GLAAD Visits TED

Yesterday GLAAD met with the editorial team of the TED conference, an international event that brings together fascinating thinkers to talk about innovative ideas and theories, to discuss best practices when covering transgender people and issues in the media. TED took the pro-active step of consulting with GLAAD prior to the event in order to ensure that they're coverage will be respectful, well-rounded and inclusive. GLAAD provided them with terminology to use and ones to stay away from, discussed interview questions that worked and ones that were offensive, the nuances of sex and gender and how to handle hateful comments in community forums.

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As a Major League Baseball umpire for the past 29 seasons, Dale Scott has worked three World Series, three All-Star Games, two no-hitters and numerous playoff games. He is also the first out active male official in the MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL, and the first Major League Baseball umpire to publicly say he is gay while active.