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FTM International records
2006-25  
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FTM International (FTMI) is the largest and oldest continuously running organization serving the transmasculine community and their allies. The records of FTM International document the organization’s history and its social, cultural and political work.
Background
FTM International (FTMI) is the largest and oldest continuously running organization serving the transmasculine community and their allies. In addition to its role as a peer support and networking group, FTMI campaigns to end shame and fear surrounding trans issues and to end economic marginalization of trans people. FTM International was founded in 1986 by activist Lou Sullivan, who had previously worked with general-interest Bay Area trans support groups such as Golden Gate Girls/Guys. Sullivan began publishing the quarterly FTM Newsletter in September 1987, and worked tirelessly to promote understanding of FTMs and provide services to improve their lives. Before his 1991 death, Sullivan passed leadership of the organization to transgender activist and educator Jamison (James) Green. The group continued to expand throughout the nineties, meeting regularly, incorporating as a 501c3 nonprofit, and adding “International” to its name to reflect its worldwide growth. In addition to Sullivan and Green, FTM International presidents have included Drago Renteria, Dion Manley, Zion Free Johnson, and Levi Atler.
Extent
2.1 linear feet (2 cartons, 1 oversized folder)
Restrictions
Copyright to material has not been transferred to the GLBT Historical Society. All requests for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material must be submitted in writing to the GLBT Historical Society Archivist. Permission for reproductions and/or permission to publish or quote from material is given on behalf of the GLBT Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
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FTM International (FTMI) is the largest and oldest continuously running organization serving the transmasculine community and their allies. The records of FTM International document the organization’s history and its social, cultural and political work.