After receiving dozens of submissions from transgender men, the Sexy F2M Calendar not only features some of the sexiest trans men around, it also helps raise money for a good cause. The creator of the calendar, Aaron Bain, is using the calendar to raise funds for his own chest surgery.
The fiscal calendar runs June 2012 through June 2013 and includes selections of local trans men as well as well-known trans celebrities such as Tristan Skye, the founder of TransQueer Nation and Ian Harvey, a touring trans comedian.
“Instead of asking people for money or complaining that it’s impossible, I am working on a solution that works for me,” Bain said.
The calendar shows trans men in sexy and affirming attitudes.
“A lot of people make hats, or knit scarves and sell them. But I’m just not crafty like that, so I’m doing something that works for me, and that maybe offers something to the community,” Bain said. “This year, I’m doing this as a fundraiser for me. But I hope to make this an ongoing project and sponsor someone else’s surgery next year.”
While there are some positive outlets in the community and online, there is a lack of affirming photos and media outlets for many trans people, Bain said.
“I am so astonished at the feedback I’ve already gotten from the community. I am so excited about it and so grateful for everyone’s help,” he said.
The calendars are $20 and available through lulu.com at bit.ly/KEOGzl.