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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 my sleep, but, what about when I wake up? I thought...

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 is when you panic and grab and napkin and apply...

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. Just to find shelter and warmth throughout the day and...

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 is to make a 22 hour drive from Rochester, to...

Trans Love in the Black Community: Living Color via NBC News

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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 paid off. On December 28, 2012, Saint Harridan’s campaign closed...

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 set up and ready and purchased before the big day...

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, changes you. A lot. You need to know this going...

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

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 yet are the things I wish people expressed to me...

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 having health insurance or many resources at all, it took...

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 for showing me love and compassion, and raising me to...

Aydian Dowling shares two of his work-out secrets

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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 the video above, Dowling speaks of the best time to...

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 have progressed further in their transition. Whether it's starting hormones,...

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 LGBT or Trans event and would like to be a...

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 release of Radar.tv for Android. The app, especially created...

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 rag doll caught in an undertow, but boy is it...

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 trans, or queer, etc. So how do you deal with...

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 another day without.. was the one thing I was so...

OUT100 Celebrates Jake Graf, Chris Mosier, and iO Tillett Wright

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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 iconic OUT100 black and white style photography by Gavin Bond shown...

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 spread their wings. Changing your name on legal documents is...