Here is a list of just a few of the FTM Facebook groups out there with some overall impressions from a sometimes user.
A BIG note here: There are specific groups for individual regions. How granulated it may be depends on the population density of where you live. If you live in a less populated area the smallest physical area covered might be your state, but medium and large cities will have their own FTM Facebook groups.
Just do a search of [Your City Name] or [Your state/province name] and "FTM" or similar and see what pops up. There ARE other trans guys in your area; you only need to search for them!
Common Rules in FTM Facebook Groups
Most of these groups have a certain amount of rules. Besides the obvious, no hate sort of rules, there are a few that are specific to FTM groups.
FTM or transmasculine identifying people only. That means (in theory) that only people who identify that way will be involved in the groups. Family members and allies have other groups available to them. These groups are intended to be safe places for FTM individuals and shouldn't include those who don't identify that way.
Trigger Warnings and/or Content Warnings: Some groups recommend TW or CW for topics such as menstruation, self-harm, eating disorders etc. Some don't. And either way they can get really picky about using or not using them. Make sure to read the rules!
Info in the group stays in the group. Basically it's like Vegas. Whatever is posted in a group should stay there. Don't do screen shots or copy information to spread other places. These Facebook groups for FTM individuals need to stay safe and confidential for people to feel comfortable posting.
Do I Pass and What Name?: In a lot of groups, posting pics just to ask if you pass and what your name should be is a big no-no. Some have a monthly or permanent thread just for this purpose.
It's also important to remember that these are private groups. That means that no one, other than those in the group, can see that you are a part of it. Anything you post or comment on in the group is also private and not seen by anyone outside the group. TLDR: You won't out yourself accidentally by joining!
How to Get the Most from Your FTM Facebook Group
Avoid the Drama. It's online, there's gonna be drama. Just stay out of it. As satisfying as it may be to get off a good zinger, in the long-term it will just cause you headaches.
Introduce Yourself. These communities are generally extremely welcoming. If they have a pinned thread such as "Introduce Yourself" use that, If not just post an introduction of who you are, where you are at with transition (if you are transitioning), maybe a question or two.
Ask for Help. Being trans can be hard. We run into harassment, isolation, difficult medical concerns, employment and housing challenges, all sorts of things. These groups can really help. Maybe you just need a supportive word or two. Maybe you need links to resources or an answer to a question. I guarantee you'll get responses quickly.
Get a Mentor. This is an amazing program. Most trans groups have a mentor system. In a nutshell you pick from a group of guys who have chosen to be mentors. You message them and they help you. It's pretty phenomenal. It took a few tries but I personally found a great mentor who has become a personal friend. He answers those really awkward questions and with 10+ years since starting his transition he has a wealth of experience.
Join Several Groups. Each group has a different feel and type of posts commonly seen. Maybe you need info on local events and issues, join a local regional group or two. Maybe you want lots and lots of posts. Join one of the bigger ones. Maybe you have a specific trans interest, be a part of that group. Being part of several will ensure you have an appropriate place for your posts and lots of material when you want to binge on trans content.
Don't Be Afraid to Leave. Not every group you join will be a good fit. If you find a group aggravating for whatever reason, just leave. You don't have to make a big deal of it and no one will be hurt. Do what's best for you.
This is one of the larger groups out there which means tons of activity. It's also a bit high in drama but I've learned to just ignore it for the most part. The age definitely skews younger including many minors so this isn't the place for your very adult content. A great group if you are having a shitty day and need to vent and get some positive vibes back.
A smaller group I just kind of like this one for reasons I can't put my finger on. Maybe it's the name. Regardless, it only gets a few posts a day but they tend to be a bit different than what you see in other groups.
The largest Facebook group I'm involved in, this is a great catch-all transmasculine group. It works a bit differently than the others. It's moderated, so your posts have to be approved (takes a day or so) but it is also PUBLIC. That means that your activities there can be seen by your friends and family. Not the place to go if you are not yet out.
The name says it all! This is a phenomenal group and an example of what a Facebook group can be. Guys stay on topic with tips and recommendations for weight loss, requests for support or information, and accountability checks. There are fairly regular 6 week challenges where participants check in weekly with pics and numbers. Very little drama and super motivating.
There are a bunch of transmasculine Facebook groups divided by age. Over 30, over 40, over 50... you get the picture. Obviously as you go up in age brackets the size of the groups get smaller. Being 45 the over 40 is my group. I really enjoy the vibe. More chill and addresses topics such as parenting and careers more than you see in other general groups.
One example of a regional FTM Facebook group, this one for all of Canada. An excellent source of information on Canada specific questions. A lot less social and support, more oriented towards resources and answering questions applicable only in Canada. I've found the provincial and regional groups to have the same vibes, very location specific.
And there you have it, my list of FTM Facebook groups. This is in no way a comprehensive list of transmasculine groups! If you are looking for more, do a search. And if you are part of some great groups that I haven't listed here, please mention you favourites in the comments!