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UK’s Daily Mail Removes False Trans Harassment Story

On Sunday, October 13, 2013 the Daily Mail published a story titled, Girls ‘harassed’ in school bathroom by transgender student told his rights trump their privacy:

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The story, exposed by the TransAdvocate as a lie concocted by right wing ideologues, elicited the following responses from the Daily Mail readers:

Give him a throat punch when no one is looking.

Tell it to use the boys room!

Is anyone surprised by this? What happened to the days when boys and girls were just boys and girls and went to school for an education and not to display their sexuality issues?

100% agree with the Pacific Justice Institute! This is disgusting and shameful. Society is breaking down as our morals decay, and these young girls are paying the price.

Why would any sane parent put up with this insanity for the cause of Political Correctness? Home school your kids good people…

Expel he/she/it for sexual harassment.

Imagine that you’re the trans kid featured in these false stories. Imagine that you, the only out trans youth in your school, are the focus of this amount of vitriol. How would you handle being falsely cast as a predator and held up for international ridicule and scorn?

Fortunately, the Daily Mail has since removed the story after it was proven false:

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However, Fox News continues to report – as fact – that this trans youth is a predator and that the cisgender population is at risk.

The TransAdvocate will not reproduce the vile commentary of the Fox News readership. Suffice it to say, the level of animosity generated by Fox News and directed at this trans teen far exceeds the malevolence inspired by the Daily Mail’s false story.

 


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Cristan Williams
Cristan Williams
Cristan Williams is a trans historian and pioneer in addressing the practical needs of the transgender community. She started the first trans homeless shelter in the South and co-founded the first federally funded trans-only homeless program, pioneered affordable healthcare for trans people in the Houston area, won the right for trans people to change their gender on Texas ID prior to surgery, started numerous trans social service programs and founded the Transgender Center as well as the Transgender Archives. Cristan is the editor at the social justice sites TransAdvocate.com and TheTERFs.com, is a long-term member and previous chair of the City of Houston HIV Prevention Planning Group.

12 Comments

  1. […] than we can comfortably list here. Like that time it convinced Fox News a transgender kid was harassing girls in a school bathroom. Or that time it totally made up a poll and the Huffington Post believed it. […]

  2. […] Nation and other right-wing outlets ran with the story, touting it as proof that their fears weren’t so baseless after all. But […]

  3. […] more of a non-story, and likely nothing more than a false accusation. The Daily Mail subsequently removed the article from their website. But the exposure of their fabricated story didn’t stop Pacific Justice from […]

  4. […] after Vendetti’s statements came to light, several media sources took down their stories and/or recanted and apologized to Jane.  After the results of the investigation […]

  5. […] story was a right-wing hoax, some media outlets began retracting the story. The Daily Mail tabloid deleted the story from its site and the Examiner retracted the story and apologized to the trans […]

  6. […] story was a right-wing hoax, some media outlets began retracting the story. The Daily Mail tabloid deleted the story from its site and the Examiner retracted the story and apologized to the trans […]

  7. […] this came to light media outlets have deleted PJI’s story and apologized to the trans […]

  8. […] story was a right-wing hoax, some media outlets began retracting the story. The Daily Mail tabloid deleted the story from its site and the Examiner retracted the story and apologized to the trans […]

  9. […] ‘harassed’ in school bathroom by transgender student told his rights trump their privacy, but pulled the article after it became apparent that the story […]

  10. Fox News subscribes to the Bizarro Love Story Theory of Journamalism; “Hate means never having to say you’re sorry”.

  11. Great work, as always, Cristan. I emailed the Mail yesterday with your “Fact Checking” (https://soundcloud.com/cristan-williams/fact-checking-trans-student) right after you posted it.

    ~~S~~

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