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Female to Male Transition

What You Need To Know Before Scheduling Top Surgery

Gabriel Coppersan | Posted 06.07.2016 | Queer Voices
Gabriel Coppersan

Despite the mass amounts of planning and money required, top surgery is a very important milestone in most of our transitions, and nothing makes us light up more than seeing ourselves getting closer to the body that we not only had to work for, but were meant to have.

How Can I Be Transgender? I'm Not Miserable and Depressed

Bethany Grace Howe | Posted 02.05.2017 | Queer Voices
Bethany Grace Howe

The stereotype of the unhappy transgender person is everywhere. It certainly makes good TV, and no one ever made a magazine cover saying, "Hello, I'm relentlessly content."

How I'm Transitioning Without Transitioning

Sam Schooler | Posted 10.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Sam Schooler

There my face was, with no hair to frame it. And I looked just fine. That was the start of it all. That was my marked moment, when I figured out that what people say I should look like and how I actually want to look are mutually exclusive.

The Universality of Gender Fluidity

Noah Manne | Posted 10.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Noah Manne

If the people I have talked to in my practice -- both those who identify as gender minority and those who identify as cisgender -- are any indication, we will likely conclude that gender identity is as much on a scale as is sexual orientation.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Being a Trans Man but Were Afraid to Ask

Jamie Davis Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jamie Davis Smith

Jessie listed questions he thinks most people want to know the answer to but are too afraid to ask. Here I paraphrase his answers, which are based on his own experience and may not represent the experiences of every transgender person, but his responses reflect his own experience openly and honestly.

Progress and Passing: 10 Months on T

Lucas Waldron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lucas Waldron

Learning how to be male in a hyper-gendered world is confusing, to say the least. Some of the basic life skills that boys learn -- bathroom etiquette, how to measure pants sizes, barbershop terminology -- are the subject of my Google searches.

Transitioning In A Misogynistic Society

Lucas Waldron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lucas Waldron

I took my seventh shot of testosterone just a few days ago, and I still don't have a way to reconcile my utter disgust with misogyny and personal commitment to feminism with my male identity. I find it hard to believe that feminism and masculinity are mutually exclusive.