The Self Made Men is an online resource that believes in promoting transgender equality through public education. The staff travel all over doing interviews, speaking at panels and teaching classes and lectures. On the internet, TheSelfMadeMen.com is home of countless resources including; The Big Brother Program, where tips and tricks to transitioning are shared from transmen to transmen. The pen pal system titled Me Too! which matches up guys all over the world to build community and give them an outlet for trans topics and concerns. A news center, FAQ, photo gallery and actively updated blog. The site is also home to over 80 links of resources for the trans community, making it the largest source for trans information on the web.
Their online store is packed full of trans pride items such as buttons, stickers, Tshirts and support bracelets as well as a full color 2012 calendar. The calendar is designed based on submissions every Sept, and features twelve transguys before and after pictures, a bio and a motivational quote or message in hopes of helping others get through rough points in their own transition.
The Self Made Men was founded by Jason Robert Ballard and Noah Michael in 2010 but has since expanded to having staff members, representatives in other states and countries, and volunteers. Upcoming additions include: The Closet, a clothing exchange program, Noah It All - a guide to basic ‘guy’ knowledge and The Gentleman Primer, a sub-site about the ftm gentleman and situational advice.
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