Update June 9, 2006: Michelle breaks down on the stand at trial... read story
This story has reached national cable news and as you can imagine the coverage has been horrific. Last night this story was featured on right-winger Tucker Carlson's show.
A transgendered woman in prison is asking for the right to continue her hormones and continue her transition with sugery. Channel 7, and some other news sources, decided to sensationalize the news story with transphobic undertones including phrases like "a man's outrageous request." Channel 7 refused to refer to Michelle by her new name and by the appropriate pronouns even though the AP journalistic style guide suggests doing so. Shame on Randy Price and the Channel 7 news team.
Please contact Channel 7 and kindly request that from now on they should use the pronouns and name that people prefer, and never sensationalize reports about transgendered people.
1. Read the news report View the video Compare Coverage with 365gay.com story
2. E-mail Channel 7 or call 1-800-280-TIPS
3. Please post your e-mails/letters/comments to channel 7 here in our comments section as well. Many of you e-mailed me copies of your letters, and it would be great to share them with the bloggers.