anonymous asked:

Hey I'm trying to transition (FTM) but only my friend completely know. My mom kinda know but doesn't really get it. Any suggestions to help my mom actually understand that I'm trans and any suggestion on how to transition very cheaply?

Kii says:

I would suggest showing your mom our parents page. “Transitioning cheaply” all depends on what you want to do. Thrift stores are good for clothing, and if your insurance covers hormones and/or surgery, that won’t cost too much. However, for some things, like binders, cheap is not a good option, as cheap binders are usually not safe.

Things To Do After Top Surgery

- Sleep shirtless

- Go for a run with no shirt on

- Grow chest hair

- Go to the beach only in board shorts

- Buy more douchey shirts

- Skinny dipping??

- Mow lawns with my guns out as well as my amazing pecks

- Get rid of these damn tan lines

- Actually go outside to tan

- Get a massage from a girl without feeling even more stressed

- Lay in front of a fan on a hot day in nothing but boxers

- Show off my six pack that I have yet to form

- Work out my upper body even more

- Just put a shirt on in the morning and go

- Shirtless selfies

- Be dysphoria free

- Feel comfortable in my own skin

Hi my name is Saskia, i’m a 18 year old autistic trans woman from Denmark, and god do i hate the fact that i have to do this, but having autism, depression, ADD,  social anxiety, combined with being an out(and proud) trans woman doesn’t make you very employable. I’m unemployed and a student, my only income is the money i get from the state for being a student, and unfortunately that simply isn’t enough to pay all the bills.

So yes, i’m asking for help here as a last resort, my rent is coming up soon, i’m running out of HRT and my ADD meds, and i’m almost out of food, and i am unable to pay the bills. To make ends meet this month i need $650 more than the $21.48 i have left in my bank account.

I hate to have to beg for help like this, but i simply don’t have any options at this point. My family has cut me off financially and the bank refuses to help. This is my last option.

Anything that you can spare will make me eternally grateful.
But please for the love of god don’t donate if you can’t afford to, if you still want to help just reblog. 
(please ignore PayPal deadnaming me, they’re kinda assholes about the whole name thing)
Georgia judge tells trans man seeking name change to "pick a name I can live with"
Lambda Legal has filed a brief to urge the Georgia Appeals Court to grant a name change for a second transgender man from Augusta.
By Ben Billmyer & Lauren Hoar

For the second time, a court judge in Georgia has denied a transgender man’s petition for a legal name change because he didn’t approve of the name itself. 

Andrew Baumert is seeking to be legally called Andrew, the name his friends and family know him by. But Superior Court Judge David Roper denied his request, claiming that for Andrew to go by a traditionally male name would “confuse or mislead the general public.” 

The judge said he would have “approved a name he could live with … like Morgan, Shannon, Shaun and Jaimie.” And it gets worse:

“My policy is to allow someone who claims to be transgendering—and I’ve had them in various stages—my policy is to permit someone to change, in your case, from an obviously—what appears to me to be a female name to something that is gender–neutral,” Roper said, according to a hearing transcript that was posted on

“He addressed Baumert as ‘ma'am’ and suggested that Baumert might want to "rethink the name situation and come back to me with a name that I can live with,” that report stated.

In the other case, a transgender man named Rowan Feldhaus, who is a friend of Andrew’s, was denied a name change by the same judge for the same reason back in June. Lambda Legal is handling appeals of the judge’s decision for both the men. Send these two some good vibes, if you believe in that sort of thing, because to go through this is humiliating and demeaning. Oof.


it’s day one of T!!! 4:26 is my reaction before, during, and after the appointment!

I WENT SWIMMING YESTERDAY FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE TRANSITIONING AND TOP SURGERY AND IT WAS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE. I felt so FREE (except for the fact that my swim shorts were a lil big) I told my friend that top surgery was well worth the $9,000 and that I felt like I had this chest my whole life. And it’s all true. It was the most stress free day and it makes me so much more excited for the rest of the summer. I COULD TYPE “IM SO HAPPY” OVER AND OVER AND IT STILL WOULDNT COME CLOSE TO HOW HAPPY I AM

A Transgender Person's Guide to Parents Masterpost

Someone recently reached out to me for helpful links that can be sent to parents to help educate them on transgender people and help them become more supportive of their children. Please reblog to help a trans person out. Here are some of my favorites:

Educating Parents: 

Transgender Q&As:

Transgender Kids’ Message to Parents:

Transgender Transition Timelines:

FtM Surgery and HRT:

MtF surgery and HRT:

Non Binary Genders:

Parents Experiences: