Jason Robert Ballard
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Jason is the Founder of FTM Magazine. 31 years old, from NY but currently residing in PA. He named himself after the red Power Ranger. Does the graphics, website, scheduling, events, and social media work here.
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Recent articles

Can you be transgender if you don’t have dysphoria? A note on the ever-growing discourse within the trans community

There is no short answer here, but the most important factor to consider is the discourse about what dysphoria is and what it means to have dysphoria, as well as what it means to be transgender.

Growing Up Intersex

Playing wiffle ball in the backyard, climbing trees, and playing with Star Wars action figures might sound...

Community Father’s Day Highlight: Nick North and Rewriting Fatherhood

I interviewed Nick North, a Canadian dad of five, to learn a little more about his experiences navigating fatherhood as a transgender man.

All My Close Friends Are Female – Here Are Some Ways That Can Cause Issues

For as long as I can remember, I have been much more masculine than feminine. However the vast majority of my friends (and all of my close friends) are fairly feminine women. Of course I have no issue with this, but occasionally this can present issues and complications that were unforeseen to me prior to coming out. There are three main issues; misgendering, dysphoria and a lack of male friends.

Trans & Naked: My Spa World Experience

In this article, Dani - CEO/Founder of Trans In Color discusses his challenges with dysphoria and being naked around CIS gendered men.

Pre-Planning your Fatherhood: A Look at Fertility Preservation in Western Society

In the grand scheme of things, a lot of us dream of being fathers and for some having a child of our own is invaluable.

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‘The T Word’ Full Documentary | MTV

Hosted by Laverne Cox (star of the Netflix show 'Orange is the New Black') this one-hour documentary will take viewers inside the lives of seven trans youths who, until recently, may not have even felt...

A Powerful Poem about What it Feels like to be Transgender | Lee Mokobe

"I was the mystery of an anatomy, a question asked but not answered," says poet Lee Mokobe, a TED Fellow, in this gripping and poetic exploration of identity and transition. It's a thoughtful reflection on...

Everyone Is Trans | Ian Harvie

In this talk, Ian leads us through a provocative exercise, exposing deeply interconnected vulnerabilities around our self-conceptions of gender as they relate to our sexuality. We all have things we would change about ourselves if...

Why we need Gender-Neutral Bathrooms | Ivan Coyote

There are a few things that we all need: fresh air, water, food, shelter, love ... and a safe place to pee. For trans people who don't fit neatly into the gender binary, public restrooms...
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