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 Posted: 2011-11-13 11:20 pm
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Hey, guys. I've lurked on this forum for awhile but I finally decided to join. Pretty nice community here, it seems. Well, I'm Cody. I'm 14 and FtM. I'm out to my parents finally, which is nice. Pre-everything, obviously. I like drawing, writing, and scrolling endlessly on tumblr.
And I don't know how to write and introduction.

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 Posted: 2011-11-14 04:09 pm
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Hey Cody! :)

Definitely get a Livejournal at http://www.livejournal.com/create.bml . It's fine if you don't want to keep an online journal. You don't have to post in your personal journal. The point is the communities; that's where the support is, quite a bit more than here. See http://community.livejournal.com/transgender/1133801.html  for LJ communities that may help you. I recommend the ftm, ftmstudents, transyouth, and transgender communities in particular, but more is better. Go to the userinfo (profile) page of any community and click the link at the top right of the profile, where it says Join. And spend a lot of time at http://community.livejournal.com/ftm/tag/ .

Links for you - take your time going through them! The point is that you have a load of them so you can go through them at whatever pace you want, and in whatever order you want, and not have to stop to look for more for quite a while. Getting through them is not a race, and going through them slowly is probably a better idea. :)  Go through them in whatever order you want; I just have them listed by URL length so they're easier to read.

* http://imatyfa.org/
* http://transfamily.org/
* http://trans-health.org/
* http://transbucket.com/
* http://camparanutiq.org/
* http://forum.trueselves.com/
* http://transkidspurplerainbow.org/
* http://t-vox.org/ - resource/info central
* http://community.pflag.org/Page.aspx?pid=266
* http://t-vox.org/index.php?title=Online_Support
* http://t-vox.org/index.php?title=Support_groups
* http://t-vox.org/index.php?title=Therapists_by_region
* http://safeschoolscoalition.org/whydontyoutellthem.pdf
* http://ftmichael.transboys.info/yayforqueers.html - come chat!
* http://groups.yahoo.com/group/njkidst-net/ - for Trans folks 18 and under
* http://groups.yahoo.com/group/teentransman/ - for Trans guys 25 and under
* Female to Male Transsexual Issues with Jamison Green - ten-minute YouTube on coming out as FTM
* http://youtube.com/glbtqcommunity - a Trans guy a couple of years older than you, in NYC
* http://youtube.com/ftmkickstart - keep checking back because new ones are added regularly
* http://youtube.com/itsttime2010 - keep checking back because new ones are added regularly
* http://youtube.com/ftmtelevision - keep checking back because new ones are added regularly
* http://youtube.com/ftmtranstastic - keep checking back because new ones are added regularly
* http://youtube.com/mensroomftm - keep checking back because new ones are added regularly
* http://youtube.com/ftmbrotherhood - keep checking back because new ones are added regularly
* http://youtube.com/genderqueerchat - keep checking back because new ones are added regularly
* http://youtube.com/welcometoourworldftm - keep checking back because new ones are added regularly
* Jamison Green Reflects on Transitioning - Trans activist Jamison Green reflects on transitioning, 18 years after he began
* http://youtube.com/transguysunite - keep checking back because new ones are added regularly (most or all of these guys are in their teens)

Must-reads if you can get hold of them:
* Luna by Julie Anne Peters
* Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger
* Just Add Hormones by Matt Kailey
* Becoming a Visible Man by Jamison Green
* The Transgender Child by Stephanie Brill and Rachel Pepper
* Trans Forming Families, edited by Mary Boenke (third edition, 2008) - available from PFLAG's Transgender Network for $10 US
* The Our Trans Children leaflet (sixth edition) - available from PFLAG's Transgender Network for $2 US, or you can save and print it yourself for free.  The booklet is their only source of revenue, so if you can pay for it, please do!
* TransGeneration (Ignore what Lucas says in the first episode about hormones being "very dangerous" - they're not, not if you get them through a competent doctor and have regular - which usually means annual - bloodwork, and that was irresponsible of him to say.)
(The books, aside from Trans Forming Families, can be ordered on amazon.com or you can get the ISBNs from amazon.com and bring them to any bookstore to order them. The DVD can be ordered on amazon.com also, as you see from the link.)

Hope that helps, and hope to see you in http://ftmichael.transboys.info/yayforqueers.html . :)

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