Welcome to the personal transition blog of a 20-something trans* queer guy.

My experiences may not reflect the experiences of others, or may be similar to a hundred other stories on tumblr, but I feel like every transition story should be told and shared if the author wants to share it.

Pronouns:
he/him/his
they/them/theirs

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knowhomo:

LGBTQ* Petitions Currently Circulating
(From We The People Petition)
WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Recognize non-binary genders.
Legal documents in the United States only recognize “male” and “female” as genders, leaving anyone who does not identify as one of these two genders with no option. Australia and New Zealand both allow an X in place of an M or an F on passports for this purpose, and the UK recognizes ‘Mx’ (pronounced “Mix”) as a gender-neutral title.
This petition asks the Obama administration to legally recognize genders outside of the male-female binary, and provide an option for these genders on all legal documents and records.
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As of March 18th, 2013, 79,000+ signatures are still needed.
Should you wish to add your signature to this petition, click HERE.

knowhomo:

LGBTQ* Petitions Currently Circulating

(From We The People Petition)

WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:

Recognize non-binary genders.

Legal documents in the United States only recognize “male” and “female” as genders, leaving anyone who does not identify as one of these two genders with no option. Australia and New Zealand both allow an X in place of an M or an F on passports for this purpose, and the UK recognizes ‘Mx’ (pronounced “Mix”) as a gender-neutral title.

This petition asks the Obama administration to legally recognize genders outside of the male-female binary, and provide an option for these genders on all legal documents and records.

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As of March 18th, 2013, 79,000+ signatures are still needed.

Should you wish to add your signature to this petition, click HERE.

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cauda-pavonis:

This legit makes me want to cry because I have *never* seen a picture of an older trans man naked.  It’s always young guys, usually much younger than me.  It’s like we don’t have a future, an adulthood, a middle age, an old age.  It’s like we just stop.

As a trans man who’s well past the age (and transition status) of ~sexxay tranz boiz~, pictures like this give me some kind of hope.  We’re not just one image stuck in time, snapshot of a skinny white andro urban-queer young trans dude with perfect top surgery scars, poster boys for young radical queerdom.  We’re not all Youth.  We live in more than two dimensions, and one of them is time.

Older queers tend to fall off the map full stop.  Trans people, even more so.  But we don’t disappear once we stop being, basically, fashionable. Supporting our young people is important, but we need to show them we have a future, too.

I literally cannot envision my own future.  There are no images of older men like me.

One image obviously can’t address all the lacks in representation, much less one image of a hot skinny (apparently?) white man.  But just to have that one extra factor in there, of age, it’s - it’s important. 

More, please.

Top Surgery: Post Op: Week 2 cont’d

So, I realized I left my last post a bit somber at the end, and after sleeping on it I wanted to share why I’m glad that I had top surgery.

Every morning I wake up and see someone who I like in the mirror - which is a new feeling. I may feel like I broke something in order to fix it when I see my scars (sometimes), but the scars will fade - and I’ll be left with a person who I really like. That’s why I’m glad I went through with top surgery.

It’s a shame that that had to be the catalyst to starting to really love myself and to let go of all of the anger I accumulated during my years as a teen and as an undergraduate, but I feel like an entirely new and different person now. Like my life is actually able to begin.

I’m sure top surgery isn’t a life changing thing for everyone. But I really feel like a new person now - and for the first time I’m excited to face the world.