Dear non-dysphorics,

This is not a hate message and I beg you to read it.

If you feel some form of disconnect or discomfort with things like your genitals or secondary sex characteristics, and desire them to be different or absent, you are dysphoric.

I know a lot of you have probably been taught that dysphoria is hating your body or your self or some other aspect about you, it’s not true and I urge you to spread the proper definition of dysphoria, regardless of what you feel about what makes someone trans.

Being misinformed about dysphoria, I imagine a few of you fit this definition, if that’s the case, please don’t call yourself non-dysphoric trans people. As much as you want to stick it to the big bad truscum and all, it’ll probably help you avoid any tricky situations with the more violent members of the group.

If you don’t fit this new definition but still call yourself trans, I’m not gonna lecture you about it, I don’t care about that, just please, please, please spread the correct definition.

Spreading false information about these kinds of things can really harm people. I don’t know if it was fake or real but recently I saw someone tell an anon that it would be problematic if they identified as trans after the anon described perfectly what dysphoria is and said that was what they experienced.

So regardless of your opinion on dysphoria, whether you call yourself trans or cis, whether you are dysphoric or not, whether you think you might be or not, what side of the debate you are on, or even if you don’t have a side, I urge you to share this around as it could help people realise that they are dysphoric. And I know how much it helped me when I was told what dysphoria is, I stopped feeling like a freak, I stopped feeling broken, I stopped feeling a lot of things and started to feel a lot more comfortable, so if this post can bring that to more people I’ll be content.

Transgender Man Leads Men's Health's Competition for Cover Model

When transgender vlogger and activist Aydian Dowling entered Men’s Health’s Ultimate Guy Search for a shot at being on the cover, he never imagined he’d receive such an outpouring of encouragement.

“It’s crazy,” the New York native, 27, tells PEOPLE. “It’s phenomenal, the amount of support it’s gotten – how many people have re-Tweeted and re-blogged and re-posted and liked and shared and commented and voted.”

Dowling currently has a very strong lead in the competition, which aims to find “a guy who is fit and fearless, a doer who gives back and leads by example” to be featured on the fitness mag’s cover.

“I think I would have laughed if someone said that in five years I was going to be in a competition to be on the cover of Men’s Health magazine,” says Dowling. “I would be like, ‘No way would you be putting me shirtless on a magazine!’ ”

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help me get a binder?

hi, i’m theo, i’m a trans ftm guy from the uk and i am in desperate need of a binder.
i’m a student currently going through my gcse’s, so i have literally no time to get a job to earn money at the moment, and i have barely any support from my parents, because they feel that their only duty is to feed and house me, so that’s all i get.
going through my gcse’s would have been a stressful ride without dysphoria anyway. but i have to deal with exam stress, depression, suicidal urges and dysphoria mixed in with it all.
i wake up hating the body i’m in every single day, and i feel a binder would defiantly help with this.
i only need around £40 for a good, safe binder. it’s not much, but i can’t afford that right now.
even if you can only donate £1, it would be a massive contribution.
if you can’t donate, please, reblog so maybe others could.
there’s a ‘donate’ button on the top left corner of my blog, and my PayPal email is theo.fox@outlook.com

Guide to Lower Surgery for Trans Men

GIRES (UK) has prepared a booklet which advises on the different options and the issues connected with them.

A Guide to Lower Surgery for Trans Men provides information about the various options for ‘lower’ surgery for trans men. It is a guide to what can, and what cannot, be achieved through surgery.

Download this and other phalloplasty guides here.


hi, i’m casper!
in honour of #NoShameDay i thought it might be an alright to actually say something about my disorders. i’ve been diagnosed with narcolepsy, dissociative identity disorder, passive-aggressive personality disorder, and generalised anxiety disorder.

these cause me a lot of stress and difficulty when forming and maintaining close bonds, erratic behaviour and emotions, and many other various things that contribute to struggles living; since the ability to interact with others and take care of yourself.

narcolepsy is probably the easiest to deal with out of these, but i’m unable to drive myself places, it’s difficult travelling on my own, and end up losing consciousness when experiencing strong emotion. living with narcolepsy is not like how most portray it in the media, but it’s still a difficulty!

4052) I wish I had been one of those kids who know they're trans from a very young age 4-7. I didn't find out until i was 12. Up until then i loved wearing "girl things" and playing with "girl toys". I feel like no one is gonna take me seriously because i "act like a normal girl"

Dysphoria day :/ Boobs so big my binder looks like a sports bra, and as you can probably tell they aren’t going to get any smaller with exercise. I’ve been trying for years. New gc2b binder is going to be the first thing my tax return goes to

4056) I always thought I was a terrible singer. After hormones for a year, I now sing all the time. I am not sure if my deeper singing voice actually sounds better or if I am just too happy to tell if it is bad anymore. Either way, I am glad to hear it and will keep singing.

July 2014 versus April 2015

hormones are some crazy shit…
for real tho these comparison pictures are what I hang on to whenever I feel down. because i used to be so unhealthy… 90 lbs, dealing with an eating disorder and uncapable of explaining what happiness felt like. i was so miserable and my body was so weak that I would catch a cold every couple weeks. 9 months later, Im 40 lbs heavier, I almost eat 3 meals a day and I have only been sick once since I started HRT.
i might not know what happiness feels like 100% yet but I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

La vie est belle.

Friends and followers! Ive just started a gofundme to help aid with the financial portion of my gender transition, including both my top surgery and legal name change. Ive received incredible support thus far- even from strangers, so I’ve decided to try my luck with the general public! The smallest amount can truly mean a huge difference to me, even a signal boost or simple reblog means the world. I will be giving back any amount of money I don’t end up using to the LGBT community to hopefully help in another persons transition. Please pass it forward!

Financial hardships affect us all, and with the current cost of living on my own I haven’t been able to save the proper funds required. Although up until this point I have paid all my doctors bills and hormone treatments myself- the top surgery fund is just too large to conquer alone. I call upon you tumblr, help me out! Help me achieve my dreams of finally being the man I know I am.

I want to extend my thanks to all my current supporters and to anyone who supports me in the future. You’re the best!

Here’s the link where you can donate to my transition! - http://www.gofundme.com/skylarkai