Media guidelines: Responsible journalism for genderqueer and non-binary identities

    | March 3, 2014

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    This clear and simple-to-use media guide offers tips on how to cover issues surrounding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex, or LGBTQI communities in a responsible and gender-sensitive manner.

    As a journalist, you help to shape public perception and opinion. Following the guidelines in this publication will ensure journalistic integrity and communicate support, both to the LGBTQI community and to the public at large.

    It is important to be aware of the nuances regarding genderqueer identities; there is a fine line between an educational story and a sensationalizing exposé.

    The guide offers a list of dos and don’ts when writing about people with genderqueer and non-binary identities, includes handy terms and definitions, and offer further media resources on transgender terms and how to do justice to transgendered people’s stories.

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