Saturday, 2 September 2017

Trans



This afternoon I went to Llandudno to kill time as Mary and George were having haircuts
The pretty seaside town was packed as day trippers and locals made the most of the sunny weekend before School starts.
I grabbed a coffee and walked out on the pier and then back along the crowded promenade .
A group of eight caught my attention.
I couldn't quite work out if they were transvestite or transsexual, but ambling down the seafront were a collection of " Tootsie" lookalikes all in their fifties and sixties who were all were enjoying an ice cream .
From across the road, which runs parallel to the Promenade a young woman in her own peer group of friends yelled a good natured " Looking Good  ladies!!!" At them without a hint of malice or sarcasm and the trans group cooeeed , laughed and waved back in equal good humour.

Not what I expected from a little seaside town in Wales on a Saturday afternoon!
It made my day

52 comments:

  1. Excellent. Warms the cockles.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Not an unusual sight around here, John. We have a very large gay/ trans community in this area..having grown up amidst it all, it's never fazed me! Check out New Hope, PA., USA....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Its not a common sight here, especially as most DID look like Tootsie

      Delete
  3. They would probably be horrified to be described as Tootsie lookalikes. They're probably hoping to be taken for the genuine article.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am no fashionista so who am I to speak! But they were not the most fem group i haveever seen

      Delete
    2. Nick there are two trans people I see around here who both have a very male bald patch. I suspect they have no intention of being taken for women, just indulging their wish to wear feminine stuff.

      Delete
  4. How very Portlandish. What a great start to your day.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It did set me up

      Delete
    2. Great description, Doc! (Also from the Rose City.)

      Delete
  5. All Welsh place names can be translated. I understand that Llandudno means Las Vegas-by-the-Sea.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Its very happening! Compared to Trelawnyd it looks like new york

      Delete
    2. Trelawnyd looks like Trumpton. It also sounds like it when you pass by!

      Delete
  6. A light hearted compliment and a public show of acceptance. We need more of that.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Many in the younger generation are more relaxed - and more open about it. Yay them! As an aside, the group in the picture (and probably those on the beach) look far, far more snazzy than I ever have.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Was it a stag do?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No! A stag do would have been sexier

      Delete
  9. That's awesome! The world needs more kindness and gentle good humor.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Nice...sometimes people take themselves (and other things) too seriously. Laugh a little...enjoy life!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Brilliant!
    Arilx

    ReplyDelete
  12. Sounds wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Fabulous. I adore the film Tootsie, such a hoot. I cried with laughter at some of the lines; hilarious when he's walking down the street and tugging at his too-tight knickers; and the scene in the Russian Tea Room is one of the greatest - I've visited it, hope you do too when you go to New York.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Transvestites make me sad as they always seem to dress better than I do! When I do make the effort to look feminine, I look like a rubbish tranny *wobbles off to have a sulk* x

    ReplyDelete
  15. That's a little glimmer of hope in this sad world. I sat through hours of debate waiting for our city to allow trans to use public restrooms of their choice. According to the right and their distorted, sanctimonious beliefs, you'd think trans spent the majority of their lives stalking public washrooms.

    ReplyDelete
  16. All human life is there eh? how lucky you are to live so close to the sea.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Marvelous stuff. Thanks for sharing the ladies with us.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Awesome! McDonald's in Canada has a new advert on Tv where the end shot is a lesbian couple in white dresses, kissing and celebrating with a group.
    Barb

    ReplyDelete
  19. It would have made my day too.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I stayed in Llandudno when my sister-in-law died last year. Gosh I hadn't been there for ages. How close are you John? And as for the trannies, God love em. Somebody has to put a bit of spice into life.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 20 minutes by car. The prof and I got married there

      Delete
  21. What a wonderful story. Told well, as well. Just the thing to make you not hate the human race for five minutes or so. Which is a long time of benevolence. Thank you.

    ReplyDelete
  22. That made my heart happy.

    ReplyDelete
  23. It sounds as though North Wales has changed a lot i the last 40 or so years. I was refused service in a corner shop when trying to buy breakfast ingredients one Sunday because I was seen entering the house of my female friend on Saturday night, and a black friend of mine was hounded off a Welsh beach by some bastards just for being black.

    There was that 'joke': What is the Welsh version of 'Stranger on the Shore'? - 'Who's that cunt on the beach, then?'.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. In some ways it has changed ( others not) the trans ladies were from birmingham i think ( after hearing them chatter) llandudno is an upmarket Blackpool me thinks

      Delete
    2. Ps we were married in llandudno !

      Delete
    3. I don't remember marrying you. I must have been pissed.

      Delete
    4. In the early 1970s the English were refused service in shops in N Wales just for being English

      Delete
  24. Yes, that would have made my day too.
    I miss our "queens" :) My husband had a large group of friends who were gay and did wonderful shows, all in drag .. some of them were actually real actors so the shows were always good.
    One of our friends was named Sy. When our son was just learning to talk, Sy would try to get the baby to say his name .. Auntie Sy .. I miss them.

    ReplyDelete
  25. You never know what you are going to find these days.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Isn't it wonderful that at least a portion of the community is accepting of Trans/etc now - how different it was 40 years ago. I flatted in a "very mixed flat" as a student (how horrified my parents would have been had they any inkling of its orientations!) and our constant apprehension was exposure by some sanctimonious ba***ard. We comprised what might be quite normal now - a gay guy, a straight gut, a gay girl and me (the little RC just out of boarding school, and learning about life very quickly)!!

    ReplyDelete
  27. It's about time you visited Brighton; it would make Llandudno seem like one big WI convention.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. p.s. I once stayed on the other side of the Great Orme at Conwy Sands (I think). The sand on the beach was full of Cockles; we ate bucket's full. If you ever go there take a rake and bucket.

      Delete
  28. Just wonderful!

    And on a slightly different note, John, as you may know, Australia is being one of the last holdouts on gay marriage, which makes many (if not most) of us Aussies purely ashamed, as well as pretty bloody angry.
    Yesterday I went to a wedding where the celebrant uttered the words required by law, something along the lines of "a couple consisting of one man and one woman." But she then went off script and said that the bride and groom, as well as she, hoped that those words would soon be changed to "any two adults." And there was much applause!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Llandudno is a great place. There's even a bronze age mine going down 9 levels.

    ReplyDelete
  30. I remember my parents going on holiday there for a week when I was about nine. I stayed at home with my sister. They came back having really enjoyed it although it had rained a lot. Lovely to see a snap of it - it brought back memories.
    As for the ladies - thank goodness that we are at long last beginning to accept here in this country that it does take all sorts to make up a world. If only it were so in some other countries.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Bloody marvellous John. Llandudno was very trendy in its Heyday and sounds like it is on the way up.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It never went down .... it's a well preserved example of how seaside towns used to be 😊

      Delete
  32. That makes me happy. :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. You never know what you will see on Llandudno prom .... we go at least twice a week 😉

    ReplyDelete

I love all comments Except abusive ones from arseholes