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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Today, GLAAD released a media guide for journalists covering stories related to LGBT nondiscrimination, in collaboration with a coalition of state and national LGBT advocacy organizations.