Author: Betty Harvey

At Shinjuku club, cross-dressing men let their hair, guard down

Like many haunts in Shinjuku Ni-chome, Tokyo’s gay quarter, Onnanoko Club (Girls’ Club) seeks to provide a home from home for its clientele, with staff chatting at ease with customers to take their minds off the stresses of daily life.

The smiling hostesses are decked out in tasteful, carefully chosen outfits, with immaculate makeup and hairstyles.

Only one element of the stylish Japanese woman’s arsenal is missing — nail art. Their neatly trimmed but bare fingernails are the only hint that outside of the bar, the staff dress and act as society expects every man to do.

Manager Kuriko, 31, sits poised on a low pink sofa with all the mannerisms of a confident young woman, but describes himself as a man and goes by male pronouns.

“In my private life I’m a man, of course, and I dress as a woman for work — it’s both incredibly tiring and …

How to Run a Successful Bar

Whether you manage a pub or nightclub, the challenges of running a successful bar go far beyond just keeping customers’ glasses full. You need to ensure that you’re well stocked, serving tasty drinks, creating events to excite potential customers, and protecting yourself from any potential liabilities. While managing a bar may be difficult, we broke it down into 8 simple steps to help you make a profit from your bar business.

8 Steps to Run a Bar Successfully
Whether you own a bar and want to improve your profits or you’re considering starting a new bar, following these 8 steps to learn how to run a bar.

1. Keep Your Bar Stocked

Keeping your bar stocked goes far beyond just filling your back bar cooler or refrigerator with beer, liquor, and wine. You will want to track what drinks your customers are drinking and which types of alcohol you’re using …

Crossdressing Tips for Beginning Crossdressers

Think you’ll never look like a sexy female?

Crossdresser PhotoDon’t feel bad, sweetie – you’re not alone. I once had that same mindset. Few transgender girls went further – starting with less – than yours truly. I was once a non-passable, pudgy mutt.

Do you ever harbor transition fantasies: I often imagined getting breast augmentation or at very least – seeing some breast growth by taking female hormones.

I “lived” almost every conceivable aspect of transgender expression during my forty+ year transgender journey – a closeted crossdresser, a wild and crazy club T-girl, a DRAG Queen performer – and finally: a full time transsexual woman.

Ever fantasize of changing from a gal that looks – like this?

To this?

Yep – that’s me – in both photos!

I’m proud of where I came from and I’m forever dedicated to helping beginners and seasoned vets alike get the most from their …