GLAAD:New York Post Headline Dehumanizes Transgender People

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This is from the folks over at GLAAD:

February 7, 2008

Just one week after GLAAD issued an alert encouraging our community to respond to a sensational New York Post headline, the tabloid today ran yet another egregious headline, “Axis of She-Vil.” The article, about the Iranian government’s plans to subsidize sex reassignment surgeries, also included the defamatory sub-headline, “Death to Gays But Free Ops For Irani Trannies.”

Read article here.

“The Post’s latest dehumanizing headline is outrageous,” said Rashad Robinson, GLAAD’s Senior Director of Media Programs. “It reflects the tabloid’s ongoing disregard for journalistic standards and its blatant contempt for transgender people and the entire LGBT community.”

TAKE ACTION NOW!

GLAAD strongly urges you to contact the New York Post and demand that it stop sensationalizing the LGBT community.

CONTACT:
Mr. Jesse Angelo
Managing Editor
New York Post
Direct Phone : *212-930-8274
Outlet Phone : 212-930-8000
Email: letters@nypost.com

Marti Abernathey is the founder of the Transadvocate and the previous managing editor. Abernathey has worn many different hats, including that of podcaster, activist, and radiologic technologist. She's been a part of various internet radio ventures such as TSR Live!, The T-Party, and The Radical Trannies, TransFM, and Sodium Pentathol Sunday. As an advocate she's previously been involved with the Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance, Rock Indiana Campaign for Equality, and the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition. She's taken vital roles as a grass roots community organizer in The Indianapolis Tax Day Protest (2003), The Indy Pride HRC Protest (2004), Transgender Day of Remembrance (2004), Indiana's Witch Hunt (2005), and the Rally At The Statehouse (the largest ever GLBT protest in Indiana - 3/2005). In 2008 she was a delegate from Indiana to the Democratic National Convention and a member of Barack Obama's LGBT Steering and Policy Committee.

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