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I am a trans-gentleman looking to make a difference in this world. I was born female but that does not make me any less of a man. I believe that everyone has the right to self-determination and that no one has the right to tell another person what they are or aren't. I believe in Universal Human Rights and in a higher power that is not full of wrath and rules but just pure creative and loving energy. I have dedicated my life to making positive change in the world through my work as an LGBT activist. I am currently a Political Science Major at University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and plan on working with organizations like the Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Transgender Awareness and others in the activist community after I graduate. In the meantime, I use social media to spread a message of equality. I am here to make a difference in this world. Please join me. My most recent publication is acts as a guide to other FTMs based off of my journey transitioning. Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.
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Two Years and One Surgery Later…

This September will mark 2 years since I started taking Testosterone and 7 months since I had top surgery. 

I have been so lucky to have a great photography to document every step of my transition. Make sure to check out Pallin Allar's photography at http://Wix.com/palla200/pjphoto

Visit Boxers and Binders: an FTM Story to learn more about my transition, FTM issues, and find tons of resources and check out my Facebook page for daily updates and tips for transman! 

Depression kills silently and if we continue to allow it its invisibility, it will win every time. But when we shed light on the corners where it hides and release ourselves from its grip with every spoken truth about its nature, we will weaken its power over our lives.

Again, the victim is the only one being charged with anything! We are constantly being told that when you are LGBT, a person of color, or homeless, it is against the law to DEFEND YOURSELF. Sign this petition to tell the system that we will not stand for this!
http://www.change.org/petitions/judge-todd-markle-we-want-all-charges-against-luke-o-donovan-to-be-dropped#share

Again, the victim is the only one being charged with anything! We are constantly being told that when you are LGBT, a person of color, or homeless, it is against the law to DEFEND YOURSELF. 
Sign this petition to tell the system that we will not stand for this!

http://www.change.org/petitions/judge-todd-markle-we-want-all-charges-against-luke-o-donovan-to-be-dropped#share

outriderreview:

By Gabriel Kreifels

How does it feel? The screams are stifled in my throat; as the pit in my stomach continues to grow. The lines of my gender blur before my eyes as I argue with the sex that contradicts my desire.

Empty, I feel empty inside, pulled apart by the horror that is ignited by the…

Hey if you don't mind me asking, who did your top surgery?
boxersandbinders boxersandbinders Said:

Lakeforest Plastic Surgery in Lakeforest IL, Dr. Steinwald.

Asker the-crooked Asks:
I don't know if you're into men or women but I'd just like to say you're a very handsome man. -Tyler
boxersandbinders boxersandbinders Said:

Well thanks. I actually have a partner right now who is a woman and I am a pretty straight trans boy.

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By Erika Gisela Abad

(The full piece can be found in Volume One, Issue Three of The Outrider Review. Click here!)

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Couples’ hands tighten in each other with the clock click clack against the brick pavement. Buses are gathering as seconds of the New Year gather weight. Minutes after…