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NZ trans man uses tattoo to join Movember

in NEW ZEALAND, 30/11/2012

A transgender man in New Zealand is joining annual moustache-growing-for-charity month Movember, despite not being able to grow facial hair.

Sam Orchard is using a tattooed moustache on his finger to join Movember and has created Team Fauxstache with a friend to raise awareness about trans men, Stuff.co.nz reports.

‘I liked the idea of having a team that celebrated boys and men and masculine people, who may or may not have been born male,’ Orchard said, who has started taking testosterone but isn’t able to grow a moustache yet.

Movember started in 2004 and aims to bring awareness to men’s health issues, like prostate cancer and depression throughout the month of November.

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