TransLash Zine Vol. 6: ‘Anti-Trans Hate Machine’

Team TransLash is excited to share that TransLash Zine Vol. 6: Anti-Trans Hate Machine is available now to read for free online and to purchase in print!

This special edition of TransLash Zine is a companion reader for our podcast series, The Anti-Trans Hate Machine: A Plot Against Equality. Season 2 is available now; find us wherever you listen to podcasts. In this season of the #AntiTransHateMachine, we illuminate how the right wing has fueled these bills by generating a breathtaking and wide-ranging disinformation campaign.

Within the pages of this zine, you will experience the personal impact of the #AntiTransHateMachine on trans lives. You will read stories from folks have survived ideological detransition and conversion therapy pressures from their family and society at large.

This edition of TransLash Zine is dedicated to all the brave TGNC folks who shared their detransition and conversion therapy stories with us in 2023 and beyond. This is also dedicated to everyone at TransLash who worked on the #AntiTransHateMachine campaign, acknowledging the psychological and emotional impact of this work.

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF & CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Daniela “Dani” Capistrano

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Adunni, Alysha V. Scarlett, ANONYMOUS [Recloseted], ANONYMOUS [The Burden of Trans Grief: Finding Solace Through Spite] Arielle Rebekah, Kalil Cohen, and Ky Schevers

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS

Aaron El Sabrout, Lee, Shaawan Francis Keahna, Shanisia Person and Theodoor Grimes

COVER ART

Art Direction by Daniela “Dani” Capistrano and Illustration by Theodoor Grimes. Additionally, Theodoor also created three beautiful interior illustrations. We also want to thank Meredith Hutchison for helping us through her design talents, collaborating to bring this edition to life.

ABOUT TRANSLASH ZINE VOL. 6: ANTI-TRANS HATE MACHINE

TransLash Zine would not be possible without the support of many people. Team TransLash thanks @POCZineProject founder Daniela “Dani” Capistrano (they/them) for helping us launch our zine in 2019 and being editor-in-chief. Learn more about Dani by subscribing to their new podcast for intersectional entrepreneurs & allies fighting for trans rights: nonbinaryentrepreneur.com

Team TransLash would like everyone who responded to our call for submissions with their art, poetry, and photography. Our team had such a difficult time making final selections; we appreciate everyone who shared their creativity with us!

TransLash Media is the publisher of TransLash Zine. Read digital versions of every issue for free and purchase print editions as single or bulk orders for your organization to support our contributing writers and artists: translash.org/zine

As with every issue, we made it a point to pay each contributor because we believe in paying TGNC creators for their labor. To support our cultural production, send us a tax-deductible gift today: translash.org/donate

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TransLash tells trans stories to save trans lives. As a trusted source for journalists, thought-leaders, movement activists, researchers, and those wanting to know about trans people, we produce narratives about and for the trans community—accurately and reliably. At a time when disinformation about trans people is being used to undermine democracy and human rights, TransLash Media serves as a beacon of hope through the voices that we share with the world.

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TransLash tells trans stories to save trans lives. As a trusted source for journalists, thought-leaders, movement activists, researchers, and those wanting to know about trans people, we produce narratives about and for the trans community—accurately and reliably. At a time when disinformation about trans people is being used to undermine democracy and human rights, TransLash Media serves as a beacon of hope through the voices that we share with the world.

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