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The Self Made Men is a tool used to serve the transgender male community. On one end, we educate and promote awareness of our existence, needs and normalcy to individuals and groups in both the GLBT and Allied communities. Mirrored to this cause, our biggest concerns lie with the support and mentoring of other transgender people as a resource to transitioning and dealing with everyday life.

Dear FTM Magazine people,

My name is Brenda but I prefer Brent and I am a 14 year old transgendered boy. I live in a really small town in Louisiana and there are no other people here like me. I only have internet access when my parents aren’t hanging over my shoulder when I’m at a coffee shop down the road. When I’m there, I’m obsessed with Doctor Who and trying to find out what my gender means. I want to go on hormones when I’m older but that won’t happen for a very long time. Until then, I like to learn about transgender stuff through people on the internet that I read about transitioning.

I don’t have a credit card or a bank account or a lot of money so I can’t donate to your kickstart page. I thought that maybe if I emailed you my story and you posted it on your website, other people would understand how important it would be to someone else to have a magazine that they could carry with them and read over and over and over again when they felt alone like I do. When I saw the picture of those boys on your covers, I thought maybe one day that could be me.

My mother and father know about how I feel but they want to ignore it and try and talk me into wearing girl clothes and acting more feminine. I think that if I could show them that other people are going through the same thing and that they aren’t freaks, or weird or bad people then it would be easier for them to accept me. As their son.

It is okay if you post this, it might help others understand why this is needed.

Please tell me when I can order my copy because I’m saving up my allowance starting now.

Have a good day!

Brent

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You can now add $5, $10 or $25 to your order at theselfmademen.com Online Store to help fund the production of FTM Magazine

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P.S. Mr Fenis available Monday. 

FTM Magazine is a hard-copy, positive reflection of the female to male transgender community. What we want for our community is to give them something that is theirs: A source of pride to combat the negative stigma of the media and Jerry Springer-like productions; something to sit on their coffee tables or in their health care offices and show them that they’re not alone. This is a project that will continue, we will be making issues quarterly until the world ends. Your backing dollars are giving us the tools we need to achieve this.
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If you want this to exist, spread the word, donate and make this REAL 

FTM Magazine is a hard-copy, positive reflection of the female to male transgender community. What we want for our community is to give them something that is theirs: A source of pride to combat the negative stigma of the media and Jerry Springer-like productions; something to sit on their coffee tables or in their health care offices and show them that they’re not alone. This is a project that will continue, we will be making issues quarterly until the world ends. Your backing dollars are giving us the tools we need to achieve this.


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For all of us starting NoShave or Movemeber tomorrow.

While we are all conveniently lumped into just four letters, there are different needs for inclusion based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It is not wrong to ask or examine LGBT organizations based on their Transgender inclusion. If they say LGBT… They should be LGBT. 

Our Mr Limpy’s have gotten a sweet new upgrade! We are now offering Mr Limpy packers peirced with a surgical steel Prince Albert. 

Like any piercings, on any body part we ask that you do not pull on the piercing with extreme force. When cleaning, wash around the area and pat dry with a towel. Be sure to monitor packer powder build up if you use it.

Also new original Self Made Men packing powder available in the online store

Philadelphia Trans* March 2013 -photo curtesy of Samantha Cleveland
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If you’ve caught yourself wondering… What ever happened to Noah? Let us tell you.

Noah, co-founder of The Self Made Men back in 2009 has recently gotten engaged to his girlfriend of…. awhile…. Shimona. Noah helps out with occasional speaking engagements and recently pitched in to help teach Jason how to use a sewing machine. Noah will be in attendance at our Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil on November 20th. His plans for future involvement are pretty steady, he’s there when he can be.

Congratulations Noah!

See you there!