Genderqueer Links and Books →
gqid: subtlecluster: Genderqueer Links and Books The following are link and book recommendations, all evaluated myself, as helpful resources that relate to genderqueer and non-binary concepts and identities. If there is a resource you would like to suggest, please use the GQID submit form (select Submit a Link from the drop-down or copy and paste a list into the default text box). See...
Anonymous asked: What are my options when words like "Facial Hair" and "Male Patter Baldness" scare me away from taking testosterone? :( Any advice?
Trans* Teenagers: Coming Out to Family Tips →
transteens: *Disclaimer: Trans* will be used to define anyone who does not identify with their biological sex/gender. Coming out means different things to different people. As trans*identified people there are two main types of coming out (though that’s just general) The first set of coming out is telling…
Anonymous asked: I am having an argument with my girlfriend, who identifies as queer. I am a post-transition binary-identified FTM but she insists that I am, by default, queer. I do not identify this way; I identify as a heterosexual man. Is what she's expressing common? I feel like my identity is not being respected.
Just a reminder....
We will be gone for most of this week at the Philly Trans Health Conference. We Have some stuff in the queue, but things will be slow and we won’t be responding to new asks during this time (though some answers to recent asks are in the queue). This will be a mostly Internet free vacation for us, so just keep that in mind. See you at the conference or back online next week!
Anonymous asked: I'd like to explain to my parents that my boyfriend is trans*. They don't know. They also don't know I have dated women before. I know there are going to be a lot of questions and I am ready for them. My biggest concern is how to explain to my parents that he is the guy they have always thought he was and not the man he is with an anatomy of someone they have never seen me with. How...
WE'RE LEAVING FOR PHILLY ON WEDNESDAY!
Hello all! Adrian here! SO Zak and I and our buddies Eli and Kris will be broad-stripping all 16+ hours to the Philly Trans-Health Conference on Wednesday! We’ll be in the greater Philly area from Wednesday until Monday. We have zero obligations to this conference, we’re not selling things, we don’t have a table, we don’t have a pamphlet, we don’t even have a survey!...
Anonymous asked: Where exactly do you inject testosterone in the thigh? How often do you alternate?
Anonymous asked: I just started T last week and I was wondering if you guys had any idea if there was a typical average dose that is prescribed. I'm currently on 0.15 mg and I'm worried thats really low, compared to the dosage I hear many others receiving. My doctor mentioned that the reason we're keeping it pretty low is so that I'm not assaulted by acne. But in the scope of things, acne seems...
Anonymous asked: I am a femme transguy and suicidal and I dont know how to cope with it any longer
The Art of Confidence →
Gives tips about “manly” (verses boyish) confidence including: 1) Physical confidence and 2) Psychological confidence
Anonymous asked: I'm really struggling to find button down shirts in my size. I need a much shorter sleeves (like a 28), but my waist, chest, and neck fit a men's small very well. I'm really desperate because I need dress clothes by the end of the week and a shirt is the only thing I don't know how to sew or alter to fit me. I read the article on finding clothes that fit, but even where there...
Anonymous asked: Later this year, my oldest sister is getting married. She's my only relation I've told about my being trans* because I'm not really close with my family. She's given me the option of wearing a suit if I'd like, but politely admitted that she'd prefer if I'd wear the bridesmaid dress she picked out. Now I'm trying to figure out what to do. I don't want...
Young Adults for Gender Odyssey →
Anonymous asked: Hey, I was wondering if, given the options, which would be more beneficial generally speaking: starting T before puberty ends or after? As in are there are any pros and cons to either, such as growing taller if you start T before puberty ends or something like that?
How to Pick a Stylish Shoe for Any Occasion →
Article Summary (From Everyguyed.com): There’s a shoe for every man for every occasion, so check out our easy chart for help: Sandals: The classic summer casual choice, keep them any time you think you’re going to be going to be near water. Trips to the poolside and the beach are ideal. Canvas Lace-Ups: Simple, casual choice. Avoid fussy patterns, and keep them for casual events. Loafers: A...
Anonymous asked: I've searched google and this blog and others but I just can't find any type of answer. I self harm, mostly my chest. I know that it's bad and I'm trying to stop and all that. I also know that having too much scar tissue there can be an issue and make it impossible to get top surgery. Do you guys have any information on how much is too much for the scars? Also, if I'm...
How To: Use An Electric Razor →
Effects of Testosterone Therapy - FTM Australia →
dinobearthemighty: I was looking up how testosterone affected skin/dry skin and I found a bunch of really informative articles about not just skin, but a more ‘in-depth’ analysis about the effects of T on your body. In alphabetical order, this article covers: Acne Body Shape Bones Chest Emotions Facial and Body Hair Fertility Genitals Libido (sex drive) Male pattern baldness ...
Trans Housing Network →
A temporary housing network intended to connect trans people in need with safe and supportive places to crash. If you have or are in need of a couch, floor, or spare room, submit a post with any relevant information you’re willing to share and we’ll try and connect you with other couch lenders or surfers near you.
Men's Jewelry 101
Of all the areas of men’s fashion, jewelry may have the fewest tied-and-true rules. What works for you will depend on your personal style, gender expression, age, level of professionalism, and so on. The guidelines provided in this article, then, are flexible. Feel free to use what you think is useful and discard the rest. 1. As a general rule, try not to overdo it. While a necklace,...
Transgender Playlist Courtesy of Bitch Magazine →
transradical: [TW: T-word] In reaction to the recent coming out of Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace, the always wonderful Bitch magazine has released a “Genderpocalyptic Playlist” of 11 transgender and gender non-conforming themed songs for you to enjoy: “Fagette” by Athens Boys Choir “In the End” by Justin Vivian Bond “Bluesman” by Novice Theory “TN Tranny Two-Step” by Actor Slash Model “A...
My Life In Neon: Trans*: The trans asterisk →
life-in-neon: Lately I’ve seen people explaining this simply as “it’s a more inclusive term” and leaving it at that. But there’s a reason it’s seen as more inclusive: the asterisk. And that asterisk makes an important change to the meaning. An asterisk is a wildcard character in computing. It means “in place… Really cool explanation of “trans*,” how it came about, and why it...
Anonymous asked: I'm 15, FtM, stealth, in Washington. I have a bleeding disorder called Hemophilia B. My mom and I were going to pick up my birth control pills (without which my period could become dangerous) she said if she called me her son or used male pronouns that the pharmacist would refuse to give them to us. This was not acceptable to me so we did not pick them up. I was wondering if there is a law...
Another Great Blog for Soffas: All the Validation →
Ultimate Guide to Guys' Suits →
Anonymous asked: I'm wondering if you know of any transition timeline pictures of dfab peoples genitals on T? I've seen lots of face timelines but never any genital ones.
Now Available: Transgender Family Law Book by GLAD →
Anonymous asked: Do you have any tips for binding when it's really hot out? Wearing my binder (self-made out of a small men's workout shirt) while sweating has caused a lot of discomfort.
The Gentry Man: A Guide for the Civilized Male
Taken from GearPatrol.com: The relentless pursuit of sartorial, intellectual, philosophical, and physical excellence is all codified in The Gentry Man: A Guide for the Civilized Male. Inside this manly bible, readers will find highlights from all 22 issues of Gentry Magazine published from 1951-1957 that some of our older readership might remember as the spiritual predecessor to GQ and the...
Queerness, to me, is about far more than homosexual attraction. It’s about a...– What Queerness Means To Me « Tranarchism (via docasaur) “and in the same breath means ‘fuck off’” (via ftmfeminist)