Chaz Bono may sue tabloid for transition-caused early death prediction.

Chaz Bono (Access Hollywood photo)

THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — I don’t know if suing a tabloid is always wise, but this was a particularly hateful attack on transgender people, and in particular, Mr. Bono. Whether or not he sues, perhaps we can squeeze some PR mileage out of this thing and educate some people along the way.

Here are a few choice quotes from Bono’s attorney’s cease and desist letter to the publishers of The National Enquirer:

“The outrageous headline and article clearly imply that Mr. Bono will suffer an early death due to his gender transition. . . . The salacious and inflammatory headline and article were crafted for the malicious purpose of discriminating against our client’s gender and sexual orientation.”

“. . . the statements you attribute to Dr. Patrick Wanis and your depiction of him as a medical doctor specializing in transgender health issues are highly misleading and blatantly false. He is not a physician and has no specialty in transgender issues.”

You can read the whole letter here: http://www.eonline.com/static/news/pdf/ChazCeaseandDesist.pdf

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Categories: Discrimination, Equality, Civil Rights, Transgender, Transsexual, Trans

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