8 - TransGenerational Wisdom: A conversation with Buck Angel
Buck Angel transitioned in 1994 and now lives happily as a 58-year-old transsexual man. Buck describes his rollercoaster with gender dysphoria and explains why he was willing to become a medical guinea pig when he first transitioned. Buck talks about the importance of owning his sexuality within a transsexual body and he also provides a critique of the modern flavor of the transgender movement.
- Twitter: @BuckAngel
- Facebook: Facebook.com/officialbuckangel
- Instagram: Instagram.com/buckangel/
- Who is Buck and what has his transition journey been like?
- Buck suffered a lot with coming to terms with this new identity. He tried to commit suicide at 16.
- When did Buck first hear about transitioning from a therapist?
- Buck went in and out of therapy. Therapists didn’t believe him when he said, “I feel like a man.”
- Finally, one therapist recognized Buck’s confusion and just listened. She saved his life.
- Nobody understood Buck. In 78, this was just unheard of. Buck got committed to a psych ward.
- How did Buck become a model?
- Buck ended up getting addicted to drugs and alcohol. It ended with him becoming a prostitute.
- Buck is proud of his pornography work and shares a little bit about what that experience was like.
- If you’re not attracted to a trans person, does that make you transphobic?
- You should disclose if you are trans! Buck gets a lot of hate for this.
- Why does Buck still have female body parts?
- Buck talks about having an orgasm for the very first time in his late 20s/early 30s.
- Buck has become a guinea pig in the medical world to better understand gender dysphoria.
- Buck had the mantra of, “If it doesn’t work out, I will kill myself.”
- Buck talks about what medical things went wrong for him during his transition.
- Buck tries to explain some of the consequences these treatments have on your body. They’re harsh on your body.
- Being trans feels like a full-time job.
- Why are people detransitioning?
- What’s missing in the conversation when we talk about transitioning?
- Buck is a very controversial figure in the trans community. He clears the air on why he believes what he believes.
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