The Origin of Trans-attractedAug 12th, 2011 | By Admin | Category: History
After founding this website I became aware that some, particularly in the black trans community in the US had been using the term trans-attracted to describe those with an attraction for trans women. I like this term, it’s simple and self explanatory, certainly preferential to term like trans-fan, tranny-chaser and so on.
I recently learned a little of the history of the coining of the term trans-attracted and trans-attraction, which was thought up a few years ago. Below is the explanation, written by Akua Grant, as featured on the website http://trans-attracted-experience.mixxt.com .
History of The Term Trans-Attracted (Facebook May 3, 2010)
Does anyone here know the history of this group? Well if not let me run it down to ya’ll. In 07 I saw this group on yahoo called Bruhs Luv TS Sistas and its basic primes was getting black men men who dated and loved black transexuals to speak up and talk. It was not just about a meat market but encouraging trans-attracted men to interact with not only us but each other. Remove the shame and isolation that trans-attracted men have always had.
So then I was big in to Black Planet at the time and decided to bring the concept to BP. I was sick of not having one place for trans-women of African Ancestry and Black men that wasn’t all about sex and whoring. So I set up the group. It was slow at first until Ms Total Diva aka Erin Andrea Bonner joined. Then it really started to take off. We had men who were very respectful, out and unashamed participating for the first time in a 100% positive environment.
Well like all things BP got tired and we started a Ning group which grew to over 500 members and it was completely private. That is when we came came up with the term Trans-attracted and Trans-Attraction. It was an amazing site. There had never in life been a site like that. Well then Ning decided to be some assholes and start charging for their services.
It died out for a while, then I tried to recreate it here on facebook and that didn’t work. Then I felt that it was nessisary to take this concept and philosophy, of open discussion between men of a Trans-attracted Sexual orientation and we trans-women and themselves, world wide as this is not only a Black Thang but a world thang. So then low and behold Facebook created this new group style and we are growing back as strong as we once were when we were BLTSS.
This is just a short history of the group. LOL This history is short the drama that jumped off sometimes. LOL Do you know I had to put roots on a bitch. LOL. No don’t let me go there.
I am pleased as punch to see that we have members from New Zealand and Europe and hopefully from more countries to join our group. This is a group that holds men responsible for their behavior etc because they have other men here to pull them up on their shit, while we have us sisters to pull each other on ours. So With that said I hope everyone can appreciate the purpose of this group. Education is essential for all of us not just the women if we want to ever have real and meaningful relationships and a presence in the world as strong as our non-trans hetero and gay brothers and sisters.
Love Kindly Akua Grant, original founder 2007.