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Ryan Sallans, activist and author, transitioned from female to male in 2005 and has recounted his life experiences in his newly released memoir, Second Son: Transitioning Toward My Destiny, Love and Life.

Since he began he has been committed to education surrounding medical, legal and social issues related to the transgender community. This blog serves as a guide and resource for individuals seeking guidance in the transgender community or for friends, family, lovers and partners who are eager to learn more about how a transition may impact the individual's life and those around them.


He has maintained a transition website since 2005 with the goal of helping others through his story and experiences. People can visit his site at: http://www.ryansallans.com
http://www.secondsonmemoir.com
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Old backpacking headlight vs brand new one. Old on top. How technology has changed!

Behind the scenes at a @transgenproject photoshoot!

Reflections from a Transman After Nine Years on Hormone Therapy

After reaching nine years on testosterone, and nine years into my transition, I’m sitting here trying to remember the moments that led up to my very first injection. Sometimes I take my past for granted and avoid self-reflection, but an anniversary is always a good time to think about how things have changed, and what I have learned now that I’m almost a decade into my transition. To begin, I’ve…

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Top Filipino Singer-Actor Comes Out as a Transgender Man
Last week, one of the most popular singer-actors in the Philippines, Aiza Seguerra, opened up about being transgender on the talk show Aquino & Abunda Tonight.
"Finally I discovered … I’m not a lesbian," he told host Kris Aquino, explaining in both English and Tagalog. "It answered a lot of questions."
He also explained the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, pointing out that because he is solely attracted to women, he no longer identifies as a gay woman. It’s a distinction some Filipino reporters have struggled with, still commonly referring to Seguerra with female pronouns.
Seguerra, now 31 years old, first rose to fame as a child star, appearing in more than 30 Filipino films and TV shows before he was an adult. He began a successful career as a pop singer and guitarist in his late teens.
No stranger to the headlines, Seguerra has most recently received attention for his announcement that he and his fiancé, model Lisa Diño, plan to travel to the U.S. next year to get married and seek in vitro fertilization treatments so they can have a child.
Seguerra is already a parent to his stepdaughter, though after coming out as trans, he tells Manila’s ABS-CBN News that some have questioned his role in his family.
"Guys, it is expected of them to take care of their family," he responded. "Why can’t I do that? I have my own family now."
SOURCE: http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/08/20/top-filipino-singer-actor-comes-out-transgender-man

Top Filipino Singer-Actor Comes Out as a Transgender Man

Last week, one of the most popular singer-actors in the Philippines, Aiza Seguerra, opened up about being transgender on the talk show Aquino & Abunda Tonight.

"Finally I discovered … I’m not a lesbian," he told host Kris Aquino, explaining in both English and Tagalog. "It answered a lot of questions."

He also explained the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, pointing out that because he is solely attracted to women, he no longer identifies as a gay woman. It’s a distinction some Filipino reporters have struggled with, still commonly referring to Seguerra with female pronouns.

Seguerra, now 31 years old, first rose to fame as a child star, appearing in more than 30 Filipino films and TV shows before he was an adult. He began a successful career as a pop singer and guitarist in his late teens.

No stranger to the headlines, Seguerra has most recently received attention for his announcement that he and his fiancé, model Lisa Diño, plan to travel to the U.S. next year to get married and seek in vitro fertilization treatments so they can have a child.

Seguerra is already a parent to his stepdaughter, though after coming out as trans, he tells Manila’s ABS-CBN News that some have questioned his role in his family.

"Guys, it is expected of them to take care of their family," he responded. "Why can’t I do that? I have my own family now."

SOURCE: http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/08/20/top-filipino-singer-actor-comes-out-transgender-man

"After more than 10 hours of public debate, the City Council in Fayetteville, Ark., passed a bill implementing a comprehensive nondiscrimination ordinance, protecting individuals on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in housing, employment, and public accommodations. The ordinance became the subject of national news after TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting matriarch Michelle Duggar recorded a robocall in opposition to the ordinance, using a number of debunked talking points about transgender individuals generally used as scare tactics."

Way to go, Arkansas!

Home, sweet, home.

Hanging at Gender Odyssey! Swing by my booth if you are around.

Hmmmm.

TransJourney is a new documentary following three different trans women lives.