NSFW: Buck Angel

Posted by – May 22, 2010

I may as well continue with my theme on trans guys, so here’s an interview with FTM porn star Buck Angel, and a blog post by him about getting hate mail from – of all groups – the trans male community.

Happy Harvey Milk Day!

1 Comment on NSFW: Buck Angel

  1. cindik says:

    “My work was about me—Buck Angel—not me being the poster boy for the transman community”

    More of us who speak publicly should be making this clear.
    More of us – trans or not – should recognize this.

    I bristle every time I hear a so-called expert say “One of the things I learned about being trans is that we…” Example: Our class was encouraged by a professor to attend a lecture by a transgender speaker. She pointed out that she learned (after her transition in 24 hours) that women always step out of the paths of men, and she had to learn to do that as a woman. I just stared in astonishment, because I used to step out of everyone’s way as male but don’t do so as much anymore as female (maybe it’s just my change in confidence, or being comfortable in my skin). She spent about five minutes on this important point. I wonder how many came away from that lecture with this new-found wisdom about men, women, and transgender people.

    My cortisol level also rises whenever I have someone correct me on my experience because “Kate Bornstein says” or “Les Feinberg says”. They have their experiences. They are outspoken. They do a lot of good for the community. My experience has points that coincide with their experiences. But people have to recognize that Kate Bornstein and Les Feinberg are not every transgender person. Elton John and Ellen Degeneres are not every gay and lesbian person. For God’s sake, Dick Cheney and Ann Coulter are not every heterosexual person.

    The transgender experience has far too much variance for any one person’s experience to be taken as normative. I think this needs to be said early and often.

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