LGBTQ* Magazines We’re Reading Right Now
(following from DUDE)
DUDE is a collection of queer and trans perspectives on various topics related to trans guys.
DUDE is a not for profit creative resource designed to celebrate positive representation of trans guys and to share skills and knowledge within our wider community.
DUDE magazine explores sex, relationships, bodies and diversity between transguys and the wider community. Our specific goal is to facilitate smoother, less awkward interactions between transguys and other people; particularly so we can all enjoy hotter, safer sex in more places, more often, with more people!
Sex represents an intersection of bodies, gender, identity and desire which intrigues us, not just because sex for transguys is underrepresented, but because erotic encounters can be seen as extreme and explicit examples of general interactions we experience every day – with a potential and capacity for awkwardness, intimacy, confrontation, education, adoration.
Note from Ruth Elizabeth: This magazine is quirky, honest, and full of practical advice for trans* men and anyone who loves trans* men. The articles span a wide variety of topics designed to get you thinking about the gender spectrum and the reality that nothing is ever as simple as the stereotypes might make it seem.
My favorite article so far was in Issue #2: an interview with trans queer porn actor and sex educator James Darling. Best quote from the article? "I do want people to be hot for my body, but I don’t want intense gender theory 101 discussions when I’m trying to get laid!"
Note from Rebecca: Enjoyable. Sincere. Raw. Understanding. Patient. I often find a lot of people want to ask questions and learn social etiquette and expected behavior for new (to them) LGBTQ* situations and interactions. DUDE does a great job establishing vocabulary and creating a neutral language for everyone to share. I highly recommend it.
If you are looking for a text to share with friends or family during your transition, I highly recommend selections for the first issue.
**Download issues of DUDE for free HERE