SALON.COM - Sep 6 - Buck Angel, female-to-male transsexual star, launched Buck Angel Dating, “a dating site for those seeking out relationships or just fun with trans men and the people who love them.” Already, the site, a partnership with the Dating Factory, has ~2,500 members. Many users detail exactly where they are in the transition process, for example: “three years on T, no surgeries yet but will be having top surgery later this year.”
Q: Why did you decide to start a dating site for those seeking out trans men?
A: So many people were asking me questions about how to meet guys, how to meet transmen. I hadn’t found a company that I felt I would be respected where guys wouldn't come gawk at us and fetishize us.
A: That’s definitely not gonna be easy. If people are going to be disrespectful, they’re no longer going to be able to come on the site.
Q: The site isn’t just for those seeking transmen, right?
A: I realize that it’s very important for me to expand my site, which I am doing, to include more of the fluidity of gender.
Q: What’s the best point, if you do just meet someone in a bar, to reveal that you’re trans?
A: I’m a huge advocate for disclosure and the dating site puts it right out there.
Also read at Huffington Post.