The Attendance Debacle →
theselfmademen: With school starting soon, Trans people with their legal name not changed yet face being outed to their entire class during the attendance process. This is an article written by Rowan Collins about how to be proactive and save yourself an embarrassing first impression.
Planned Parenthood: Trans* Identities →
plannedparenthood: We’ve talked a little bit here in the past about gender and trans* issues. Now we have a whole page on trans* identities, trans-folks, transitioning, and what it means to question your gender identity. Check it out.
Anonymous asked: Now that I'm finally a legal adult and registering to vote, I notice that all voting applications ask me for a title, "Mr, Mrs, Miss," etc. They're not /technically/ asking for a gender, so could I get into legal trouble putting "Mr" even though I'm "not really a man"?
FTM's Home Depo
transjunk: Found the best website for my FTM D.I.Y. folks. FTM Depot is a hardware store for all your Home made ftm product needs. They sell silicone, latex, and PVC tubing. A variety of stp receptacles, packers, harnesses, swimwear, binders, underwear ect. And many of their products you can order in bulk. So check them out.
I'm A PFLAG Mom: fight for non-descrimination in... →
pflagmom: I’ve posted about this group before but as I’ve gotten to know the people involved, the more impressed I am with them. Their two major goals are: 1. to place on the 2014 Missouri ballot an initiative banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. and 2. A…
The assumption that trans* people are trans* because they have tried and failed...– - The Necessity of Transsexual Identities | Boldly Go (via mirkwood) What they NEED* (via handgrenade2)
Facial Hair: A Visual Guide →
If you look around this website a bit, it also has tips on growing out and maintaining facial hair.
Anonymous asked: 1/2. Hi. I'm a cisgirl, consider myself a trans* ally, and I want to be very educated about and eventually become very involved in the community. My issue right now is that I often get into discussions about transfolk (with cis friends, etc) and I feel like while I'm defending transpeople, I also end up trying to speak for them, which isn't something I should do. I also see things...
me: it's he.
person: *condescending smile* well, on your birth certificate--
me: yeah, it also says ' 8lbs, 6 oz ' -- a lot has changed over the years
Anonymous asked: Does using testosterone after so many years really cause male pattern baldness?
Okay we goofed.
We’ve deleted our background, OKAY ADRIAN DELETED THE BACKGROUND…like…all of it. HOW? It’s complicated. But now we’re trying to upload just a siiiimple picture to be in the background, but keep everything else the same (do you know how hard we worked on those sidebar linky things? Too damn hard) But every time we try to do that, no picture shows up. I know...
Gym Tips for Transmen →
Social Transition Things (that you might not...
imnadroj: journeyintomanhood: There are a few things I was surprised about when I started being read as male in everyday life that I didn’t expect. They weren’t bad things, just things I never realized would happen. So these are some social transition things to expect when being read as male in public. 1) Adult men will talk to you ALL THE TIME. All of the sudden middle aged and older men...
Made Rebloggable by Request
What are your thoughts on coming out as trans when you don’t plan to transition in the near future, or don’t know if you want to medically transition? I’m out to the people I’m closest to. But most people, such as my professors at school, see me as a woman. I know coming out always has to be weighed carefully, but I don’t know if it’s “okay” to want...
Anonymous asked: What are your thoughts on coming out as trans when you don't plan to transition in the near future, or don't know if you want to medically transition? I'm out to the people I'm closest to. But most people, such as my professors at school, see me as a woman. I know coming out always has to be weighed carefully, but I don't know if it's "okay" to want people...
GQ's Men's Haircuts for 2012 →
Modern, stylish haircuts that are popular right now. These are a good starting point when thinking about haircuts. You might not want to do something that takes that much work, but you can get some ideas from articles like these and go from there.
oliveryish asked: I would like to point out in the video you posted about post-transitioning depression that the guy said the t word, and that is a trans*women's slur that should not be used by anyone who isn't MAAB trans*. the t word hasn't been used against FAABs in a violent manner and is not ours to reclaim. It's transmisogynistic and no man nor cis person should use it.
Anonymous asked: I've been told multiple times that there are guys with larger butts out there, but mine prevents me from getting the clothes that I want and just makes me uncomfortable. Is there a non-surgical way to decrease the size of my seat?
I am a self made man. Born with my own two hands. I have no history, one day I...– Ghost boy by cayote grace (via test311)
Packing and Packers 101
Packers, as you may already know, are prosthetic flacid penises that are intended to give the wearer a bulge in the crotch of their pants. Not every trans* guy packs, and some opt for the simple sock, but for those who are interested here’s a bit of a 101 guide to packing and packers. The bulk of these links are NSFW, just a word of caution. Should I pack? That’s totally your...
Anonymous asked: I know I shouldn't let it get to me, but all the people saying that I'm mentally ill for being trans/I'm only dysphoric because I'm a woman in a sexist society/that I'm not really trans for whatever reason is really making me hate myself and hate being trans* and give up trying to be myself. Any advice guys (or followers)? Thanks.
SELF-MADE MAN #13: QUEERLY BELOVED →
neutrois: I’m loving Thomas McBee’s writing. The thing is: outside of cities where masculinity is a spectrum, your San Franscicos, Los Angeleses, New Yorks: I often do get read as gay. Me, of the studied aesthetic and seersucker shorts; me of the neat hair and fast speech. As promised, I can only be myself: my evolving body holds the same gender. I pull on an old T-shirt and fulfill a promise...
Anonymous asked: I haven't started T yet and I don't have money for surgery any time soon. I wear my binders 24/7 since I'm just not comfortable in this female body. Is it right for me to say that I'm male? Introduce myself as male? It's not a lie, right? Does "transgendered" mean you need surgery or hormones to rightfully say and live by what you feel you truly are?
Killer Fashion: JAWS
Everyguyed.com writes a very interesting piece for the anniversary of the release of Steven Spielberg’s 1975 Oscar-winning classic “Jaws” (it was released on August 14th!). “Today marks the release of Steven Spielberg’s 1975 Oscar-winning breakout classic ‘Jaws’ in a fully remastered Blu-ray format, so here at EveryGuyed we’re revisiting the distinct era-defining fashion...
BLITZ a TRANS* RESOURCE GUIDE: In Cancer Awareness... →
blitztrans: September is upon us, and next month has been designated both Prostate Cancer and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Months. Indeed, the Big C is an issue that is not to be taken lightly for anybody of any gender identity or any other category in life, however, I feel the way in which we recognize these two…
Anonymous asked: I read the ask policy that says to ask off anon but I don't have tumblr, and my dad reads my emails. Sorry. Also, I know you guys have said you don't know much about hormone blockers, but you might be able to help or maybe somebody could reply to this. I really need help. I was wondering if I'd get more, less, or the same amount of acne if I go on blockers. I already get bullied a...
queer little tumbleweed: The resource guide Trans... →
queereed: Are you an immigrant or refugee, or do you come from a family of recent immigrants? Do you identify as transgender, or express your gender differently than is expected in your culture? The upcoming book Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is looking for contributors to its chapter on intersections of…
8 Great Oktoberfest Beers →
For our followers who are of drinking age, this one’s for you. The fall season in the United States and around the world marks a time of the release of a bunch of awesome seasonal craft beers. If you’re into beer (historically seen as a masculine drink, but not as much so as scotch or whiskey) you should definitely check this out and pick up a six pack!
Anonymous asked: Hi. I'm attending a wedding this weekend, and it looks like it should be pretty warm out. My usual formal wear doesn't seem that practical. Can you give me some advice on what to wear?
Asexuality and Hormones
theparrishism: I am an asexual transman who has been on hormones for almost exactly 8 months. A lot of changes have taken place during that time and I felt that i should share some of them with you. Maybe there is someone out there who is concerned about the effect hormones will have on their sexual identity. Read More We get a lot of questions about this, so it’s good to see someone...
Anonymous asked: Hey, so I was thinking about having top surgery with Dr. Garramone in Florida, but that would require me to fly there. Do you know how long I would have to stay there to recover or do checkups to get stitches out or whatever? Or how does that work? What kind of follow ups did you have to do?
New York Magazine: Agender Article →
neutrois: A new article about agender / neutrois people came out. I’m featured in the article as Micah. All I’ll say is, it’s tougher than I expected to put yourself out there. Thoughts?
Searching for the Right Top Surgeon →
An online magazine and excellent resource on transgender health and fitness. Provides information on aging, health care services, disability, mental and emotional health, and more.
Anonymous asked: I'm not close to my extended family (it's not a hostile relationship. I just don't see or talk to them often). I haven't felt a need to be out to them. They're not a big part of my life, and I'm pre-transition. However, my cousin is getting married, and I'm concerned about what I'll wear. I would be most comfortable in a suit, but I'm worried that will...
Anonymous asked: I'm getting ready to post my public notice about getting my name changed, but I'm nervous that someone's not gonna like seeing 'this clearly female name' going to 'this clearly male name' lives at 'this address' and even though my apartment complex has security doors we live where the windows are at ground level and I'm pretty sure I'm just...