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Trans Star Allie Jade Announces Official Website with Grooby Network

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Burbank, CA – Budding trans starlet Allie Jade launched her official website through the Grooby Network today.

“I just am so happy to have this new site where I can get incredible, hot, goofy, and a little nerdy content to my fans!” said trans star Allie Jade. “I know they will love the easy access and amount available to them! Along with that. I cannot wait to share my life and loves with my awesome fan base! The ease of updating and the great ability of fans to see all the content beats out most any major sites!”

“Although Allie Jade is new to the industry, she is quickly building her fan base,” added Grooby Marketing Manager Kristel Penn. “It’s clear that she adores her fans and is dedicated to creating content that keeps them satisfied. I think they’ll be very pleased with what she has to offer.”

Jade was featured on Shemale Yum in October 2014 and decided to create her own website to serve her growing audience. Her site will feature steamy weekly photos and videos featuring transgirl on cisgirl action. With a wide variety of solo and hardcore content, Jade promises high quality photos and HD videos.

To celebrate the launch of her website, Jade will be doing a webcam show on December 19, 2014 at 6pm-8pm PST for members. Join her official website at AllieJade.XXX.

Grooby has partnered with ModelCentro to create an unique opportunity for models to design and mange their own websites. Models are able to control their content while using the branding and resources of Grooby Productions. AllieJade.XXX is the second in a series of new sites to be launched in the upcoming weeks, starting with KylieMaria.XXX. For those interested in creating their own website, visit GroobyNetwork.com for more information.

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Now Who’s the Meeni!

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December 18th, 2014|Categories: Featured Models, Featured Post|Tags: , , |0 Comments

When is a Shemale, not a Shemale?

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We work in porn. I prefer to call it adult entertainment, or erotica, but the word that most people understand is porn. Porn is a fickle business, which skirts the fringes of most societies – it doesn’t always conform to the most popular view – and has excelled in creating its own stereotypes and sub-cultures which many would find distasteful outside the “porn world,” whether addressing race, body type, sexual acts or genders. Porn sells a fantasy; there aren’t MILFs waiting to seduce pizza delivery boys and having ATM sex on a first date (or ever) would rarely be acceptable. Seductions rarely happen in locker rooms and there aren’t transsexuals prowling the streets with the agenda of tricking men into having sex with them.

Some of you may have seen a circulated press release recently regarding the word “shemale”, linked to a poll with the statement;

“We would like to see the use of the term “shemale” phased out and removed from your website. This not only affects trans women performers but all trans women.”

Despite my own personal feelings that the maker of this post is using it as a marketing tool to promote her own DVD products (something I applaud and respect her for) and seems to be creating a cult of personality for herself (which I don’t have so much respect for), despite the fact that I’ve answered this many times on social media or privately and despite the fact, I commented on the poll when it reached 500 posts – it seems that we’re drawing the ire, for not commenting again, when the poll passed it’s 1000 mark. Bob from Bobs-Tgirls.com responded to jibes with a rather factual and serious tweet, which then led to attacks on him. This is something I feel the poll’s author has been aiming for since the creation. There is no real interest in discourse, as there is no willingness to listen to facts or reason, just ignorant and naive rebuttals and barbs. This editorial will give some real facts about the word “shemale”, why it is used in porn and why it’s not only naive, but backwards, to believe that the removal of it (in the context of porn) is going to make any difference to transgendered people in real life.

One glaring fact is that despite the poll author’s constant tweets, PR campaign, and massive re-tweets, in over five weeks out of her 7500 followers, only a little over 1200 have been that interested in signing the petition. That’s 84% of people who were too disinterested to click two links and sign it. There has been a lot of models in the industry, who just think it’s all a bit ridiculous and have asked her not to speak for them. There was some sort of ignorant accusation made that girls wouldn’t sign as they’d be blackballed from the industry and the sites would refuse to work with them. This is based on absolutely no evidence whatsoever, and for my company I can say I wouldn’t let someone’s political views – or personal arguments with myself – stop a profitable model from returning to the studio. In fact, it’s happened numerous times, as many girls would attest (references can be supplied). Well, now that’s out of the way; on with the show.

It probably wouldn’t surprise most people to say that I agree with not using the word “shemale” to identify transgender individuals on our sites. Grooby is the most progressive of any of the larger adult TS websites with a mission statement that involves, “normalizing the models within the scene/situation”, “no ‘surprise’ scenes”, to be inclusive of all types of transsexuals (we were the first to show an FTM as well as post-ops), and to provide the widest spectrum of types of transsexuals (of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds and stages of transition). Although we didn’t coin the word “tgirl”, we were the most instrumental in using it and pushing it to be a good word, which I believe it is, and I use “tgirl” or “t” as my preferred noun. In 1999, we helped Bob come up with the name of his site, and we launched “Black Tgirls”. It’s also common knowledge that Grooby is the “go-to” site on the business side of the industry and we’ve consulted and helped change terminology massively on cams and dating companies, replacing “shemale” or “TV/TS” to more acceptable terms. We’re continuing to look at getting more involved with the transsexual community and have a good LGBT range of staff for our relatively small company, so to make accusations otherwise is to attack us for being ignorant to the community or disinterested is just more bullshit.

So why use the word “shemale”? Although the word wasn’t created by the sex industry, it’s there that it’s found its home and its usage. “Shemale” is a descriptor in the sex industry, long before the internet was born and continued to be the most appropriate word to describe MTF pornography worldwide. It is and should always be a word used in the context of porn and to identify that. I’ve written about this many times on our forums and social networks, explaining that this is a porn word and other proper terms should be used outside of porn. This isn’t unique to “shemale” – if you look across the porn industry it’s full of pejoratives used for sales and marketing that would never be used in real life situations. Attempting to link the usage of this word to attacks on transsexuals in the USA lacks any grounding in facts and I don’t believe if the word was removed from porn that it would have any bearing whatsoever. The ignorant, the bullies, the bigoted, and the oppressors would just move on to another word, which is the current flavor. I’m sure it is distressing to be called any word with which you dislike or has negative connotations, but changing the word isn’t going to stop that individual attacking.

I’m confident the question would be asked, “if ‘shemale’ offends so many people, then why not just change it to transsexual/transgender/tgirl?” Not only is ‘shemale’ a good descriptor for the type of porn companies like Grooby, Evil Angel, Kink, Devil’s Film, Shemale Strokers, Bob’s Tgirls, Shemale Club, and the many solo models sites who use it, it IS the most valuable word in terms of search engine results worldwide. It’s the most recognizable word for non-English speakers to find this content and with over 50% of our sales coming from non-English speaking countries, it would be problematic to not use it.

Google analytics show a wide difference between the searched words;

Shemale – 2.74 Million hits.
Tranny – 450,000 hits
Tgirl – 90,500 hits
Transsexual – 60,500 hits

So 30 times more people are searching on Google for the word “shemale” rather than “tgirl”. It would be unreasonable and unthinkable to ask companies to stop marketing to over 95% of its potential clientele?

There is another issue that in their short-sighted attempt to remove “shemale” from porn sites that has been overlooked by this minority (although it was spotted by some of the adult performers). If you were to Google “shemale” you’d be presented with page upon page of porn sites. There are no lifestyle, helplines, awareness or factual blogs, medical advice or activism. Just porn. A Google search of “transsexual” finds all those topics and more presented on the front page. Easy to find, relevant, and easy accessible. If adult companies started competing for “transsexual” over “shemale”, it would decimate and devalue the search on “transsexual”. In this way, having a “bad word” actually works better for those seeking transsexual knowledge as the porn can be found elsewhere.
We changed the name of the “Tranny Awards” in 2013 in an attempt to garner more mainstream attention and appeal to a wider range of sponsors, which is something we’ve been successful with on both counts this year. We changed the name to the more appropriate “Transgender Erotica Awards” – or “The TEAs”. We received a number of complaints, stating that now when someone searched for “Transgender” they’ll get redirected to a porn award. Although we’ve taken care to try and use search engine terms only for “transgender erotica” (and rank 1st page on Google), I believe as the event grows, it will appear higher on a “transgender” search.

Bob, from Bobs-Tgirls.com had already responded why he needed to use the word “shemale” on his website, yet kept getting hassled on why he hadn’t responded to the poll reaching 1000 strong. He stated, “we discussed the search engine aspects. If you get all your 1000+ petition signers to join my site, I can remove the word.” He’s taken the time to engage and made a valid point, yet the retorts given show really more what this poll is about: complaints about capitalism over lives and misguided digs and blackmailing. It was suggested that there would be site members out of those 1200 signers (doubtful) and that “good publicity” would be given to those who comply.

Statements such as,”in an industry that is struggling, when 1.2k are asking for something even if under 5% sign up that’s a lot of money coming in to a site” show how little she knows about the industry. Bob’s site probably converts at around 1:600, so even if these were all tgirl porn fans and qualified buyers (they’re not), only 2 would join if all 1200 clicked through.

Grooby is a site that aims to make a profit; that’s why we’re in business. We pay our staff well, we put a lot of money into the local economies we work in, and we pay over $750,000 in model fees directly to transsexuals worldwide each year. We’ve been doing this for over 18 years and we aim to continue. To stop using the word “shemale” in our site names and search terms would be (at this point) potentially devastating. Trying to change the brands would be so bad that it would possibly kill those sites. Other sites, including Bob’s, would be in the same boat.

It’s been pointed out that apparently we’re the biggest offender of the usage term “shemale” on our website “Shemale Yum”, using the word 17 times! I couldn’t see that many but what I did see was that every use of it was either in the name of the site, for example “Shemale Yum is the longest running…” or in search engine descriptors ” … shemale video …”. We don’t name specific individuals as shemales and we use other terms within the text also. These are sales pitches used to try and be picked up by search engines, or provide accessible reading and marketing to surfers who come across the site.

The fact remains that, apart from the financial issues and the threats from a handful of misguided individuals, I believe in the usage of the word “shemale” in porn as a website title or as search terms. I believe it’s better to have one word that identifies transgender porn award from other transgender websites and venues. I believe in educating people (as we always have done) on proper terminology, respect, and the normalization of transgendered people across the board. I don’t believe the rants and feet-stomping from people with no idea of this business is relevant or going to change anything. In my 18 years of business, I’ve stood by this and will state it again: as a model, you have a choice with whom to work, and if you don’t believe that we at Grooby treat you with respect and aim to present and promote you in the best possible light, then don’t work with us. If you are a potential member and disagree with what I believe or how our company presents the models, then you do have the choice to not pay for our product.

My final point is that despite my obvious irritations at those trying to poll for the word to be removed, they do generally have my respect. I respect that they are trying to do something instead of nothing. I feel they’re directing their energies in the wrong place and given all the issues that transgenders are facing worldwide daily, there are far bigger and more important situations that they could direct that energy to and that could have a positive effect, rather than complaining about a word.

When is a shemale not a shemale? There is no such person as a shemale.

December 15th, 2014|Categories: Featured Post, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Little Chio Packs a Punch

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Little Chio is a kinky transgirl with a smoking hot body, natural tits, and a bubble butt we’d like to sink our teeth into! She makes an appearance on Shemale Yum just in time for the holidays.  She tells us she loves anal and she loves showing off that ass of hers every chance she gets!

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Trans Star Danika Dreamz to Sponsor 7th Annual Transgender Erotica Awards

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Burbank, CA – TS Star Danika Dreamz recently announced her first-time sponsorship of the 7th Annual Transgender Erotica Awards. Dreamz is a previous nominee and eager to support the event.

“I’m so proud to be a first time sponsor for this year’s Transgender Entertainment Awards,” said TS Star Danika Dreamz. “It is truly a great opportunity and great time for the entire community. These award shows are a mainstay and deserve the support of the community and other stars in the industry to come together and celebrate our lives and the past year.”

Dreamz has appeared on numerous Canadian and American TS sites in the last few years. She is also a big supporter of the transgender community in Canada. Visit her official website,www.danikadreamz.com, for steamy scenes of Danika Dreamz and to keep updated on her adventures. This year will be her first time attending the TEAs and looks forward to meeting her fans at the show.

This year the 7th Annual Transgender Erotica Awards will be held on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA. The official After Party will be held on Monday, February 16, 2015 at the Avalon’s connecting property, the Bardot. Pre-sale tickets and sponsorship information can be found at theteashow.com.

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Grooby and ModelCentro Team Up for Revamped Grooby Network

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Burbank, CA – Grooby Productions and ModelCentro announced their partnership for the new Grooby Network platform. Trans models will now be able to create their own websites using ModelCentro’s unique service and the powerful marketing resources from both companies.

ModelCentro founder Stan D’Aman stated, “It’s with great pleasure that ModelCentro is teaming up with Grooby to target the transexual niche, and we’re confident that the collaboration of efforts will empower TS models and pay off for both parties involved!”

“We’ve worked with Adult Centro on other projects but when Stan told us about ModelCentro I immediately recognized how well it would work with many of our models,” said Grooby Productions owner Steven Grooby.  “These models love creating content and interacting with their fans, but the process of building a solo website was too problematic for them. This is the easiest system I’ve seen and the addition of the .XXX domain name is an added bonus for the models. We’ve a number of tgirl sites in the works and I’m excited about what we can do together.”

ModelCentro provides all the necessary tools for models to create, customize, and run their own membership sites. This includes hosting, billing, design, domain registration, and livecam. This unique platform is designed to empower its models. No previous experience or technical know-how is required, only a willingness to work within a simple interface and interact with fans. For more information about the company, visit www.modelcentro.com.

Grooby Productions was founded in 1996 and is currently based in Los Angles as the leader producer of transgender erotica. Operating over 30 membership websites, the company recently started offering models the opportunity to run their own sites. The company also hosts the Transgender Erotica Awards, now in its seventh year. More information about the show can be found at www.theteashow.com.

Grooby Productions and ModelCentro partnered in 2014 to create unique opportunity for trans models to run their own websites. Using ModelCentro’s unique platform, both companies will be using their marketing resources to help models promote themselves across their respective networks. Those who sign up will be promoted as part of the Grooby Network and have access to great informational support to help build their brand. Trans models interested in creating their own website should visit www.groobynetwork.com.

 

December 9th, 2014|Categories: Featured Post, News, Press Release|Tags: |0 Comments

Trans Star Eva Cassini Returns to Sponsor Transgender Erotica Awards

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Burbank, CA – TS star Eva Cassini announced her returning sponsorship of the upcoming 7th Annual Transgender Erotica Awards. Cassini is also nominated for Best Hardcore Performer and Best Solo Website.

“I am happy to once again be sponsoring these fine awards! I am truly excited to be a part of these events and help them as well,” said TS star Eva Cassini. “This will mark my third time attending the awards and I have to say that Grooby has done a miraculous job at making transfolk (not just those involved with porn) feel appreciated for who they are and the hard work we do. I am nominated for two awards this year and I hope to win, but I am more than pleased to be with my friends again, make new friends, and also shoot more porn, especially with many sexy girls!

“In October of 2014, I finally achieved getting my Brazilian Butt Lift! My butt is much bigger and my waist is much smaller and I am stoked to be able to utilize my new sexy curves outstandingly in upcoming porn shoots in February. I will be back and better than ever to provide the highest quality and performance for my fans, and especially my website members. I also want to wish all the girls and guys nominated the best of luck! Thank you my wonderful fans! And thank you Steven and all the Grooby peeps for all of this! Big hugs and Wet Kisses!”

Eva Cassini made her media debut on Shemale Yum in September of 2012 and was the Model of the Month for October of that same year. Since then she has appeared numerous Grooby websites, Kink’s TS Pussy Hunters, Bob’s TGirls, Licentia Productions, and Evil Angel. She recently shot a steamy threesome scene with Nickey Huntsman and Spencer Fox.

In late 2013, she launched her official website through the Grooby Network.  Featuring steamy hardcore and solo scenes, Cassini’s site showcases a variety of fetish content such as smoking, latex, and BDSM. Cassini is also doing an ongoing ONE-SHOT series, where she provides a creatively featured cumshot each week alongside her regular updates. Visit her official website at www.evacassini.com.

This year the 7th Annual Transgender Erotica Awards will be held on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA. The official After Party will be held on Monday, February 16, 2015 at the Avalon’s connecting property, the Bardot. Pre-sale tickets and sponsorship information can be found at www.theteashow.com.

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Grooby Partners with ModelCentro on Launch of KylieMaria.XXX

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Burbank, CA – TS starlet Kylie Maria announced the launch of her official website today through the Grooby Network powered by ModelCentro. In celebration of her new site, she will be doing a live cam show for members tonight at 5PM PST.  Visit her website at www.KylieMaria.xxx today to take advantage of the limited time promotional price of $14.99 a month.

“I’m so excited, I’ve finally got my own place where I can interact with all my fans!” said TS star Kylie Maria. “In addition to all the great content I have planned, I also will available to answer questions from fans and keep you up to date on my life in the porn industry with the kind of personal perspective you won’t find on other mega porn sites.”

“I’m extremely happy to be working with Model Centro who have built an amazing product which should appeal to many models and their fans,” said Grooby Productions owner Steven Grooby. “Kylie Maria has been one of the most popular performers of 2014 – she’s beautiful, very sexy and enjoys interacting with her fans across social media so she’s a perfect choice to be launching her own .XXX website.”

Kylie Maria debuted on Shemale Yum in January of 2014 and since then has appeared on various sites like Shemale XXX, Shemale Pornstar, Evil Angel, and TS Seduction. She is the first model to launch her website through the new Grooby Network platform. Members can expect original HD videos, high quality photo sets from Remy X and other guest photographers, and bi-monthly cam shows exclusively for members. Join today at www.kyliemaria.xxx.

Grooby has partnered with ModelCentro to create an unique opportunity for models to design and mange their own websites. Models are able to control their content while using the branding and resources of Grooby Productions. KylieMaria.xxx is the first in a series of new sites to be launched in the upcoming weeks. For those interested in creating their own website, visit www.groobynetwork.com for more information.

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December 1st, 2014|Categories: Featured Post, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Award Winning SPUNK Lube Returns as Sponsor of Transgender Erotica Awards

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Burbank, CA – Award winning personal lubricant SPUNK Lube returns as a sponsor of the 7th Annual Transgender Erotica Awards.  As the official lube sponsor, SPUNK Lube has been a long time supporter of the show.

“We love using SPUNK Lube in our Grooby scenes and we’re excited to have them again as a sponsor of the Transgender Erotica Awards,” said Grooby Productions owner Steven Grooby. “It isn’t a party until there’s SPUNK Lube involved.”

“SPUNK Lube is honored to support the Transgender Erotica Awards year after year,” said SPUNK Lube owner STR8cam Jeff.  “Celebrating the accomplishments of the TS adult industry, SPUNK Lube appreciates TEA choosing SPUNK Lube as their official personal lubricant. The Transgender Erotica Awards continues reaching new highs and we back them 100% with everything they have accomplished.”

D. Enterprises is best known for manufacturing award winning personal lubricants. In 2010, they released a water based silicone lube called STR8cam Lube that is safe to use with all toys and materials. It quickly became the lubricant of choice of many adult studios because it looks and feels like real cum.

In 2011 D. Enterprises followed up with their next product line, SPUNK Lube.  Combining the award winning hybrid formula, but also includes two new products.  With great demand from customers for a long lasting personal lubricant, SPUNK Lube Pure Silicone was created since it doesn’t dry. The newest addition to the SPUNK Lube family is SPUNK Lube Pink. Our Pink formula is colorful and fun to use. It’s a special hybrid formula that’s non sticky and non-staining. Visit www.spunklube.com for more information.

This year the 7th Annual Transgender Erotica Awards will be held on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA. The official After Party will be held on Monday, February 16, 2015 at the Avalon’s connecting property, the Bardot. Pre-sale tickets and sponsorship information can be found at  www.theteashow.com. Guests will also receive a free sample of SPUNK Lube Hybrid.

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The Grooby Girls Xmas TGirl Competition Special!

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The Grooby Girls Xmas Tgirl Competition Special!!!

Closing date – January 4th 2015

Submit ASAP

The earlier we get it, the more publicity we can give you!

Here’s the skinny … either wearing one of our very special Grooby Girls Xmas T-shirts OR or another Grooby Girls Tshirt OR a Grooby Girls tattoo, send us a collection of your best Xmas photos taken by yourself (selfies) or your friends. Points will particularly be awarded for outdoor shoots, hot sets, making sure there is Xmas or seasonal themes in the photos and anything creative.   We’ve had lots of entries for previous competitions but we aim to go into 2015 with this being the largest yet, which is why we’ve increased the prizes – win Amazon Gift Cards and start your New Year with a bang!

Grooby has a lot of exciting ideas for Grooby Girls and other transsexual model opportunities for 2015, so if you want to be part of it, this is the place.   We are open to anyone, whether you have been a model with us, or not.  This isn’t just for models but for any tgirls who are super Grooby!

Previous winners for the Halloween competitions created photo sets.

You can do what you wish!

You can enter as many times as you wish by sending the photos to;
admin@grooby.com with any text and social media or website links you wish to add.

Videos will also be accepted.

TWO TOP PRIZE WINNERS OF: $100 Amazon Gift Card Each
TWO RUNNERS UP OF $50 Amazon Gift Card Each

We’re ready right now for your photos. Don’t miss this!

November 26th, 2014|Categories: Featured Post, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Famed Photographer Amy Bexxx to Sponsor Transgender Erotica Awards

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Burbank, CA – Photographer Amy Bexxx recently announced her support and first-time sponsorship of the Transgender Erotica Awards. Bexxx is currently nominated in the category of Best Photographer.  The event will take place on February 15th, 2015 at the Avalon in Hollywood, with the official After Party scheduled for the following night at the Bardot.

“We’re so thrilled to have support from talented creative professionals like Amy who don’t work exclusively in the adult industry,” said Grooby Productions owner Steven Grooby. “I think it speaks to how our show is evolving and hopefully attracting a wide array of people to support the Transgender Erotica Awards.”

“I am honored to be a part of such an amazing community of creative performers,” added photographer Amy Bexxx. “I am inspired by all of you and I look to making sexy perverted art with everyone in the future!”

Amy Bexxx is a photographer with more than 10 years of experience working in the entertainment industry. She graduated from Bridgewater State College with a B.A. in Theater and moved to NYC to work as a standup comedian. She appeared on Howard Stern, toured the East Coast, and produced a topless comedy Breast Cancer benefit show called “Generosi-titties” that raised money for The Young Survival Coalition. During this time she began studying Digital Photography at The Fashion Institute of Technology and soon began her creative career as a freelance photographer.

Bexxx has shot for a number of big name clients, such as Time Out New York, Get Out Magazine, Live Nation, Irving Plaza, Brittany Andrews, Whitney Day Events, Hot Rabbit, FTM Fucker, James Darling, and Michelle Austin.  Visit her official website at www.amybexxx.com.

The 7th Annual Transgender Erotica Awards will be held on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA. The official After Party will be held on Monday, February 16, 2015 at the Avalon’s connecting property, the Bardot. Pre-sale tickets and sponsorship information can be found at www.theteashow.com.

Sponsor and media inquiries can be directed to kristel@grooby.com.

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November 25th, 2014|Categories: Featured Post, News, Transgender Erotica Awards|Tags: |0 Comments

Grooby Calendar Proceeds to be Donated to Transgender Law Center

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What’s the best way to kick off 2015? How about by doing some good? If you purchase one of our limited edition Grooby Girl calendars, we’ll donate the proceeds to the Transgender Law Center. 12 months of Grooby Girls to hang on your walls and the money is going to a good cause! Sounds great to us.

The Transgender Law Center works to change law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity of expression. They envision a future where gender self-determination and authentic expression are seen as basic rights and matters of common human dignity.

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A Third of Fortune 500 Companies Now Cover Transgender Health Care

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The number of Fortune 500 companies willing pay for sex reassignment surgeries and other transgender-related healthcare has gone from zero in 2002 to 169 this year, according to a new report from the Human Rights Campaign.

The report, which ranks corporations on their treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans employees, also found that more than half of corporations with more than 500 employees that participated in the survey now cover the procedures. That’s 418 firms.

Some of the biggest names in corporate America are among those who have signed up to cover the procedures, at up to $75,000 per employee. Facebook Inc., Visa, Starbucks Corp., CVS Health Corp. and Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc. are just some of the firms that decided this year to begin covering the procedures for their workers for the first time.

“The jump in terms of employers adopting transgender benefits has been the most dramatic of any single aspect of the Corporate Equality Index in its entire history,” said Deena Fidas, the director of the Human Rights Campaign’s Workplace Equality Program, which has been producing the report for more than a decade.

Ratings in the Corporate Equality Index are derived from a look at five major areas, including: recruiting efforts, whether firms have explicit gender identity and sexual orientation anti-discrimination protections, and if they have extended health care and other benefits to same-sex partners.

While the vast majority of Fortune 500 companies now have nondiscrimination policies that explicitly protect employees from being fired for their gender identity or orientation, companies have moved much more slowly when it comes to covering transgender health care.

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“Across a lot of the businesses, very well-meaning people were quite anxious about these benefits,” Fidas said. “They wondered if there’d be murmurings among the workforce.”

It took many “uphill conversations” to convince some big employers that transition-related health care is not elective or cosmetic for transgender people, Fidas said.

Such health care can include: sex reassignment surgery, breast augmentation or mastectomy, hormone therapy, short-term leave and counseling.

The vast majority of health insurance plans explicitly ban the coverage of any transition-related care, grouping those procedures with elective cosmetic surgery.

This has slowly begun to change as mainstream medical organizations, including the American Medical Association, have announced new positions in recent years stating that sex reassignment surgery is not elective for some transgender people. (The American Medical Association said in 2008 that “gender dysphoria” is a “serious medical condition” that can result in “suicidality and death” without proper treatment.)

“Transition-related care is absolutely essential to trans people who are seeking to be themselves,” said Lisa Mottet, deputy executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality. “In many cases, this care is actually life-saving.”

Not every transgender person wants surgery, but having it as an option is crucial, she said.

Some state officials are also beginning to move in that direction. Eight states have banned insurance companies from explicitly excluding surgeries for transgender people, and a handful of states even offer coverage for the procedures through Medicaid.

The Human Rights Campaign says that businesses that have decided to provide the care have not had to increase insurance premiums. The cost has been “so small it’s not quantifiable,” Fidas said. That might be in part because so few people in the country are transgender. The Williams Institute at UCLA estimates the transgender population at one third of one percent.

“There’s not one number that will tell you how many people are transgender in corporate America,” Fidas said. “We’re on the brink of seeing more people being able to be visible in their jobs and to be able to be more open about the fact that they’re transgender.”

Nancy Kelly, the director of compensation and benefits at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, said larger companies can no longer remain competitive if they are not offering transgender benefits. The bank decided this year to begin to cover transition-related health care services as of Jan 1. Kelly said she is not sure if any of the bank’s 1,200 employees are transgender or will want to access the new benefits when they become available. The Federal Reserve banks of Boston, Cleveland and Richmond also decided to offer the benefits this year.

“It was not a particular employee request, it was more about diversity and inclusion and being a competitive employer,” Kelly said.

A CVS spokeswoman said the company changed its health coverage to include sex reassignment surgery to “provide all colleagues with meaningful choices regarding their health care.”

(Source: Liz Goodwin and posted on Yahoo News)

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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014

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Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance.   Each year, we reflect on those who lost their lives through violence.  The GLAAD website, states that the day “honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence” but when a report was published in “The Guardian” yesterday that almost 50% of transgender youths in the UK had considered suicide, I believe the remit of the TDoR should also include those.  When a person has been so marginalized, misunderstood, alienated or abused that they have nowhere to turn but to consider taking their own lives, then that life would also have been lost through anti-transgender violence.

We work in the entertainment industry – an industry that creates and sells fantasies and it’s always been important to educate on that distinction.  The models or performers working in the transsexual adult industry in the past few years have done a lot to help normalize who transsexuals are; that each one is individual, with a different background, different outlook, different ideas on politics, different tastes in music & culture, they look different and they act different.  Their identity doesn’t come because they’re transsexual – they are individuals who are transsexual.   The pornography industry, is showcasing transsexuals faster that any other industry and breaking down the stereotypes – and this is what is needed across all industries.

As every year, there have been too many deaths of transgendered people across the world but what we are starting to see in 2014, is some media starting to report more fairly and law enforcement taking hate crimes against transgendered people seriously.   Jennifer Laude Sueselbeck was murdered by a US marine in the Philippines received worldwide attention and closer to us, a well-known model who was beaten and raped in NYC, had the closure of seeing her attackers jailed after a lengthy police investigation.   However, the violence against transgendered people is still disproportionate compared to other people in society.

I don’t believe in my lifetime, I will see the complete normalization and integration of transsexuals into society, if one expects to see a transsexual to not turn heads or cause a second glance.  Human’s will always look at someone who is different to them – but it’s not always with malice but often just out of interest and that’s something that needs to be accepted.   I see it when out with transsexual friends – and the instinct is to either be defensive or retreat.   The better way, as I can attest to having watched these friends, is to engage and be themselves.   As friends, family, employers, co-workers … or even as a fan of transsexual pornography, we have the same duty.  To educate the un-educated.  To show that transgendered people are individuals, that don’t conform to stereotypes and are the same as everyone else.  This is how hate crimes against any group will reduce.

I don’t believe I will see the complete normalization and integration – but I truly believe that if we/I,  (the “allies”) engage as well as refuse to allow our friends to be alienated or humiliated, then I will live to see a world where transsexual persons are no longer a marginalized or separate group.

Please take a moment to think on the girls and guys who have died through ignorance and hate.  You can see news reports on some of these at The Grooby Post

-Steven Grooby

(This post originally appeared on Grooby Steven’s Blog)

TS Star Nikki Montero Returns as 7th Annual Transgender Erotica Awards Sponsor

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Burbank, CA – TS Star and TEA nominee Nikki Montero is proud to return as a sponsor of the 2015 Transgender Erotica Awards. Montero is nominated for Best Non-US Performer and for her website LatinaTranny.com.  The event will take place on February 15th, 2015 at the Avalon in Hollywood, with the official After Party scheduled for the following night at the Bardot.

“This is Nikki’s second year as a sponsor and I think it’s fantastic that we’re getting international and independent producers involved with the show,” said Grooby Productions owner Steven Grooby. “The Transgender Erotica Awards exists, in no small part, because of people like Nikki who want to support their industry and its fans.”

“I am very proud to sponsor the 2015 TEA,” said TS star Nikki Montero. “I am very happy about my multiple nominations. I will be attending the show and visiting the USA for the first time.  2015 will be a great year for me. Me and my Chilean rock band EDONIS plan to record more songs for our new album. We also have rock shows schedule for early 2015 (January-March) in Santiago de Chile and Viña del Mar.”

Nikki Montero’s newest project, ShelesbianPOV.com, features TS on TS action with Montero herself and TS models in South America, UK, and Europe. Montero has also appeared on ShemaleYum.com and ShemalePornstar.com this year.

This year the 7th Annual Transgender Erotica Awards will be held on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA. The official After Party will be held on Monday, February 16, 2015 at the Avalon’s connecting property, the Bardot. Pre-sale tickets and sponsorship information can be found at theteashow.com.

Sponsor and media inquiries can be directed to kristel@grooby.com.

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