The 2013 YouTube FTM* Calendar!
*FTM stands for Female To Male.
A calendar created by the youtube trans* masculine community to fundraise for transition related expenses such as legal name and gender marker changes, therapist fees and female to male surgeries.
The mastermind and photographer behind this project is Alex (aka alexhaney100 on youtube). Also featuring as models: Elliott (smittyschair), Kaden (DrunkenLullaby52), Yovi (the1yovi), Eli (Chisis), Kipling (kypharrop), Benjamin (herrbenjaminkalt), Izaac (IzaacsMind), Val (valjamesP), Chase (uppercaseCHASE1), Ming (tubefedjade), Ro (RoStud11), Kinnon (SkinninMacKinnon) and Kadyn (leesh924).
What We Need & What You Get
We need to reach our fundraising goal of $5000 by October, 15 2012 in order to get this calendar printed!! If we do not reach this goal, all of your donations will be refunded and the calendar will not be printed.
The calendars will ONLY be sold through pre-sales on this website, so get yours now!
Your contributions will cover production costs, custom design of the calendar, printing, shipping and handling. All proceeds go towards transition related fundraising. Fifty percent of proceeds will go towards Alex's top surgery fund, with the remaining fifty percent divided amongst those involved in the calendar with their own transition related expenses.
For a more detailed breakdown of exactly where every dollar will go, please see this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfwDSlCQyaM
You can donate any amount from as little as $5. There are different rewards for each contribution amount. The bigger the contribution, the bigger the reward!!! Each backer will receive e-mail updates about project progress, including photos and video.
The fridge magnet calendar, gold star funder and featured funder all include shipping and handling to any address domestic or international. If you are purchasing just the calendar, there is an extra $10 shipping and handling fee for international orders.
Who is the Photographer?
Alex Haney is a transmasculine person living in Toronto, Ontario. He holds a college certificate in fine art photography and is currently working towards a bachelor of fine arts in Photography. You can view his bio and some of his other work on his website: imagearts.ryerson.ca/chaney or see him on youtube under the username alexhaney100.
The photographs were all captured using a medium format film camera, developed by hand by Alex in his home darkroom. The resulting images are gorgeous, high resolution black and white which surpass the image quality produced by most professional digital cameras available today. Each image is professionally scanned, and the calendar will be custom designed and printed at a local printing press.
The Impact of Your DonationYour contribution will be greatly appreciated by an amazing group of trans-masculine folks from across the United States and Canada. Gender transition can be incredibly expensive, and every dollar helps us feel more whole, happy and at peace in our bodies and in our lives!
Other Ways You Can Help
Even if you can't contribute financially, you can still help.
Spread the word!
Tell your friends, family, coworkers and classmates!
Link the project on facebook, twitter, youtube, tumblr!