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What's your orientation? (Anonymous Poll) 

37%
4,526 deviants said Bisexual
23%
2,813 deviants said Homosexual
16%
1,970 deviants said Heterosexual
13%
1,593 deviants said Pansexual/omnisexual
5%
563 deviants said Asexual
4%
475 deviants said Other!
3%
345 deviants said Queer
1%
77 deviants said Polysexual

What is your gender identity? (Anonymous Poll) 

63%
6,770 deviants said Female
15%
1,670 deviants said Male
7%
740 deviants said Androgyne
6%
661 deviants said Female to Male Transgender
5%
581 deviants said No gender identity
2%
237 deviants said Other! (please comment!)
1%
158 deviants said Male to Female Transgender

What is your physical sex? (Not gender identity...but we have a poll for that, too!) Anonymous this is! 

80%
6,904 deviants said Female Genitalia
17%
1,449 deviants said Male Genitalia
2%
197 deviants said Currently Transitioning (MtF or FtM)
1%
75 deviants said Other
1%
47 deviants said Intersex Organs

Have you come out? 

35%
2,781 deviants said Just to my friends.
23%
1,796 deviants said Everyone knows. I'm an open book.
16%
1,295 deviants said Just family and friends know.
14%
1,093 deviants said No one knows.
10%
800 deviants said Other (comment?)
2%
172 deviants said To my family only.

Transgendered and Thinking of Starting the Transition?

One of the first steps taken in gender reassignment is hormone treatments. These treatments consist of injections of large amounts of hormones that slowly change your body over the span of a few months to years. You have to be okayed by a psychiatrist before you begin treatments, and the treatments themselves are actually administered by a psychiatrist. Insurance does cover it sometimes but you'll have to check with your provider to see if they cover it for you.

Regardless of whether you're an MtF (Male to Female) or FtM (Female to Male), you should note and be aware of the side-effects of hormone therapy.

For MTFs this means eventual sterility and shrinking of the testicles as well as diminished strength, less hair growth on the body, slow formation of breasts, loss of ejaculation and erection, smoother skin, redistributed fat, and all of the other physical changes you'd associate with what happen to a girl in puberty (with marked differences involving the reproductive organs, obviously.)

For FTMs, the effects are sterility, more hair growth, lower voice, larger clitoris, increased sex drive, sterility, increased aggression, beginning of balding patterns, increased acne, and so on.

FTM testosterone treatments CAN also have the side effects of:
* Breast cancer
* Cancer of endometrium
* Diabetes
* High cholesterol
* Hypertension
* Liver disease

MTF estrogin treatments, on the other hand, can result in:
* Benign pituitary tumors
* Gallbladder disease
* Hypertension (high blood pressure)
* Hypothyroidism
* Liver disease
* Migraine headache
* Tendency for blood to clot, causing related conditions:
---o Aneurysm
---o Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
---o Pulmonary embolism (can be fatal)
* Weight gain
* Worsening of depression (if present); increased sensitivity to stress

Despite all of the risks (remember that while some of these seem like huge side-effects, some of the medication you may already take might list "heart attack leading to death" among many other major side effects on their bottles, too...it doesn't mean that you'll automatically contract any of those diseases) you're probably still dead-set on it. If you are then more power to you and I completely understand.

This varies from state-to-state and country-to-country, but for the most part you have to be 18 years or older OR have parental consent to undergo the treatments.

Unfortunately the psychiatric analysis a transperson has to undergo to be cleared for surgery is sort of odd and assumes some things about people in general. Your answers to their assessment will be compared against the guidelines set forth by the American Psychiatric Association for the diagnosis of Gender Identity Disorder (GID). I'm not saying I agree at all that our condition should be considered a disorder...that kind of maddens me...but if you look at the logic behind the word, coming to terms with the label of GID is easier as we're way out of society's regular supposed order for things.

There's a lot more you need to consider and look into, and I hope that you can manage to get to at least some of this material while at school. Here's a few places you may want to go read up at (some of which I referenced in writing this note):

Transgendercare.com www.transgendercare.com/medica…
LGBThealth.com lgbthealth.healthcommunities.c…
FTM Info Network www.ftminfo.net/
TS Roadmap www.tsroadmap.com/index.html
- the TS Roadmap list of forums where you can seek help from people that have undergone it or are undergoing treatment www.tsroadmap.com/info/transge…

~Alex(andra) ;)


Please send a note to kproductions for more information in confidence, or post about it in the forum if you want multiple opinions (just please note that if you do this, your questions will be public.)

This is on me.

Journal Entry: Wed Nov 1, 2017, 7:42 PM


Be Proud!


Hello everyone.


My name is Alex. I founded this group 8 years ago, and for the last several years have been absent not only from the group, but from deviantART as a whole. These days I'm easier to find as Adahop on the internet, editing videos for a big YouTube channel.

I still identify dearly with the LGBT community, but it's pretty obvious that I don't have time to run this group anymore. I would love to breath new life into this group, though, and will happily consider recommendations for new administrators that will hopefully better-serve this groups 11,000+ members.

I still plan to stick around as the old geezer of a founder/admin (28's ancient on dA, right?) but I'd love to see the group get new legs. I even renewed its super subscription just now!

Also new CSS skins. These journal things I made are atrocious!

CSS code for this journal dervied from stock CSS code provided by kuschelirmel-stock
Journal graphics created by kproductions
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Why So Proud?


Why So Proud?
"Hello, I have a question that is not an insult. I am uhm. Andro.
Anyway, I would like to know why you say ' pride ' if you are born with it? Like being proud of good looks, you don't do much for them, you just are born with them."

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My answer:
Thanks for the question! No insult was taken. Here's my answer:
Well it's very similar to an African American person being proud of their heritage. There truly is no difference between African Americans and everyone else in the nation (or world) other than their skin tone, but many are proud nonetheless.
I wouldn't consider being proud of good looks to be the best analogy in this situation, as someone that has good looks is almost always boosted up by our society. That constant positive energy from people because of their good looks naturally leads to pride. The reason it's important for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered people, and so on to be proud is because society has yet to fully accept us.


"Hello, I have a question that is not an insult. I am uhm. Andro.

Anyway, I would like to know why you say ' pride ' if you are born with it? Like being proud of good looks, you don't do much for them, you just are born with them."


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Well it's very similar to an African American person being proud of their heritage. There truly is no difference between African Americans and everyone else in the nation (or world) other than their skin tone, but many are proud nonetheless.

I wouldn't consider being proud of good looks to be the best analogy in this situation, as someone that has good looks is almost always boosted up by our society. That constant positive energy from people because of their good looks naturally leads to pride. The reason it's important for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgendered people, and so on to be proud is because society has yet to fully accept us.

Same sex marriage is still illegal throughout the majority of the United States, crimes committed against LGBT people out of hate are still not considered hate crimes by federal law, police still raid gay bars at the drop of a hat (just happened last week in the town next to mine), LGBT people are forbidden from joining the armed forces, and on top of many other problems there's still a general misunderstanding about and disdain for the LGBT community throughout the nation and worldwide.

The pride that we feel and proclaim so visibly and vocally is our inner voice and strength pushing our respective nations towards equal rights for everyone. Rather than gather our pride from others through compliments for our good looks or anything like that, we generate our own pride from within to help keep ourselves motivated in our fight for equality in the face of discrimination.

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KirbyGuy87 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
The Burden of Yaoi and Yuri is too great for Kirby!
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Lesli-Ana Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018
hello
the "digital" carpet is full
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BluePorl Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Student Digital Artist
So uh, Deviantart says the Digital art folder is full
fix that?
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Taiqqa Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Student Filmographer
(bad english) I have a problem with my gender, anyone can help?
(I was born a girl but... The most time I feel like a boy) I don't hate my body, in relationship I want to be like boy. I prefer if you call me she/her bc I do not want to explain why a "girl" want  to be called he/him and... Sometimes I just like be a girl..

How people called that? 
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Felibooty Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018  Student Digital Artist
You might be a demiboy (you feel mostly like a boy but a little bit like another gender like a girl!)

or genderfluid (you switch between a girl/boy/whatever gender, you might feel like a boy one day, and a girl another day!)

or or you could just be transgender! When you say sometimes you just sometimes like to be boy, maybe you’re a more feminine Transgender boy? 

I hope this helps! :heart:
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Berrixsexual Pride Flag (f2u) by xXrosiethekittenXx  
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I got a boyfriend Yaaah!
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One, love your username, 2, congratulations 
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double thanks
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