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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. oh please, "Serene" aka "Tim" aka Bill Perdue - trollin' under new names to agree with "yourself" is CRAY-CRAY.

    we get it. you're a gay man who hates transpeople. and like a true coward, you can't even put your face to your comments. your kind never can. thank God.

    and yes. my weight gain/ RIIIIGHT........ yes. i'm totally overweight....riiiight.....

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 14, 2013 4:27:54 PM

  2. Bill Perdue/Tim/Serene - why pretend to be three different people who all hate transpeople when you're really just one miserable homosexual man?

    It's very simple - if you really believe the hatred you spew about transpeople why not show the courage of your convictions and lend your face and name to the...uh..Movement Against Transfolk?

    Hatred in vacuum, eh? *fail*

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 14, 2013 4:35:25 PM

  3. The only Transwomen I've known who had a real bad attitude toward Gay men were the ones who were treated very badly by Gay men.

    I had an incident happen that would cause some Gay men to have a bad opinion of Transwomen.

    I was waiting on the sidewalk to look at an apartment in Center City Philly. Two Transwomen were coming down the street. One was fully clothed in women's clothing, the other in partial women's clothing.

    The one in partial women's clothing must have said, "he's cute" or something, because as they got closer the one in full women's clothing rolled her eyes and said out loud, "looks like a faggot to me."

    I felt bad and angry at first, but then I laughed about it. I should have replied, "well, honey, you look like a man to me." But I didn't feel like fighting, and Transwomen will fight.

    As a teenager everyone thought I was going in that direction and the oppression was tremendous from both Straight and Gay people.

    Yes, some Transwomen have an attitude--some need one in order to survive.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Mar 14, 2013 4:37:11 PM

  4. Derrick - i could kiss you.

    i dunno. my gay @ss has tonnes of MTF and FTM friends. we bond, we share, we live, we love.

    and yeah, you're right about the attitude thing Derrick. See also: kids who were like me and bullied and picked on 24/7 starting at very young age for being gay or "different"

    only those who know nothing about human nature don't realize the strength and resilience it takes to live your truth each day.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 14, 2013 4:43:25 PM

  5. "trollin' under new names to agree with "yourself" is CRAY-CRAY."

    Raymond, you *do* understand that everyone on here knows that you, Raymond Miller of Toronto, are both Little Kiwi and DerrickfromPhilly. It isn't even remotely difficult to figure this out. And you converse with yourself. So by your own standard, you are cray-cray.

    I am serious about the weight thing. It looks like you swing from obsessively working out to gaining 15-20 lbs over short time periods, which shows up in your face. This is a classic pendulum swing pattern and the swings will only get bigger if you don't address it. Look at those pics of your family that you posted on your blog, Raymond. That is your future if you don't take the bull by the horns.

    Posted by: Serene | Mar 14, 2013 5:19:18 PM

  6. Your personal reading habits @RB, fascinating though they are, aren't the point. The claim was that "tranny" is a neutral word, which it isn't, and the NY Post clearly uses it in a derogatory way cause, yeah, that's their schtick. So it's not surprising that GLAAD, who advocates on transgender issues, wouldn't really be grooving on the whole innuendo thing and putting out the red carpet for the Post sleaze bags--I mean, journalists.

    @Serene: Kudos for the Googling but I'm not sure what it's supposed to prove? That some trans people can be homophobic? Big deal. Many gay people are transphobic, and for evidence of that one need only scroll through any TR posts with transgender subject matter or read Tim's comment, which is transphobia 101.

    Posted by: Ernie | Mar 14, 2013 5:22:37 PM

  7. Ha, Derrick and Little Kiwi are the same person? What drugs are you on, girl? Though melded together they would be one fabulous force to be reckoned with.

    Posted by: Ernie | Mar 14, 2013 5:31:49 PM

  8. Serene is a troll. Any of these new posters that come around here with random new user names and make hate comments are trolls. Tim is clearly Bill Purdue, making the same exact comments, and of course we have David Hearne.

    Rat, yeah, the NY Post seeks to provoke, as does any trash rag. But there is a line, and the line was crossed and has been, consistently, by NY Post. Transphobic, homophobic, right-wing trash rag. They don't belong at the GLAAD awards.

    Posted by: Francis | Mar 14, 2013 5:40:25 PM

  9. GLAAD is a total farce in many ways. In addition, it has been almost completely taken over by transsexual forces and has left its core mission to fight anti-gay bigotry in the media (note: not a peep from GLAAD over the years by NY Post slurs against gays).

    Posted by: niles | Mar 14, 2013 5:53:11 PM

  10. Thank you, Ernie.

    Oh, Miss Serene. There ain't no way. I wish I had one third the courage and energy that Little Kiwi has.

    Little Kiwi is proud to put his picture(s) on the Internet. I would be too...20 years ago. At age fifty-five there's no one who could ever convince me to put my photos on the cybersphere. Hell, no! It's not because I'm ashamed of being Gay. No, it's because of what I see in the f.ckin' mirror, honey. I'm like Dietrich toward the end of her life--no photographs, please.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Mar 14, 2013 5:54:06 PM

  11. GlAAD is once again proving why they are unworthy of serious consideration as a legitimate equal rights organization....

    Posted by: Alan Brickman | Mar 14, 2013 6:18:03 PM

  12. It's funny what you old queens will say when you're sitting behind a computer screen. Typical fairies. Always willing to lash at us transfolk in order to feel superior. How does it feel to be just like "them"?

    In fact, you're worse than the bigots. You're a major minority group putting down, and dismissing another. And you wonder why the lgbt community is looked at as such a joke. You know how you all talk about how once the "older generation" dies out, the world will be a better place? Well guess what? The younger lgbt generation is beginning to feel the same way about you. How sad.

    Posted by: sky | Mar 15, 2013 3:43:12 AM

  13. trans-hating gay men are pathetic cowardly scumbags.


    and who knew me and derrick were the same person? HEY GURL! Derrick - wonder twins unite! ;-)

    also, apparently i'm either buff or fat. who knew? here i was thinking i was too skinny ....

    hugs and love to my gay brothers who have the orbs to stand in solidarity with our trans brothers and sisters.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 15, 2013 9:46:42 AM

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