Gender Identity Project

ASJA Receives Grant for National Reporting Project

The American Society of Journalists and Authors was pleased to receive a grant in 2018 from the National Institute of Health Care Management Foundation for a national reporting project on the topic of Gender Identity: What's the Cost?

The grant provided an opportunity for 15 professional writers to receive mini-grants from ASJA for reporting on the topic of Gender Identity and LGBTQ+ health. 

Below are links to articles published by those writers to date. Periodic updates will be made to this page as additional articles continue to be published.

Your Teen magazine for Parents: 
https://yourteenmag.com/health/teen-sexuality/safe-sex-education 

Teen Vogue: 
https://www.teenvogue.com/story/how-trauma-affects-queer-and-trans-youth

Pine Tree Watch:
https://pinetreewatch.org/students-dealing-with-gender-issues-trust-great-allies-at-school/

The Progressive: 
http://progressive.org/dispatches/for-trans-college-students-health-care-180618/

Managed Health Care Connect (a trade publication):
https://www.managedhealthcareconnect.com/article/how-new-hhs-policies-could-exacerbate-social-determinants-health

New England Psychologist
http://www.nepsy.com/articles/leading-stories/isolation-and-lgbtq-youth-social-psychological-and-financial-implications/

Everyday Health
https://www.everydayhealth.com/stds/stigma-stds-mental-health-lgbtq-youth-whats-connection/

Medium.com
https://medium.com/s/the-future-of-flesh/toward-a-better-future-for-transgender-health-care-a691b04041b2

ASJA is also currently launching a youth essay competition, which will provide winners with stipends of up to $200 and assistance with attempting to publish their essays. More information can be found here

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