Forums and social networks enable people to come together around shared interests and causes. For transgender people they can also be an invaluable source of community. Part 2 of TransGuys’ Finding Community Online series highlights a selection of forum and social networking sites for trans men.
FTM Surgery Support Forums
A collection of searchable discussions that are focused on FTM transsexual surgery information and surgery support for trans men.
Support forum for trans men from around the world.
A virtual meeting place where all kinds of conversation can take place in an environment that is trans friendly.
This community has been around for several years, and the FTM sub-forums are very active.
Another older community, Susan’s FTM section is also quite active.
The scope of this community is larger than the name suggests, and you’ll find a good dose of FTM discussion going on, including a number of private, invite-only sub-forums.
The Transgender Boards
An open transgender community discussion forum providing help, support, and information to transgender people and their significant others, family, and friends.
German-language support forum for FTM transsexuals.
TransQueer Nation – A popular private network for Transgender, Gender Queer, FTM, MTF, Androgynous, Gender Fluid, Non-Binary / Non-Gender Identifying, Transsexual, Pan sexual, Questioning, Queer, Spouses, Partners, Allies, Friends and GLBTQ Supporters. (75% of the citizens of TQ Nation are Trans Guys).
Beef Heads – Fitness, weight lifting, nutrition network for trans guys.
This is a unique community where members can search for a local FtM friend to either mentor or to find an FtM to turn to for support.
There’s a very active community of FTM vloggers on YouTube. Sadly, YouTube’s Group features have been poorly implemented and aren’t used by very many people. Smaller FTM communities are also developing on other video sharing sites such as Vimeo.
Like YouTube, Facebook’s Group features are lacking and the result is a dense mass of transgender related Facebook Groups with little or no activity. While you may need to sift through a large number of defunct Groups, you’ll also find Groups for trans guys that have memberships of 1000+ and a high level of engagement. There are also numerous Facebook Pages for transgender related websites and brands.
A free online dating and social networking community for the transgendered community, MTF and FTM transsexuals, transvestites/ cross-dressers, drag queens, drag kings, female impersonators, male impersonators and everyone else who loves the trans community.
This is an adult dating site for FTM (transgender female-to-male and trans-masculine guys) and the people who adore them.
An online dating community focused on creating quality relationships, be it friends, short or long term relationships. Offers a positive space for LGBTQI and heterosexual dating.
Find FTM singles.
Do you know about other forums and social networks for trans men? Please leave your comments below. In particular, it would be great to see this list expanded with International, non-English speaking forums and social networks.
Last update: 10/19/15