Well, I was distracted for rather a long while checking out the blog for the new trans male zine 'Dude'. Launched in February this year in Australia (which, from the UK, is a mighty long way to go to pick up a printed copy. So yay for them, as it should soon be available for download!), those hot-off-the-press Antipodean folk are hoping to keep up the printed version as well as making it available to us Northern hemisphere types online.
The blog page for 'Dude' will help to keep you informed of all the latest news on the zine. It also features a picture of the cover of the first edition, how to get hold of a copy, and how you can help to keep it as good as it, so clearly, is. Originally intended as a 'How to play with transguys guide', it hopes to open up to cover more info, help, advice, relevant articles and hot, hot pics for future issues.
Judging by the cover (my, some of us transguys are well fit!), and what's inside, we can only hope it's a success. Zines on transmasculinity, that are not afraid to cover our sexuality, are a much needed resource. The more widely this zine is seen the better for our community, our understanding and, let's face it, our libidos. (Really, the cover pics are very sexy..am I stressing that enough??)