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Cross-Country Traveler Brings Trans Men Together One State at a Time

As Malcolm Rene Ribot drives along I-90, he briefly looks down to smile at his Catahoula Leopard Dog, Grayson, who has his snout resting on Ribot’s thigh. It’s partly because of Grayson that Ribot’s 2011 Nissan Versa has more than 120,000 miles on the odometer, 50,000 of which were added in the past 16 months.

“My bumper has fallen off once … and the front tires need replacing,” he said. But with 44 states under his belt and thousands of friends made, Ribot is determined to keep going at least until he’s visited all 50 states, organizing meet-ups for trans masculine individuals along the way.

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