Trans Day Of Remembrance: The cost of anti-trans media

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On Saturday, 150 trans people and their allies held a vigil outside BBC TV Centre in London BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY TRANS MEDIA WATCH Last week marked the annual observances of Transgender Awareness Week and Transgender Day Of Remembrance. Many activists called for us to “mourn the dead and fight like hell for the [….]

BBC quits Stonewall Diversity Champions programme in the wake of anti-trans article

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The Diversity Champions programme helps companies to promote LGBTQIA workplace equality BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PIXABAY The BBC has announced its departure from the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme following recent controversies surrounding its coverage of LGBTQIA issues. It follows Channel 4 and Ofcom, reflecting internal concerns over its ability to remain impartial. The Stonewall [….]

Mae Martin joins protest against BBC’s “misinformed” anti-trans article

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The non-binary comedian and actor who co-wrote and starred in Feel Good joined London protestors BY CAIT FINDLAY, IMAGE BY BEX WADE VIA INSTAGRAM On Saturday 6 November, Martin and a crowd of 80-100 trans people and allies gathered outside the London headquarters of the BBC. Similar protests have been held in major cities across [….]

Trans Media Watch calls for investigation into transphobic BBC article

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The organisation points to poor standards of BBC journalistic practice BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PIXABAY Trans Media Watch, a charity dedicated to improving media coverage of trans and intersex issues, has called for an investigation into a transphobic article published yesterday by the BBC. Claiming that lesbians are being pressured into sex by “some [….]

DIVA publisher Linda Riley supports #LWithTheT in the face of transphobic BBC headline

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DIVA is a home for all LGBTQI women and non-binary people 🌈 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE BY PIXABAY In a disappointing moment for public service broadcasting, the BBC has published an article headlined, “We’re being pressured into sex by some trans women”. A tirade including transphobic ideology, the piece platforms the “concerns” of a minority [….]

UK Hun? 6 drag performers you need to follow on Instagram right now

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Drag up your life, DIVAs! 🌈 BY ELEANOR NOYCE, IMAGE VIA APPLE DERRIERES ON INSTAGRAM Calling all Drag Race superfans! Since September’s premiere of season three of Drag Race UK, drag discourse has been at an all-time high. We love our Victoria Scones, Scarlett Harletts and Vanity Milans, but it’s important to celebrate drag performers [….]

NEWS: Hundreds of viewers complain to the BBC regarding a same-sex kiss shown on The Next Step

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Cleo and Jules shared a kiss on Canadian teen drama The Next Step on CBBC, leading to hundreds of complaints  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA YOUTUBE In what came as a monumental move forward for the CBBC last month, a teenage drama The Next Step showed the first kiss between two teenage girls falling in [….]