Meet BuzzFeed's first trans reporter

BuzzFeed welcomes academic Meredith Talusan as its first openly transgender staff writer on the LGBT beat.

"It's official! I'll be joining Buzzfeed as an LGBT Staff Writer focusing on #transgender issues!" Talusan tweets, sharing this gif. She later adds, "Okay you guys I've been stuck in academia and am still learning how to communicate in GIFs. Is this effective?"

"I already congrats-Facebook-messengered @1demerith on her new job as BuzzFeed staff writer, but there’s no congrats like Congrats Twitter," notes Jess Zimmerman with the Guardian US.

At Re/code, Ina Fried reacts, "Cool to see @BuzzFeedNews has hired trans writer @1demerith to cover trans issues for the site. A lot of ground to cover for sure."

Don’t forget - if you change your job in journalism or move to a different news organization, be sure to email Kirsten (kirsten [at] sawhorsemedia [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. News job changes only, please! Thanks!

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