Many women change their gender to male because they are born transgender. Essentially, when you are born transgender, your gender identity doesn’t match your assigned sex. For example, you may be born a woman, but you strongly feel like a man. People afflicted with this condition are always depressed about it. They are teased as being ‘tomboys’ or ‘queer’ and many contemplate suicide. Some opt to find a solution, which primarily involves undergoing sex reassignment surgery as well as social transition.
Sex reassignment surgery, also known as a sex change, involves surgery to alter a person’s physical appearance to look like that of their identified sex. For trans men sex reassignment surgery, the construction of a penis, testosterone hormone treatment, double mastectomy, areolar reshaping and nipple grafting is usually done. It is also up to the trans man to make a decision as far as keeping their internal reproductive organs intact is concerned.
Here are 10 hot men who were originally women:
10 Ian Harvie
Born in May 28, 1968, Ian Harvey always felt that his gender expression never matched his assigned sex. He identified himself as queer, meaning he was not heterosexual or cisgender, at the age of 19 and waited until he was 32 to announce that he was transgender. The American stand-up comedian always refers to himself as a trans man during his performances since he started his career back in January 2002. He has made appearances on TV shows such as Wisecrack, Comics Unleashed, Sexing the Transman (as himself), Roadtrip Nation, and One Night Stand Up.
9 Chaz Bono
Chaz Salvatore Bono is a famous American playwright and performer and the only child born to Cher and Sonny. In 1995, the tabloids outed Chaz as a lesbian, allegations which he confirmed. In 2008, Chaz began his physical and social transition from woman to man. His publicist confirmed this later in 2009 adding that his choice of name – Chaz Salvatore Bono – was a tribute to his parents. The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation praised Bono for his decision and offered him support. A California court then allowed him to change his gender and name two years later on May 8, 2010.
8 Andreas Krieger
Andreas Krieger was born Heidi Krieger in 1966. In the 70s, Krieger competed on the women's East German athletics but what she never knew was that her coaches were pumping anabolic steroids into her system. These drugs ‘masculinized’ her so strongly that she later chose to convert from female to male. In an interview, Andreas lamented that the coaches killed Heidi. She also added that she was thrown out of her gender, a decision she was well capable of making without of the drugs. She was part of hundreds of young athletes who were cheated that the drugs were vitamins and natural supplements in an attempt by the East German government to lead in the Olympics.
7 Buck Angel
Buck Angel was always teased as a tomboy while still a child. His family accepted his out of character behavior but that wasn’t the case at school. He became depressed when his secondary sex characteristics began appearing in his teens, which led him to constantly think about committing suicide. His parents sent him to therapy where he described himself as "feeling like a man." Those around him thought he was crazy and thought of locking him up in a mental institution. In the coming years, he was employed as a female professional model but said that he never loved a single moment of his life as a woman.
6 Ryan Sallans
Born Kimberly Ann Sallans, Ryan Kim-Scout Sallans is an American Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender rights activist and a professional public speaker. He focuses on issues affecting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA) community. His physical and social gender transition began in 2005. He had nipple grafts in May of that year and began hormone therapy later in June. A month later, a Nebraska Court allowed him to change his name. He legally completed his transition three months later but underwent a hysterectomy and a metoidioplasty in 2006 and 2008 respectively.
5 Thomas Beatie
Thomas Beatie became famous as the first pregnant man in the world. He gave birth to three children in a little over three years. The public speaker, author, and advocate for transgender issues began his transition in 1997 but had self-identified with the male gender since he was 10 years old. 13 years later, he began testosterone hormone treatment and went through sex reassignment surgery, which involved a double mastectomy, areolar reshaping and grafting in 2002. He also made a decision to leave his internal reproductive organs intact since he was planning to have biological children.
4 Rocco Kayiatos
You may know Rocco Kayiatos better by his stage name Katastrophe. He is a hip-hop rapper from America, the first hip-hop rapper to openly come out as transgender. In fact, he is so proud of his orientation that he often refers to himself as trans man in many of his works. He started rapping in 2002 using his struggles as a trans man to bring light to major issues such as sex, self-worth, space and community. He won the Producer of the Year Award by Outmusic Awards in 2004 for one of his music albums and continues to fly high not only as a rapper but also as a producer.
3 Balian Buschbaum
Balian Buschbaum is a former pole-vaulter from Germany popularly known by his former name Yvonne Buschbaum. He was born in the 80s and is the next best German pole vaulter after Annika Becker. Buschbaum achieved so much success in his career before putting an end to it in 2007 due to an unrelenting injury as well as a strong desire for sex realignment surgery. He chose the name Balian in 2007 after the blacksmith in the movie Kingdom of Heaven. He went through the surgery that same year.
2 Lucas Silveira
Lucas Silveira was born in 1979, and at three years old, he knew precisely who he was. It pained him to the point of asking his mom to purchase a penis for him like his male siblings. He continued feeling badly about his self until when he was approximately 14 years of age when he heard of a ‘transgender people’ discussion. At that point, he came out as a lesbian and lived as so until 2010 when he commenced hormone replacement therapy. He is currently the leader of Canadian rock band the Cliks and the first trans man to be signed to a major label. In an interview, Lucas affirmed his decision saying “the more I’m around [women], the more I fully realize that I am indeed a man.”
1 Loren Rex Cameron
Born in Pasadena in 1959, Loren Rex Cameron moved to his father's farm in 1979 after his mother’s demise. At the age of sixteen, Cameron began referring to himself both sexually and socially as a lesbian. Consequently, some of the locals leveled some homophobic hostility against him. He then quit school and ran away to find construction jobs. Cameron ended up in the San Francisco Bay Area where he continued with his lesbian orientation until he was 26. Then, he got fed up with his female body and developed a strong interest in photography. His transition from female to male then began at around this time.