DUDE is a not-for-profit resource on trans male and queer issues that celebrates positive representations of trans guys and explores bodies, gender, identity and desire. It’s an amazing resource that I’m proud to contribute to, as a photographer for each of the issues to date.
Guest editor Lia Incognita says in the magazine:
Trans people deal with way too much bullshit and hate. You also get a lot of love. I don’t believe that love is all you need. Personally I’m courting some pretty major changes to law, medicine, media, culture and society too. But love counts for a lot—more than I’ll readily admit. When you have support and understanding from the people you care about, you can approach everything with guts and calm resilience. And when you max out on romance, bliss or just really good sex, the rest of the world matters a bit less. The flipside is that relationships can break us with the same incredible force they have to elevate us. So this third issue of Dude is for the lovers, cos lovers change everything in a heartbeat.
Issue 3 focuses on ‘lovers’, and I’m pleased to show here 3 images from the issue’s shortlist.
DUDE is available as a free digital download, and as a paid-for hard copy.
You can also find DUDE on Facebook here.