- Gires: provides information and education, based on research into gender variance, for all those who can improve the circumstances in which transgender people live, including politicians, policy makers, service providers in the public and private sectors, employers, the media and families.
- FTM London: diverse and exciting group that offers support as well as information, resources and friendly networking for the FTM community.
- Road map for the male-to-female transsexual
- Transgender Law
- TransgenderZone (UK)
- Livejournal FTM community
- Livejournal transgender community
- National Center for Transgender Equality
- Tennessee Vals
General trans info
Vancouver Coastal Health’s resources for trans people, family and friends: tons of pdf booklets about trans youth, advocacy, hormone therapy, surgery, and diverse health issues. I found the trans youth booklet to be especially useful: it explains in a clear, complete way how it feels to be trans, plus tips on coming out and transitioning.
Primed: safer intimacy guide for queer transmen and their partners (mature content; not safe for school or work).
Hudson’s FTM Resource Guide: on hormones, surgery, hairstyles, clothes, “passing”…
HRC (Human Rights Campaign) on trans issues: the HRC may not have the best track record when it comes to trans, it does have nice resources such as Trangender Americans: A Handbook for Understanding and the Coming Out as Transgender guide.
Yay genderform!: list of almost 1000 gender terms; create your own unique, complex gender!
–interview on glbtq enyclopedia about deconstructing gender.
Trans Living at Youth Resource: for questioning, genderqueer and transgender youth.
Beyond Masculinity – essays by queer men on gender & politics
Queer zines: list of several trans and gender-related zines.
GQ: “a stencil portrait series honoring genderqueer individuals who have shaped the ‘female masculinity’ landscape”.
Visual artist Del Lagrace Volcano’s portfolio.
Genderfork (curator blog)explores androgyny and gender variance through artistic photography. Now it’s also a nice community for discussing androgyny, fluidity and genderqueer.
XX Boys: artistic photographs of transmen of all kinds — guys with and without hormones, with and without chest surgery, guys who took T for some time and then stopped, etc. By Kael T Block.
Sociological Images (Seeing is Believing): briefly-commented media images that represent cultural attitudes towards different subjects; for instance, the construction of gender, transgender, sexual orientation and intersex.
The Transgender Book Project includes pictures of trans individuals alongside handwritten texts where they talk about their identities.
Wrong Bathroom: hilarious yet realistic account of gender-diverse people’s restroom troubles.
Gender Rebel: documentary about three female-born genderqueer people, one of whom is physically transitioning.
Transgender Basics: nice introduction to the gender binary (and alternatives to it), transmen, transwomen, and genderqueers.
LGBtotheT AtoZ is an alphabetical collection of short videos narrating “biographies, pivotal historic moments and critical contemporary issues facing the trans community”. They’re pretty shallow, in my opinion, but good for a quick intro to new subjects. For instance, I hadn’t ever heard of the Dewey’s Lunch Counter protest, a trans protest that happened years before the Stonewall riots.
The Cliks: great rock band with a superhot transman singer, Lucas Silveira.
Gender Talk: radio talk show about gender and trans issues. Available for online listening or download.
Gender Blender: radio show on transgender and gender in general.
Below the Belt: deconstructing gender, one kick to the groin at a time.
Genderkid – Thoughts on gender from an Argentinian transboy’s perspective.
Sugarbutch: the sex, gender and relationship adventures of a kinky queer butch top.
By/about trans and gender-diverse people
A Gender Agenda Blog: Gender rights are human rights.
Being a teenage crossdresser: Wearing a skirt has never been so difficult…
Female-to-FuckYou: The trials and tribulations of a transmasculine college student.
Gender 3.0: A San Francisco trans dyke’s tales of life in and beyond the gender binary. (no longer updated)
Gender Outlaw: FTM transition journal.
gender, rants and sodomy: an eighteen year old, queer identified, tranny fag.
Labels Are For Jars: blog by a mother who doesn’t force societal gender norms onto her boy.
Tboy Jacky: Just another FTM chronicle
TRANS∙pose: Gender identity, transition, and sexuality through the eyes of a queer, genderqueer living in Los Angeles. (no longer updated)
Gay, lesbian, queer
Lesbian Dad is a personal essay/photography blog about parenthood generally, and lesbian parenthood in particular, with especial attention to the experiences of non-birth and/or butch mums and the many larger questions our unique kind of parenthood opens up.
Queers United: The activist blog Uniting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexual, Asexual community & Allies in the fight for equality.
blue milk: thinking + motherhood = feminist
Kate Bornstein: Blog for Teens, Freaks and Other Outlaws