Should I buy a pinky ring?

"Put your pinky rings up to the moon"?! (Bruno Mars - 24k Magic) Who wears pinky rings? No one, I thought. So I did a quick Google searching to make sure. I found that Pinky Rings...

How To Start Your Own Clothing Company

A clothing company can be a huge income source if you've got the right creative eye. It can take a lot of money to start a clothing store though, doesn't it? Not just anyone...
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Want to get inside the ‘Headspace’ of a Transgender individual? This video is your...

Headspace is cleverly named, and the product of British film maker Jake Graf, and his incredible team behind him. Yet again, a high quality testament to vision and carry out by everyone involved. Headspace is...

Why labels DO matter

I used to look at labels like we didn't need all of this information, stop. I used to roll my eyes! - But after I read all of these stories coming into the magazine, I've...

10 Things Trans Men Want You To Know

Over my life as a transgender man I have had moments I wish I could have said something to someone close to me but failed to. Until going back in time is an option,...

For the big bag of saw dust, metal, and potential injuries…

Recently I gave cleaning my house a deeper focus and really got into organizing the things I had in piles (to be organized... one day). Among these things was a dusty, wide open, stuffed...

Trans/Genderqueer Theory by Aaron Kimberly

Before I ever heard the words “gender” and “queer” put together as a single word I remember gender politics going something like this: We wrongly take all of the adjectives, divide them up and assign...

Gender Euphoria

As a trans person you have likely heard the term dysphoria. Dysphoria is defined by the oxford dictionary as: a state of unease or generalized dissatisfaction with life. Though not all transgender or gender non-conforming folks...

Do You Think Outside the Box? 10 Awesome Gifts Under $25!

With Valentines Day around the corner, choosing something to purchase, or nice to do for your significant other isn’t the easiest thing. You’re also reading an article written by guy who absolutely LOVES chocolate but...
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One Photo A Day: 2 Years on Testosterone

When I first started transitioning, I didn’t have any support from family and friends. All I had was my life savings, making video updates and hope for a better future. I was running out...

Boy Scouts of America to Allow Transgender Individuals to Join

There’s something about that smell of freshly carved wood, or the calm of painting. The adrenaline, and need for speed. Those are all things growing up that my brother enjoyed with my father -...

Building Muscle 101

So you've decided that it's time to get your body the way you envision it. Gyms are perhaps one of the most hyper-masculine spaces that exist, and they can be very daunting. The best...

3 Real Ways To Make Money For Surgery At Home

There are tons of articles out there with tips on how to make money from home, but most are scams or simply not legitimate ways to make money. Here is a list of tried...
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Scared of Needles? Tips on T Shots!

Join Aydian for some tips on how to more make shot day more pain free, along with some tips that may make you breathe easier when the day comes. Needles may not be the most...

Boys Don’t Cry & The Importance of Context

At Reed College in Portland Oregon, a film screening followed by a discussion from the film-maker was shut down by protesting college students.  Kimberly Pierce, the director of Boys Don’t Cry, was accused of...

What I Chose to Leave Behind

When speaking of my transition, more than a few people have expressed feelings of loss. Someone said to me it feels as though the person they knew no longer exists, even died. This has been...

An Overdue Reconnection with Myself

I have lived about a million places it feels like. And while going home to a small town seems romantic, I know that I would be bored not having the entertainment and community options...

The leading design in Penile Prosthetics for Trans Men

As time and technology march on, so do the products and prosthetics that become available for the community. We at FTM Magazine have been keeping an eye on TransThetics, a penile design company out...

Apparel Brand of the Year | Transient Apparel

Transient Apparel is a community-based lifestyle brand based on love of ourselves and the love of others. They are a passionate and dedicated family here to help support the LGBTQ, more specifically, Trans+ community. "After years...
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Adult Media Personality of the Year | Viktor Belmont

Viktor Belmont is a FTM transmale adult entertainer, writer, photographer, model, go-go boy & escort for hire. Working in nightlife and cutting his teeth with the queer party circuit, Viktor has found a home in the...

The Dog Days of Transition

I have to believe that there are guys out there that are in the same situation as me. Those that are in the middle. Those that aren’t at the end, but you aren’t at...

How To Start Working Out (If you want to)

It took me a long time to figure out whether I wanted to work out or not. I liked the attention the guys who did work out were getting but for me the thought...
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Actor of the Year | Elliot Fletcher

Elliot Fletcher is an actor and musician known for his work on the MTV comedy series Faking It and The Fosters. Fletcher was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, by his parents Julia Fletcher and John DeMita. He came out to his parents as...

Flambeaux CrossFit in Louisiana is a big deal… Here’s why

My name is Dillon King, I'm a trans guy born and raised in Metairie, Louisiana, which is about 10 minutes outside of New Orleans. I started my transition a little over two years ago...

Food Prep Sunday, Greek Chicken Pasta Recipe

Ingredients  1 (16 ounce) package linguine pasta 1/2 cup chopped red onion 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast meat - cut into bite-size pieces 1 (14...
Chris Rhodes, 2016 activist of the year

Activist of the Year | Chris Rhodes

Chris Rhodes is the co-founder of FLAVNT streetwear, and a writer for FTM Magazine. Chris has been active in the community for many years. Recently Chris and his sister Courtney launched a bearskin binder...

My life cannot be a quest for cisgender approval

“Is your family accepting?”  The question comes too often to be heartening.  I appreciate the concern, but I am also suspicious.  When cis people ask about my family, I hear sympathy in their voices,...

Boy by Nathan Pabon

Girls wear dresses. Girls can’t play sports. Girls can’t be Spiderman. Girls can’t ride a skateboard. You’re a girl, act like one. Be a princess for Halloween. Talk to boys, don’t be mean. Don’t...

The Realization of Something You’ve Always Known

So, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls of the Internet. Gather round, for I have a story to tell. It is neither a story of joy or woe. It isn't anything big, or at...

Introducing the Trans Book Buddy Program

Not all of our community can afford books....but that doesn't mean they don't need them! My name is Elliott Deline. I am the author of the novels Refuse, I Know Very Well How I Got...

The Instagram Accounts Nominated for 2016’s Blank of the Year

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Can Trans People be Gay? A video by Ty Turner ft. Chase Ross

Can you be gay and trans?! Watch Ty and Chase talk about the components of sexuality and gender and how they relate AND differ.
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TMOC stabbed on NYC bus – Motives Racial or Gender Based?

It was recently reported that a Trans Man of color was stabbed on a Harlem subway train after trying to give a woman and her cousin his seat. What was meant to be an act...

Transitioning In Your Older Years

I completed my FTM transition at the ripe age of 51. For me it began as a way to legally marry my wife, but ended up being the best gift I have given myself to date. I remember...
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Common Myths of Informed Consent

I am a 22 years old, and a college student that currently is not employed. I used informed consent to start HRT. A lot of people make assumption about those who use this route and...

Getting Started With Top Surgery

Top surgery — that milestone that most, if not all, trans masculine folks look forward to and try to save money for. Looking through countless top surgery pictures and stories on Facebook or on...

What to Wear this Weekend | Miles of Style

Friday is close my friends, and Saturday obviously right after! It's still pretty cold out in the States, so what can you wear out that will be warm enough, but not leave you with...
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From Mom to Dad : An Interview with the Daughter of a Trans man

My daughter and I were sitting around discussing our visit from a friend, who is also transgender, that came to visit last summer. She was telling me how she thinks it's great having a...

Looking For a Top Surgeon?

With my top surgery right around the corner I'm thinking back on this whole process of how I got here, and how when I was first looking into surgery I had no idea where to...
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Detroit Trans Man raises funds for Youth Care Packages

This holiday season it has been amazing to see all of the inter community charity and giving. In one such instance, Grayson Papp of Detroit, MI raised enough funds to give about 30 care...

Trans Men who need Shirts for Christmas

  Or at least their instagrams would lead a very convincing argument that they didn't. Here's the guys we're pretty sure don't own one and how to find more proof of their lack of this...

What to Wear Out this Weekend | The Lumberjack Edition

Hello fellow Flannel lovers! This weekend is one of the first cold ones. It's time to finally layer and be comfortable! To give yourself plenty of Lumberjack looking options, it's important to get the right boot/jacket...

Tips for Keeping up with your T Shots

It may seem to you, particularly in the beginning, that you'll never get to a point when you forget to take your T shot. However, many of the guys who have been on it...

An Open Letter to the Trans YouTube Community

I've been out as a transgender male for the past two years. I came out to my friends and family about a few months after I realized there was a word that described exactly...

An Open Letter to Buck Angel – Mom, don’t read this

This is an account of only my story and my internal dialog. I can not possibly speak for an entire community and I hope when you read these words that it gives you a...

You’re getting a Hysterectomy?! A Celebration of Our Treatment in Hospital

After two years of battling over emails with doctors, receptionists, and basically everyone who thought they could put a stop sign in the future of his health, Liam and I were relieved when November...

Embodiment and Empowerment through Exercise and Nutrition

One of the biggest challenges that I have when dealing with bouts of dysphoria is feeling completely disconnected from my body.  To some trans men (but this can refer to all non-binary and trans...
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An Open Letter to my Trans Best Friend

First and foremost, you need to not only know, but also understand that your story is among my favorites I have had the pleasure to learn about. Before you, I think my perspective was...

The Pain of Disownment from a Transmasculine Perspective

For a great many trans men disownment from their family is a reality that is both incredibly painful and unceasingly misunderstood. While the stigma of being transgender is decreasing - the fact of the...

FTM Magazine passes 100 post mark since relaunch

The beginning of October was the official mark of the relaunch, redirection, lets do this shiz-it right and since then we have published 100 (now 101) posts on our fresh new site. According to...
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5 Most LGBT Friendly Cities in Europe

Since 1998, the European legal system has become more supportive of LGBT rights. However, many parts of the continent have a way to go. If you are traveling throughout Europe, then you will want...
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Nipping Buds of Toxic Masculinity

I sit on the couch and watch TV.  One twin is nestled with his shoulder under my arm, and the other twin is lying with her cheek on my knee. I have been babysitting...
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7 Independent Trans Filmmakers You Ought To Know

I intended to curate and write an article about a diverse selection of Independent Trans Filmmakers who are making wonderful and impactful work for a wider audience to discover. As well as curating and...

Choosing Your Name

Whether you have come to terms with your gender identity or are still questioning, you may have wondered what name you are going to go by now. In some cases, transgender folks early in...

FTM Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays can be stressful for everybody, especially if you don't know what kind of gift to get for your loved ones. To help out and give you some ideas for the transmasculine, masculine...

Why “phrasing” is better than “that’s what she said”

Last night was the 28th time I'd seen the 5 season of Archer on Netflix completely through. My wife and I turn it on while we're going to bed because it's not something you...

How to Have Sex with your Biological Anatomy

I am a not-very-flexible 30+ trans guy who has been on testosterone for almost a decade. I have been married to a cisgender woman who identifies as pansexual for a few years now. I...

The bitter-sweet freedom I’m longing to taste

In many years throughout my life as a teenager, I have wished to appear more like the men in magazines. Mostly, I wanted to become a model. All of the aspirations and dreams happen during...

How to stop Testosterone from coming back up the injection hole

We've all been there. Right after a shot, everything went smoothly, but for some reason when you took the needle out of your muscle it followed it back up and came out a little. Which...

Help give 50 Homeless LGBTQ Youth Holiday Care Packages

As a former Homeless Youth who is Transgender I know how hard the holiday season can be for youth in the LGBTQ+ community. In addition, I know that the winter months can be rough too....

Our favorite photos of Staff Sergeant Logan Ireland

It’s a Saturday night and I’m in Rochester, NY initiating correspondence with our Fall 2015 cover model, Logan Ireland. The only way I can get to him and take photos of him for the cover...
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Trans Love in the Black Community: Living Color via NBC News

Three couples share stories from the black transgender community of finding love and learning to love themselves for who they are. Via NBC News - Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC

Saint Harridan – Going Out of Business

Saint Harridan, founded in 2012, is a suit and apparel company for women's bodies, and trans masculine styles, first funded by both the community and investor fundraising via kickstarter. Founder, Mary Going and her team’s dedication...

42 Incredible Erotic Art Pieces featuring Trans Men (NSFW)

Welcome to one of my favorite articles I've been able to put together since the magazine started. It was amazing finding a page with such body explorative art work, transeroticart.tumblr.com. It really gave me...

Everything I wish I knew I needed after Top Surgery

Getting ready for your days of recovery after surgery is almost as exciting as surgery itself because it means it's coming soon. We've compiled an awesome list of things to make sure you've got...

How to Start Testosterone Therapy

Here’s another topic I see a lot of questions about. I’ll explain the how’s and why’s of the process in a step by step format. Step 1: Decide that this is what you want Testosterone, or T,...

6 Things to Keep in Mind while You Navigate the World With a Gender...

Krakens taking the rudder: a perspective on the gender diverse community to get six more arms to self-embrace better, do self-esteem push ups and greet strangers. These six more marks among the many we may know...

I am a Testament of How Fitness Can Change Your Life

My story has been a testament to how much fitness has done to improve my quality of life. I was about nineteen when I realized that transitioning was my path, but because of some hurdles with not...

Love Trumps Trump, a series of unfortunate life truths

A lot of us are stunned and alarmed at the news of the US election.  It led me through some very painful emotions, but also offered opportunities for deeper connections and perspectives.  It made...

An Open Letter to an Unsupportive Mother

I give thanks to you for many things. I thank you for giving me life. I thank you for always being there to kiss my booboo’s and mend my broken heart. I thank you...

Take a Chance on Me

I have always had a hard time defining myself. It took me many years, countless relationships, and one failed marriage to realize that I sincerely just love love. I have dated men and women, but...

Trigger Warning: Triggers and Warnings, Warranted or Out of Hand?

If you’ve ever been in a Facebook group for trans men, or read around the #ftm tag on Tumblr you may have seen a word that we’ll be talking about in this article. Trigger...
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Aydian Dowling shares two of his work-out secrets

Aydian Dowling, founder of Point Five Athletics and personal trainer released a video on his YouTube channel ALionsFears about when the best time to work out, and best time to weigh in was. In...

Transitional Resentment is the Downfall of the FTM Community

I see a lot of posts within the community, a lot of comments, and a lot of the same feelings being expressed. Among these is the feeling of jealousy and resentment for those that...

How To Cover an Event for FTM Magazine

Let's face it, we can't be all over at once! We have to rely on members of the community to keep this magazine an ever-evolving testament to our culture and history. If you're attending an...

Radar.tv, the first LGBTQ live streaming app is now out on Android

The LGBTQ platform that combines the power of live streaming and social media releases its Android version LOS ANGELES, October 17th, 2016 – After the great success achieved with iOS users, Livestar has just announced...

The Importance of Education on Trans Identities for Young Children

I didn’t know I was transgender until age 14. This is not uncommon in the community, and many individuals don’t know until much older. However, almost all transgender people who transitioned as a teen...
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Guest Write for FTM Magazine

Are you interested in writing for FTM Magazine? It's now become one of the easiest things. We want to grow into a platform for all of us to share and use. It's important for...

4 Things I’ve learned through Transitioning

When you decide to take the plunge and follow through with your transition, your life is flipped completely upside down, it's a roller coaster ride of emotions, and it throws you around like a...

Surviving the Holidays

The holidays can be a stressful and dreaded time for all of us, they’re not always happy, and merry and gay (every pun intended)— especially not for those of us who are gay, or...

How I lost 60lbs after gaining 30lbs on Testosterone

Change is scary as heck. The only thing scarier to me, would be change that is completely out of my control. The one thing I knew I needed and I knew I couldn’t live...

Lonely | Poem by Shane Wheeler

Lonely I used to say I'd go sit out everyday But I don't even leave the house most days Unless it's to work that I'm headed Even then, it's a chore and I dread it I even drive to...

Hormones and Homosexuality

My best friend told me once, “Cole, you're so gay it transcends gender.” He told this to me after I came out for the third time, but this time as a gay man. To...

New Documentary Calls for Submissions

WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT ...and why we need your help. Laine and Lyndsey are asking for your assistance in the production of a documentary regarding bathroom bills that stemmed from HB2 in North Carolina and...
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OUT100 Celebrates Jake Graf, Chris Mosier, and iO Tillett Wright

The OUT100 Nominees for 2016 have been announced and we are taking this time to celebrate the three trans men listed on such an admirable platform. Jake Graf, Chris Mosier, and iO Tillett Wright showcased in...

Making Safe Spaces Safe Again

The world, as we know it, is changing. Every year, it’s getting a little bit easier for transgender/gender-nonconforming individuals to come out to their loved ones and start their journey of self-discovery and finally...

Meet Ayden, Transitioning with Cerebral Palsy

My name is Ayden I’m twenty-four years old. I was born with a neurological disorder, cerebral palsy. Cerebral Palsy is considered a neurological disorder caused by a non-progressive brain injury or malformation that occurs...
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Diesel X About You | Features German model Benjamin Melzer

Benjamin Melzer (@egoshooter), Germany's instagram famous model with a growing resume which included Germany's Men's Health Magazine last year, has made another mark on FTM history as apparel company DIESEL's first transgender model. Melzer and co-model...

Minnesota Medicaid says Yes to Gender-Affirming Surgeries

A victory for Transgender residence of Minnesota, as their version of Medicaid (known as Medical Assistance, or MA) now fully covers gender-affirming surgical procedures. Minnesota Supreme Court had ruled in ’77 that they were to...

Trump is not The End

All across America, the LGBT+ community has heard the news of who is our President-Elect. Many of us are afraid. Many of us are angry. Some of us actually voted for the man, but...

The First 6 Essentials for your Hiking Trip

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and my very eager dog has been ready to go since 6am. His newest favorite thing is hiking a couple of the trails here in Upstate...
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Tips for Getting Through Dysphoric Moments

It comes out of no where and ruins a good day. Or for some it just never goes away... We asked our readers what they did, or what they suggested for getting rid of...

Preferred Name Draft Email for Students

Letting your professor, teacher, or even boss know about how you need to be addressed in public can save from not only embarrassing situations, but potentially dangerous ones. Emails before the first day will...

I’m not happy with my transition, but I’m glad I transitioned

I started 'passing' as male once I cut all of my hair off. I still don't know why I never said anything about my gender when was younger. I know I knew but I also...

How To Report a Hate Crime on YouTube

YouTube has a reputation for being harsh on their comments. Draw your line on just how harsh or inappropriate you’re willing to put up with and then use these steps to report the comment...
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‘Brave Man’ portrays how naked it is to be Transgender

The symbology of many of the scenes in Will Young's video Brave Man have not escaped us. As the young man in an english pub, pictures and journals and beer at the table, strips...

How To Really Save Money for Surgery

If you've decided surgery is in your future, you've probably thought about how to pay for it. With most insurance companies not providing coverage on such procedures, the bill can look a little daunting....

How To Give Your Testosterone a Boost

Get all you can from your dose:  Testosterone and Estrogen are found in both males and females of every species. Your level of naturally occurring Testosterone is one of the reasons your doctor needs to...

Unlawful Apprehension of a Disabled Combat Veteran

Unfortunately, my five day trip back from Cancun (21 October 2016) ended on a very sour note. I am a 26 year old Disabled Combat Veteran. I am 100% service connected through the VA...

Do I have to have Dysphoria to be Trans?

Lets not answer this question with a simple word. Let us first look more deeply at the causes and root of dysphoria itself. Having been a spectator of the Trans masculine community, having transitioned, and...

The Future of Prosthetics [NSFW Images]

  Back in 2014, some unusual baking experiments were happening in a kitchen laboratory in Sydney Australia. Wax was being melted, glycerin was being mixed with gelatin, a microwave was exploded, and by October a...

Culture, Gender, and Acceptable Bodies

From a young age, the symbolic ideas of masculinity and femininity are indirectly and directly taught to us, shaping how we act and understand the difference between what it means to be a man...

Radical Self(ie) Love

  I remember the first time I was told I was conceited for posting a selfie. This was years ago, the message was anonymous, I wasn’t yet out as trans, and I was much less confident...

Tips for Respecting Transgender People

BASICS The term "transgender" or "trans" is an umbrella term that includes lots of gender expansive identities: transsexual people, cross-dressers, genderqueer individuals, gender people, trans men, trans women, two-spirit people and many more. Please don't ask...

My Anxiety and Dysphoria

Every day that I wake up I know that there are two things that wont fail me; Anxiety and Dysphoria.  For a trans person, I feel this is one of the tougher struggles that we...

Introducing Bareskin Binders by FLAVNT Streetwear

THEY’RE HERE, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for.  Okay maybe not all of you, but those of you who have been following this project from the beginning (aka this time last year). To...

My Eyes are Closed – Poem

My eyes are closed. I see something beautiful. Hatred is just an expression long forgotten. But now, I open my eyes. A world of utter and tragic hate. It will never end unless we do something about it. We need to...

See how Erin Nations uses Cartoons to Document his Transition

Erin Nations is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Portland Oregon. He's been making comics and zines for the past 4 years, but says drawing is his entire life. What does being creative mean to you? For me,...

The Transgender Encounter Project

My name is Tygh Lawrence-Clarke and I am a trans man of color. I transitioned late in life, at the age of 50. When I decided to transition I relied on YouTube for information....

Shawn Christy – Son, Brother, Trans Man, Deaf

Sarah Christy - Daughter. Sister. Aunt. Girlfriend. Deaf. These are the identities and roles I was assigned with at birth. When I turned six years old, I knew that I was not like other girls. I...

Freezing Your Eggs

There are many reasons a trans guy might consider undergoing the surgery for freezing his eggs. The biggest we’ve found is that in the future they may want to have children that are biologically...

Rebuilding a Relationship with Faith

When I turned 6 or 7, I realized there was something very different about myself. I couldn’t quite put a finger on it at that age of course, but I knew. I liked a...

When coming out of one closet still doesn’t fit

Every person who is a part of the transgender community has a story to tell. Most start off trying to do anything but share what they are dealing with inside. Like many other brothers,...

My relationship with a Trans Man

The beginning was something new, magical and free that turned into a confusion of self definition. The possibility of motherhood turned into questioning our future complete family, the trust of my parents turned into...
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Secret deodorant shows Transgender acceptance in new commercial

Secret deodorant helps bring transgender normality to the mainstream with their new video ad. During which Karis Wilde is in the rest room and is the one worried about being judged or harassed by a...

How To Support Trans Youth

Allowing young people to be who they are, no matter how they identify, leads to an increase in peer interactions, satisfaction at school, participation in community, and positive mental health outcomes. Unfortunately, fears and...

A Glossary of Terms Surrounding Gender

This glossary is provided as a starting point for discussion and better understanding. Language is dynamic, continually growing and changing. This is particularly true with the language we use to identify ourselves. We should...

The SIMS expands it’s gender expression options

EA and Maxis games have announced that the world’s number one life simulation game will be receiving an update that blurs the lines of the gender binary. The sims has always been a very progressive...

Entering the Field of Opportunity

The discussion of privilege is a topic that is repeatedly being broadcasted due to the upcoming election. Privilege is often taken for granted or unnoticed. As a white, transman, I am beginning to enter...

A Brutally Honest Return

I wanted to let those close to me know what's been going on. I was in a really bad spot inside of myself trying to manage depression and anxiety without any help from myself. It's...

A story of Christianity and Transition

Since I was young, I've been raised in a strict Evangelical Christian household. Every Sunday I went to church, wore dresses, went to prayer meetings twice a week, choir once, and prayed when I...

The Very Real – Post Op Depression

When I received the letter for my top surgery date I didn’t know how to feel. Of course I was happy that I was taking a massive step in my transition and was relieved...

Gender-Neutral Clothing – A Step Backwards?

I recently saw an article about a well known clothing brand releasing their new line of ‘genderless’ clothing. Whilst my first impressions was that I was pleased the company had chose to support people...

My Never-ending Story

My life, since June 2016, has been a whirlwind of sorts. I recently lost a loved one, and it opened my eyes. I simply could not keep living a lie. So I reached out...

A Solution to Trans Bodybuilding and Powerlifting

Before transitioning both hormonally (testosterone) and physically (top surgery) from female to male, I’ve competed on the powerlifting platform through one of the most widely known powerlifting federations, which is the ‘United States of...

“A Mother’s Love” – Coming out as a Trans man

Minor set backs like sidewalk cracks When your decisions could break your mother's back You stay awake at night Running your hands over that sprouting hair It definitely makes her cry Maybe her back is not broken But you know...

Little Queers on the Prairie

The sun is rising again over the undulant hills of the South Dakota prairie.  Teresa is feeding the chickens and I am gulping down strong coffee.  I slather on my beloved testosterone cream and...

Coming Out at Work

Note: I want to thank a reader for requesting this topic! Feel free to comment on any of our articles with ideas of what you want to see! Work is a tricky place for most...

Being Trans in a Rural Area

I grew up in a very small town, about half an hour outside of the state’s capitol. We were close enough to the city to know that some people are different, but far enough...

Asher Brown, Mid-West Musician

Q: Tell me a little about yourself. A: I’m from Iowa and started playing music in middle school. I went to college at Berkley College of Music in Boston and after I graduated I moved...

Entering College as a Trans Man

Moving away to college (or university) is a huge step in life, there are so many questions from “Which dorm is the best?” to “What will the first day of classes be like?” to...

PETA’s Sexiest Vegan winner is Dexter Thomas

Dexter Thomas from Salt Lake City is the first out transgender contestant to make it to the finalist stage of PETA’s “Sexiest Vegan Next Door” contest. This contest is open to all vegans who...

What’s holding you back? Fitness Interview with Rufio Bell

Rufio Interview What were some internal and external obstacles that were over come to really dedicate to your fitness? The hardest obstacle to overcome to dedicate myself to fitness was me. I was born into a very...

Delaware Inmate First to Receive Hormones and Name Change

In a huge step for trans inmates in Delaware, one man has been granted a name change, and is now beginning testosterone. Kai Short is serving in a women’s prison still, but he is...

Junior Fox : Road to Fatherhood

Junior is a great guy. When I answered the phone he was full of energy from the start, and that energy did not stop the entire conversation. He has such a positive outlook on...

Obama declares June LGBT Pride Month

Tuesday afternoon President Obama made an important declaration. It is an announcement he has made every year that he has been in office, but this year seems more important than ever. With the passing...
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Trans Visibility

A short inspirational video of some of the communities brightest advocates.

Ryan Cassata – Shine

International singing sensation, and proud transgender activist Ryan Cassata, released his album “Shine” on March 15th 2016. Reviewed by Christina Suraci. For those of you who haven’t heard, Ryan Cassata is an indie singer-songwriter, public speaker that serves the...
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Transitional Time Lapse by Jamie Raines

Jamie Raines takes stunning photo time lapse of his transition. We like to put some text with videos but this one pretty much speaks for itself. One photo per day time lapse of his...
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Trans Tales | Revolutionary art of story sharing

Starring Jake Graf, Benjamin Melzer, Kieran Moloney, Lewis Hancox, Evie Andrew

British documentary ‘Girls to Men’ airs first Phalloplasty

A documentary featuring a FTM pubic phalloplasty will air on October 13th in the U.K.; likely the first time such a surgery has been filmed and debuted on television. This never-before-seen footage follows the journey...

Celebrating the Triumphs but Remembering the Tragedies

It’s been an eventful year for transgender visibility; from Aydian Dowling appearing in Mens Health Magazine, Caitlyn Jenner opening up about her transition and Channel 4’s (UK) Born in the Wrong Body Season. This is...

Adam Loprinzi | Breaking Barriers

FTM Magazine: Tell us about what's going on here? Adam: I entered a contest that a supplement company called 1st Phorm is having. The contest is less about ripped and having a sexy body and more about having...
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What it’s like to be Trans

Several advocates discuss some life stories and tales from being transgender.

Should I buy a pinky ring?

"Put your pinky rings up to the moon"?! (Bruno Mars - 24k Magic) Who wears pinky rings? No one, I thought. So I did a quick Google searching to make sure. I found that Pinky Rings...
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Want to get inside the ‘Headspace’ of a Transgender individual? This video is your...

Headspace is cleverly named, and the product of British film maker Jake Graf, and his incredible team behind him. Yet again, a high quality testament to vision and carry out by everyone involved. Headspace is...

10 Things Trans Men Want You To Know

Over my life as a transgender man I have had moments I wish I could have said something to someone close to me but failed to. Until going back in time is an option,...

3 Real Ways To Make Money For Surgery At Home

There are tons of articles out there with tips on how to make money from home, but most are scams or simply not legitimate ways to make money. Here is a list of tried...

What I Chose to Leave Behind

When speaking of my transition, more than a few people have expressed feelings of loss. Someone said to me it feels as though the person they knew no longer exists, even died. This has been...

42 Incredible Erotic Art Pieces featuring Trans Men (NSFW)

Welcome to one of my favorite articles I've been able to put together since the magazine started. It was amazing finding a page with such body explorative art work, transeroticart.tumblr.com. It really gave me...

How to Start Testosterone Therapy

Here’s another topic I see a lot of questions about. I’ll explain the how’s and why’s of the process in a step by step format. Step 1: Decide that this is what you want Testosterone, or T,...

How To Give Your Testosterone a Boost

Get all you can from your dose:  Testosterone and Estrogen are found in both males and females of every species. Your level of naturally occurring Testosterone is one of the reasons your doctor needs to...

How To Support Trans Youth

Allowing young people to be who they are, no matter how they identify, leads to an increase in peer interactions, satisfaction at school, participation in community, and positive mental health outcomes. Unfortunately, fears and...
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