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NY Post Denied Press Pass to GLAAD Awards Because of its History of Anti-Trans Coverage

The NY Post applied for a press pass to the GLAAD Media Awards but was denied because of its history of anti-trans coverage, GLAAD reports:

PostGLAAD was founded in 1985 to challenge The New York Post's blatantly anti-gay coverage of the HIV/AIDS crisis. More than 27 years later, the paper continues to defame the LGBT community with its sensational framing of transgender stories and its disgraceful practice of referring to transgender people with vulgar slurs.

Below are just a few of the paper's recent dehumanizing headlines and stories:

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

Page Six: War of H'wood she-men

The Post’s most recent coverage of court proceedings in an assault case brought by a transgender woman against her former boyfriend was particularly repugnant. GLAAD and transgender advocate Laverne Cox criticized several articles from the Post that trivialized the significance of the case, rather than taking the opportunity to highlight the serious problem of violence against transgender people, and especially trans women.

Said 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."

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  1. This from an organization that is bestowing the Vito Russo award upon... Anderson Cooper. LOL.

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | Mar 14, 2013 7:44:14 AM


  2. The NY Post never should get press passes. It's not a legitimate newspaper. It's dishonest, fascist propaganda.

    Posted by: Disgusted | Mar 14, 2013 7:45:30 AM


  3. Never thought I would write this but, I totally agree with Marcus Bachmann. Anderson had to be dragged out of the closet. I know he had his reasons but don't reporters who started as openly gay reporters or were out before Anderson deserve the award instead? I'm not an Anderson hater or fan, just think other openly gay journalists blazed the trail that Anderson took.

    Posted by: Isaac | Mar 14, 2013 8:24:45 AM


  4. How can either of the two commenters above even jokingly equate Anderson Cooper with THE NEW YORK POST? People just get stupider and stupider as time goes by.

    Posted by: Matthew Rettenmund | Mar 14, 2013 8:30:55 AM


  5. the fireman's hot

    Posted by: tcw | Mar 14, 2013 8:59:50 AM


  6. Fireman is hot. And is tranny a bad word? I wasn't aware it was a bad word. Seriously. It's just short for transexual / transgender.

    Headless body in topless bar is till an all-time classic headline IMO.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Mar 14, 2013 9:44:48 AM


  7. Find all the god particles you want, this is the best news this week.

    Glaad actually getting something right! DEFENDING transgender people!

    Posted by: Fensox | Mar 14, 2013 9:44:54 AM


  8. the Post isn't even a legit paper. it's just what scumbag racists read when they want people to think they're edumacated.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 14, 2013 10:29:50 AM


  9. This crap of changing the terminology to keep the public off balance was worn out by the colorednegroblackafricanamericans. I have never heard "tranny" used in a universally derogatory way. I have most often heard "tranny" used by people who identify as transexual/transgendered.

    Now some ignorant product of roadside rutting is trying to declare that "illegal" is a racist term when referring to illegal aliens/immigrants.

    Screw all y'all and your PC BS. Seriously.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Mar 14, 2013 10:33:59 AM


  10. But the to be fair, my own family has only referred to me as a "Pathetic Worthless F@g" for the last 15 years, and I choose to think they mean it as a term of endearment.


    Did you notice my racist comment, too? If I don't hate blacks then Daddy hits me more.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Mar 14, 2013 10:37:51 AM


  11. Kiwi ,

    Do you know what Floridians use "canadian" to mean?

    Posted by: David Hearne | Mar 14, 2013 12:24:44 PM


  12. does it have something to do with us historically being a safe-haven for the black people you have disdain for, that you previously tried to keep as slaves citing State's Rights? if so, we don't really care.

    i'm so sorry that your little world has been ruined by your inability to use the term "colored" or "negro."

    actually, i'm not.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 14, 2013 12:36:57 PM


  13. Lol! Trannies used the word tranny to describe themselves up until a few years ago. Then they decided that they needed something to complain about, some new issue which they could use to vent their frustrations at others. So suddenly, the word that they commonly used now became a "degrading" slur. In a few years "trans" will suddenly become a degrading slur and the whole world will have to use some new term that they make up in their fevered minds.

    Anyway, good for the NY Post for standing firm. Trannies are some of the most homophobic, nasty, violence-prone, unstable people I have ever met. If the Post covers them with a measure of contempt, I think that is about right.

    Posted by: Tim | Mar 14, 2013 12:45:47 PM


  14. Kiwi -

    Yeah Canada really set the standard for racial equality. You desegregated your public schools in 1965-1983.

    Posted by: David Hearne | Mar 14, 2013 12:53:54 PM


  15. Tim - thanks for your post, which proves that it's only ever the most useless and cowardly scumbags who launch their anti-trans hatred into cyberspace.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 14, 2013 12:54:44 PM


  16. Tim, the anti-trans troll with no evidence to support his argument that "trannies are some of the most homophobic, nasty, violence-prone, unstable people I have ever met."

    Posted by: MateoM | Mar 14, 2013 12:55:41 PM


  17. @"Do you know what Floridians use "canadian" to mean?"

    Do you know what Canadians use "Floridian" to mean? Dentures and undertakers galore.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Mar 14, 2013 12:59:10 PM


  18. Anyone who thinks the NY Post is using the word "tranny" in a journalistically neutral rather than derogatory way is brain dead. And it's not just the word, it's the content of their "articles." Why would anyone expect GLAAD to give an anti-gay anti-transgender scandal sheet a press pass to an awards show?

    Posted by: Ernie | Mar 14, 2013 1:14:06 PM


  19. @Matteom:

    I think Tim was speaking from his own experience, and he is right. Here's some examples of trans homophobia and violence from recent months:

    - NGLTF study showing trans are 7X more likely to be incarcerated for criminal conduct

    - Violent stalking and attacks on Dan Savage, including a heavy glass jar thrown at his head

    - Threats of violence on gay filmmaker Diego Luna

    - Firebombing Wells Fargo Bank in Oregon several months ago as a form of protest in support of a transgender convicted of homicide in a different state

    - Physically threatening lesbians at the 2012 NYC Dyke March

    - Trans head of Kentucky "LGBT" group forced to resign after threatening woman over the internet with an attack with a baseball bat

    - Vandalism and threats of arson at the Womyn's Music Festival in Michigan

    - Threats and intimidation against multiple authors on gender issues, necessitating law enforcement involvement

    - Trans bloggers oppose marriage equality in Maryland and ask their trans readers to vote against it to punish gay and lesbian families for failing to give top priority to trans issues

    Why doesn't Towleroad cover any of these stories? Why do blogs like Towleroad feel the need to cover for anti-gay, homophobic attacks by violent, heterosexual-identified "trans" people?

    Posted by: Serene | Mar 14, 2013 2:03:09 PM


  20. hey "Serene" (yeah, right. ya trollin' hack) - feel free to put a brave face to your comments, with citations to boot.

    won't happen. dunce.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 14, 2013 2:11:51 PM


  21. Hey, Raymond. It is OK if you want to call me names. I understand that you are angry. However, I am concerned about that either the anger issue or some other issue is coming out in the form of weight gain. I have seen your blog and your videos, and there is a real issue here.

    As a licensed nutritionist, I have seen this before. I hope that you will take this seriously and take some action. If you need a referral to a good nutritionist in Toronto, let me know and I will be happy to help.

    BTW, all of the above examples of trans homophobia and violence occurred within the last year and all are easily find-able in a matter of seconds on google. Educate yourself, my friend. And be healthy.

    Posted by: Serene | Mar 14, 2013 2:57:03 PM


  22. Serene, when you make an argument, it's not up to your audience to provide evidence. It's yours. Since you didn't, I can only assume you have none are in fact just an anti-trans troll.

    Prove me wrong.

    Posted by: MateoM | Mar 14, 2013 3:05:24 PM


  23. Raymond? lol!

    Posted by: David Hearne | Mar 14, 2013 3:17:42 PM


  24. @Rat, yeah I believe Transgender and a shorthand of Trans are OK. Tranny, Transsexual are not OK. Tranny will likely come around a semi OK word when trans issues are taken seriously and they are a part of the world.

    @Serene, I would love more trans coverage. Maybe you should suggest a trans site that this one can partner with. People are naive and need help.

    People who are a different gender on the inside is a huge deal for everyone. It's easy for the importance of such a thing to be overlooked, also the firmly planted hate groups that relegate this info away as fast as possible. A lot of people still don't even believe in Trans people. They may be ignorant and/or hateful but if we aren't going to educate them, what are we going to do with them?

    Posted by: Fensox | Mar 14, 2013 3:39:50 PM


  25. No, of course the post doesn't mean it in a neutral way. It's playing with people. It's a phuking tabloid for F's sake. They use borderline language and innuendo galore. Which is why it's fun to check out. Just like the Daily Mail always gets the goods on the best pics. I check out the DM for the pics, or The Sun for the comments. National Inquirer is also worth a look and actually some of it's reporting is right on the money, no pun intended.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Mar 14, 2013 4:04:33 PM


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