Wednesday, September 04, 2013
GLAAD publishes style manual for reporting on transgendered people, criticizes mainsteam media coverage of Chelsea Manning
GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) has sent out an email and link asking all journalists and bloggers to remain objective in reporting on transgender issues, especially the situation with Chelsea Manning (or Bradley Manning), story link here.
The blog posts complains about coverage in a number of major media outlets, calling a claim (subjunctive mood) that Chelsea “chose” to be transgender insulting, and asking reporters to use proper pronouns immediately. The link is here.
GLAAD also has published a “style guide” for reporting (linked).