1968, by my Grandmother. I Spent 30 YEARS on BACK WARDS, & AM DIAGNOSED Schizophrenia Paranoid, VOICES not only I HEAR but THROUGH MY MOUTH a MULTITUDE OF VOICES SPEAK.
Viewers hear about the lives of twelve of the patients who came to the clinic starting in 1993, in their own words. Their stories reach back to some of the "bad old days" of the 1950s, recalling the sexual freedom movement of the 1960s, drug ravages of the '70s, Women's and GLB (and finally T) Liberation in the '80s, the HIV epidemic and queer activism of the '90s.
These true tales reveal what TG life was like over those decades on the streets of San Francisco and around the country -- and make it clear that it is still no bed of roses today. Clinic staff and stars of the community make cameo appearances. But it is the lives of these TG heroes (often unknown even by younger trans folk today) that provide pride in the present and hope for the future. Archival photos and amazing film clips provide background to their stories, from the 1950s through the 1990s and on into the clinic's nearly twenty years. The soundtrack includes an early Jazz Age song, the sultry singing of our narrator Veronica Klaus, original acoustic guitar music by trans artist Tamera Chance, period instrumentals by Peter Fogel of the Whoa Nellies, the very now music by both writer David Seipel and by the hot UK band Furiku.
Throughout, a graphic theme is faces: close-ups that let the viewer in; now-and-then portraits; and finally a gallery of snapshots of people along the entire gender spectrum, showing the greater possibilities for all of us today, due in part to the brave (even brazen) stands taken by those in the past.
Mark Freeman, Producer/Director, is one of the founders of the first public health transgender clinic in the U.S., where he spent seventeen years learning from and working with transgendered folks. Augmenting his other career as a producer, writer and therapeutic storyteller, this unique clinical experience informs a distinctive and emotionally rewarding documentary film. With Mel Novikoff, Harvey Milk & Allen Sawyer he organized San Francisco’s first mixed lesbian and gay film festival in 1978, raising funds to defeat the Briggs Initiative. He has served on Frameline’s Screening Committee, written for their festival program guides and escorted directors. His current video-blogcast “Now Then & Back When,” is a look at the function of popular music across generations. He was producer/writer/narrator of the KALW radio program “Healing Tales” 1990-’91, a series for people living with AIDS and those who cared for them, funded by the San Francisco Foundation. National distribution included complete series of the show on tape sent to 100 hospitals, hospices and HIV service organizations.