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Posted by slmvideo on 2011.06.15 at 16:32
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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Last call for Colt's FTM testosterone study

Posted by slmvideo on 2010.04.04 at 00:14
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.

Posted by firefoxtails on 2010.01.24 at 22:09
I posted on here a few months ago, but just as a re-introduction my name is Ryan and I am about to start T.

I guess my question is if you guys know of any support for our partners?  I've noticed recently that my dysphoria has worsened and my stress is causing my girlfriend to really stress even more.  She can't understand what it's about really...and I feel like if she could talk to other partners of FTM's then she'd not feel so alone.

We live pretty close to NYC.

ghost world

Coming Out

Posted by kolruse on 2009.11.28 at 13:46
Hey everyone,
I'm Nikolai (or Niko) and just recently came out to my family as trans (FTM). So far, my parents have done really well with dealing with it although I know they're terrified and confused. I'm only nineteen so I know they're hoping this might just be some phase I'll pass through. I live in California so there are many FTM support groups and things like that in the area but I'm kind of confused just as where to go or what to do at the moment. I would love more than anything to start T quickly as now that it's out in the open, I can't just sit here and pretend like it's all good anymore. Any suggestions or stories or anything would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Applying for a job.

Posted by maybelaterlouis on 2009.11.22 at 12:58
Hey there. I'm Louis, male-identified, and sixteen. I've had this question on my mind since I last applied for a job (unsuccessfully). Although my parents don't try to sabotage my transition, they do not support me-- so I have not had a legal name change, and will be unable to get one until I'm eighteen. How do I bring this up to potential employers? On my last application, I put down my birth name with my male name in parentheses, then explained the situation in brief to the employer. Is this the best way to go about it, or would it be possible to put down my male name and only explain the situation if I get hired? Or should I only put down my birth name? Does it make a difference if the application states the company will not discriminate based on gender identity?


- Louis

Looking for story contributions

Posted by melssexysecret on 2009.11.09 at 23:26
I apologize if this is not allowed here.

I have published a couple of books and my current one is going to be potentially called "Coming Out" or "Knocking the Closet Door Down". It is going to be made up of various people's coming out stories. Whether gay, lesbian, trans, poly, kinky or even funny ones like Republican (kidding!)

So I need stories. If you are interested in being in the book please email me your story to shampoo150@gmail.com and out "coming out story"

also let me know here if you're interested so I can look for you email.



So sorry, I copy and pasted only half of what I wanted to say. First off, here is a link to my current books. http://stores.lulu.com/shampoo150. I don't want to hear, "self publishing isn't real publishing", there are mixed feelings and I consider it legit because there is an ISBN number and I know plenty of sucsessful authors who self-publish.

Second, regretably because I fund this, I can't give you compensation and so I hope people will contribute for the sheer joy of having their story published. HOWEVER, in order to get the book at it's lowest price I opt to set my revenue to $0.00 so therefore I do not get anything either.

Posted by tystark on 2009.09.30 at 23:11

I'm in Olympia, WA.

I'm a 16 year old FTM looking for a psychiatrist, or whoever can get me on the path to hormones.

If anyone can direct me to someone in this town, or Seattle, or anywhere close to Olympia or Seattle, that would be great. These people are just so tricky to find. lol

I'll probably cross post this.

The Transcending Boundaries Conference (TBC) is for bisexual/pansexual, trans/genderqueer, intersex and polyamorous people and our allies. TBC is for and about those who do not fit into simple categories, and we couldn't be more excited about our 6th upcoming conference!

When: November 20-22, 2009
Where: DCU Conference Center and the Hilton Garden Inn in Worcester, Mass.

Special Guest-Tristan Taormino!!

go to http://www.transcendingboundaries.org/registration/ to register and get more info!

Just A Question for advice

Posted by ftmax on 2009.09.12 at 08:57
Current Location: United States, Connecticut, Meriden
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
my name is max Kai, but i was born Rebbecca. I'm FTM
this school year i have asked my friends and the people who know me to call me Max, being called Rebbecca makes me uncomfortable. But hardly anyone calls me Max at all, its alwys Rebbecca or Becky. (urg!)

So my question is:
how do i get people to call me by what i consider my true name?
How can i get my family to call me max without them flippin out?

thanks in advance for any help

-Max Kai


Attention! LGBTQ Youth 13-24

Posted by jayteeny12 on 2009.09.08 at 21:32
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful

Attention teens ages 13-24! The Trevor Project and Lambda Literary Foundation proudly announce the first annual "Second Chances" LGBT Youth Essay contest.

 "Harness your creativity while sharing your personal story in the first-ever "Second Chances" essay contest for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

 "All young people should be proud of their sexual orientation of gender identity. Today's brave generation of youth are coming out earlier than ever and even becoming active advocates for LGBTQ issues in their communities. However, sometimes reactions from family, friends, classmates, teachers and others can be unsupportive or hurtful, and contribute to young people feeling helpless, hopeless, and alone.

 The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among LGBTQ youth, and Lambda Literary Foundation is dedicated to raising the status of openly LGBT people throughout society by rewarding and promoting excellence among LGBT writers who use their work to explore LGBT lives. Together we've teamed up to encourage LGBTQ youth throughout the country to step up and share their stories of overcoming feelings of depression, thoughts of suicide or suicide attempts, and other unique experiences involving overcoming obstacles.

 Five winning entries will be chosen by a review panel of professional writers involved with or recruited by The Trevor Project and Lambda Literary Foundation. These five winning essays will be published on The Trevor Project's website on or about Friday, February 5th, 2010. Select essay entries, including but not limited to the top five winners, may be chosen by the review panel for inclusion in an anthology of essays that will be published, sold and distributed in the future."

 For more information & the offical rules please visit www.trevorspace.org
Good luck to all who enter & don't forget to pass on the word!

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