Kiran


Heya! My name’s Kiran, and I think I’m  a pretty hot trans* guy…Well, genderqueer, but…trans*. Uhm. Yeah. Feels right to me, so I’m going with it.

I’m a 27 year old guy who attends college for sociology and public policy, looking to work in the glbt youth public sector when I’m done with school. I’m moving to Wellington, New Zealand next year to be with my amazing partner. I also am the editor-in-chief for an up-and-coming GLBTQ* magazine, and I contribute to some trans* blogs here on tumblr. I like to work out, hang out with friends, talk to my lovely lady, and work on my ‘zine in my spare time.

Personal URL: http://www.facebook.com/justabitradicalmag

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Gender art and more….

I thought I’d share this great video about gender transformation and art.  It is well worth the watch and features visual artist, Heather Cassils (go to her site to see more about her work, Cuts: A Traditional Sculpture 2011) and Zackary Drucker, one of the photographers, with Amos Mac, for  the new magazine Translady Fanzine which I am a huge fan of!

I am excited to say that Hot Trans Guys had one of its biggest days on March 1st with over 1,000 hits!  We have 8 new Hot Trans Guys coming up in the next few weeks including fathers, furparents, genderqueer guys, pre and post op guys, a guy living with PHACES Syndrome, artists and more!

Lastly, wanted to share some of my new articles on Huff Po.  One is about LGBT teen suicide (tying into the last episode of Glee) and the other is about my handlebar moustache, two issues I am very concerned about personally.  Suicide is a big issue for our community.  There is help available!

If you are in the US:

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline
Toll-free 1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)
Monday to Friday, 4 p.m. to midnight (Eastern); Saturday, noon – 5 p.m. (Eastern)
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline provides telephone and email peer-counseling, as well as factual information and local resources for cities and towns across the United States.
The Trevor Project
1-866-488-7386 http://www.thetrevorproject.org
The Trevor Project focuses on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

I have struggled with my self-esteem and awhile back, pre-medical transition,  one of my friends encouraged me to put a note on my bathroom mirror that said, “I am a beautiful princess”  Of course the choice of words was a bit off, however the essence was spot on.  The note I put on my mirror helped me in so many ways!!

You are handsome!

Jess

Jess T. Dugan is a queer, genderqueer portrait photographer whose work explores issues of gender, sexuality, identity, and community.
Jess has been photographing within the transgender and gender variant communities since 2005 and has a soft spot in his heart for fellow gender outlaws.
You can see his photography at www.jessdugan.com.

Daeron

Hi I’m Daeron, and I’m from New Zealand. I’m not hugely sociable but do enjoy getting out there to meet other trans guys. I’m a hopeless gym goer, but lift my own weights everyday. I’m a rather big book nut, reading mostly fantasy. When my creative side wants to be set free I paint my models; and when the urge to destroy anything comes upon me I play those models in Warhammer 40k battles. I also love music, history and fantasy art.

Jessen

My name is Jessen, I am a 26 year old trans man. I currently reside in Akron, Ohio and work full time as a security officer. I’m about to hit my 7th month on testosterone. My hobbies include working out 5-6 days a week, gaming it up, cars, and learning something new everyday. It takes courage and strength to be yourself……..but if your confident, people will admire your courage. We are all one!

Jaye West

Thirty-Four Year old, Pansexual Master of Science-Nursing student in St. Louis, Mo.  I love music, philosophy, and world religions.  Has several shortcomings but currently working to become a better person everyday.  I wish to move out of the St. Louis Area upon completely Grad School.  The West Coast has called my name since adolescence, and the Bible belt (well Um it’s the Bible belt, need I say more?) can not keep me.
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light” ~Plato
https://www.facebook.com/TheOneAndTheGood

KJ

I’m a quiet, blue collared, hard working gay transman. I grew up in northeast Ct. Been working at the same company for twelve years as of this March. Transitioned there actually as I worked my way up in management. I’m a big supporter of the idea that there is no one set way for people to transition. This is YOUR journey, don’t let anyone tell you differently! Yet, I’m also hoping that guys are educating themselves to make INFORMED decisions along the way that will keep them healthy, happy and productive citizens of society. A bit of advice for guys from this salty dog, don’t freak out about that man that you will never be. This journey has never been from point A to point B. No matter how many hormones, how many surgeries (or not) you get, you will ALWAYS veer away from hitting point B directly. So, accept that and understand that your happiness is born from celebrating the man you ARE. Beautiful, wonderful, thoughtful and insightful men.

Justin

Justin Cascio is a contributing editor at The Good Men Project, a locavore food blogger, and was one of the founding editors of Trans-Health. He bikes, cooks, and writes from Northampton, Massachusetts.

Website: http://about.me/likethewatch

Sean

Hi, my name is Sean and I’m a 33 identified male. I have lived my life as so pre-every thing. I have been on hormones for almost two years now. Family is supportive and so is my partner of ten years. We have a son and daughter. I consider us a heterosexual couple. Some may think it strange, but that’s how I identify. I am a male and if asked that’s what I say, unless you are close to me and already know.

Shannon

My name is Shannon, and I live in Door County, Wisconsin.  I’m a 29 year old male who began chemically transitioning just over 2 years ago.  I have an amazing wife  of 5 years, who has given me wonderful children.  I work at a rehab/assisted living facility, and am pursuing a degree in nursing administration.  I love dancing, swimming, snowboarding, playing soccer, and going to the movies and theatre.  I’m just a good old boy who loves my family, attends church, works hard, and plays hard.

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