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I can answer questions that pertain to transition, coming out, dating, surgical options, etc., related to FTMs (female to male) and genderqueer individuals with a masculine gender expression.

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I'm FTM who started transition in 1991. I have published articles and have spoken at colleges and universities on being and living as a transgendered individual. I have also presented workshops at a variety of FTM/transgendered conferences including FTM Conference of the Americas (1995-1997), Southern Comfort (late 1990s) Forward Motion (1999), Gender Odyssey (2000, 2004), and Forge (2007). I was one of several organizers of the Forward Motion conference.


Former boardmember of FTM Alliance of Los Angeles, Inc.


"Transgendered Lust " appearing in From the Inside Out: Radical Gender Transformation, FTM and Beyond by Morty Diamond (San Francisco: Manic Press, 2004) A contribution to Bears on Bears by Ron Suresha (San Francisco: Alyson Publications, 2002); "Redemption" appearing in Best Lesbian Erotica, ed. Tristan Taormino (San Francisco: Cleis Press 2001); Best of the Best Lesbian Erotica 2 , ed. Tristan Taormino (San Francisco: Cleis Press 2004); originally appearing in Academy: Tales of the Market Place by Laura Antoniou (New York: Mystic Rose Books, 2000); Appearance in Transmen & FTMS: Identities, Bodies, Genders & Sexualities by Jason Cromwell (University of Illinois Press, 1999); "I Am Neither Man Nor Woman" Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue, ed. Leslie Feinberg (Boston: Beacon Press, 1998); "Holding My Breath Under Water" Looking Queer , ed. Dawn Atkins (Boston: Hayworth Press, 1998); "Boundaries: Gender and Transgenderism," The Second Coming , eds. Pat(rick) Califia and Robin Sweeney (San Francisco: Alyson Publications, 1996); and # "Packing, Passing & Pissing," Dagger , eds. Lily Burana, Roxxie, and Linnea Due (San Francisco: Cleis Press, 1994).


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Recent Answers from Mike Hernandez

2015-12-15 research questions for my study/possible book:

Good morning,    Your list of questions are too long for me to answer on this site.  Moreover, they are of a very personal nature.      Item 37, those books never came to fruition.  There were few submissions

2015-08-24 It seems over:

Dear Amber,    You have some options.  If you want to have a baby with your fiancÚ, several visits to the sperm bank should solve that problem.  I'm not sure what it costs to bank sperm, so fiscally it

2015-07-31 Transitioning Transsexual:

Dear Rowan,    Thanks for your email.  I transitioned so long ago, that the standards have changed again.  I'm not up on them, but here is what I do know:    The current Standards of Care (Version 7) are

2015-06-13 Ftm masturbation:

Dear Sakkun,    V dryness is normal.  The sticky white goo is more than likely discharge from your orgasms.  It would emanate from the urethral track and wind up around your cock due to the stroking.

2014-11-30 Starting out transition:

Dear Syd,    Sorry to hear that you are depressed, but it sounds like you have a game plan.  Therapy is a good start.    The standards have changed over the years, so there's really no timeline per se


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