THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — One of the first LGBT media watchdogs, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), has denied the New York Post a press pass to their prestigious GLAAD Media Awards after the newspaper refused to enter a dialogue with the group about their exploitation of transgender people.
GLAAD President Herndon Graddick: “Transgender people, particularly those who are victims of crime, deserve more than the vile slurs and underhanded ‘jokes’ with which the Post describes them. Until this paper changes its ways and apologizes for the damage done, GLAAD has no interest in supporting their work.”
The GLAAD website listed a few recent headlines and stories from the New York Post:
“Bravest gets off easy on she-male beat”
“Beat-down tranny testifies in court”
“Fireman busted after violently ‘beating’ tranny pal”
“Fire kills tranny in dairy den”
“War of H’wood she-men”
Remember, the New York Post laughs at us twice — once when they write the material, then again when the revenue comes in.
As for the GLAAD decision, this ought to be a precedent for other organizations — denying press passes for those that exploit.
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Bravo GLAAD! I’ve lived in NYC all my life, and as a trans woman, I’ve always been disgusted at the post for be so crude and vile towards trans people everywhere. Thank you for standing up to the bully on the block!
It is great to see GLAAD standing up to the New York Post!
I just hope that other organizations will join them in this fashion.
BRAVA and BRAVO GLAAD!