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    My face is so round. I look like a 15 year old

    boy but I'm 20. I'm not that thin but I don't think I'm necessarily fat either. I am working on losing a little weight and I'm going to the gym more to build up muscles. I wonder if this will help slim my jaw? I could contour and stuff but it only goes so far. I want a defined...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 5

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    I've always had issues with my gender identity;

    for the longest time, they remained repressed and unacknowledged until the trans movement came to the forefront of politics. I remember having qualms about what I exactly was since elementary school - of course, I only understood stereotypical gender roles at the time, and...
    toska777 toska777 18-21, T Oct 21, 2014

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    I'm not fully ftm, at the moment I have to

    settle for a more genderfluid approach. But when I'm alone I can be 100% me and it feels amazing. I would love to live my life everyday as who I really am, but life just can't be that way, there is no way I can start T, but I do plan to eventually have a mastectomy and...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 5 Responses Feb 17

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    Coming out to my friends: After weeks of

    considering it, I came out to my best friend. Her reaction was great, she said it was really cool and she hugged me. I then came out to three other friends, one by one. The first one thought I was joking at first, buy was the first one to start using the correct pronouns. The...
    illuminatisweaters illuminatisweaters 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    I wanna meet FTM guys

    so I can get their insight about their process and how difficult was for them to transition.
    yo805 yo805 22-25, F Jul 20

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    This is really long so

    if you don't want to read then don't. I wanted to give a little update and I wanted to rant a little bit more. So far, I can't even say anything LGBT to my family none of the less say I am trans. my brother did find out at one point and I thought he would understand, but he told...
    yocallmemark yocallmemark 16-17, T 1 Response Jul 16

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    My Story

     So this is the first time that I have shared any of this with anyone.  I've never talked to anyone about being transgender and haven't tried to explain how I feel to anyone before now.  So this is a really big deal for me.I just recently discovered that I was...
    daysofgreen213 daysofgreen213 18-21 8 Responses Dec 10, 2009

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    I need help. I used to call myself Gene

    but it was so close to my birth name that I hated it. Now I call myself Ross. my friends and my extended family call me Ross but my parents don't know. I told my brother and just like with the name Gene he refuses to call me Ross or a boy at all. I need help. I don't know how to...
    transbuffalowing transbuffalowing 16-17, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Choosing your name, just something I've been

    wondering about. Mostly how others were able to decide on a name. Every time I think I've decided I start to second guess my decision, hard to think of me as anything other then what I've been called these 20+ years.
    RaisingCrazy RaisingCrazy 22-25, T 1 Response Jul 27

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    Gog, I am so happy today-

    which is odd because I usually never am (dysphoria's a *****) because I finally got my hair cut today and I feel more like a guy than I ever have before, which makes me just a little bit happier. Of course- I still haven't bought a binder and I'm stuck with crappy sports bras...
    darxmane darxmane 13-15, T 1 Response Jun 7

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    OMG. I fell out with my mother big time today

    so I put up a status about me being a transgender and the responses I got were amazing!!!! No negativity what so ever. So far. All supportive. Who needs family when you have friends who are that good. I feel like crying I'm that happy. I feel so much better and I feel free. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 12

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    I Know I Want This. But I'm Afraid To Take The First Step.

    For as long as I can remember I have liked girls. I was always a tomboy when I was little. When I was 14 I came out as a lesbian. I am now twenty. I still identify as female though, that is not how I feel. I have the most beautiful girlfriend and we have been together for two...
    VonMoose VonMoose 18-21, M 5 Responses Sep 3, 2010

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    I'm new to my thoughts.

    I've always known I was a guy. But I've finally realized I'm a guy on the inside and I love it. I'm going to chop off my hair. But I still need someone to talk to. Someone?
    oliviairene47 oliviairene47 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 21, 2014

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    Hi, I'm an older woman

    who recently became involved with a younger ftm. We met online and hit it off instantly. He hid it from me at first, but he did tell me once we exchanged numbers and started really getting involved. Its all a new experience for me, so I'm really trying to learn more about it...
    PurpleSorrow PurpleSorrow 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    I have transcended your genders

    and subverted your binary.
    victorytothebold victorytothebold 26-30 1 Response Jul 14

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    I just got my hair cut!

    I was feeling pretty bad today. I don't own a binder yet so usually I just wear one or two sports bras and a loose fitting shirt. However, today I had to wear a padded bra as I couldnt find anything else and you could see my chest even with a loose jumper on. I was feeling...
    illuminatisweaters illuminatisweaters 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    I've been looking into getting top surgery done

    and found out that it'll be around $5000 so I've set up a go fund me account to help with some of the cost,If anyone is able to help or can get the word out that would be great,The link is http://www.gofundme.com/s6paw4b9 so take a look at it please,Thank you for taking the time...
    RyanBlake87 RyanBlake87 26-30, T Aug 17

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    My father in law's funeral was today.

    I had to wear women's clothes because I'm not out to the family. I'll be glad when the T makes that no longer an option.
    dseastorm dseastorm 26-30, T Jul 17

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    I just started T two weeks ago,

    and I'm hoping to find people to talk to who know what I'm going through instead of trying to muster through the biggest change of my life all on my own.
    dseastorm dseastorm 26-30, T 2 Responses Jul 17

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    Just wanted to stay that I am wearing a breast

    binder for the first time!!! Feels good
    yo805 yo805 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    well not me. my boyfriend is.

    can any of you help me understand him better
    RylandGay RylandGay 13-15, M 5 Responses May 31

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    Everytime I feel like I have the courage to

    come out to my mum, I get this heat rising up in me and this voice that just says "no, stop that you idiot, you'll ruin everything" I guess I'm just afraid that it'll be the new reality. That I'll finally be living outside of my bubble. Though I guess I'm also afraid that they...
    darxmane darxmane 13-15, T 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I'm an ftm and I live in milwaukee wisconsin.

    I'm interested in meeting other FTMs in the area to get together and do fun stuff.
    Cdhazzey Cdhazzey 41-45, T Jul 20

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    I honestly want to express to my parents how I

    feel towards the thing of me transition from woman to man. I am terrified by the idea and I don't even know from where to start such process...! My mind keeps me stoping from all these things
    yo805 yo805 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    Hey I'M New And This Is My Story/Rant

    So yeah I figured out I was trans in December and basically my first reaction was "oh ****." Maybe some of you can relate to that. I recently auditioned for a boy's a capella group. I know I'm not going to get in, I just wanted to make a point by being able to audition. It's...
    The7thSense The7thSense 16-17, M May 12, 2013

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    http://m.bookemon.com/book-profile/the-shadows-arising/165803 If you click on this link, it will take you to a book I wrote a few years ago, "The Shadows Arising". It has become pretty popular and has gotten many good reviews. It is $20, yes, but if you buy the book $10 are put...
    novaftmpride novaftmpride 16-17, T Jul 26

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    Any FTM want to talk?

    Let's talk about things.
    patftm patftm 26-30, T 1 Response Jun 15

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    Okay, so i came out to my mom just today.

    We were on our way back from a shopping trip and i just nervously stumbled over my words. Starting out with saying I was questioning my gender and trying to avoid blunt statements. It was like i was in a trance, like it wasnt really happening. If it werent for her being so...
    darxmane darxmane 13-15, T 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I want to transition

    so bad but I don't know how to give the best step
    yo805 yo805 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    I Don't Know....

    I really don't know what I want to be anymore. I enjoy wearing tuxes and having my hair cut short, and being called a guy's name rather than my own girl name and having a desire for top surgery to make my chest area flat. I also desire to have a beard and mustache and a deeper...
    CasperAdair CasperAdair 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 22, 2013

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    I would love to make vlogs

    but I'm not out yet so that would be a stupid idea. But maybe I'll make them anyway and not post them until the future, so I can look back on what I was feeling at the time.
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M Jul 21

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    Just Another Transguy

    Hi, there.  I'm a transguy living in rural Ohio.  I've lived here my whole life, so I decided to transition here, too.  Some people thinks that that's nuts, but it's actually worked out rather well.  Even though I live in a conservative area, I've found that...
    aranreinhart aranreinhart 41-45 7 Responses Jul 28, 2010

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    NOTE: This is a sad, whining,

    depressed post, if you don't want to get sad by association right now don't read this. I just needed to scream, so don't feel the need to read my raving. I feel guilty when after posting a really happy experience on EP that a week later or so I want to post a ranting, sad...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming 18-21, T 3 Responses Jul 10

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    My chosen name is Ian it means Gift from god

    so I really like it |feel free to talk to me *hugs* oh yeah Im Pre-T
    cute4me cute4me 16-17, T 4 Responses Feb 17

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    A letter to my mom. I'm

    so tired of trying to hide. All of my life, I've had to hide. What I mean by this is all of my life, I've wanted to be a boy. I can remember crying to myself and bed at night praying to God that he would make me a boy. But things don't happen that way. I couldn't be a boy. But...
    oliviairene47 oliviairene47 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31, 2014

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    I get my first shot and injection training

    tomorrow! My boyfriend is also celebrating his 6 month mark. Tomorrow is gonna be a great day :)
    giggponagoshi giggponagoshi 22-25, T 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't know who has

    or hasn't seen this, but it really helped me so I thought I'd share! http://ftmguide.rassaku.net/
    giggponagoshi giggponagoshi 22-25, T Jun 5

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    So, today the US Supreme Court legalized Gay

    Marriage which is so perfect. I know, it really shouldn't even have to be a conversation, but at least now those 14 remaining states have to legalize it and acknowledge people who want to get married regardless of gender. I am just so pumped. But I think I'm also a little...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming 18-21, T 2 Responses Jun 26

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    FTM I Am a Gay-male Identified Biologically-born Female

    I am a gay-male identified biologically-born female, a gay man trapped in a woman's body. I am sweet, funny, romantic, and caring. I'm romantically, erotically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually attracted to gay men and gay-male culture. I have no desire whatsoever to turn a gay...
    RomanticRunner RomanticRunner 46-50, T 42 Responses Oct 5, 2009

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    Hey so I didn't really know

    where else to post this and I thought that most of the people on here have probably used binders at some point. I feel like I some how might offend someone in this so I hope that I don't. I identify as a cis gendered female and I am usually comfortable with my chest but some...
    WantingToFly13 WantingToFly13 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I keep going back and forth.

    I want to join the military. But I'm so tired of being stuck how I am. I have to change something because I am slipping to a new low. I'm hurting less and just starting to feel more and more numb and out of place...feel so alone. I don't know what to do.
    SyrkSefhir SyrkSefhir 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Guys!!!!! My deed poll came in on Tuesday.

    (March 17 2015)!!!!! So Happy. Literally was like bouncing aff the walls. So happy. My name is officially and legally Kyle Luke Joyce. So happy. Oh things are going so damned well.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Okay, so I'm basically using this site to

    accept advice, log my experiences for my own benefit and also to help others going through the same, complicated experience. I say complicated because I don't want to fully transition into a man, but I do want to bring out my masculine side that has been taunting me for so long...
    Rossi117 Rossi117 22-25 3 Responses May 21, 2014

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    Hey, My name is Jaz-James

    and I'm 17, im a very proud transgendered guy but i find sometimes that i struggle to cope with the complications that come with this. Ive always known i was trans, but it seems sometimes that no one seems to understand, i dont know any other trans people and we like to meet...
    JazJames JazJames 18-21, T 5 Responses Feb 12, 2014

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    I know I will never be happy.

    I have an extremely religious family that does not accept trans people, and I don't know what do. I hate my body; it makes me uncomfortable. I have no way to escape. I want to run far away from everybody, but I would also love to have trans friends (or anybody of the lgbt) to...
    Thebutterflyboy Thebutterflyboy 18-21, T 3 Responses Apr 14

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    bandgeekavery bandgeekavery 13-15, T 1 Response May 10

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