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More Than a Number: GLAAD Report Urges Shift in Media Coverage of Transgender Homicides

More Than a Number: GLAAD Report Urges Shift in Media Coverage of Transgender Homicides

NEW YORK – GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today released the report, More Than a Number: Shifting the Media Narrative on Transgender Homicides, a new resource for reporters and activists. The report outlines the importance of moving away from focusing solely on the number of victims lost in a given year, documents the epidemic of anti-trans violence in 2017, and provides reporters with advanced tips and advice from transgender spokespeople and activists about how to better cover anti-trans violence.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

More Than a Number - Shifting the Media Narrative on Transgender Homicides

The More Than a Number Report is an advanced reporting guide for journalists and advocates to accompany our Doubly Victimized Guide. It reflects that many more reporters are now covering the homicides of transgender people in the U.S. but there is still a lot of work to do to improve coverage. The biggest hurdle, in this report’s thesis, is to shift from the "deadliest year ever" headlines into a more accurate and respectful framing of lives lost.

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