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Giselle Donnelly on why Conservatives Should Support Open Transgender Military Service

Giselle Donnelly

My wife, Giselle Donnelly, writes about why conservatives should support open transgender military service. Please read and share!


Posted by on March 14, 2019 in Advocacy


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A Thank You Note from Ann Murdoch

A Thank You Note from Ann Murdoch
Ann Murdoch is an advocate for transgender people

I met Ann Murdoch in 2013 when she came to me for a makeover. Since then, she’s been busy living as herself full-time and publicly advocating for transgender people. She spoke at the Equality Virginia Dinner 2018 and the Veteran’s Affairs LGBT Pride Month 2017 celebration. She’s been featured in the Out100 list and participated in the Veteran’s Day Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with the DC LGBT Center. Somehow Ann still finds the time and energy to attend events I host (bottom right). Thank you, Ann, for giving back to the transgender community with your advocacy!

Hi Beth!

I thought you might want to use a short testimonial (below). I have been privileged and blessed to have been involved some really cool events, and it occurred to me that in every photo, I am wearing makeup I bought from you that you taught me how to apply.

I wanted to say thank you for all the help you have given me and so many others along the way.




In each of these photos, I am wearing Younique cosmetics I purchased from Beth Taylor. Beth not only represents a great brand of high quality products, but I learned how to properly apply them and look my best at her makeup parties. She is also an exceptionally talented makeup artist and photographer, who makes each of her clients feel special and pampered.

When I needed to look my absolute best for a speech for an audience of about 1,000 people, including the governor of Virginia (top photo, second column from left), I of course turned to Beth to make sure my makeup was flawless.

She is a great friend and ally of the transgender community, and I am a huge fan of hers.

Ann Murdoch

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Posted by on October 30, 2018 in Advocacy


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Call for Transgender Active Duty, Reservists, and Veterans for DC Photoshoot with Cassidy DuHon

DC photographer, Cassidy DuHon, is shooting a photo series to highlight the importance of open inclusion of transgender service members in the US military. Under current regulations, Active Duty and Reserve military personnel can lose their jobs simply for identifying as transgender. Cassidy wants to help change that. His series will feature the contrast between trans people in their service uniforms and the attire they feel most comfortable in. The series will highlight and humanize the political and social issues faced by the trans community.

After hearing rave reviews from friends and clients whom he photographed, I finally met Cassidy last week and had the pleasure to watch him shoot one of my clients after her makeup makeover. I was impressed with his knowledge of the trans community, his desire to make a difference, and how he put my client at ease. He agreed to share a sneak peek of his photo series in the below gallery.

Cassidy Duhon’s Model Call for Transgender Active Duty, Reservists, and Veterans:

I’m interested in trans models of any gender who are willing to be photographed in a dressed up or “evening” look, as well as photographed in the military uniform, medals, or insignia of their choice. Styling is up to you. A standard photo release is required. All shoots need to take place on the same roof in Shaw, DC to give the photos a consistent look. While the photos will feature your identity visually, no personal information will be attached to the photos. The shoot only takes an hour or two.”

Contact Cassidy directly via e-mail at

If you wish to book makeup and styling with me before your shoot with Cassidy, please book online at

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Posted by on August 13, 2015 in Advocacy, Images


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Join me at the 18th Annual Human Rights Campaign National Dinner!

Show off your finest evening gown while representing the transgender and allied community at this fundraising dinner for Human Rights Campaign, a leading LGBT advocacy and equal-rights group based in DC. I’ve attended the past two years and absolutely loved the diversity of guests, the speaker lineup, and the pageantry of the evening.

Last year, a mid-20s transgender woman, Sarah McBride, stole the show when she shared her story of publicly coming out while serving as the student body president at American University. Until then, Sarah had presented as her gender assigned at birth, male. Sarah now advocates for LGBT equality full-time at the Center for American Progress. Check out HRC’s website,, to learn about their victories and continued work for equality.

This year, I’ve signed up a table captain with a goal to fill 12 seats at my table, and I would love to have you join us. This dinner is the largest single event to raise funds to support this LGBT-equality work. Tickets to the National Dinner usually sell out in the mid-summer, so please let me know as soon as possible if you’ll be able to join me. Tickets are $375 per person ($275 for active duty military) and you can purchase them through or by calling Box Office Tickets at 800-494-8497. Please make sure to select me, Makeovers with Elizabeth Taylor, as your table captain during the check-out process either online or on the phone so we can all sit together.

Together we will make a difference in the lives of our friends, families, and communities.

To being fabulous!

Elizabeth Taylor

P.S. And don’t forget to arrive on-time at 5 p.m. for networking and showing off your gowns at the cocktail hour! Plan to stay for the official after-party sponsored by Abercrombie & Fitch. Any ideas for an after-after-party? 😉


Elizabeth (Beth) Taylor specializes in total makeovers, feminization, and photography for MtF crossdressers and transgender women and has transformed over 300 girls. Beth loves working with first-timers and helping them embrace their femininity and beauty, grow their confidence, and get involved in the online and in-person trans-women communities.

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Posted by on August 12, 2014 in Advocacy, Parties


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