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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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Posts tagged "sexuality"
27 Powerful Portraits Challenging the Definition of What It Means to Be LGBT
"Identity Project" is a photo series by San Francisco based photographer Sarah Deragon where she “seeks to explore the labels we choose to identify with when defining our gender and sexuality.” Her portraits show the amazing diversity and vibance of a queer community that for too long has been defined by outsiders.

See the other 26 photos here. 

27 Powerful Portraits Challenging the Definition of What It Means to Be LGBT

"Identity Project" is a photo series by San Francisco based photographer Sarah Deragon where she “seeks to explore the labels we choose to identify with when defining our gender and sexuality.” Her portraits show the amazing diversity and vibance of a queer community that for too long has been defined by outsiders.

See the other 26 photos here

Call for Submissions!

Calling all artists and writers interested in sexuality, gender and/or identity!

The first issue of The Outrider Review was released January 1st of 2014. We are now seeking submissions for the next issue. The deadline is March 1st, 2014. 

To learn more visit this link!

Last day to submit to the first issue of The Outrider Review! TOR is a quarterly literary journal for artist and writers who explore sexuality, gender and/or identity. 

Submission guidelines can be found here

THE GREAT IVY LEAGUE NUDE POSTURE PHOTO SCANDAL
Fascinating article about the practice of photographing freshman IVY league students nude in the 1960’s and 70’s. This definitely wouldn’t fly today. Check out the two articles here and here. 

THE GREAT IVY LEAGUE NUDE POSTURE PHOTO SCANDAL

Fascinating article about the practice of photographing freshman IVY league students nude in the 1960’s and 70’s. This definitely wouldn’t fly today. Check out the two articles here and here

Calling all artists and writers! There are still 10 more days to submit artwork, poetry, fiction and nonfiction prose to my new literary journal, The Outrider Review. We are looking for work that explores themes surrounding sexuality, gender and/or identity. All forms of expression and identities welcome, this is not limited to LGBTQ identities. 

Learn more about the quarterly literary journal and how to submit here

Buck Angel’s documentary has been winning international awards. It will be available for purchase by the public on December 3rd. 
Learn more here. 

Buck Angel’s documentary has been winning international awards. It will be available for purchase by the public on December 3rd. 

Learn more here

Call for submissions: All artists and writers who explore either gender, sexuality or identity The Outrider Review wants to see your work for the first volume, first issue, New Beginnings to be released January 1, 2014. To learn more visit the link! http://www.scoutpublishingllc.com/the-outrider-review/

A new video of me describing how I handle awkward questions asked by people who are curious about being transgender has just been uploaded to my YouTube channel. Enjoy!

A new sex education comic book has just been released. LGBTQ inclusive and wonderful. 
Not your Mother’s Meatloaf: A Sex Education Comic Book (Soft Skull Press) explores topics from cross-dressing to kinks to consent, and offers the experiences of an impressively varied group of comic artists such as queer-identified folks, people of color, and comics by teens themselves.As the title suggests, the book is far from dry and tired, and is instead a terrific approach to sex ed. It pairs narratives from Miller and Bley with subsequent comics, grouped together by theme, producing seven chapters in total. All of the comics are amazing and intimate with varied styles and unique tales. It feels as though you’re reading through the diary of a close friend at times. Even when the stories told aren’t initially relatable, their honesty allows them to be understood across the board.
Learn more about the book here!

A new sex education comic book has just been released. LGBTQ inclusive and wonderful. 

Not your Mother’s Meatloaf: A Sex Education Comic Book (Soft Skull Press) explores topics from cross-dressing to kinks to consent, and offers the experiences of an impressively varied group of comic artists such as queer-identified folks, people of color, and comics by teens themselves.As the title suggests, the book is far from dry and tired, and is instead a terrific approach to sex ed. It pairs narratives from Miller and Bley with subsequent comics, grouped together by theme, producing seven chapters in total. All of the comics are amazing and intimate with varied styles and unique tales. It feels as though you’re reading through the diary of a close friend at times. Even when the stories told aren’t initially relatable, their honesty allows them to be understood across the board.

Learn more about the book here!

Dedicated to sharing stories of challenge and triumph with the world.

Through my speaking career and the success of my memoir, Second Son, I decided it was time to start a new project that would allow stories I feel have potential, but often go unrecognized, the opportunity to reach a wider audience. Through my own experience in working with a publisher, I decided it was time to begin my own publishing company.  

Today marks the official launch of Scout Publishing, LLC.

Scout Publishing, LLC. seeks stories within the nonfiction genre that explore life’s challenges when pushed to the margins. In a world where our identities are intertwined with everything around us, it is hard to find a voice and identity that is authentic to your inner self. Scout Publishing wants to give readers hope and inspiration through the tales of authors that have been able to push past all boundaries, no matter how difficult, to find a life with meaning, hope and fulfillment.

 

This doesn’t mean EVERY submission can be published, but we’d love to see your proposal. 

Learn more about Scout Publishing by visiting our website and feel free to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!