Upcoming TJA membership platform changes, misinfo resources, and more

Check out organizational updates, recommended misinformation resources, and journalism opportunities on our radar.

The Trans Journalists Association web team has been hard at work developing a more formal membership platform.

Membership is staying free!

But this platform will bring us more insight about our active membership, streamline org communications, let you edit your own freelancer directory entry, and make it easier to find upcoming events or get involved with our work.

If you're a TJA current member interested in testing the platform and giving feedback, please reach out to contact@transjournalists.org and let us know!

This platform change will require all current members to sign up for a renewing 1-year membership. Current members can tune into our December meeting on 12/11 at 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET for details. (Check the Slack, listserv, or Google org calendar for the join link.)

If you're a longtime TJA follower who's interested in our work... stay tuned for new and better ways to join us as a journalist or ally member, post jobs, find freelancers from our membership, and more.

5 articles to understand misinformation on trans people

  1. How many trans people are there in the U.S., and why do we overestimate it? from PolitiFact
  2. Misinformation Obscures Standards Guiding Gender-Affirming Care for Trans Youth from KFF Health News
  3. FACT FOCUS: No 'incredible rise' in transgender shooters from the Associated Press
  4. How common is transgender treatment regret, detransitioning? from the Associated Press
  5. Most trans adults say transitioning made them more satisfied with their lives from the Washington Post
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What we're reading

What Does It Mean to Be Two-Spirit?
Five Indigiqueer people explain what the umbrella term means to them.
Raquel Willis lays out a roadmap to liberation in ‘The Risk It Takes To Bloom’
In her debut memoir, the acclaimed writer and activist shares her secret to blossoming into a proud Southern Black trans woman.
You Can Now Look Back at the Early Trans Internet. Yes, There Were Memes
Three years of TGForum posts were found on a CD-ROM — and uploaded for all to browse.
Trans Boxers Are Stepping Into the Ring. Will the Sport Let Them Stay?
A new generation of fighters like Patricio Manuel are finding community in boxing gyms — but it’s still unclear if they’ll be allowed to compete.
New Jersey Prisons Isolate Trans Women Even After Reforms to Reduce Solitary Confinement - Bolts
The isolation trans women endure inside New Jersey prisons highlights the limits of a landmark reform law the state passed in 2019.
She Was Incarcerated In A Men’s Prison. Her Battle For Basic Trans Care Was Brutal.
Trans people across the country are facing an assault on their right to exist — but being transgender in prison is uniquely difficult.
Forced Out: Florida’s Anti-Trans Laws Forced Hayden to Travel 14 Hours for Medicine and Leave Behind an Ailing Father
Florida’s Anti-Trans Laws Forced Hayden to Travel 14 Hours for Medicine and Leave Behind an Ailing Father

What we're listening to

‎The Official Rustin Podcast: The Women of the Civil Rights Movement (with Dr. Ashley Farmer) on Apple Podcasts
‎Show The Official Rustin Podcast, Ep The Women of the Civil Rights Movement (with Dr. Ashley Farmer) - Nov 24, 2023
All The Only Ones: I can’t wait : Embedded
In part 2, we meet Parker, a senior in high school in Columbus, Ohio. Parker is a top field hockey athlete, but as a trans person, he is faced with making a difficult decision: either pursuing his dreams as a D1 trans field hockey player in college next year, or pursuing his dreams of starting hormo…
Afterlives: The Layleen Polanco Story
The life and legacy of Layleen Xtravaganza Cubilette-Polanco is at the heart of Afterlives, a podcast about trans lives we’ve lost and the ways their stories have reshaped our world. Known to light up a room, Layleen was an Afro-Latina trans woman in New York City who was sentenced to the city’s not…

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