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 Posted: 2011-07-24 01:20 am
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Hey Kyle! I'm FTM too.

I strongly recommend getting 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 and people to talk to are, quite a bit more than here. Just reading the communities is hugely helpful; no one will pressure you to post or to share private info. See http://transgender.livejournal.com/1133801.html  for LJ communities that may help you. I recommend the ftm, transcanada, 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://ftm.livejournal.com/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. There are lots of places to give support as well as get it.

* 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, if you are
* http://youtube.com/watch?v=vPBLYBIo0uw - ten-minute YouTube on coming out as FTM
* http://groups.yahoo.com/group/teentransman/ - for Trans guys 25 and under, if you are
* http://youtube.com/ftmkickstart - keep checking back because new ones are added regularly
* http://youtube.com/ftmukofficial - 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

Must-reads if you can get hold of them:
* Just Add Hormones by Matt Kailey
* Luna by Julie Anne Peters (YA fiction)
* Becoming a Visible Man by Jamison Green
* Parrotfish by Ellen Wittlinger (YA fiction)
* 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 or you can get the ISBNs from Amazon and bring them to any bookstore to order them. The DVD can be ordered on Amazon also, as you see from the link.)

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