Today GLAAD and over 40 organizations call on journalists to improve their coverage of transgender people following Private Chelsea Manning's statement that she is female and using the name Chelsea and female pronouns. The immediate news coverage, as well as the follow up analysis, brought into sharp focus the national news media's frequently inaccurate and uninformed coverage of transgender people.
Profiling people who want their lives to be “proof” that such programs “work,” comes with the responsibility of profiling people who are still working through the harm that has been caused through such programs.
Today, The New York Times series TimesCast discusses GLAAD’s Where We Are on TV report, which last week announced the highest percentage ever of LGBT characters on primetime broadcast scripted series was found in this year’s fall TV lineup.
In a New York Times story about MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts' wedding with husband Patrick Abner, ABC News weather editor and Good Morning America weather anchor Sam Champion announced his own engagement to photographer Rubem Robierb
Last week, GLAAD and members of New York’s trans community met with editors and staff members at the New York Times for a very frank, off-the-record discussion about issues that uniquely affect trans people.