Where to find the TJA besides Twitter

Learn more about the TJA's changing social media strategy.

Hi all!

As Twitter has become an increasingly unrewarding platform, we've been exploring other ways to reach our members and the journalism industry at large. That's part of why we launched this newsletter. But we've also been exploring other platforms, too.

Other places you can find us:

In the immediate future, we plan to be most active on LinkedIn and through this newsletter. And as always, you can reach us by email contact@transjournalists.org.

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ICYMI: TJA’s Style Guide around the world

The updated TJA Stylebook & Coverage Guide has been cited in several new resources for journalists on covering anti-trans violence and reporting on trans communities in Europe. We're also highlighted in the new Investigative Reporters and Editors editorial guides.

Our Stylebook and Coverage Guide draws on the expertise of more than 20 TJA members, including editors, reporters, and newsroom leaders with backgrounds in local, national, and international media organizations across beats and mediums. It also links to examples of best practices, reported pieces that contextualize issues, and helpful explainers of tips for specific beats written by other journalism organizations.

Member spotlights

An illustration of a moody library with dark shelves, a plant, and a globe lit by a trans flag colored lamp.
Amanda Ellison / Trans Data Library

Evan Urquhart and the Assigned Media team have launched the Trans Data Library.

Evan on why the Trans Data Library was created:

I wanted to make it easier for people to understand the organizations and individuals involved in anti-trans activism, how they're connected, how they're funded, and what's been written about them before. The Trans Data Library, which was a group effort by me and an amazing group of trans writers and devs, is our bit of light shining into those dark corners.

Save the date

NLGJA’s LA and Philadelphia chapters have teamed up with Rotten Tomatoes to present  The Visibility Dilemma, an online event on November 17 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET:

As trans people gain more visibility in film, television and other media, attacks on the trans community are at an all-time high. In this panel, trans and non-binary journalists and thought leaders discuss the double-edged sword of trans visibility today, as well as what more studios, media companies, and audiences could be doing to advance trans rights and uplift trans voices.

What we’re reading

Study: Violence dropped in California — but was alarmingly high for this group by The San Francisco Chronicle

Forced Out: Anti-Trans Laws in Florida Forced a Woman to Quit Her Dream Job with NASA
An electrical engineer who contracted with NASA fled Florida after the state passed a flurry of anti-trans laws.
Transgender adults in red states fear for the next generation as political attacks accelerate
As conservative lawmakers and activists set their sights on transgender inclusion and health care, trans adults are fearful about what the future holds for their younger counterparts.
The 19th Explains: The groundwork for a Supreme Court case on gender-affirming care is being laid now
The legal battle around transgender rights has shifted dramatically. Here’s why — and what could come next.
Transgender bill hearings in Wisconsin: What you need to know
Wisconsin Republicans have proposed banning gender-affirming care for transgender youth. Here’s what you need to know.
New LGBTQ+ library launches online
The Queer Liberation Library went live Oct. 23, offering over 400 LGBTQ+ books. For the staff, this is just the beginning.

What we’re listening to

‎TransLash Podcast with Imara Jones: Talking Trans History with Trans Scholars on Apple Podcasts
‎Show TransLash Podcast with Imara Jones, Ep Talking Trans History with Trans Scholars - Oct 19, 2023
Opinion | We Need Better Narratives About Gender
Masha Gessen and Lydia Polgreen reflect on the backlash — both legislative and cultural — against L.G.B.T.Q. rights and what it means to understand queer life more expansively.
‎The California Report Magazine: California Prisons Fail to Uphold Transgender Rights Despite State Law on Apple Podcasts
‎Show The California Report Magazine, Ep California Prisons Fail to Uphold Transgender Rights Despite State Law - Oct 13, 2023

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