Media Matters
January 17, 2013

Following criticism over its recent coverage of transgender issues, Fox News is being petitioned to put an end to its long history of promoting misleading and defamatory representations of the transgender community. Fox News came under fire after its Fox Nation website paired a January 13 article about transgender health insurance coverage with an image from the movie "Mrs. Doubtfire." The Fox Nation post sparked a petition from LGBT equality group Basic Rights Oregon, which called on Fox News to "end its transphobic content.