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Transgender WTF by transtastic Transgender WTF by transtastic
Aha!

My final project for a feminist performances class. I chose to do a web comic of myself and how I feel about being trans/what trans means to me.

It's part of a more extensive project/paper, creating a new trans narrative not based on self/societal hatred or violence, the denial of the former self, etc. Just because I'm a transman doesn't mean I follow traditional masculinity.

Yes, I paint my nail. I love things that glitter. I am fabulous.

I am and always will be trans, and I'm proud of that.

Sketcher, then Photoshop.
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:iconvalvalkry:
ValValkry Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
"HES A  MAN ON A MISSION"

whoops not even a musical

but dont listen to people who tell you you cant be yourself. Its called Flamingo Pink, B i t c h
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Dogisaga Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But if they are a man then they cant be female, because they are male.
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:iconlmjz:
LMJz Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a feminine transguy too. I want to try to dress masculine, but it doesn't work out.
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ThisIsCreativeName Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
flamingo pink, bitches
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KittenPrince55 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I adore this!! I'm a very feminine FtM and dress in feminine/androgynous clothes and people say I'm not "really" trans :( 
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LydovicMe Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
I love this so much. =D
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:iconhemmieharu:
HemmieHaru Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
This is amazing
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snow-white-rose99 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Student
Your so awesome,I wish I had the courage to paint my nails. I'm a transguy as well and I always loved painting them but I worry that it will give my mom one more reason to not believe me, anyway you keep rocking that flamingo pink :3
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KittenPrince55 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Aw same here, I'm  feminine/androgynous FtM and love cute/pretty/pastel stuff and my parents think, especially my dad, that if I'm a guy then I need to drop the feminine things altogether and be masculine. Eww! 
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Dylan-the-dude Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
true dat XD
dude, you're awesome. and don't you forget it. 
Can I draw something for you?
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jathmoyer6459 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
ehh im MtF but i still like this.
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:iconpeterlepan:
PeterLePan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Someone gets it! T.T
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:iconpyrosaitan1:
Pyrosaitan1 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
nooo...
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Kingdomkey202 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Plus FtM trans have one thing over male-borns, you can see the different shades of red (scarlet, rouge) but born-males can only see bright and dark red.
It has to do with the X chromosone.
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serenity-r Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
best thing i've seen here today!  finally, trans and proud of it and celebrating it!  i thought i was the only one.  being trans can be glorious and besides, it's the way God made me so who am i to argue with her.   i like BOTH sides of myself too!  and i'm so jealous of your screen name -- why didn't i think of that one first  *fume*.  thanks for cheering me up so much, bro!
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transtastic Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome! thanks for the kind comments! <3 

and i was totally surprised when this name wasn't taken!
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sparrowhawke Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It always makes me happy to see other transguys that aren't afraid of their feminine side. *Fabulous five*
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Cyber-Robin Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No one can take my five inch heels away from me. NO. ONE.

Love this. Love you. So fab. :meow:
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Psyke-Ward Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
YES

YES

this is me

oh my god

it makes me so uncomfortable when i see the posts about getting the surgeries. i hate the thought of surgery omg i'm ok w keeping my boobs and stuff but people don't seem to understand that

i love this
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KittenPrince55 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, do you prefer binders over surgery? o3o that's perfectly okay! I myself want to get top surgery, but I don't want testosterone or bottom surgery. 
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Psyke-Ward Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd like to start testosterone sometime in my life. It's just that surgery has always terrified me lol. I may decide to get it later on in life but for the time being binders are preferable
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transtastic Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm so glad you found this and appreciated it :D 
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Psyke-Ward Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
flamingo pink bitches \m/
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LotrAddict Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love this so much Thank you
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transtastic Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :) thanks for commenting!
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LotrAddict Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
No problem :)
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AkatsukiLoverXDX3 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
<'3 Oh god, I love you and this...SOMEONE GETS IT...Fuck, I feel better now...
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:icontranstastic:
transtastic Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
glad you feel better! <3
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durinsex Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH
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Strudel--Cutie4427 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013   Writer
*happy cry* I know what you mean!
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:icontranstastic:
transtastic Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
glad you could relate :)
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catkerasumae Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student General Artist
finally i've found another Trans Man that understands :'D
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transtastic Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yaaaay! :D
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nemedeus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
okay that came out not really clearly.
the question i have is, is there something like the desire for being a homosexual of the other gender. that is what i meant.
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dorkylittleelf Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
ignore sandstorm.
basically, let's say someone is born with a vagina, and a tendency towards growing breasts. basically, born female. this is referred to as DFAB (designated female at birth) or CAFAB (classified as female at birth). some people are comfortable saying biologically female or whatever, depends on who you talk to. 
this person may be straight, and cis (identifies as female, a.k.a not transgender.) she may also be gay/lesbian, bisexual, pansexual (kind of like bisexual but different), asexual (no sexual feelings), or something else.
this person may, however, be trans (transgender). this person may identify completely as male, or as genderqueer, nonbinary, etc, which is basically a gender identity outside of the male/female binary. he/they may be straight, gay, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, etc.
if this person is transgender, their sexual orientation is based on the gender they identify as. so, a trans guy (female to male, like the comic) who likes girls only would be straight, and who likes guys only would be gay. 

this also applies to DMAB (designated male at birth) people, but in reverse.

tl;dr: gender and sexuality are not the same time, and it's kind of a mix and match.
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Sandstorm819 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Technically, yes. Most trans* people are attracted to the sex they were born as, an ftm being attracted to females, vice versa. But your sex/gender identity doesnt determine your sexuality. If youre a straight male, but is an mtf, then technically youre lesbian. If youre a straight female, but is an ftm, technically youre gay. Ive also heard that some people think theyre bisexual, but really they are just looking at the opposite sexs body because they want theirs to look like that, they dont have feelings for the opposite sex.
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nemedeus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SO what i always wondered was, is it also a possibility that one is transgender but homosexual? (that is, ftm attracted to men or mtf attracted to women) (not counting bisexuality/pansexuality)

Just curious.
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dorkylittleelf Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
same as the probability of a cis (not trans) person being gay.
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transtastic Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there. So I think this is a sort of answer to your question. Yes it's possible to be both trans* and gay. You can be ftm and exclusively attracted to men. Trans* folks have lots of different sexualities that can get confusing but they're very real.

Me personally? I started out exclusive to women, which made me a lesbian and I identified as such for a long time. Now? I still mostly date women, which to the outside world makes me straight. But I date men of all kinds, too, but I have this awful soft spot for the kinds of guys that write poems and buy me flowers.

Over the years my sexuality has changed as much as my identity and that's been neat to see. Confusing, frustrating, and overwhelming at times as well but I'm happy with the bi/pansexuality ive reached.

Hope that answers some of what you're looking for. If not, ask me again.
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nemedeus Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i see. yeah i guess that was kinda what i already expected, though i guess i formulated that question in a misleading way to what i actually meant, see the comment i posted immediately after my original one.

Though while we're at it, i gotta admit i'm kind aof a bit confused about myself here: am i an open minded person who accepts lgbt people or am i just a pervert? JK. Sorry i couldn't resist.



And another thing, it's kinda interesting, i know there are a lot more mtf operations being done than ftm (the quota being something about 3:1), but at the same time it seems to me like there are a lot more ftm out there, ot at least here on the internet...
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transtastic Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oddly enough it was your second comment that was more confusing than the first!

and it's true, there are more trans* women seeking surgery than trans* men but that's due to a variety of factors. there are though, about the same number of trans* men and women in the US.
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nemedeus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sorry for that.
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kiwipineappleparasol Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
yeah I get where you're coming from,

"masculine" and "feminine" traits are to do with social stereotyping, like guys being into idk, trucking or girls being obsessed with fashion, none of it is actually to do with gender, it's just a social thing
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chaoswolf1982 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am, anatomically and genetically, male. Who loves women. But I don't see myself as straight.

I wish I was a lesbian. Not a gay male, a lesbian. (So I guess I'd be mentally trans?)

And this is exactly the kind of glorious dyke I wish I was... -just- butch enough to blur gender the line, but not so far that I couldn't show off my femme side a bit if the mood hit me.

You are awesome.
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transtastic Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :)
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chaoswolf1982 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And as a sidenote - purple goes with anything. Largely because if someone gives you bullshit about it being a "girly color", you can throw it back at them by reminding them it was the color of royalty, and what's more classically manly than a king on the throne?
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mckenmic Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
that is cute nail polish ♥w♥
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transtastic Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i had my nails that exact color last weekend. such a fun color to rock and thank you!
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