About

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, sexual health, relationships, mental health, bodies and diversity between transguys and the wider community.

DUDE recognizes and relishes that masculinity is nebulous, and that our relationships to it can be divergent, contradictory and ambiguous. 

We accept that categories such as ‘transguys’ are not all-encompassing, yet on this we refer to the wisdom of Gayle Rubin, who suggests:

  • “Our categories are important. We cannot organize a social life, a political movement, or our individual identities and desires without them. The fact that categories invariably leak and can never contain all the relevant “existing things” does not render them useless, only limited. Categories like “woman,” “butch,” “lesbian,” or “transsexual” are all imperfect, historical, temporary, and arbitrary. We use them, and they use us. We use them to construct meaningful lives, and they mold us into historically specific forms of personhood. Instead of fighting for immaculate classifications and impenetrable boundaries, let us strive to maintain a community that understands diversity as a gift, sees anomalies as precious, and treats all basic principles with a hefty dose of skepticism.”- Gayle Rubin “Of Catamites and Kings: Reflections on Butch, Gender, and Boundaries.” 1992. Reprinted  in The Transgender Studies Reader, edited by Susan Stryker and Stephen Whittle, 2006, page 479.

To get involved check our latest call for submissions here.

Comments

  1. We love everything you do – greetings from the Netherlands!

  2. Thomas J Butler says:

    I was given a postcard promoting DUDE today and have just logged on to have a look.
    :) wow finally there is a Trans world – I promise to visit some time soon …I’m in Tasmania for now. I wish you all the best with your work – it all looks great! I hope people are happy and travelling this journey well ;)

    TjB

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