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18th November 2012

blakejenner6:59pm: Advice

What advice would you have for me to help my school out!

I have just come out as FTM and my school wants to be as supportive as they can be?

22nd July 2011

jyripete1:44pm:

 Hey all!

I'm going to start my studies in a media school this August. I'm really excited about this as I really wanted to get in that school, but there's one thing that kinda makes me worried - my transition. I know I will change a lot during my studies as I'm starting T on my first school day so... yeah.

I guess I just need to get my head up and face whatever comes to my way. I won't care about their opinions!

15th June 2011

slmvideo4:33pm: 3 Research Calls
My name is Colt Meier and I am a graduate student at the University of Houston studying Clinical Psychology. I am involved with advising the researchers in the first two studies that I am advertising here.

All 3 studies have been approved by the IRB and involve informed consent.

-The first study is for partners of FTMs who remained with their partner through transition and are still with him. This is the FINAL call for this study.
-The second study is for persons who were assigned female at birth who are planning on beginning testosterone treatment in the near future in order to help their physical appearance more closely align with their gender identity.
-The third study examines the experience of pregnancy in gender variant people who were assigned female at birth.

Please feel free to distribute these as you see fit.

Thank you,
Colt Meier, MA
University of Houston


STUDY 1 PartnersCollapse )
STUDY 2 Starting TestosteroneCollapse )
STUDY 3 PregnancyCollapse )

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26th May 2011

knowledgehyper1:47pm: Knowledge Hypermarket



The world's first
Knowledge Hypermarket is a full matrix of school lessons, tests, home works and colorful presentations. Just like in Wikipedia everyone can make a contribution. Thanks to wikipedia technology every lesson becomes more complete, informative and up-to-date.

 Knowledge Hypermarket works as a self-service shop except that you don’t need to pay for anything. By clicking on one of the lessons or topics you get a whole bunch of useful information including illustrations, colorful presentations, completed home tasks and just about anything you may need for a lesson.

19th April 2011

ryryrendon2:12am: my new FTM youtube Channel!
hello!

im ryan, and im ftm! yah

 i just wanted to post about my new youtube channel, where im trying to set up a place for people to talk about ftm everyday issues. Ive set up a few videos already and am open to ideas to make new videos. one of the more important reasons for doing this was because i felt that the lgbt community has a way of excluding queer people of color, and being hispanic myself, i identify with this feeling. i havent seen much out there based on these issues and thought maybe this could be a place for some of that to be spoken about.

well heres the channel check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/user/ryanrendon1?feature=mhum

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12th February 2011

slmvideo1:54pm: Research call for cis partners who remained with FTM through transition
Relationship Satisfaction of Partners of Female to Male Trans Men

How do I qualify?
Are you 18 or older? Are you a partner of a female-to-male trans man or a female to male trans man who is partnered? Have you been in this romantic relationship before he transitioned (however you define transitioning) and are still in the relationship now?
In order to qualify for this study you (the non-FTM partner) must be at least 18 years old and have not or do not plan to make a gender transition. Your FTM partner must also be at least 18 years old. Research participation is restricted to those who are living in the United States, or international participants who can speak and read English and are willing and able to use Skype. We are especially attempting to recruit partners of color as well as cis-male partners of FTMs, but all cisgender partners are welcome to participate.

Who is doing this and why?
Rebecca Keo, a partner of Colt Meier, a trans man, and a person of color, is conducting a research study on the romantic relationships of trans men. She is an undergraduate student at the University of Houston studying Psychology and LGBT studies. The results from this study will be used for her Undergraduate Senior Honors Thesis. The purpose of this research is to help inform researchers about romantic relationships that persist through a gender transition of an FTM. This study examines the non-FTM partner’s unique experience as they witness their partner’s transition.

What do I have to do to be a part of the research?
The study consists of an online questionnaire, which should take approximately 1 to 1.5 hours for both partners to complete separately. The questionnaires will assess basic demographic information as well as relationship satisfaction, physical and psychological abuse, and alcohol dependence. Upon completion of the questionnaire, the non-FTM partner will be asked to participate in an interview regarding your romantic relationship and experience through his transition. The interview will also last approximately 1-1.5 hours.
Both partners must read and agree to the consent form before filling out the survey and participating in the interview. This study has been reviewed by the Committee for Protecting Human Subjects at the University of Houston.

How do I get started?
If you would like to get more information or to participate in this research study, please email Rebecca at rlkeo929@gmail.com with the subject line: Partner of FTM Research. From there, she will ask you a few questions to make sure that you qualify, and then send you the consent form to look over. If you would still like to participate after reading and signing the consent form, she will send you a link to the online surveys, one for each partner. After you both fill out the surveys, then Rebecca will work with you to set up an interview time for the partner of the FTM (via phone or Skype).

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31st August 2010

selfmademan4:43pm: TransNation Site
Hey guys - my name is Mike, I'm a 40yo FTM, transitioned over 13 years ago. I just wanted to let you all know that my wife and I have started a TG/TS Social Networking site called TransNation - it has forums, seperate special interest groups as well as State specific groups, TransChat (just like the chat feature on facebook), video chat, photo galleries, etc. We are also hosting TransNation Celebration 2011 in Minneapolis, MN next year and will have a lot of fun outings planned, as well as a grand ball - or grown up prom. We also have a TransYouth group for guys (and girls) 13-23 that is a seperate group with it's own forums, photo galleries, etc. There is a very basic free membership but a lot of the features are locked, otherwise it's $2.95 a month. We do have a limited number of sponsored or "scholarship" memberships available for those who really want to be a part of it but have financial issues preventing them from joining. Please check us out!! We're at http://www.thetransnation.com

If you want to know more about a sponsored membership, message me here or email me at mike_hughes03@yahoo.com

20th August 2010

theonlytime2:23am: Free Amazon Prime for students
Amazon is currently giving free 1 year memberships to Amazon Prime (free 2 day shipping, $3.99 overnight shipping) to current students with a .edu email address: http://www.amazon.com/gp/student/signup/info I'm not sure how long they're offering this (it doesn't say on the site).

Just thought i'd give fellow students the heads up on this in case you haven't heard about it yet. This is going to save me a ton on shipping textbooks this year!

27th May 2010

slmvideo2:22pm: FTM Research
Hey guys, my Research Assistant Levi is conducting a concurrent study alongside my dissertation study. Here is the approved ad:

Are you 18 or older? Do you currently identify as a female-to-male transgender or transsexual, or have identified as FTM in the past and now identify as male but have NOT started T? Or just recently started T in the past month?

A self-identified transsexual male, Levi Herman, is conducting a research study on persons who identify as transgender men. He is a student at the University of Houston and the results from this study will be used for his senior honors thesis. The purpose of this research is to examine changes in social cognition, due to testosterone.

In order to qualify for this study you must be at least 18 years old. You must not have started testosterone before the first testing session. You must plan to start testosterone within the next year and plan on taking testosterone for at least one year. If you are interested, email Levi at ftmresearchlevi@gmail.com with your preferred name and telephone number. He will call you for an initial telephone screen.

The study consists of three visits lasting 2 to 3 hours each where Levi will send questionnaires to non-local participants. Local participants will be measured at the University of Houston. These measures will be conducted over the period of one year: first pre-T, second 3-4 months after starting T, and third 10-12 months after starting T. You will be asked to fill out questionnaires that assess basic demographic information, personal transitioning plans, and cognitive functioning. Local participants will take a psychological test that measures. This study has been reviewed by the Committee for Protecting Human Subjects at the University of Houston.

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12th April 2010

j_o_johnson10:55pm: Genderqueer

So, I came out as genderqueer about a month ago, but I have been feeling weird about plastering such a specific label on my queerness, because it's something that I have always thought of as being very flexible.

I mean, I know that even within certain gender boxes there are tons of different ways to express yourself, ie: genderqueer can mean anything from simply transcending gender norms (such as dress, actions, stereotypes) to completely rejecting heteronormativity and identifying as third gendered, androgynous, etc.

But I guess I’m just wary of over-categorizing gender, and I sometimes think that we (read: the LGBTQ community) should just say “fuck it” and stop issuing new boxes to accommodate the growing number of people radically reclaiming gender. Won't it just diversify us even more and contradict the original purpose of crushing gender barriers?

I'm not really sure... What do you think?


6th April 2010

queerunity4:11pm: Join the Tribeca Protest Over "Ticked Off Trannies" Film
A demonstration against the Tribeca Film Festival's choice to feature the movie "Ticked Off Trannies With Knives" will take place in NYC tonight. The movie promotes transphobia and makes light of the rape and violence all too often directed at transwomen. In addition to the offensive title of the movie, the film portrays transwomen as being performers.

http://queersunited.blogspot.com/2010/04/join-tribeca-protest-over-ticked-off.html

4th April 2010

slmvideo12:14am: Last call for Colt's FTM testosterone study
Are you 18 or older? Do you currently identify as a female-to-male transgender or transsexual, or have identified as FTM in the past and now identify as male but have NOT started T (or started less than one month ago)?
A self-identified transgender male, Stacey Colt Meier, is conducting a research study on persons who are starting T. He is a doctoral student at the University of Houston and the results from this study will be used for his Doctoral Dissertation. The purpose of this research is to examine changes in cognitive functioning, emotional reactivity, and personality due to testosterone.
In order to qualify for this study you must be at least 18 years old. You must not have started testosterone (or have been on T for less than one month) before the first testing session. You must plan to start testosterone in the next 5 months and plan on taking testosterone for at least one year. If you are interested, email Colt at ftmresearch@gmail.com with your first name and telephone number. He will call you for an initial telephone screen.
The study consists of three sessions lasting 2 to 3 hours each where Colt will send questionnaires to non-local participants. Local participants will be measured at the Univesrity of Houston. These measures will be conducted over the period of one year: first pre-T (up to one month on T), second 3-4 months after starting T, and third 10-12 months after starting T. You will be asked to fill out questionnaires that assess basic demographic information, personal transitioning plans, personality, and emotional reactivity. Local participants will take a psychological test that measures intellectual functioning. This study has been reviewed and approved by the Committee for Protecting Human Subjects at the University of Houston.

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This ad has been approved by the UH IRB.
Thank you all for your help with recruiting. This project is ongoing and has been a good experience for everyone involved thus far.

19th March 2010

slmvideo12:31am: FTM Research Survey on Vocal Satisfaction
Thanks to all who participated in my thesis research survey last year. The manuscript for my thesis study on the sexual attractions of FTMs is currently in preparation and I will be posting the final draft when it is accepted for publication. In the meantime, my colleague Vica is a linguist from Rice University in Houston and she is interested in studying the voices of FTMs. Here's her survey. It took me 9 minutes to complete.

"My name is Vica Papp and I am a speech scientist at Rice University, Houston, TX. My PhD research concerns the voice experiences, vocal
health, and vocal satisfaction of all transmen and FTMs. In order to better inform the transgender, medical and academic communities about the speech-related experiences, concerns and needs of transmen and FTMs I created an online questionnaire.
The time required to complete the questionnaire is about 20 minutes and all FTMs and transmen over 18 years old are eligible to fill out the questionnaire _regardless of testosterone use_. Your answers are completely confidential and encrypted.

For the survey please follow the link below
https://www.survs.com/survey/XKDPGW7WQT

Please encourage other transmen and FTMs to fill out the questionnaire.

Thank you for your help,

Vica Papp, MSc., MA., MA"

Hope you're well!
Stacey Colt Meier, M.A.
Clinical Psychology
University of Houston

24th December 2009

devrose8:34pm: Attention: Queer Jewish Students
The National Union of Jewish LGBTQQI Students's 14th annual conference will take place January 15th to the 17th at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. As usual the conference will be held over a weekend, and co-hosted by a campus Hillel, the NUJLS leadership conference features workshops, services, community building, and social time. This year's keynotes are Rabbi Bradley Artsen, Dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies and comedian Dana Goldberg!

We welcome students from all sorts of backgrounds (religious, not, newly out, not, liberal to conservative, and more). Workshops, speakers, and text studies address such topics as Judaism and homosexuality, activism, relationships, ethics, coming out, and politics. Last year more than one hundred students came from across the United States and Canada to participate, and we anticipate a similar turnout this year! Registration ($80) includes meals (all kosher), housing, and all conference events. Travel and registrations subsidies are available upon request (in the registration form). View past schedules and register at http://www.nujlsonline.org/conferenceinfo.html

21st October 2009

quaere12:12pm: getting rid of binders
EDIT: they're all taken!

I had top surgery in August (yay!) and have five old binders to get rid of. Everything is free except for shipping, and will be washed multiple times before I send it off. They're all size small, with the exception of the first one, which is XS. (To give an idea of dimensions, I'm 5'0”, about 115 pounds and dropped from a B to an A on testosterone.)

Comment here or e-mail eli.aaron@gmail.com; I'll update the post as things are claimed.

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14th October 2009

rycecake6:29pm: http://frkthemighty.blogspot.com

check out my life as a 21 year old pre op post T tranny, going to school, working, and living my life

27th August 2009

slmvideo12:29am: FTM Testosterone Research Study
Are you 18 or older? Do you currently identify as a female-to-male transgender or transsexual, or have identified as FTM in the past and now identify as male but have NOT started T?
A self-identified transgender male, Stacey Colt Meier, is conducting a research study on persons who identify as transgender men. He is a doctoral student at the University of Houston and the results from this study will be used for his Doctoral Dissertation. The purpose of this research is to examine changes in cognitive functioning, emotional reactivity, and personality due to testosterone.
In order to qualify for this study you must be at least 18 years old. You must not have started testosterone before the first testing session. You must plan to start testosterone within the next year and plan on taking testosterone for at least one year. If you are interested, email Colt at ftmresearch(at)gmail(dot)com with your first name and telephone number. He will call you for an initial telephone screen.
The study consists of three measurements (surveys/questionnaires) lasting 2 to 3 hours each where Colt will snail mail packets to eligible participants. These measurements will be conducted over the period of one year: first pre-T, second 3-4 months after starting T, and third 10-12 months after starting T. You will be asked to fill out questionnaires that assess basic demographic information, personal transitioning plans, personality, and emotional reactivity. This study has been reviewed and approved by the Committee for Protecting Human Subjects at the University of Houston.


See video for call for participants
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ecs9hphpmBE

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14th July 2009

miles_price10:32pm: Name Change
Hey guys,

I started T back in march and wanted to change my name then but decided to wait for some family reasons. Now i am ready to change my name but not sure where to do it at. I am from atlanta, ga but go to school in raleigh, nc (nc state) and would like to change my name in raleigh (since it is easier to do) but im afraid i will not be able to do it since it says i have to change it in the state i have residence in.

I will be living on campus (on-campus apartment) this year and i pay taxes in nc not ga and out of the last 24 months i have lived in nc for 22 months (just on campus).

I wanted to know if anyone has changed their name in a different county/state than they reside in or if they are an out of state student and changed their name in the state they go to school in.

Thanks
Miles


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Current Mood: confused

4th July 2009

iam_v7:07am: urinary packer
Has anyone else had difficulty find urinary packers online recently? 

The STUD is unavailable at the moment and Nick doesn't know when he's going to make them again. 
dj.knowsdicks webpage won't come up no matter what computer I use or where I'm located.  
ManGo isn't taking orders until July 7 and has a large backlog of orders. 

Anyone know other companies that offer urinary packers on the internet that will ship to New England? 

Thank you!

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12th June 2009

2aday7:53am: University of Iowa
So, there was a miscommunication with the University. They thought I had fully transitioned to male already, so they placed me with a male roommate. I called to let them know that I was still transitioning, still in the process, and they changed my dorm. I had the writing-living community dorm and it was potentially going to be awesome. Now I am in the Honors house, which is still going to be okay. I won't mind to much. And I am in a single room, because I am transitioning which means I would make girls uncomfortable and males would technically be against the University code. But I am on a mixed gender floor with private bathrooms, so that is a HUGE plus.

That's my update.

Thanks for all the feedback I got on my other questions. It really helped me out.

-Joe

1st June 2009

2aday6:31am: University of Iowa
Does anyone know about their transgender arrangements? I am going there in august and I am a little nervous. My plan thus far is simply to contact them and tell them that I will be living as a Male despite having female attributes and this might make anyone I am rooming with feel uncomfortable... then i guess I will go from there.

Any suggestions?

-Joe

26th May 2009

milo_antonelli4:31pm: Dorm living?
Hey guys, I'm Mat and I've got a story/some questions...

I'm living on campus next year at Boise State in Idaho and I'll be living in the dorms. They have an option for trans students to contact the housing department and take care of your needs. Cool huh? Well I got my rooming assignments today, and they roomed me in a suite with 3 other cisguys that I don't know. I'd have my own room, but I would still be sharing a bathroom and common living space with them. And they put me in the business and economics residential college...I'm a theatre major...

I got really nervous about that seeing how I haven't started T yet and don't pass 100% of the time, so I contacted the housing department and they told me that since I asked them to process my application as male they didn't think twice about rooming me with some random guys.

Needless to say, I feel a little in danger. I'd be a theatre major living with a bunch of business/econ majors first off, and they're random guys that I don't know. And I live in Idaho...so you never know who's going to be okay with trans people and who's gonna try to kick the shit out of you.

As of right now, I have a meeting with the head of housing on Friday to try and work something out to where everyone is happy...

So, has this happened to anyone else? Did any of you guys stay on campus during the school year and if you did, did you have roommates? If so did you live with guys or girls?

It's been an interesting process, coming out right before college....phew

24th May 2009

iam_v5:45pm: I will be going to school in Cambridge, MA in the fall.  I'm wondering if anyone else is in the area.  What's it like to be FTM there?  Does anyone have any contacts to administration of the colleges in the area? 

Anything would be helpful.  Feel free to lj message me. 

Thanks guys. 

15th May 2009

queerunity10:12am: ftm surveys
Jamison Green the former President of FTMInternational is interested in the sexual health and satisfaction of all trans men, whether or not they have had hormones or surgery, and in the experiences of their partners. Two surveys are available for trans men and their partners to help with the research. He will use the data as raw material for a book, tentatively entitled "The FTM Guide to SEX," plus academic presentations and journal articles to educate medical and therapeutic service providers about trans lives.

29th April 2009

slmvideo1:40am: Dissertation
My dissertation study recently got approved. Please help me get the word out! I can only realistically have participants who live in Texas or very close to Texas participate because I have to travel.
See the following ad for information regarding the study. My advisor is apprehensive that I will not get enough participants.

Are you 18 or older? Do you currently identify as a female-to-male transgender or transsexual, or have identified as FTM in the past and now identify as male but have NOT started T?
A self-identified transgender male, Stacey Colt Meier, is conducting a research study on persons who identify as transgender men. He is a doctoral student at the University of Houston and the results from this study will be used for his Doctoral Dissertation. The purpose of this research is to examine changes in cognitive functioning, emotional reactivity, and personality due to testosterone.
In order to qualify for this study you must be at least 18 years old. You must not have started testosterone before the first testing session. You must plan to start testosterone within the next year and plan on taking testosterone for at least one year. If you are interested, email Colt at ftmresearch@gmail.com with your first name and telephone number. He will call you for an initial telephone screen.
The study consists of three visits lasting 2 to 3 hours each where Colt will travel to eligible participants. These visits will be conducted over the period of one year: first pre-T, second 3-4 months after starting T, and third 10-12 months after starting T. You will be asked to fill out questionnaires that assess basic demographic information, personal transitioning plans, personality, and emotional reactivity. Participants will take a psychological test that measures intellectual functioning. This study has been approved by the Committee for Protecting Human Subjects at the University of Houston.

Thanks,
Colt

P.S. I am currently still analyzing the results from my thesis internet survey, but I promise I'll post them and a link to my thesis once it's all done. (that'll be by the end of the summer)

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