Gender Advocacy Internet News (GAIN)


Gender Advocacy Internet News (GAIN)

Intended Audience

transgendered people, crossdressers, transvestites, transsexual people, community allies

Years Active


Sponsor or Institutional Host

Gender Education and Advocacy (GEA)

Primary Language

American English

Exterior References

Gender Advocacy Internet News (1998 - 2004) was a news service maintained by Gender Education and Advocacy (GEA) collecting information relevant to the trans community. GEA was founded in 1998 from the merger of two existing trans community organizations: the American Educational Gender Information Service (AEGIS) and It's Time, America! (ITA).

GAIN grew out of ITA's existing news service and was edited by former ITA media director Penni Ashe Matz until her death in 2001. From 2002 onward, it was edited by Kim Carver and Gwyneth Rhian Morgan.

An archive of GAIN digests covering 1998 to 2004 is available at the QDHP. The attached image is taken from the archived GAIN webpage (linked below).




“Gender Advocacy Internet News (GAIN),” Queer Digital History Project, accessed May 22, 2024,

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