Ariel Nicholson is US Vogue’s First Trans Model

August 11, 2021|

Model Ariel Nicholson has made history as the first transgender person to be featured on the cover of U.S. Vogue. The LGBTQ rights advocate is one of eight models gracing the cover of the fashion

Breaking News

March 25, 2021|

source: NOH8 Dr. Rachel Levine has been confirmed as Assistant Secretary of Health becoming the first openly trans, Senate-confirmed federal official in U.S. history. Congratulations, Dr. Levine! To learn more, check out this article at

International Pronouns Day

October 21, 2020|

Happy International Pronouns Day, friends! For those who are unfamiliar, the event takes place every third Wednesday in October with the intention of making sharing, learning, and respecting pronouns as commonplace.  As a fair bit

Disclosure – Now Streaming on Netflix

June 23, 2020|

In Disclosure, executive producer Laverne Cox features candid interviews with trans public figures to discuss how Hollywood has hurt and uplifted the trans community. Have you watched this yet? What are your thoughts? Leave a

Interview with The Voice Stylist

June 20, 2020|

In celebration of Pride Month, we are currently doing a special giveaway with The Voice Stylist and Gather and Grow OC. TAIF will be giving away two free courses from The Voice Stylist: The Self-Directed Voice

Support During Uncertain Times

June 5, 2020|

Hey friends, As we head into June after months of quarantine, understandably many of us are feeling the stress of the collective trauma the world is experiencing, the loneliness of isolation, and the anxiety of

Ivy aka Nyobi Khan – Murdered in Philadelphia May 19th 2019

May 21, 2019|

Reference: Michelle Washington, who performed under Ivy, and Nyobi Khan was shot to death in Philadelphia on Sunday May 19th.  There have yet to be arrests. I’d met Ivy personally,  she was active from

Cashmere – Murdered in Texas, aged 22.

May 20, 2019|

Sadly, we saw the news this morning that Black-Tgirls model, Cashmere had been shot and murdered in Dallas, on Saturday. [NEWS LINK]You may have seen viral video last month where Cashmere was brutally beaten by

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018

November 20, 2018|

The 20th November is the Transgender Day of Remembrance.  A day singled out to memorialize trans people who have died or been murdered as a result of transphobia and hate crimes. As friends, allies and

[ManyVids] Trans Talk with Kristen Kraves

September 10, 2018|

Our friends over at ManyVids just released a new interview with our favorite TMILF, Kristen Kraves! Be sure to read the entire interview at the link below! [button link="" color="default" size="large" target="_self" title="" gradient_colors="," gradient_hover_colors=","

Dating and Sex After Trauma Webinar on May 22

May 9, 2018|

Reclaim your right to pleasure in your body and connection in your relationships. Adult industry mental health professional Traci Medeiros-Bagan will be presenting a webinar on May 22nd on "Dating and Sex After Trauma" at

  • Through The Benz Transgender America

Being transgender in today’s America

January 12, 2018|

Looking back at 2017 it’s difficult to see it as anything but a disastrous year for the transgender community, and to feel a great deal of trepidation about what 2018 has in store for us.

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2017

November 20, 2017|

Today we pause to remember and honor those in the trans community who were killed this past year due to anti-transgender violence and bigotry. In 2017, there have been 25 documented cases of transgender people

  • Through The Benz Danica Roem

Historic election wins for transgender candidates.

November 8, 2017|

Yesterday proved to be a historic day for the transgender community as five openly transgender candidates won elections in Virginia, Minnesota, California, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania, winning seats on school boards, on city councils, and

  • Hugh Hefner Playboy Through The Benz

The legacy of Hugh Hefner and Playboy

October 26, 2017|

We all recognize Hugh Hefner with his trademark silk smoking jacket and pipe, always accompanied by beautiful Playboy bunnies draped over each arm. He became the persona of Playboy, both the magazine and the lifestyle,

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