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Hey everyone,

A very happy new year to you all!

My name is Imogen, I live in Cambridge UK. I was born female and am happy with my body but consider my self Gender Queer. I came out as gay at 14 (nearly wrote 144!!) and have been with my partner for a number of years now.

I am a photography student in Cambridge and I am just about to go into the final term of my 3rd year. I have covered quite a few topics over the last three years including self harm, mental health, eating disorders and physical disability. You can see some of my work here: Flickr or my own web site here: Indigo Clouds Photography

This term I want to do a project surrounding 'Gender Queer' and 'Transsexuality'. So I am looking for people who might want to be involved in the project. I will be hoping to photograph a few aspects of the topic including things like: following someone through aspects of their transition, photographing people with their families, following people to Dr's appointments, visiting and photographing both home & work, doing some studio shots (including partners, with/with out make up, in underwear etc) .. For helping me out you would get a copy of your images on a disk, a copy of your favorite 5 printed up to A2 and many many thank yous from me!

Having dealt with subjects that are often unknown to family members or friends I am more than happy for people to remain anonymous. As you can see from my self harm images most participants don't have their face in the images. I would like for some of those who wish to take part to be able to have their face in the images, purely due to the nature of the project.

I don't have any money to pay those who take part but I could help with travel costs if people are on a low income and I am more than happy to provide accommodation in the form of the sofa in my front room!

Please feel free to contact me with questions, anything you might like to know. Also, feel free to pass this post onto friends who might not see it on LJ or even to other communities. I would also like people to take part in a survey that will be part of the final project so if you would like to receive that you can get in touch.

Finally, during previous projects people have contacted me suggesting that aspects of the project might be highlighting the 'wrong' parts of the issues. I warmly welcome this contact and can only understand the subject to a point with out this source of information.

My contact details:

E mail -
Mobile - 0754 99 33 030
LJ - New_Kinda_Freak

Thank you for reading,
Kind Regards,

Imogen May
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The Men's Room - Private FtM Community

The Men's Room is an exclusive community solely for FTMs of all ages, transition stages, backgrounds, and cultures. We have English-speaking members from all over the world and hope to update our site for all languages in the future. We do not approve membership applications from SOFFAs, MTFs, Butches, Studs, etc., this an exclusive community and we invite you to join one of our other communities if you do not qualify for this one. To qualify for membership, you MUST be interested in transitioning from female to male, regardless of if this is something you have already begun, are doing, or have done.

Features of the Mens Room are similar to Facebook and other popular social networking sites, only this community is made with FTMs in mind. In addition to the blogs, forums, and groups, you can find more resources in our style guide, state links section, gender wiki, and other specialized areas. You can also keep track of or post events occurring around the US.

The most important feature of the Men's Room is that its one of few locations on the internet available exclusively to FTMs. This means that you can share and discuss freely without worrying about family, romantic partners, friends, and co-workers finding your information.  All members are required to fully fill out their profiles and upload a picture in order to gain and retain membership to the site.

For more information on the Men's Room or to sign up, please visit

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The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition is pleased to announce the release of its 2008 GENIUS Survey in partnership with Ernst & Young.  GenderPAC works to ensure that classrooms, communities and workplaces are safe for everyone to learn, grow and succeed.


The Gender Equality National Index for Universities & Schools (GENIUS), GenderPAC’s most recent effort to end discrimination and promote awareness, encourages colleges and universities to recognize the benefits of a GenderSAFEtm campus - supportive equitable and protective for all students. Choosing to participate in GENUIS sends a strong public statement that bullying or discriminating based on the race, sex or gender of a student, faculty, or staff member is not tolerated at your institution


Fill out the survey at:, and make sure that we have data for as many schools as possible. Your voice will help us continue to work towards a safe and welcoming environment for every student.


While we greatly appreciate the interest taken in GENIUS by students, staff and faculty at academic institutions outside of the United States, at this time GENIUS is only able to track schools based in the United States.


Parental unit difficulties

Why are some parents such douche bags? I talked to my mom today about the issue of Trans-gender, since I have been recently coming to terms with it. When I spoke to her this morning and gave her some background information, she said that she supports all her children in whatever they do with their lives. I didn't come out to her yet, I was waiting for this summer when I go home. I just wanted her to know some information so it wasn't a complete shock and confusion when I did tell her. I was happy after this morning's conversation. This evening's conversation is a different story. She assumed that I was talking about myself, even though I had given her no indication to believe that. She also completely contradicted herself and stated that she had "Two daughters and ONE SON." She said that she didn't know what I was being told while I was here in college, but that there was something wrong with me. She said that I was CRAZY. I still denied that it was me, but she still believes differently. She also said that if I didn't stop talking about it that she would cut off communication with me. I don't know what to do. I have already started to come out to friends, so I can't go back. But I also can't go further with it without losing my family. I don't know what to do. I am totally and completely lost. It never fails, something starts going right and then something comes along and turns it all to crap. What am I going to do??
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MSNBC special

There has been a special on transsexuals airing occasionally on MSNBC. I'm not sure when it is on again, but I have seen it twice. Some things in it are represented very well and others not so great, but overall, I thought it was a good thing. Watch it and judge for yourself!

PS This group seems a little dead, we should try and liven things up

Looking for NYC transguys

who are interested in studying about transexuals, spending time together and helping to battle gender identity discrimination and indifference to our struggle and growth. 
I have been attempting to spread the word about tolerance and the fact that such thing as a "transexual" exists. I have observed that it is not yet a common consciousness and that people are much prejudiced and bigotrous in spite of a number of transexual people. 
So, if you are in NYC let's get together and talk. 
Theo Gabriel

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so i already posted here about my fafsa concerns, largely surrounding the issue of selective service. so here's my concern now: my driver's license says i'm male but ALL my other id says female (birth certificate, ss, etc). so, if i fill out fafsa and check female will this cause a lot of problems? will they think i'm two people or something? it seems like they would be going more off of my social and birth certificate but i don't know. anyone dealt with something similar?

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I am a transman and I am working with a graduate student who is collecting some information for a study on how hormones affect emotions.

As transpeople, we have a unique opportunity to help scientists understand the ways that physiology affects behavior, which could eventually help the transcommunity itself.

Will you help us by filling out a short survey? It will take less than three minutes.

Your answers will help us immensely.

Even if you have not started taking any hormones yet, your answers on this survey will help us tremendously.

Because the results of our study depend on the honesty of all participants, we ask you to share as openly and accurately as possible.

The survey can be found HERE

Thank you so very much!


i am currently filling out a fafsa worksheet and am kind of stumped on where i fit in some of these questions. for example:

"most male students must register with the selective service system to get federal aid. if you are a male between the age of 18 and 25 and not already registered with selective service, answer "yes" and selective service will register you"

so i don't really now what to put. my birth certificate still says female but my driver's license says male and i am planning to change my birth certificate soon. also, i'm assuming on the actual application they will ask me if i am male or female and i don't know what i'm supposed to put there either. anyone have some advice or could reccomend a social service that might be able to help me with this process?