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Grooby to Host Second Annual ‘TEA Con’ at Avalon on March 4th

Los Angeles, CA – The TEAs are proud to announce their second annual fan convention, TEA Con, to be hosted on March 4th from 1-5pm at the Avalon in Hollywood. Currently the event has over 30 performers and sponsors confirmed to sign and exhibit that day.

TEA Con is part of three-day schedule of events which include the official pre-party on Friday at the Bardot, TEA Con on Saturday at the Avalon, the TEA Show Celebration hosted by TGirl Events at Cheetahs on Saturday night, and rounding out with the Awards on Sunday night at the Avalon.

“Although it’s only our second time hosting TEA Con, I’ve already seen an increase in interest and predicted attendance since last year,” said Grooby’s Marketing and Editorial Director Kristel Penn. “With the craziness of our other events, we thought this would be a great opportunity for fans to meet their favorite performers in a more casual setting.”

For a full list of confirmed performers and companies, visit: https://www.theteashow.com/teashow-convention

TEA Con is free for those who purchase 3-day all-access passes from theTEAShow.com. Otherwise, it is $5 cash at the door. Customers are encouraged to bring cash to the event as many of the performers will be selling headshots and other merchandise.

The TEAs (also known as the Transgender Erotica Awards), now in its ninth year, celebrates the accomplishments of the trans adult industry and its performers. From its humble beginnings as an online competition started by Grooby, the TEAs are now a three-day event that includes a pre-party, fan convention, and awards program.

The 2017 TEAs will be hosted by viral sensation and TEA Lifetime Achievement winner TS Madison at the Avalon in Hollywood. The pre-party will be held on March 3 at the Bardot, the fan convention will be held on March 4 at the Avalon, and the awards will be held at the Avalon on March 5.  The Avalon and its connecting property, the Bardot, are located at 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Discounted pre-sale tickets are available for purchase at theTEAShow.com.

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February 17th, 2017|Categories: Featured Post, News||0 Comments

Grooby’s “All My Mother’s Lovers” Directed by Mona Wales, Arabelle Raphael Now Available for Purchase

Los Angeles, CA – Grooby and Exquisite are proud to announce the release of their newest DVD, All My Mother’s Lovers. The title is co-directed by and stars Mona Wales and Arabelle Raphael, with performances by Freya Wynn, Delia Delions, Mandy Mitchell, and Bianca Stone. It hits the shelves today and can be purchased at the GroobyStore.com on its own or bundled with Wales’ award-winning directorial debut, Real Fucking Girls.

All My Mother’s Lovers is a tantalizing taboo tale where young Freya Wynn finds herself following in her mother’s (Delia Delions) footsteps to the front door of a lesbian commune and into the arms of her mother’s lovers (Mona Wales, Arabelle Raphael, Mandy Mitchell, Bianca Stone). Seduced by the beautiful women living on the country estate, All My Mother’s Lovers follows Wynn’s sexual awakening.

“This movie is very special for Mona and me,” said co-director Arabelle Raphael. “We just fell in love with the property when we saw it and we knew we wanted to make something beautiful and tender. It reminded us of a film we both watched as a kid. This is a re-telling of Bernardo Bertolucci’s Stealing Beauty with a lesbian twist. This film is also about self-discovery, love, and family.  We made something personal and really sexy at the same time. Making this film felt very much like we were there living on this lesbian commune. We put a lot of work into this, I hope everyone enjoys it!”

Arabelle Raphael is a multi-AVN nominated performer who just launched her website ArabelleRaphael.com recently. She’ll be launching another site in May and can be followed directly on Twitter @ArabelleRaphael for more updates.

“I loved making All My Mother’s Lovers because this movie had it all, beautiful women, a stunning location, an awesome script that paid homage to both 1990s coming of age movies and 1970 nudist camp porn flicks,” said co-director Mona Wales. “Like every movie I hope to make, this movie was made with a great amount of care and attention to detail the result of which is a porn movie that people want to pay for.”

Mona Wales is an AVN-nominated and TEA winning performer. Her directorial debut, Real Fucking Girls, swept at both AVN and XBIZ in 2017 winning Trans Release of the Year. Visit her official website at MonaWales.xxx and follow her on Twitter @MonaWalesxxx.

“Just a few weeks after winning both AVN and Xbiz for her directorial debut ‘Real Fucking Girls’, Mona Wales returns as co-director with Arabelle for this fabulous release,” added Steven Grooby. “I don’t think I’ve seen anything like this in my 20 years working in transgender porn. It’s stunning to look at, it has the right balance of story, romance, and sex, and it just all comes together beautifully – everyone involved should be very proud and I’m just happy we can be associated with it.”

 

About Grooby

Founded in 1996, Grooby is currently based in Los Angeles and is the leading producer of transgender erotica. Operating over 30 membership websites, the company has numerous popular DVD lines and operates the GroobyNetwork.com, which gives models a unique opportunity to own and manage their own solo site. They are also the host of the annual Transgender Erotica Awards. For more information, visit Grooby.com.

 

2017 TEA Schedule of Events

The 2017 TEAs are quickly approaching and we want to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the festivities! Be sure to visit theTEAShow.com for more information!

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Notes: We’ll be updating this page with more information in the coming weeks, so please remember to check back!

FRIDAY

THE OFFICIAL TEA PRE-PARTY | 9pm-2am
Bardot | 1737 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA

SATURDAY

THE OFFICIAL TEA CON (FAN CONVENTION) | 1-5pm
Avalon | 1735 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA
Cover: $5 at the door or free admission when you purchase a 3-day all-access pass

TRANS ALL-STAR TEA SHOW CELEBRATION | 8pm-2am
Cheetahs | 4600 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
More info: TGirlEvents.com

JAMIE’S TGIRL NIGHTS | 9pm-2am
Hamburger Mary’s Long Beach | 330 Pine Avenue, Long Beach, CA
More info: TGirlNights.com

SUNDAY

THE TEA SHOW AWARDS
Avalon | 1735 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA

7:00-8:00pm // Cocktail Hour
8:00pm – 9:45pm // Red Carpet
10pm – 1am // Awards Program

**Red Carpet will close PROMPTLY at 9:45pm, so please come early! 

Getting to know three-time TEA nominee Lianna Lawson!

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Lianna Lawson is a new face in the trans porn scene who has made a big impact and become a fan favorite. Her work can be seen on several different sites such as Shemale Yum and Tgirls.porn, and she can also frequently be found camming. Lianna was nominated for three 2017 TEAs for Best New Face, Best Solo Model, and Best Scene with Casey Kisses.

Hello Lianna and thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview!

No problem, I’m happy to oblige!

Lianna Lawson TEACongratulations on your three TEA nominations! How does it feel to get that many nominations?

It’s almost surreal. I wasn’t going into porn thinking I’d get nominated for anything, however that being said, it’s amazing to have not only one but three nominations among many other talented and beautiful ladies. So something is being done right, I think.

How did you get started working in the porn industry?

Well I just started posting images of myself on social media revealing more and more. Eventually Grooby director Omar Wax scouted me and got my ass, quite literally in front of a camera. The rest kinda just went from there.

Many consider being a model in the porn industry would be a dream job. Is the job really as glamorous and as much fun as people would assume?

To the uninformed it would seem like the “dream job,” but it is, in fact at the end of the day, a job. I mean there are some cool parties with cool people though, but you gotta *work* to get there.

What’s your favorite part of the job and your least favorite part?

My favorite part about the job is getting to meet all the amazing people in front of AND behind the camera. Some of the most interesting and amazing people I’ve ever met have been through doing porn. As for the least favorite thing about the job is the stigma attached with being a trans sex worker.

What advice would you give to aspiring models who want to get into the industry?

I would tell them that they should know the risks and to think really long and hard about what they want out of working in the adult industry.

Who are some of the people who have influenced you the most throughout your career?

A lot of my influences comes from fans and friends, some of my friends being people like Shiri, Robin Banks, and Natalie Mars. All wonderful people. As they’ve all definitely helped me throughout my career in one way or another.

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Can you tell us what Grooby means to you?

Well as you know Grooby is one of the flagship companies that produces and distributes trans porn. That being said, it’s quite an honor to be featured by them and basically be propelled onto the home screens for those that appreciate and admire trans porn. And for that I’m pretty grateful. It means a great deal that I can be a part of the Grooby community and be accepted for who I am.

Does your family know you work in the porn industry and if so, how do they feel about it?

They know I do porn, but like any parents they’re concerned with all the risks associated with doing porn, I assure them that I am safe and doing well. They’re not happy with my choice to be in porn, but hey I’m here.

What was your childhood like growing up?

My childhood was pretty ordinary growing up so to say; I grew up in a military household, so there was lots of moving around and some strict rules. I was also the youngest of three siblings and for the most part I stayed outta trouble, got good grades, and played an unhealthy amount of video games. I didn’t necessarily have any long friendships because of the moving, so I found solace with online games and their communities and kinda explored things from there.

Lianna LawsonHave you always known you were trans, and was it a process to come to terms with that?

I wouldn’t say that I always knew I was trans, but I had a feeling that things were not “right” growing up. My teens were basically a period of self-discovery and lots of teen angst. And being raised in a fairly strict conservative household did push me to hide some of the ways I felt and acted. Initially I thought I was just gay, but I was drawn more to the feminine side of things and felt more comfortable exploring those aspects of myself. Eventually I sought professional help and guidance when I was 23 which allowed me to be more comfortable with myself and much happier.

Is your family supportive and accepting of you?

I would say they’re still getting used to the fact that I’m transitioning and are slowly coming to terms with it in their own special way.

How do you address those who claim that trans women are being exploited as sex workers?

There’s exploitation in almost every aspect of life, to think that trans sex workers are an exception is a little naive. You just have to have a steady head about yourself and know when something just isn’t right.

Violence and suicide are two of the biggest problems that the trans community faces, with 41% of trans people attempting suicide. What can we as a community, and more importantly, what can society do to address the issues which all too often leave trans people feeling like their only option is to end their life?

A part of the solution would be the community recognizing the warning signs when people are at risk of committing suicide. It’s up to the community to know and address what’s wrong or troubling the individuals who reside in said community. Support groups for LGBTQ people would be a great place for trans people seeking help and to get the care that they need to help prevent suicide. With increased efforts by the community it can bring awareness to society to change for the better and hopefully decrease suicide rates among transgender people.

What do you feel are the biggest issues facing the transgender community right now?

I think one of the big issues facing the transgender community would be acquiring and maintaining a job in the workforce without discrimination or fear of losing their job and having job security not only on a federal level. The mainstream media tends to focus on some non important issues like trans women in bathrooms and are primarily concerned with what our genitals look like. So the public is being informed that when it comes to trans people, you should be afraid or disturbed. Not to mention the media has a tendency to portray only the bad news, but that’s an entirely different subject.

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There is a negative perception of the adult entertainment industry and those who work in it by mainstream society. What can we as an industry do to break down those stereotypes and get people to view us in a more positive light?

What would really help break down the negative perception of the adult industry would be the normalization of sex and breaking down how it is seen as a holy ritual. However that isn’t going to happen anytime soon because we live in a puritanical world where violence is rewarded and sex is shamed. Hopefully society’s attitude towards the adult entertainment industry will evolve and everyone will be better for it.

Who inspires you?

I’d say friends and a little bit of Sasha Grey.

As a trans woman do you find it difficult to date, along with being a pornstar?

Well I don’t date much and I’ve only been on a couple dates and the dates I have been on the people I’ve seen have known that I’m trans and do porn. I can see how it would be difficult, but I have not encountered those problems just yet.

When you’re not working, what activities do you enjoy in your free time?

Well I enjoy playing videogames, watching movies, reading books, etc. y’know the usual. Two things worth mentioning though are my interests in photography and dancing. I’d like to explore a little bit more with both, but they’re kinda just little hobbies that I dabble in. Also dancing is a great way to stay active.

I read that your favorite movie is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, which is also one of my favorites. Do you enjoy classic movies?

Yea I really enjoy the classics, they’re a great place to delve into the beginnings of a really fascinating industry.

With your interest in photography would you eventually like to get behind the camera and shoot or produce porn?

I think it’d be an interesting move to shift from in front of the camera to behind and end up shooting porn. That would be something to see.

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Do you enjoy interacting with your fans on social media?

Sometimes it’s an absolute blast talking to people from all over the world and other times it’s a total drag. For example I can talk about some really cool things like chemistry or firefighting and other times it’s some Joe Blow who is looking for some wish fulfillment or a cheap thrill. it’s kinda all over the place, lots of hits and misses.

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?

That I have a dick, but seriously I think people would be surprised to know that I’m down to earth and a fairly easy going person.

Where do you see yourself in ten years?

I just don’t know, I do however hope that it is not as a statistic.

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview Lianna, it was a pleasure!

Be sure to follow Lianna on Twitter and Tumblr!

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Transformation Magazine celebrates 30 years in print with release of their 100th issue

Reno, NV – America’s #1 transgender magazine, Transformation, announced their historic 100th issue is now available for purchase at Centurianonline.com. The expanded 132-page special issue honors the past, present, and future of the groundbreaking title, which has been in print for 30 years thanks to visionary founding editor Jeri Lee, who passed away in 2016.

“It is a dream come true to mark such an incredible milestone in our publishing history and continue our mission to demystify gender identity and gender expression with a unique title like Transformation,” said Editor-In-Chief Hanna Rodgers. “These things were rarely spoken of back when Jeri published his first issue three decades ago, but now drag has gone mainstream, transgender people are serving in public office, and the gender binary is being challenged by celebrities, which shows how the modern world is finally awakening to the community we have been serving all this time.”

Issue #100 includes a stunning cover and bondage pictorial of Raquel Star by Lord Morpheous, a special tribute to Jeri Lee, interviews with Natalie Mars and Krissy4U, an exclusive chat with Veronica Vera founder of Miss Vera’s School for Boys Who Want to be Girls, Luscious in Lingerie photos by Altomic Visuals, beauty tips from Isabella Sorrenti, and incredible art & illustrations from the vault of Transformation. All of this is in addition to popular regular columns and features. To purchase your collectible copy before they sell out, visit Centurianonline.com.

Transformation Magazine embraces everyone on the gender spectrum to show the world that it is important to be true to yourself and express your individuality, from TG/TS to Drag to Queer to Fluid. Their aim is to encourage these efforts by demystifying the variety of “gender identities” with enlightening and entertaining content. Visit their official site at CenturianOnline.com to purchase an issue. You can also follow them on Twitter at @transpubinc.

Eros.com to Sponsor ‘Best Solo Site’ Award at 2017 TEAs

Los Angeles, CA – Eros.com is proud to announce their sponsorship of the ‘Best Solo Site’ award at the upcoming 2017 TEAs to be held on March 5, 2017, at the Avalon in Hollywood.

“As a proud and long-time sponsor of the Transgender Erotica Awards, Eros.com is honored to once again show our support to the Trans Community,” said a representative from Eros.com. “We are pleased to be able to provide a high class and upscale advertising experience for our transgender entertainers, and are excited for what 2017 will bring!”

“The ‘Best Solo Site’ category is one of my favorites at the TEAs because it gives recognition to performers who run their own sites,” added Steven Grooby. “In recent years we’ve seen an increase in self-produced content and sites, so the competition is very tight for this year’s award!”

Previous winners of the ‘Best Solo Site’ category include Venus-Lux.com, TSJamieFrench.com, and TS-Jesse.com. To see this year’s nominees, visit theTEAShow.com.

Launched in 1997, Eros was the first worldwide advertising site tailored to service transgender entertainers, offering premium advertising, qualified traffic, and world-class customer service. Check out their official website at Eros.com.

The TEAs (also known as the Transgender Erotica Awards), now in its ninth year, celebrates the accomplishments of the trans adult industry and its performers. From its humble beginnings as an online competition started by Grooby, the TEAs are now a three-day event that includes a pre-party, fan convention, and awards program.

The 2017 TEAs will be hosted by viral sensation and TEA Lifetime Achievement winner TS Madison at the Avalon in Hollywood. The pre-party will be held on March 3 at the Bardot, the fan convention will be held on March 4 at the Avalon, and the awards will be held at the Avalon on March 5.  The Avalon and its connecting property, the Bardot, are located at 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA, 90028. Discounted pre-sale tickets are available for purchase at theTEAShow.com.

Meet Your Fave Grooby Girls Tonight at TGirl Nights in Long Beach!

Hang out with your favorite Grooby Girls tonight at Hamburger Mary’s Long Beach as part of Jamie Jameson’s TGirl Nights! Doors open at 9pm with $5 cover ALL NIGHT!

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[Photos] AVN Expo 2017 Re-Cap

I’ve been sitting on these photos from the AVN Expo a few weeks ago, but I’ve only been able to come up for air today as everyone here at Grooby is TEA planning overdrive right now (and by the way, have you bought your TEA 3-Day All-Access Pass Yet?).

As I learned this time around, AVN is not a sprint, but rather a marathon. And in this marathon, the cups of water waiting for you as you round the bends are actually vodka.  Although we didn’t have a booth, we had plenty to do while we were on the convention floor. Fran from Shemale Strokers kindly let us bother her throughout the week

I was fortunate enough to moderate a wonderful personal panel called “Sex Is…Trans Activity” with Aubrey Kate, Foxxy, and Natalie Mars in the Joint. They talked candidly about their lives and how their work personas differed from their real selves.

I also participated on a fun panel with some big women in the adult industry called R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Grooby Dev took video of the panel, so I’ll be posting that soon as well!

In the meantime, enjoy the pics!

 

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January 30th, 2017|Categories: Featured Post||0 Comments

TS Micha Angela to Sponsor 2017 TEAs

 

Los Angeles, CA – Performer TS Micha Angela proudly announced her returning sponsorship of the 2017 TEAs. She will also be attending the 3-day event and is looking forward to meeting her fans in person.

“Totally honored and stoked to be a part of our awesome industry!” said TS Micha Angela. “2017 will be my 3rd TEA and I’m pretty sure they will just keep getting better!  Thanks so much for being the amazing fans that you are and I look forward to giving you more of what you want!  XXX!”

“We’re thrilled to have Micha’s continued support of the TEAs,” said Grooby’s Marketing and Editorial Director Kristel Penn. “She was a great presence at last year’s show and I’m looking forward to seeing her again in March.”

TS Micha Angela is a USA born adult actress/producer who came from the fields of action sports and environmental biology. Originally from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, she’s called South Lake Tahoe, California, home since being kicked out by her family two years ago. She is the development manager for her official website, MichaAngela.com, and is directly involved in all aspects of her production.

In the winter months, she is a freelance writer for Snowshoe Magazine and enjoys being an avid snow conservationist, while tempting the steeps and avalanche prone Sierra Nevadas on her snowboard. During the summer months she once instructed in-line skating at Camp Woodward, but now enjoys kayaking on Lake Tahoe, saltwater fishing, and shooting content for her site. She has collaborated with performers like TS Kelly Clare and photographers like Altomic Visuals.

The TEAs (also known as the Transgender Erotica Awards), now in its ninth year, celebrates the accomplishments of the trans adult industry and its performers. From its humble beginnings as an online competition started by Grooby, the TEAs are now a three-day event that includes a pre-party, fan convention, and awards program.

The 2017 TEAs will be hosted by viral sensation and TEA Lifetime Achievement winner TS Madison at the Avalon in Hollywood. The pre-party will be held on March 3 at the Bardot, the fan convention will be held on March 4 at the Avalon, and the awards will be held at the Avalon on March 5.  The Avalon and its connecting property, the Bardot, are located at 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA, 90028. Discounted pre-sale tickets are available for purchase at theTEAShow.com.

Tub Time with Kylie Maria

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TEA Nominee Chloe Wilcox: model, carpenter, nun, and so much more!

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Chloe Wilcox is one of the up and coming new models for Grooby who has become a fan favorite and earned a TEA nomination for Ms. Unique! She is someone I have a lot of respect for, and even more so after doing this interview. It’s interviews like this which make my job so rewarding, because I get the opportunity to know some really amazing people like Chloe who inspire me in so many ways. So, without further ado, I give you Chloe Wilcox!

Chloe Wilcox TEACongratulations on getting nominated for the Ms. Unique Transgender Erotica Award! How does it feel to be nominated?

It is very humbling and an honor to be nominated alongside such great talent. In all honesty, I’m still surprised I was nominated.

Can you tell us what makes you so unique?

I have to admit, Becca, I really, really struggled with this question, and I actually asked for an outside opinion. And there are two things that people constantly tell me. I am unabashedly me; there is no difference between my porn, vanilla, or sister personas, I’m just me 24/7. And the secondly, I’m extremely humble and modest. Recognition is great, but at the end of the day I’m just doing what makes me happy.

How did you get started working in the porn industry?

Even before I transitioned I would see these beautiful trans girls in porn and I would think to myself that I wish I could be like her. So I guess you can say I’m living the dream, so to speak! I started out by applying to Grooby on their Femout site and was selected to do a shoot. About five months later Grooby photographer Omar Wax was passing through Nashville and we were able to get a shoot done.

Chloe Wilcox What’s your favorite part of the job and your least favorite part?

My favorite part is the empowerment and freedom it gives me in feeling attractive with my sexuality and body, which for a lot of girls can be a struggle. As well as the great friendships I have made in the industry thus far.

I would say my least favorite part so far is really just the lack of opportunities being in the mid-south. So that is definitely a struggle.

Do you enjoy interacting with your fans on social media?

Absolutely! It’s been a pleasure and a delight interacting with my fans! At least, the active ones who respond.

What was your childhood like growing up in Tacoma, Washington?

Well, I grew up as an only child and never had many friends, I pretty much had a few close friends and kept myself busy with my artwork to keep from drowning in my depression as a child.

Depression is something which is all too common in the trans community. Is this something you still deal with?

Having the strength to live my truth, has freed me from my depression. For once I’m living on my own terms, not just existing, and its truly liberating.

What kind of artwork do you enjoy?

Like with everything else in my life I enjoy variety. I can draw, paint, craft, carve, skrim-shaw, and play music. If there is a way to out let my creative juices, I will do it! As long as the muse is with me.

At what point did you realize you were trans?

Like most girls I knew I was physically in the wrong body around the age of 7, I just didn’t know the word for how I felt. And I was taught to hide it.

At what age did you start your transition, and how did it go?

I came out as being transgender in October of 2014. It was scary at first, as is any huge life change. However, I was fortunate enough to have amazing support from friends, and being part of my local community was a great support system as well.

Has your family supporting and accepting of you?

My family was never supportive when I was figuring out who I was as a child. To this day, none of my family, biological or adoptive, talk to me since I started transition.

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There are some who claim that trans women are being exploited by the porn industry. What are your thoughts on this?

I feel like just as with anything else in life there are going to be people who are going to try and take advantage of you. I think that it is important for those getting in the industry to research the average pay rates for the different types of scenes, as well as network with other actresses about their experiences with different producers to keep them from being taken advantage of. Secondly, with the amount of websites where you can sell your own content, a lot of individuals produce their own content and sell it, which allows us more freedom and helps to prevent people from being taken advantage of.

What can we as an industry do to break down the negative stereotypes associated with porn and get people to view us in a more positive light?

As with anything the best way to change perception and enlighten ignorance is through education and outreach. And for individuals in this industry to continue to push and enforce the safe sex practices we have in place.

Who inspires you?

I really can’t say there is any one person that inspires me. I really just try to be a better person than I was the day before. But I do have many people in my life, both in and outside of the industry, that I have much respect and admiration for who have been very supportive.

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Do you find it difficult to date as a trans woman and a pornstar?

Dating, in general has been tricky, for cis males it is harder for them to keep my attention because the majority are very one dimensional. But I do find connecting with females, both cis and trans, easier.

What do you feel are the biggest issues facing the transgender community right now?

Well, with the recent events, and as violence against LGBT community has increased, I think the biggest issue right now is safety. I personally know a few trans women who have been targeted because of recent events.

Where would you like to see yourself in ten years?

I find it hard to see that far ahead, perhaps married? A lot can happen and change in ten years, so as long as I’m happy with who I am and my life, the details are irrelevant.

What is a typical day in your life like?

A typical day is fairly uneventful for the most part. I work a 40-hour regular job, which I’m 100% out and proud as a trans woman. I cam here and there when I have the time and energy. And I usually end my night playing a game with my two girlfriends and falling asleep with each other over Skype.

What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

Well, I live my life very transparently, but the two things that typically surprise people is that I do porn (for those in my vanilla life) and that I’m also a journeyman level carpenter and can do plumbing, electrical, and even weld. I’m basically a Jacqueline of all trades. And I’m also a Nun.

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You’re a nun?

Yep, I’m a member of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in the Music City Chapter. We are 21st century nuns and our mission is to banish stigmatic guilt and to spread joy. We do everything that nuns do such as raising money for other non-profits in our local communities. The only things we don’t do are spread religion and take vows of celibacy. We have over 30 houses world-wide, and every sister comes from many different backgrounds. We mostly help the LGBT community but also help others as well. We go where we are called to.

That’s really neat because I grew up in the Bay Area where the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence began and I remember them very well, as a symbol that I wasn’t alone, even back then. And more recently I’ve seen them at Portland LGBT events and marches.

How is it for you as a trans woman working in the construction industry, which is typically considered a male dominated industry?

When I first started transition I was very quiet about it, for obvious reasons. I’m sure a lot of people probably just thought I was gay *lol* but as I got further along in my transition I was growing tired of having to feel the need to hide myself and be called a name I did not identify with. When I came out I was working in a job as a mechanic on tractor trailers and I had to fight to be called my preferred name and pronouns. Eventually the constantly misgendering from truckers, even though my uniform had my preferred name, was becoming mentally and emotionally tiresome, not to mention physically draining. I eventually quit that job and am now working at a place I am much happier at!

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview Chloe, it was a pleasure to get to know you better and to learn more about the interesting life you’ve lead. You truly are an inspiration and I look forward to meeting you at the Transgender Erotica Awards in March!

To learn more about Chloe you can follow her on:

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Photographer Altomic Visuals Returns as 2017 TEA Sponsor

Los Angeles, CA – Altomic Visuals is proud to announce their returning sponsorship of the upcoming 2017 TEAs. Company owner Al Tom is also a longtime shooter at the TEAs. 

“Altomic Visuals is proud to sponsor the TEAs,” said owner Al Tom. “It’s the only adult award show that’s open to and recognizes all genders in the adult entertainment industry.”

“Al has been such a loyal supporter of our performers, our industry, and the TEAs,” added Grooby’s Marketing and Editorial Director Kristel Penn. “He does glamour shoots for many of our performers just so they can add to their portfolios and he is captures beautiful photos at the TEAs year after year. He is a true supporter of our industry and the trans community and it shows.”

Los Angeles based photographer, Al Tom, started shooting photos back in high school when he was gifted his first camera from his dad. His work has been featured in Transformation Magazine, for the TEAs, and on the websites of his numerous clients. His main interest is glamour and fetish photography, but he also shoots editorial, events, and cars. Visit his official website at AltomicVisuals.com.

Media inquiries can be sent to kristel@grooby.com directly.

The TEAs (also known as the Transgender Erotica Awards), now in its ninth year, celebrates the accomplishments of the trans adult industry and its performers. From its humble beginnings as an online competition started by Grooby, the TEAs are now a three-day event that includes a pre-party, fan convention, and awards program.

The 2017 TEAs will be hosted by viral sensation and TEA Lifetime Achievement winner TS Madison at the Avalon in Hollywood. The pre-party will be held on March 3 at the Bardot, the fan convention will be held on March 4 at the Avalon, and the awards will be held at the Avalon on March 5.  The Avalon and its connecting property, the Bardot, are located at 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Discounted pre-sale tickets are available for purchase at theTEAShow.com.