Christina Kahrl, a transgender writer for ESPN, and member of GLAAD's board, and Tiq Milan, a transgender advocate and GLAAD's Senior Media Strategist appeared on CNN's Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter to discuss best practices for reporting on transgender people, particularly in light of Grantland's salacious article, "Dr. V's Magical Putter," which outed Dr. Essay Anne Vanderbilt as a transgender woman.
"We have to understand that we live in a culture that marginalizes transgender people," Milan stated. "Transgender people are four times more likely to experience poverty due to rampant employment discrimination. Over half of transgender people have experienced family rejection. And 40% of transgender people have attempted suicide, compared to less than 2% of the general population."
Milan also pointed out that the Grantland article is a part of a wider pattern of disrespectful reporting when it comes to transgender people. He referenced Katie Couric's questions about Carmen Carrera's anatomy, as well as disrespectful reporting that regularly occurs after the murder of a transgender person.
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