FtM and Transmasculine Resources
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Becoming a Visible Man, by Jamison Green. Vanderbilt University Press, 2004. A blend of autobiographical, social, and political topics that provides an in depth look at the hard earned victories of the female socialized person in a newly male body. It is an informative read filled with 25 years of research and leaves the reader with an uplifting and positive message. Available on Amazon.com.
Body Alchemy: Transsexual Portraits, by Loren Cameron. Cleis Press, 1996. This collection of images, many nude, of trans men shot from a trans man's eye. Available on Amazon.com
Home of the widest-circulating newsletter on FTM issues worldwide, their collection on FTM legal, family, and healthcare resources is extensive. http://www.ftmi.org/
In addition to the print and digital magazine, their website also features various free interviews and news articles. http://www.ftmmagazine.com/
Information on various FtM surgeries, including before and after photos, fundraising information, navigating insurance companies, and lists of surgeons worldwide. http://ftmsurgery.net
Transmen posting videos about their transition and life experiences. http://www.ftmtube.com/
Resources for FtM individuals including information on presenting as male, grooming, clothing, surgeries, books, terminology, and more. http://www.ftmguide.org/
Hung Jury: Testimonies of Genital Surgery by Transsexual Men, by Trystan T. Cotton. Transgress Press, 2012. A collection of raw testimonials of transsexual men, their families, partners, and loved ones that dispels the myths and mythos of the experience of genital surgery. Available on Amazon.com
Letters For My Brothers: Transitional Wisdom in Retrospect, edited by Megan Rohrer and Zander Keig. Wilgefortis, 2010. A work that invites the reader into the private and personal insight of the transitioning process from female to male through letters written by the individuals who have undergone the process. A comfortable read for a reader who enjoys being able to jump from letter to letter in no truly dictated order; there’s a story for everyone. Available on Amazon.com
This online magazine featuring stud and aggressive individuals, as well as transmen of color, includes articles on health, education, employment, art, and biographies of community members. http://thestudmagazine.com/
Links and information for transgender men on binders, packing, voice therapy, surgery, and more. http://trans-man.org
Transmen and FTMs: Identities, Bodies, Genders, and Sexualities, by Jason Cromwell. University of Illinois Press, 1999. An insider’s perspective of the lives and challenges of the transgender male. Originally a PhD thesis, this book contains comprehensive research into the history of women who worked to pass as men for lengths of their lives and advocates the right of changing one’s sex to whatever degree suits the individual. Available on Amazon.com
Featuring a by-state (and international) list of medical and mental health providers, they also have a collection of information for FtM individuals, including navigating therapy, disclosure, legal issues, and supporting FtM children. They also host the Big Brother Binder Program for disabled, unemployed and disenfranchised transmen. http://TheTransitionalMale.com