Tag Archives: FTM

A Boy Named Melissa

A Boy Named Melissa

I didn’t have to worry as much as I know many of my brothers and sisters have to worry. Not only in the transgender community, but in the entire LGBTQ+ family. My mother split up with my biological father and entered a relationship with another woman before I even had functioning memory. The point of […]

Boys Need Conversations About Emotional Intimacy in School

Boys Need Conversations About Emotional Intimacy in School

Boys need conversations in school about emotional intimacy. Last month, Tom Porton, an award-winning, veteran Bronx high school teacher, handed in his resignation after colliding with the school’s principal. Porton had distributed HIV/AIDS education fliers listing nonsexual ways of “Making Love Without Doin’ It” (including advice to “read a book together”). What does it say […]

What is Female to Male or FtM?

What is Female to Male or FtM?

The lives of transgender people has garnered a lot of attention in the news lately. From Laverne Cox’s performance as a transgender inmate in Orange is the New Black to the seemingly endless debate about which restrooms people should use, this sense of being born into the wrong gender has grabbed headlines throughout the world. Yet as acceptance of […]

Motherhood Across Gender Boundaries

Motherhood Across Gender Boundaries

In the 2005 film Transamerica, Felicity Huffman’s character, Bree, is set to begin gender reassignment surgery when she receives a phone call from a teenaboy looking for his father, Stanley, the man Bree used to be. Bree’s psychiatrist refuses to sign off on her surgery until she resolves her feelings about her unexpected “fatherhood” across […]

Unchecked Sexuality & Gender Bullying In Schools

Unchecked Sexuality & Gender Bullying In Schools

Over the past few weeks, proselytising and campaigning about the role of the Safe Schools Coalition has reached fever pitch. While the program faces continuing malicious attacks from the right, many Australians have been thrust into a discussion that invokes the idea of “the gay agenda”, sexuality recruitment and indoctrination about sexuality and gender. While […]

Transgender Voice Training

Transgender Voice Training

A discrepancy between someone’s sex at birth and their internal gender identity and experience of gender is no trivial matter. The negative impacts on the individual’s sense of identity, their confidence in interacting with others, their ability to participate in work and social life, and their psychosocial well-being can be profound. Many transgender men and […]