Diary of a Hopeless|Hapless Lost-Boy

Mr. Libertine is: :: Non-Cisgendered Male :: WTF-ever-non-sexual :: Anti-theist Atheist :: Unpretty Azn :: Shameless Pervert :: Condescending Assface ::

Photo comparisons. 

The first two are what I’ve been using as ID pics: last year vs this year. They’re taken about a year apart, give or take a couple of weeks. (But why is it that I feel like they’re not the same people and neither are me? lol)

The next set are me a couple of weeks pre-t, just a little under a year on t and 2 years on T. I don’t want to say LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE! because, lets face it. It’s probably more lighting and angles.

pinoyftm:

PinoyFTM is also honoured to have been invited to UPLB Babaylan’s  forum entitled: Closing Our Ranks: What’s Next for the Gender Rights Movement in the Philippines, held in conjunction with the  UPLB University Student Council and the UPLB Gender Center.
PinoyFTM was represented by Alek Weber and shared the panel with Yvann Zuniga of UPLB Babaylan, Pastor Kakay Pamaran of MCC-QC, William Villacampa from PROGAY-National, and Dr. Gerri Dungan from KAPATID.
We thank UPLB Babaylan for the opportunity to take part in this event and look forward to more partnerships in the future. 

The last thing on my schedule for the week was a talk all the way in Los Banos (which was a total of 6 hours travel time to get to). 
I think this is the largest audience I’ve ever given a talk to. :)) (It was an auditorium filled with people! And we were up on stage even! Huwaw! xD)
Standard Trans 101 & What is a tran man, then a couple of hours of panel discussion and Q&A. View high resolution

pinoyftm:

PinoyFTM is also honoured to have been invited to UPLB Babaylan’s  forum entitled: Closing Our Ranks: What’s Next for the Gender Rights Movement in the Philippines, held in conjunction with the  UPLB University Student Council and the UPLB Gender Center.

PinoyFTM was represented by Alek Weber and shared the panel with Yvann Zuniga of UPLB Babaylan, Pastor Kakay Pamaran of MCC-QC, William Villacampa from PROGAY-National, and Dr. Gerri Dungan from KAPATID.

We thank UPLB Babaylan for the opportunity to take part in this event and look forward to more partnerships in the future. 

The last thing on my schedule for the week was a talk all the way in Los Banos (which was a total of 6 hours travel time to get to). 

I think this is the largest audience I’ve ever given a talk to. :)) (It was an auditorium filled with people! And we were up on stage even! Huwaw! xD)

Standard Trans 101 & What is a tran man, then a couple of hours of panel discussion and Q&A.

pinoyftm:

This has been a busy week for PinoyFTM!
We have also been very privileged to have taken part in the Advocacy Forum and Community Consultation on the Anti-Discrimination Bill 2.0 that was organized by TLF Share, with the support of the ISEAN-Hivos Program and the Office of Senator Bam Aquino, which was held last September 25 at the Philippine Senate.
PinoyFTM is proud to throw it’s full support behind the passage of the Anti Discrimination Bill and pledges to do whatever we can as an organization to help it come to fruition.

Next, and perhaps my favourite engagement, was the Community Consultation for the Anti-Discrimination Bill.
In our country, the ADB has long LONG been overdue. It was first drafted in 1998 and until now has yet to be passed.
While it’s not just a bill for the LGBT community, the LGBT community is actively collaborating with the bill’s champions to make sure it’s as inclusive as possible. 
Trans groups pretty much dominated the conversation, and I think I made myself look particularly ‘activist’ with all the input I was giving. :))
There was a team from the local news there too and asked me for an interview but I think I bombed it so bad since I was rushing to get back in the room when discussion resumed that I doubt they’d use my footage. :)) View high resolution

pinoyftm:

This has been a busy week for PinoyFTM!

We have also been very privileged to have taken part in the Advocacy Forum and Community Consultation on the Anti-Discrimination Bill 2.0 that was organized by TLF Share, with the support of the ISEAN-Hivos Program and the Office of Senator Bam Aquino, which was held last September 25 at the Philippine Senate.

PinoyFTM is proud to throw it’s full support behind the passage of the Anti Discrimination Bill and pledges to do whatever we can as an organization to help it come to fruition.

Next, and perhaps my favourite engagement, was the Community Consultation for the Anti-Discrimination Bill.

In our country, the ADB has long LONG been overdue. It was first drafted in 1998 and until now has yet to be passed.

While it’s not just a bill for the LGBT community, the LGBT community is actively collaborating with the bill’s champions to make sure it’s as inclusive as possible. 

Trans groups pretty much dominated the conversation, and I think I made myself look particularly ‘activist’ with all the input I was giving. :))

There was a team from the local news there too and asked me for an interview but I think I bombed it so bad since I was rushing to get back in the room when discussion resumed that I doubt they’d use my footage. :))

pinoyftm:

The more visible our community becomes, the more questions will arise. Thus, there is a need to work together with local and international organizations in order to address the pressing issues the transgender community faces.
As a whole, the LGBTQ community stands united for gender emancipation and equity. But because of its diversity, it is only right that we look for inclusive solutions for every individual in the community.
That said, PinoyFTM would like to thank TLF Share for inviting us today, September 22, in their “Advocacy Forum on Sexual Health and Rights of Transmen”. This event has been an eyeopener for both trans men and the organizers involved. We look forward to more events in the near future. 

I’ve had a majorly busy week! :))
First, we (PinoyFTM) organized a workshop in conjunction with TLF Share & the ISEAN HIVOS Program wherein I gave our basic Trans 101 & What is a trans man talks, as well as an assessment on the situation of trans men in the Philippines.
I’m really happy a lot of guys were able to attend this one even if they chose not to be in the picture for stealth/closet reasons. View high resolution

pinoyftm:

The more visible our community becomes, the more questions will arise. Thus, there is a need to work together with local and international organizations in order to address the pressing issues the transgender community faces.

As a whole, the LGBTQ community stands united for gender emancipation and equity. But because of its diversity, it is only right that we look for inclusive solutions for every individual in the community.

That said, PinoyFTM would like to thank TLF Share for inviting us today, September 22, in their “Advocacy Forum on Sexual Health and Rights of Transmen”. This event has been an eyeopener for both trans men and the organizers involved. We look forward to more events in the near future. 

I’ve had a majorly busy week! :))

First, we (PinoyFTM) organized a workshop in conjunction with TLF Share & the ISEAN HIVOS Program wherein I gave our basic Trans 101 & What is a trans man talks, as well as an assessment on the situation of trans men in the Philippines.

I’m really happy a lot of guys were able to attend this one even if they chose not to be in the picture for stealth/closet reasons.

One of the only pictures from the Forum I was a resource speaker at.
And I hate that this was the time they chose to snap it since it looks so empty since most people moved their seats because they didn’t wanna get filmed by the TV crew following El (the guy in black) around.
And I hate that I didn’t save my powerpoint properly, hence the fonts fucked up in another computer. FFFFFFFFFF. View high resolution

One of the only pictures from the Forum I was a resource speaker at.

And I hate that this was the time they chose to snap it since it looks so empty since most people moved their seats because they didn’t wanna get filmed by the TV crew following El (the guy in black) around.

And I hate that I didn’t save my powerpoint properly, hence the fonts fucked up in another computer. FFFFFFFFFF.

~selfies before teh workshopz~

lawl

pinoyftm:

We’d like to thank the UP DIliman Department of Psychology’s Psych O’clock Habit for inviting our very own Alek Weber to be a guest on yesterday’s show about Transitioning.  We’d also like to thank them for the copy of UP Babaylan's photo book 'Anong Pangalan Mo sa Gabi?' that they've gifted the group. We’re very thankful for the honour of guesting and would be delighted to do it again in the future!

It was the first time in a long time that I was in a recording booth yesterday and I had a ton of fun! :)) View high resolution

pinoyftm:

We’d like to thank the UP DIliman Department of Psychology’s Psych O’clock Habit for inviting our very own Alek Weber to be a guest on yesterday’s show about Transitioning.

We’d also like to thank them for the copy of UP Babaylan's photo book 'Anong Pangalan Mo sa Gabi?' that they've gifted the group.

We’re very thankful for the honour of guesting and would be delighted to do it again in the future!

It was the first time in a long time that I was in a recording booth yesterday and I had a ton of fun! :))

Spend New Year with cousins (hello from the future, Americans! loljk), officially ~come out~ to some cousins on that side of the family, notice immediate name/pronoun switch.
Yeah, that was a good way to end 2012. :) View high resolution

Spend New Year with cousins (hello from the future, Americans! loljk), officially ~come out~ to some cousins on that side of the family, notice immediate name/pronoun switch.

Yeah, that was a good way to end 2012. :)

The local group had a grand ol’ End-of-the-Year party. :)) Of course, this is only a fraction of all the members, but it’s a better turn up than usual. xD
Oh, and not everyone in this pic is FTM since some partners were in attendance as well. :) View high resolution

The local group had a grand ol’ End-of-the-Year party. :)) Of course, this is only a fraction of all the members, but it’s a better turn up than usual. xD

Oh, and not everyone in this pic is FTM since some partners were in attendance as well. :)

I wish I looked half as good as I did in pictures.
Of course, I do nothing about my being fat, or my usually shitty hair, so I’ve got not real reason to complain.
IDK, it’s nice to have pictures of me when I don’t look like a total wreck.

I wish I looked half as good as I did in pictures.

Of course, I do nothing about my being fat, or my usually shitty hair, so I’ve got not real reason to complain.

IDK, it’s nice to have pictures of me when I don’t look like a total wreck.

Pictures from my Creative Director’s wedding. somehow, tho we aren’t very close, my officemates are one of my favorite groups to hang out with.

Probably because there’s a whole lot of us on the same wavelength and there are a lot of in-jokes we share.

But I suspect it’s because in comparison to any other group, they don’t know jack shit about my medical history. And idk, it’s nice to not have to worry about whether or not they secretly have thoughts about the propriety of me going in the men’s toilets.

/coughs

As requested, here is a photoset of all my tattoos. Some of these pics are really old because I haven’t taken a good picture of them since I got them.

I should probably take good pictures of them one of these days. :))

They were doing it in my local FB group, so I joined in.
I feel like I must explain my Í can be a girl!’ phase tho. I was actually closer to your average GQ tumblr kid in this phase. That was the girliest I’d ever dressed on average and rather styled myself like a rocker/emo/scene kid which I thought was rather ‘androgynous’ and not necessarily girly.
But it didn’t stick because I was far to lazy to put effort in my appearance. Then after that there was no distinction with how I dressed before I realized I was trans and after I realized it but was pre-t.
All in all tho, besides the hair cut and weight, I don’t think I look much different. I even envy my younger self a little because look at how fucking non-existent that chest was. View high resolution

They were doing it in my local FB group, so I joined in.

I feel like I must explain my Í can be a girl!’ phase tho. I was actually closer to your average GQ tumblr kid in this phase. That was the girliest I’d ever dressed on average and rather styled myself like a rocker/emo/scene kid which I thought was rather ‘androgynous’ and not necessarily girly.

But it didn’t stick because I was far to lazy to put effort in my appearance. Then after that there was no distinction with how I dressed before I realized I was trans and after I realized it but was pre-t.

All in all tho, besides the hair cut and weight, I don’t think I look much different. I even envy my younger self a little because look at how fucking non-existent that chest was.

Idk he jumped on me as I slept again. He’s a heavy fucker. Yes, I sleep on the couch in our living room. Problem? View high resolution

Idk he jumped on me as I slept again. He’s a heavy fucker. Yes, I sleep on the couch in our living room. Problem?