ABOUT FTM MAGAZINE

Thank you for coming here to learn About Us and our origins!

OUR MISSION To provide the FTM community with a modern, up to date, News and Culture source. 

OUR STORY While flipping through GQ at a hair appointment, Jason R Ballard pondered the inclusion of the Trans-Masculine community in such publications, in any publication. Ballard was raised in the time frame where the only information you’d see about yourself as a Trans Man was on Jerry Springer. A positive representation of us as a community was needed.

FTM was established after a successful fundraising campaign in 2013. We release quarterly by season in print, though we’re slowly making our way to monthly issues.

Our issues include News on all members of the Trans-Masc gender spectrum, Lifestyle articles on fashion and fitness, and pertinent history news important to the FTM Community.

STAFF Everyone that helps with FTM is part of our family. We look forward to growing that family with enthusiastic writers and influencers.

Jason Robert Ballard

Found & Editor-in-Chief

Hello friends! I am a 23 year old transgender man with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (May 2019) looking to contribute to the LGBTQ+ community in a positive manner through writing for FTM Magazine and panel discussions for the Out Alliance. It is a passion of mine to educate those outside of the community to better prepare the world for our future brothers and sisters. I hope to bring trans* related topics into the health care profession to continue to broaden the medical profession for folks like myself.
I am a 34 y.ear old Trans male from Minnesota. I am currently a GVII Model, Drag king, and Free Lance writer. I also am a volunteer for a search and rescue of missing people.
Ash Gillis is a researcher, writer, and LGBTQ+ advocate who identifies as non-binary/masc
Camden is a 27 year old trans person and visual artist. After serving in the US Navy he moved to NYC and is currently pursuing a degree in visual arts with a concentration in photography. Right now his focus is in LGBTQ+ portraiture and exploring, through photography, the many facets of sexual and gender identity. He hopes his work continues to not only challenge societies obsession with gender, but also to provide a source of education, showing that identity goes far beyond the binary.
Dakota, or Koty, is a 26 year old transman who lives in PA with his fiancée, their three cats (Rory, Rooney, and Remy), and their betta fish (Aang). He is currently finishing his Master's degree in Community Psychology and Social Change at Penn State Harrisburg.
Dean Alejandro- "SoftServed Gentleman" is a 28 year old Trans Activist who was raised in central Florida, but is currently living in the Colorado mountains. He is a world traveler with his beautiful wife, and works hard to raise awareness within the community. Whether it's Facebook or Youtube you can find a base of support from this SoftServedGentleman!
I'm AJ. I live in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with my partner in crime, Bianca. When I'm not working I'm reading Philosophy, writing, watching Anthony Bourdain shows, drinking coffee or getting more tattoos.