Before leaving London, I helped to form a butch/FTM discussion group called STAG. Here's the publicity we wrote for our flyer.
As its name implies, STAG is a boys' club - with a difference:
it's for boys and men who are, or were, female. It's "a group
for butch dykes and FTM (female-to-male) identified people
into S/M". As far as we know STAG is the first group for both
butches and FTMs anywhere in the world.
Founding member and club organiser Robin says: "Living in the
world as a butch person is a very different experience from
say living in the world as femme. Personally I have a pretty
hard time working out most femmes' process, and often feel
isolated in my butchness. I have a desire to get together with
a bunch of my own mental gender in an attitude-free zone and
have some fun. My intention is not to create some kind of
Neanderthal, misogynist femme-bashing group, but rather a fun
and supportive group with a common S/M background and a shared
experience of being in the world as butch."
STAG meets regularly for workshop discussions on topics like
daddy/boy play, and for social outings like bowling nights.
Look out in the future for their newsletter and webpage, and
see them at S/M Pride where they will be marching in club
To preserve a safe space for discussion of the sometimes
sensitive topic of gender, STAG is a closed group: membership
is by invitation only. However, self-referrals are accepted.
Write to STAG, c/o Central Station, 37 Wharfdale Road, London
N1, or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
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