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Successful TransMen:
Links and Photos

by Lynn Conway

 

 الرجال المتحولين الناجحين: (Arabic)

Lelaki Trans Berjaya : (Bahasa Malaysia

成功的变性男人: (Chinese)

Hombres Transexuales de Éxito: (en español)

Erfolgreiche transsexuelle Männer: (Deutsch)

Des hommes trans qui ont réussi leur transition (Français)

גברים טרנססקסואליים מצליחים : (Hebrew

Uomini Transessuali di successo: (Italiano)

TS男性の成功談:(Japanese)  NEW!

Sikeres transznemű férfiak: (Magyar)

Succesvolle transseksuele mannen (Nederlands)

Homens Transexuais Sucedidos: (Português)

Barbati Trans de succes: (Română)

Успехи ТС-мужчин: (Русский)
Framgångsrika Transmän: (Svenska)

 

 
Many thousands of people have made female-to-male (FtM) gender transitions and are now living fully and successfully as men. Many thousands more are now in the process of FtM transition. The numbers are far larger than commonly thought.
 
These men quietly struggle with many difficult medical, physical, family, social, legal, employment and relationship issues in order to transition and build their new lives. After those transitional difficulties, most transmen live in "stealth" and leave their pasts behind. They "hide in plain sight" in order to avoid social stigmatization and get on with their new lives. Their personal successes insure that they assimilate and blend right into society. As a result they are then almost totally "invisible" as having had transsexual pasts.
 
Recently the veil of invisibity has been lifting, as a number of transmen have begun creating websites to tell their stories and help others. You can put a compelling human face on their lives by looking at the websites below - websites containing valuable information about the FtM experience. There you will find links to the stories and experiences of successful men who can serve as role models for young FtM's. The websites, stories and experiences of these men are a valuable source of first-hand information about gender transitions to masculinity.
 
These men's stories can provide hope, encouragement and role models to others, especially to young transsexual teens facing FtM gender transition. Those teens (and their parents and loved ones) need to learn that successful FtM gender transition is now possible. Without visible role models such as the men below, it can be difficult for them to visualize what is now possible. Then, if parents can learn to see their transsexual child as a "boy with a physical problem" rather than a "girl with a mental problem", that child's future is especially hopeful. With parental love and support, a young transsexual boy can now really reach for his dreams, and go on to live a full life as a man.
 
 
Background on this page:
 
In 2001, Lynn Conway posted a webpage of photos and links to the stories of many successful postop transsexual women. That page pulled together in one place many photos and links to the stories of women who had transitioned male-to-female (MtF) and had gone on to live successful lives. The goal was to provide role models for young people who might be facing similar transitions, and to give them hope and encouragement that they too could succeed in building a new life for themselves.
 
Lynn's "TS Women's Successes" page has become very widely accessed and appears to be useful to many folks out there. As a result, people suggested that Lynn also compile a similar page about female-to-male (FtM) transsexuals who had successfully transitioned.
 
As a postop TS woman, Lynn was at first hesitant to do this. Since she doesn't share the FtM experience, she worried that she might make errors in representing the feelings and experiences of transmen. However, several widely respected transmen have encouraged Lynn to go ahead and begin to compile a "Successful TransMen" site. This page is the result.
 
 
For more information:
 
For more information about FtM transsexualism see the webpages of  FTM InternationalThe Transitional MaleHudson's FTM Resource Guide FTM Passing TipsFTM AllianceFTM Network UK and FtM Resources & Links, and follow the many links at those outstanding websites.

2-21-07:  Current TV: "Made in God's Image - One Trans Man's Journey", by Mark Angelo Cummings.  An online educational video regarding one transsexual man's journey into manhood, including interviews with a surgeon and therapist. (New)

 

 
 

TransMen's Photo Gallery:

 

 

SEE RECENT ADDITIONS:

 

Steve Dain, Rupert Raj, Reuben Zellman, Buck Angel,

Zander Keig (update), Nickolas J. McDaniel,

Balian Buschbaum (Germany) (update),

Maxime Le MayRev. Petric J. Smith (1940-98)

C. Michael WoodwardLewis Turner (UK),  

Lee Maranto, Jacob Anderson-Minshall,  

Martin Rawlings-Fein, Michael Dillon (UK, FtM pioneer),

Masae Torai (Japan)Jude Patton,  Zander Keig (update), 

Jamie,  Dhillon Khosla,  Andrés Rivera (Chile) (update) (es)

Max Wolf Valerio (update), Mark Cummings (US, Cuba) (es)

Mark Rees (UK),  Lukas Romson (Sweden),

Rev. Malcolm Himschoot,  Paisley Currah, Ph.D., 

 

 

 

 Jamison Green

Writer, Speaker, Educator , (more),

Jamison's book: Becoming a Visible Man

NEW: PFC Interview

     
  Stephen Whittle (U.K.)
Senior Lecturer in Law
V.P., Press for Change

 

 Spencer Bergstedt

Attorney (more)

     

  Loren Cameron

Photographer, Author (more) (more)

 
 

 Alex Fox

Trans-Man Info Project (more)

     

  Alex Whinnom (U.K.)

V.P., Press for Change

  
 
  Rafe
Rafe's FtM Page
     
Kylar Broadus
Attorney
 
 
 

 

 

Nickolas J. McDaniel

Marriage & Family Therapy Intern,

Public Speaker, Writer, Advocate (more)

NEW

 

Stephen Thorne 
Police officer
     
 Jason Cromwell, Ph.D.
Anthropologist, Author (more)
 
 Nate
Nate's photo-diary and journal
     
 Sam
 
Sam's Transmen Place
 
 
David (Germany)
University Student 
   
Michael Mitchell (Australia)
Leather Craftsman
 
 Michael Hernandez
Attorney, Writer
   
 
Blaine Paxton Hall
Physician's Associate, Author
 
 

Rupert Raj (Canada)

 Gender Specialist, Consultant,

Trainer & Therapist

Trans-Activist

     
 
Shannon Minter

Attorney (more) 

Shannon has won a Ford Foundation

Award for his outstanding work!

     
 Max Wolf Valerio

Poet, Writer, Performer (more)

 Link to Max's new book:

The Testosterone Files (more)

 

  Andrés Rivera (Chile) (es)

University Instructor, Activist  (see video)

Presidente Organización de Transexuales
por la Dignidad de la Diversidad (OTD)

     

 

Hiromasa Ando (Japan)

Professional speedboat racer

 

 

  Michael Kantaris

Won a precedent-setting legal case

on February 21, 2003

 
 

Buck Angel

Filmmaker, Educator, and Advocate

YouTube, Facebook

 

 
 

Dragonsani Renteria

Photo of Drago and his partner Jennifer

President and CEO of DeafVision, Inc.

Founder, Deaf Queer Resource Center

 

  

Zander Keig

Co-founder of the Lou Sullivan Society

Author, advocate, community organizer.

Fellow, Rockwood Leadership Program

Editor of anthology Letters For My Brothers

     

André Wilson

Graduate student in architecture

Advocate for Trans Health & Workplace Issues

 

 

 

 James MacGregor Halleman

Steelworker and steel safety expert

(more, more)

 

 

 

Musician, Web Developer

 

 

 

 

 

Lukas Romson (Sweden)

Transactivist, Law student, Member of

the board of GLBT-Socialdemocrats

 

 

Jacob Anderson-Minshall

Syndicated columnist, author.

Transgender advocate (more, more, more)

Married to Diane Anderson-Minshall

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martin Rawlings-Fein

Web-designer, filmmaker, transactivist 

Lay leader at Congregation Sha’ar Zahav,

 San Francisco’s LGBT-affiliated synagogue.

 

 

 

 

Lewis Turner (UK)

Vice-President, PFC

Co-Author of  "Engendered Penalties"

 

 

 

 

Lee Maranto

Program manager and advisor

at the SOAR office UC Santa Cruz.

 

 

Maxime Le May (FR)

President, Association des transsexuel(le)s

du Québec; member of CEIU’s Human

Rights-Race Relations Committee. (FR)

 

 

 

C. Michael Woodward

Writer, Musician,

Social Justice Advocate

 

 

 

 

Paisley Currah, Ph.D.

Political Scientist, Trans-advocate,

Exec. Director, CLAGS,

Director, Transgender Law & Policy Institute

     

Rev. Malcolm Himschoot

Minister, United Church of Christ

Documentary: "Call Me Malcolm" (more)

 

Balian Buschbaum (Germany) (DE)

Retired champion pole-vaulter

Pole vaulting coach (more)

Articles in DE, EN, ES, PT

 

Reuben Zellman

Rabbi, Reform Judaism, 5-16-10

(more, more, more)

NEW

 

 

 

Jude Patton

Therapist, educator, advocate, activist.

Trans pioneer; 30 years+ post-transition.

     

Masae Torai (Japan)

Novelist, university lecturer,

transgender advocate

 

 

 Ben Barres, M.D., Ph.D.

Neurobiologist, neurologist

(news article, more)

   
 C. Jacob Hale, Ph.D.
Philosophy professor (more)
 
 
 
And In Memoriam:
 
Dr.  Maxwell Anderson

Therapist, transactivist, author (more)

Video at Atlanta Rally, 2009

In Remembrance:

1956-2010

 
 
 
Kyle Scanlon (Canada)

Trans Programmes Coordinator

at the 519 Community Centre in Toronto

Writer and animal lover.

In Remembrance (more, more)

1971-2012

 

   
   
 

Alexander John Goodrum

Director and Founder of TGNet Arizona

1960-2002

 
 
 

Rev. Petric J. Smith

Birmingham Civil Rights Hero

Methodist Minister, Author

1940-1998

 
 
Louis Sullivan
Writer, Biographer,
Transgender Activist
1951 - 1991
   
 Robert Eads
Leading man in "Southern Comfort"
Memorial site, more photos
1945-1999
 
 
  Reed Erickson
Businessman, FtM pioneer
Founder, Erickson Educ. Foundation
1917-1992
     
Billy Tipton
Jazz Musician,
FtM Pioneer
1914-1989 
 
Dr. Alan Hart
Physician,
FtM Pioneer
1890 - 1962  
 
 
 

Michael Dillon, M.D. (UK)

English aristocrat, Oxford scholar,

writer, sailor, and then Buddhist monk.

FtM pioneer, (more, more, more).

First to undergo FtM HRT and SRS

1915-1962

 
 
 
 
Reset on 6-24-02
V-8-19-05
Update of 6-26-14
 
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