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GLAAD's Tiq Milan and Christina Kahrl share best practices for covering transgender stories on CNN's Reliable Sources

Christina Kahrl, a writer for ESPN, and member of GLAAD's board, and Tiq Milan, GLAAD's Senior Media Strategist appeared on CNN's Reliable Sources to discuss reporting on transgender people, particularly in light of Grantland's salacious article, "Dr. V's Magical Putter," which outed Essay Anne Vanderbilt as a transgender woman.

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Transgender woman commits suicide following sports blog's decision to out her

Last week, the sports blog Grantland.com published a story titled "Dr. V's Magical Putter." What began as a story about the technology behind the "scientifically superior" Yar golf club devolved into an investigation of its inventor, Essay Anne Vanderbilt, also known as Dr. V. While fact-checking Dr. V's academic background, the author discovered that Dr. V was a transgender woman. When Dr. V learned that the article would reveal her transgender status, she demanded that the author respect her privacy - describing being outed against her will as a "hate crime." When this request was refused, Dr. V committed suicide in October, 2013.

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