118: Aging as a Transman – Sex and all that jazz – Buck Angel!

He’s in his late 50’s. He’s a trailblazer. He’s done porn, and he’s a man. A transman, and he’s got something to say about being a man of a certain age in the LGBTQ community. Never one to walk away from a fight or a belief system, Buck Angel is coming out swinging as a man in his 50’s letting everyone know that TRANPA is in the house. But what is TRANPA? An elder TRANSMAN who is not going to be told, ” Go sit down TRANPA and let us younger TRANSMEN take the lead now!” All Buck is asking for is some respect. Respect for those who’ve gone before us all in our fight for equality rights and voice as we age with grace and dignity.


Buck Angel is a world-renowned motivational speaker, pioneering filmmaker, and a human rights activist. Buck Angel’s message of empowerment through self-acceptance and the mission to encourage everyone to be comfortable in their own skin – whatever that means to them – has struck a passionate chord with people around the world.

Buck was born female on June 5,1962. He never felt female and struggled through life until he had the life-changing opportunity to transition from female to male and finally live life authentically. He had many obstacles during his transition mostly due to no information for transitioning for FTM transsexuals. But with the help of compassionate doctors, he lives his truth and now can help to educate the world with his story. His mission is to inspire people to re-define gender and to foster a new generation as they discover the fluidity of sexuality and navigate gender politics. His message “It’s not what between your legs that defines you” has sparked many a conversation and opened minds to the important message that gender is what you say it is for you, and that self-acceptance is not only what makes a person happy, it’s how others come to understand you. Buck has made appearances on HBO, National Geographic, Netflix, The Tyra Banks Show, Dan Savage, AOL, Spike TV, The Women’s Entertainment Network, Howard Stern Show, Much Music, Sirius Radio, and many others. He’s been written about in  Forbes ,Esquire, Cosmo, VICE, Huffington Post, ELLE, Buzz Feed, The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Time Out, Maxim, New York Times, and other publications around the world. Armistead Maupin included Buck Angel in his latest book Michael Tolliver Lives. In August 2016 Buck produced the world’s first pleasure product specifically for the transgender male community. His product, called The Buck Off, was produced in collaboration with Perfect Fit Brand as a means to re-imagine a transmale sexuality and the specific needs his community looks for. The Buck off won most innovative pleasure product at AVN and XBIZ 2017.

2017 Buck created T-Lube with Sliquid and is the first lubrication to be directly targeted to trans male vaginal health. Once again creating conversation about trans healthcare where there was none. 2016 HBO’s The Trans List Buck is one of the featured speakers. In 2013 Mr. Angel a documentary about Buck’s life premiered at the SXSW film festival to rave reviews. It won a Telly Award for Non-Broadcast Productions Film/Video – Social Issues. Aired on Netfilx, Amazon and Itunes. Angel’s groundbreaking documentary series, titled Sexing The Transman, has shown worldwide and opened a new audience’s idea to what trans male can be and is. Visit sexingthetransman.com to see this series in its entirety. British artist Marc Quinn created a life sized sculpture of Buck Angel, that was included in the sculptor’s global tour. The sculpture is now a permanent piece in The Adelaide Museum of Classical art in Australia. Angel made history when he received the prestigious award from Adult Video News (AVN) for Transsexual Performer of the Year in 2007 for his groundbreaking work in the adult entertainment industry. Buck is the first trans man to win this award. Buck created this genre and has since won a second award for his work, 2017 AVN award for Best Transsexual scene.

Buck partnered with longtime trans activist and photographer Leon Mostovoy to create Pride Wellness [pridewellness.net]. A cannabis company that has made it focuses the LGBTQ community. To educate about the use of cannabis as an alternative to pharmaceutical drugs. Both Leon and Buck have many years of sobriety from drugs and alcohol. They believe in natural medicine and the amazing benefits that cannabis has to long-term health. Conversations with Trans men: Talking identity/transition/Sex is now on Amazon Prime. It is the first transgender series of its kind to be included on this platform. Teaching people worldwide that not all trans men are the same. Angel travels the world spreading his message of self-love, compassion and exploring how to live authentically in your own body.

Buck Angel Entertainment has been on the cutting edge of producing trans male sexual wellness products and films since 2002. Known for taking the subject matter of transgender sexuality and bringing it to the world. Award-winning films that have shown all over the world and now are used in many Universities to help educate about trans male sexuality.

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