THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — After an ugly week for trans people in the news, particularly, in newspapers, imagine my surprise when I picked up from my doorstep our local paper and seeing a trans positive story on the front page — we’re not talking about a small tombstone piece, but real estate approaching half of the front page with a photo above the fold.
The story in The Oregonian: Portland’s Grant High School creates unisex restrooms for transgender students to use after school administrators became concerned about their safety and needs.
Yes, it’s simple as that. $500 to change some locks. Potential problem fixed. Next issue please.
Why can’t other schools be as progressive as the Portland Public Schools? Need a model? Here’s one.
Thumbs up to the school counselors, administrators, Portland’s TransActive and anyone else that had a hand in this.
As for The Oregonian, whoa, what can I say? Pronoun usage, terminology, facts — you got most everything right. Here’s another model for mainstream reporting on trans people and trans issues that others ought to follow. (The Daily Mail, et. al., I’m looking at you.)
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