"Burbank, CA – Grooby Productions recently announced TS adult industry event, the Tranny Awards, will be re-branded as the Transgender Erotica Awards (T.E.A’s). The event remains the only of its kind and exclusively celebrates the accomplishments of the TS adult industry.
“We started the show as an online event for a bit fun and never anticipated the interest and growth of the show to become the main annual event for trans women and men in the adult industry,” said Grooby Productions owner Steven Grooby. “When we named the show the ‘Tranny Awards’ in 2007 the climate was different and the usage of the word ‘tranny’ was appropriate as a catchy title in an online porn event. While I personally believe, within the context of porn, that ‘tranny’ has its place as a descriptor in the same way many words have their place only in porn, I do understand why some people have become frustrated with its usage here.
“As we aim to be inclusive of all areas of transgender erotica and are looking to broaden the appeal of the show to mainstream media, we believed it was time to re-brand the event to the Transgender Erotica Awards - or the TEA’s. The acronym works especially well since ‘T’ is used within the community and we’re going to have some fun with the promotions (the after party, for example, will be ‘The TEA Party’). I’d like to thank the extended trans adult community for their input and feedback over the last few months. We will be producing a show that the whole transgender adult community can be proud of.”
The Transgender Erotica Awards (originally known as the Tranny Awards) was created in 2007 and started solely as an online competition voted by a panel of industry judges. There were only a handful of categories and Grooby sponsored all of the cash prizes.
As interest grew, it was expanded into an actual event and hosted at a several different nightlife venues in the Los Angeles area, before moving to a full-scale theater in Glendale. The event now has over twenty categories, including special awards sponsored by other industry companies, many of which include donated cash prizes.
Last year the event expanded their categories to include Best FTM Performer, with support from sponsors such as Buck Angel and James Darling. This year also marked the first year the event included the category of Voluptuous Diva, awarded to the best BBW TS performer of the year.
This year’s event, hosted last month at the Beyond the Stars Palace in Glendale, also saw a 25% jump in attendance from last year, with nearly a 300% increase in livestream viewership. As the event continues to flourish, Grooby is constantly looking for ways to improve the show and honor the TS adult community.”
Anonymous asked: I thought that only people who change their genitals are referred to as "trans." I'm guessing this is wrong? (¬‿¬)
trans is an umbrella term usually short for “transgender” “transsexual” etc. people will interpret those terms differently, but transgender is a catchall term for anyone who does not identify in some way with their assigned birth sex, and transsexual generally refers to people who have undergone some kind of transition usually with surgery and/or hormone replacement therapy. you don’t have to have had bottom surgery to be trans.For example: I am both transgender and transsexual. I was assigned female at birth, identify as male and took testosterone and had top surgery to help my body more closely reflect my identity. Hope that helps!
ethanhines asked: James I would like your opinion on something because I am learning to be as accepting as I can to all genders and sexualities. I was on xtube looking for the rare Transmen who are gay and I came across a guy who's goal is to get impregnated. I left a message saying if you are FTM 1. Why would you want to get pregnant and 2. And more importantly if you do get pregnant who will take care of the child. Am I wrong? BTW Love the Cyd/Ruckus scene!
A trans guy might want to get pregnant for the same reasons anyone else would want to! There really are trans men who become pregnant and are able to have children. Granted, it is rare and it takes a lot of work and intention to be able to become pregnant, especially if a trans guy has been on testosterone. I have heard that it is possible to become pregnant while taking testosterone but I don’t know of anyone personally where this has actually happened. My understanding is you have to stop testosterone injections and take other hormones to help your body get back to a state that could sustain pregnancy with fewer complications. Google Thomas Beatie for more on pregnant trans men.
As far as who would take care of the baby, I would hope that the parent(s) involved would just like other kinds of families! But transsexuals are well known for beaming our children up into space after giving birth so you never know!
Anonymous asked: What sex were you technically born? I love you by the way babe <3 xoxoxo
I was assigned female at birth, though technically I was born an archangel but I betrayed God and fell to Earth and we dont talk about that part of my life anymore
Anonymous asked: Do you as a trans man get offended when someone is only attracted to ftms. I once wrote a post explaining my attraction only to trans guys and I had many people message me about how it was a fetish, just wondering your opinion on it?
I wouldn’t necessarily say offended, people are into all kinds of things for a variety of reasons. I would encourage you to think about why it is that you are only into ftm guys and not cis guys? I think for a lot of trans guys this raises a red flag because there are assumptions being made about what makes someone trans and how that person uses their body. What is really the difference between cis men and trans men? Are you more into guys who bottom, short guys, guys with small hands, guys with small dicks, guys with patchy facial hair, guys who attended girl scout camp? I would say be specific about what you’re looking for and examine what assumption you might be making about a general demographic of people. Many if not most trans men want to be acknowledged as men and do not consider themselves that fundamentally different from cis men.
theklown asked: So would you be fine that I came to you and told you I wanna date you because your a hot trans? Asking with a lot of love <3 I really like trans boy but I never know if its ok to tell them that I like them for being trans.
Probably not. While I don’t mind people being attracted to me for being trans, (in fact, I encourage people who are curious about FTM bodies to hire trans guy escorts) it is only one part of me. When I am dating someone I would rather they be attracted to me for other reasons such as finding me attractive, charming, funny, or other factors related to me being a whole person and not just based on one physical characteristic. Of course, my transness is part of my whole person and I want potential partners to be into my body. The term “hot trans” would likely put most trans people off because you would be ignoring their personhood.