Historic transgender journalism

Transgender journalism was not always easy to find and monitor online. This page is a repository of historic trans news archival resources and blogs available online since the mid-1990s. Many are no longer online and are linked below to Internet Archive where available.

Hard copy publications

Transgender Tapestry

Transsexual News Telegraph

  • Published 1991–2002

TransSisters: The Journal of Transsexual Feminism

  • Published from 1993-1995 by American writer Davina Anne Gabriel (July 12, 1953–February 28, 2016)
  • Archive

Chrysalis Quarterly

Interactive and user-submitted

These resources allow reader submissions and commenting. See also the transgender forum list for more interactive options.

Yahoo Groups (groups.yahoo.com/neo)

  • Transgendernews
  • http://groups.yahoo.com/group/transgendernews/ [original URL]
  • https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/transgendernews/info
  • This user-submitted list dating to 2002 allows user submissions and comments.


Hand-selected news items presented by a primary editor.

Press For Change (pfc.org.uk)

  • Mailing List Archive [archive] http://www.pfc.org.uk/pfclists/news-arc/index.htm
  • PFC’s Mailing List Archive is organized by quarter from mid 1997 through most of 2008, with a United Kingdom emphasis.

GenderLife (genderlife.com)

  • Trans News Exchange [archive]
  • Open-source content management system allowed user submissions and comments, an extension of GenderLife Forum [archive] dating to 2002.

Trans Road Map (tsroadmap.com)

  • Trans Road Map Notes [archive]
  • http://www.tsroadmap.com/notes/index.php
  • 2007 to 2014

Lynn Conway (lynnconway.com)

  • Trans News Updates
  • Lynn Conway’s archive dates from 2005 to 2015.

Donna Rose (donnarose.com)

  • Transgender News Watch [archive]
  • http://www.donnarose.com/T_News_Watch.htm
  • Dates from 2005 to 2007.

Laura’s Playground (now transgenderpulse.com)

  • Transgender News [archive] http://www.lauras-playground.com/trans_news.htm
  • Archives from 2005 to 2016.


  • http://p076.ezboard.com/Transgender-News/fbutchdykeboy5326frm7
  • GunnerButchDBoy’s archive from 2004 to 2007 is excluded from archives.

GenderTalk GenderNews [archive]

  • Selected stories from 1995-1997.

Women Born Transsexual (womenborntranssexual.com)

  • Personal blog by Suzan Cooke halted in 2022.

Gender Advocacy Internet News [archive] http://www.gender.org/gain/index.php

  • Edited by Penni Ashe Matz, then Kim Carver and Gwyneth Rhian Morgan after Penni’s 2001 death.
  • 1998 [archive]
  • 1999 [archive]
  • 2000 [archive]
  • 2001 (no service)
  • 2002 [archive]

National Transgender Advocacy Coalition (ntac.org) [archive]

Jenelle Rose (jenellerose.com)

  • Transcend subscription-only newsletter from 2002-2006 [archive].


  • Headlines [archive] from 2004 to 2014.

Transgriot (transgriot.blogspot.com)

  • Terrific blog from 2004-2020 by Monica Roberts, with a special focus on trans people of color.

TG Guide (tgguide.com)

TransgenderZone (transgenderzone.com)

PlanetOut (planetout.com/news)

  • Advocate News & Politics, searchable and dating to 1996. [archive]
  • Included a nice week in review from 2003 to 2008.

Transray (transray.com)

  • Database [archive] of articles on gender variance, with an academic focus, from 2003 to 2007.

GenderTalk (gendertalk.com)

  • A weekly radio show featuring in-depth gender-related interviews that ran from 1997-2006.

Transgender forum list via this site.