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Transfeminine Science was born out of the informational content on transfeminine hormone therapy that originated in the r/MtFHRT community on the social media website Reddit. For some more details, visit the Announcement page for Transfeminine Science.
Aly (“she/her”) is a transgender woman from Southern California. She has a passionate interest in transfeminine hormone therapy. Aly began her transition in 2012 and has been studying the transgender medical literature since. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology summa cum laude from the University of California, Irvine. Aly also completed some of the pre-medicine curriculum and worked for a time in cognitive science research labs at UC Irvine.
Aly has been a volunteer editor on the English Wikipedia for many years. She was one of the top six medical editors for the online encyclopedia each year from 2015 to 2018. Aly has contributed a large amount of content to Wikipedia in the area of sex hormone pharmacology over the years. See her edit stats, top edited pages, articles created, and image uploads (alt) for a catalogue of her work.
Aly is the admin and/or a moderator of several communities on Reddit that relate to transgender hormone therapy. Her username on Reddit is u/Alyw234237 and the subreddits she moderates include r/MtFHRT, r/AskMtFHRT, r/TransBreastTimelines, and r/TransDIY.
Lain (“they/them”) is non-binary and transfeminine. They completed a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and studied bioinformatics and computational biology at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. After withdrawing from their Ph.D. program, Lain migrated to the much warmer climes of the San Francisco Bay Area to work in tech.
As a person entrenched in nightlife community, specifically raving, Lain reformed and ran a nightlife harm reduction non-profit chapter for over 3 years, Bay Area DanceSafe (dancesafe.org). At DanceSafe they produced harm reductive literature on pertinent drugs and organized harm reduction booths at various festivals and raves. Through this direct outreach to the nightlife community, Lain led volunteers providing peer education on drugs, consent, sex education, and other pertinent topics as well as substance adulterant testing and harm reduction interventions. As a chapter head, they advocated for the normalization of harm reduction and the reform of drug policy working with peer organizations such as the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), the Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP), the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), and also by speaking at several events in the Bay Area.
As Lain began to medically transition, they began to passionately research endocrinology and transgender medicine. They go by u/Klafka612 on Reddit and moderate a number of subreddits related to transgender hormone therapy including r/MtFHRT, r/AskMtFHRT, and r/TransBreastTimelines.
Kay (“she/her”) is a transgender woman living in Montreal, Canada. She graduated with distinction from McGill University and the University of Montreal with a bachelor’s degree in commerce and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, respectively. Kay has worked in administration at McGill since 2018 and at the University of Montreal from 2016 to 2018. She started transitioning in 2003 and has been reading the transgender hormone therapy literature for almost 20 years. Her username on Reddit is u/KaySOS. She is a moderator of the MTF Trans HRT Facebook group and of the MtF HRT group at Groups.io.
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