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songs that are definitely about being trans (but not really)


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thought i would share my trans playlist. for some reason i have a lot of fun taking songs by (presumably) cis artists about (presumably) cis things and reading transness into them. some of these are cheerful and optimistic, others not so much, haha.


Rio - Mika

Why Am I Like This - Orla Gartland

The Cure - Little Mix

I Don't Feel Anything - Ashley Strongarm

Lucky - Britney Spears

Mistaken Identity - Delta Goodrem

Carolina - Harry Styles

Gene Kelly - Felix Hagan and the Family

Steer - Missy Higgins

The Sweet Escape - Gwen Stefani

Shake Me Awake - The Dear Hunter

Be Human - Scott Matthew

Girl Crush - Harry Styles

Drugstore Perfume - Gerard Way

Sweet Sixteen - Hilary Duff


forgive me for how very late-2000s this is, haha. since everyone's at different stages with different perspectives (and different musical eras), i would love to hear your suggestions!

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"Obla Di Obla Da" - The Beatles


"Lola" - The Kinks


"Take a Walk On the Wild Side" - Lou Reed


"Rebel Rebel" - David Bowie

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idk who wrote the song, but This is Me from The Greatest Showman totally resonates for me as a trans person.  

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Not sure if this really counts. A lot of Against Me!'s catalog seems to be about being trans in some way or another.  Laura Jane Grace, the lead is trans, she came out mid career of the band, but even before she did, you can get some feeling of being trans in their music.  I fell in love with their music before long before she came out, when she did, it just made it that more awesome.

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5 hours ago, michelle_kitten said:

idk who wrote the song, but This is Me from The Greatest Showman totally resonates for me as a trans person.  


I thought the same from the moment I heard it.  I thought it would be a great trans theme song.


Carolyn Marie

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6 hours ago, michelle_kitten said:

idk who wrote the song, but This is Me from The Greatest Showman totally resonates for me as a trans person.  


Benj Pasek and Justin Hall wrote the music. 


It is a song performed by the Trans Chorus Of Los Angeles at its concerts since last year.  It definitely describes our community and is a lot of fun to do.

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"Slow Me Down" by Emmy Rossum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiLcw4juIMk


For a while I wasn't sure if I should transition and was worried that if I was not "really" transgender, I'd get a negative reaction to the changes in my body. Time was quickly ticking away and I was getting older, which meant hormones would be less effective. I just wish I could have stopped time, or at least slowed it down. The older we get the closer we are to the end of life. Since time seems to go fast, my life could quickly fly by while I was deciding, and could end up living a lie (living my whole life in the wrong gender).

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"Ladies of the World"

Flight of the Concords


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39 minutes ago, Dinaki said:

I really wish that America had its mind opened and not so much fear and hate towards trans. people.


I think we all do.



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Follow me


Amanda Lear was born with a name Alain and became a muse of Salvador Dali.

She was a very good friend of April Ashley until Ashley came out to the world before her surgery. Amanda then decided to go separe ways with April afraid that she may tell the press that her friend had some dirty laundry.


Even today, Amanda Lear refuses to tell the world that she had a sex change in Casablanca and that she was born as Alain.


Here it is little about Amanda Lear always hiding herself behind her finger.

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You know, I remember Boy George's early career, but I had NO idea he was still recording. Neat!



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George is perhaps the number one DJ in Europe. He is still recording and makes fabulous songs. I am a big fan of George, I have all of his songs including the ones he participated with.

My favorite so far is King Of Everything

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3 hours ago, Dinaki said:

When I clicked on that link it showed me an ad first about an "innovative bra" that looked like nothing more than pieces of rubber placed over the nipples.

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25 minutes ago, Dana Michelle said:

When I clicked on that link it showed me an ad first about an "innovative bra" that looked like nothing more than pieces of rubber placed over the nipples.


I have two pairs of those. They're sticky rubber under cloth. I wouldn't wear them to go jogging or anything, but they do OK for keeping the girls "up and forward."



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The link works for me, it goes directly to Boy George's video titled Yes We Can


I swear, I did  not sent any "funny" pictures

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