A Thank You Letter to the Online Trans Community | Jeffrey Lucas

A Thank You Letter to the Online Trans Community, Jeffrey Lucas (currently), jaahjam@gmail.com, Patrick Lapin As a pre-t, pre-surgery, nameless, and still somewhat closeted trans guy, I want to publicly say THANK YOU to all the transgender folks who share their lives on social media....

How Trans Men can help Cis Men

I am the partner of a wonderful trans man. I am also a cis female, which has, sadly, made me a victim to the big, bad patriarchy my whole life. I struggled, at first, to accept my partner’s transition as many partners do. I...

The Prince and The Toad | Colin Harris

Ever since I was a young, inquisitive child, I have been in love with frogs. I spent many hot summer nights on my hands and knees catching toads in the backyard until my mom would call me inside and send me to bed. Lying...

What my confusion about my gender was like | C. Hansen

As if life isn’t difficult enough, questioning one’s gender can cause a tailspin of confusion and emotion. I came out as a lesbian when I was about 24 years old.  I was a week away from marrying my Marine boyfriend and living happily ever...

What Does It Feel Like To Be Trans? | Coral Murphy

"What does it feel like to be trans?". This is the question every trans person is bound to hear religiously and repeatedly at least 10 times in their life. Needless to say that the answer to this is quite evident and can get tedious once...

An Open Letter to My Mom | Toby Moeller

Dear Mum, Right now you are losing your daughter. It seems like nothing can ever bring her back again. You are calling her by her birth name on the phone – it hurts, but you don't understand….although you said: “It's okay for me, I mean...

To Anyone Struggling With Their Identity | Logan Merrill

Right up until my freshman year of college and all throughout high school, I didn't know who I was. This may seem like something everyone goes through at some point in their life, but it was really starting to bother me. I knew something...

Mom uses tattoo redesign as a way to show support for her son

Lindsay Peace and family have an awesome coming out and coming together story that has been floating around the internet lately. Her son Ace came out to her as trans, and request that the tattoo his mom had of him as a young female...

Philadelphia Trans Health Conference will be in September this year

The biggest trans event on the East Coast is by far the Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference. It is typically help in late May, early June and kicks off our tabling tour. This year PTHC has announced that it will be held Sept 7-9. The purpose for workshops...

Establishing Your Feminine Side and Other Truths About Gender | Andy Winder

You'd think that trans guys would be the first to show gender roles where they belong (namely, the garbage). Unfortunately, this is not the case. Many trans men, once they're out, feel even more boxed in by stereotypes than before. After all, they have...

Change.org Link to Petition the age-restriction on Chase Ross’ videos/channel

As you may have read in our news article yesterday, YouTuber Chase Ross and his channel has been set to age-restricted based on a misunderstanding between sexual devices and prosthetics for trans men. Read more here After posting this on our Facebook, a link was shared...

What’s in your pants? and other personal questions | Ryan Webb

September 4th, 2001: The first day of first grade, I was six years old.  School started at 8:25 am - it was already 8:15 am and we lived fifteen minutes from the school.  There I was still sitting on the floor in front of...

Mama Bear Moments: A Letter From My Son to His Father

I've got one kid; that means if I screw this parenting thing up, I've got no backup plan. My Mama Bear Handbook is continually evolving, but the primary rules remain the same:   Love them simultaneously as a masterpiece and a work in progress Trust their...

Chase Ross Youtube Channel flagged as “Age Restricted”

In a recent video Chase Ross, popular YouTube personality of the FTM Community, announced that he has been battling with YouTube over their age restriction policies. His channel, that has been around for approximately ten years has been flagged by a viewer as inappropriate...

A Testament to the Power of Acceptance

Acceptance is a key part of any of life’s transitions. From accepting that it’s time to move from the group of friends you had ten years ago, to accepting the deal of a lifetime. We accept dates, love, friends. We accept that sometimes people...

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 learned about what makes things I hadn't thought about before...

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 one set to men and the other to women. “All...

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 experience dysphoria, many do. It manifests itself differently for each...

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 transphobia, ‘profiteering’ from the pain of trans bodies, and called...

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 echoed by people who knew me in the past or...
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