Happy Halloween from Adrian and Zak (and Kelly)
Emily Post's Great-Grandson: 10 Essential... →
anderov asked: I know you don't really take responses to other posts, but I just wanted to put this out because it can definitely be important... For the guy who asked about doctors refusing treatment, while they're not supposed to deny based on prejudice, doctors are allowed to not treat if they feel they can't do so knowledgeably, and that line gets pulled on trans folks (even when it's...
Hope you’re still doing your guys with pets thing… Here’s me with Darwin the dog and Sly the cat. Sly came into my life a little over a year ago, when I knew I was going to transition but hadn’t started the process yet. He has been a very important source of comfort through my first year of transition. Darwin joined our little family in August of this year. His...
My Penis and Everyone Else's →
Trigger Warning, discussion Lower Dysphoria, etc. I think this discussion of penis size anxiety among cisgender men is important for trans* men as well. Many of us deal with having smaller penises and the insecurity and anxiety that can cause. Particularly for those of us who have primarily dated individuals without penises, it’s easy to have an unrealistic expectation of what is...
Anonymous asked: Hey guys... I'm a little over a month on T and I was wondering when it was appropriate to begin shaving? I know everyone is different in their 'puberty' so I was wondering if there would be a difference in facial hair... like... a sign to start shaving?
Surgery While in Prison Now an Option for... →
“Gender reassignment surgery, along with hormones and specialized mental health counseling is now available to transgender inmates who did not begin treatment prior to entering federal custody, The Associated Press reports.”
LGBT Adoption Rights by State →
thisgenderedlife: Do LGBT parents possess equal adoption rights in your state?
Anonymous asked: Are doctors allowed to refuse you health care for being trans? I've been sick for quite a while and I've been undergoing treatment. I plan on starting T after I'm better, but my social anxiety keeps making me worry about how my doctors will react to this.
Anonymous asked: How long did you have to stay in the town where you got your top surgery before you could go home?
Anonymous asked: Is it possible for me to get one of my eggs fertilized, but for my wife to carry the child?
The Real Modern Family by Mark Daniel Snyder →
“As more LGBTQ families are formed through donor insemination, surrogacy and adoption, new joys and challenges arise. In order to support each other and make change in the world we need to be honest about all of these issues and work together to develop resources and language for us to speak about them. ”
Anonymous asked: So I have a question. I will be having top surgery this month, so I will be looking into changing my gender marker. Can you help me with what I need to do (go to court, sample gender marker change form, etc) in the state of Missouri? And who all do I need to notify of the gender marker change?
Gay, Lesbian and Trans Elders, Pioneers Find... →
Transcending Anatomy is up and running!
A while ago I sent you a call for submissions for a zine about trans people and sexuality — figured you might like to know that it’s finished! At http://transcending-anatomy.tumblr.com/ people can check out the zine, download a copy, and read continuing submissions. Thanks for helping to spread the word!
Anonymous asked: I am a transguy and I am attracted to girls, mtf, guys, and ftm. I wont have sex with a girl but I would with a guy. I guess what I'm trying to say is I only don't like the bottom part on a girl. I feel like I could have an emotional relationship with a girl but a sexual relationship with a guy. What would this make me? Am I gay? I don't know what to do... its really stressing me...
Solidarity With Our Trans* Sisters
It’s easy to get absorbed in our own problems. Between dealing with unsupportive parents, hostile work environments, tricky legal issues, and medical nightmares, most of us hardly have any time to think about anything else. As trans* men in particular, it’s difficult to remember we’re not the only ones under the “T”. Our voices are so loud on sites like youtube and...
Anonymous asked: Lately my binder has been really uncomfortable and sometimes painful to wear. After going just a few hours in it sometimes I start getting nauseous or my chest starts to hurt and it's just uncomfortable in general. In the past I've never had problems and the discomfort was minimal if there was any. It's the only binder I have and I got it about a year ago, I actually think my chest...
And I know when you’re a teenager everybody feels different and alien to the...– Sean Kennedy (via pansexualpride)
How to Mentally Prepare for Lower Surgery
ryansallans: This photo was taken a day before my revision, Dec 5 2010, in Belgrade, Serbia. I had the metodioplasty completed May 6th, 2008 in Belgrade. Preparing for any surgery can be mentally challenging. Over the past six years I have had four surgeries to prepare for both mentally and physically. For me, mentally preparing for the lower surgery was a little more intense then the chest...
Anonymous asked: For me that was more like about preparing yourself for after surgery. I meant more about doubts and considerations and stuff, I'm having phallo but it could be generic for other surgeries too.
A Reminder to Our Readers
The Art of Transliness is a blog that is a compilation of reblogs from people that we follow, original articles written by your moderators Adrian and Zak, and answered questions as well. We would like to remind you that we will not be posting questions that are intended for our audience to answer - this is not that kind of blog. This is not a blog that requires a lot of help from our followers,...
Anonymous asked: Would you write something about emotional preparation for surgery, being anxious about surgery and if that's normal and ok? You've done stuff on like practical preparation but I think emotional preparation is harder.
Anonymous asked: can you please tell me what my orientation is if i'm only attracted to intersexed and trans people? i don't think bisexual is accurate because i don't like normal men or women.
delisubthefemmecub: Brown won’t allow ROTC because of trans* discrimination
Anonymous asked: I've recently discovered the identity of "metro-trans." Now, I'm not entirely sure what it means. When I first heard it I thought it was somehow related to metrosexuality where men act more feminine. But I'm not sure about this identity of metro-trans. Has anybody heard of it? So you know what exactly it is?
Anonymous asked: Hey guys, I'm starting T very soon and was wondering what the difference between different "kinds" of injections were. I know they differ based upon what oil(?) or whatever the T is mixed in with, but I've heard of stronger/different effects with different kinds. Any input?
Anonymous asked: Are genderqueer+transmasculine identified people welcome to this blog?
Novel and Short Stories About Trans People
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literaryvice432 asked: A lot of information and recommendations I've seen are totally great and useful... if you don't have a body type like mine. I'm heavy and have (at least) DD breasts and haven't figured out a way to successfully bind. I was wondering if you guys had any advice or links you could provide for a heavy/curvy transman.
I haven’t been following this blog long. But I wanted to stop by and thank you guys for running it. I finally don’t feel alone anymore. Again I just wanted to say thank you; I really appreciate what you’re doing. I stopped feeling alone, feeling like I was going crazy. My fiancé and I both follow you; she says it’s helping her understand the transgender process a little bit...
Anonymous asked: When you go on T, does it stunt your growth? Or does it help you get a taller if you're still growing? I've heard both, many times, so I'm not sure if I should start T sooner or later because I'm incredibly short and I was looking for some way to fix that,
Anonymous asked: i want to have my period but i also want to go on T. For the obvious reasons i am having problems what do i do? is there a way around this. help me