Cleveland Plain Dealer Dehumanizes Murdered Transgender Woman

By: Tuesday April 30, 2013 3:33 pm

Most newspapers leave the dehumanization of transgender people to the trolls in the online comments.  But not Cleveland’s Plain Dealer.  They bring the sewage right to the surface. Their article about the discovery of the body of a brutally murdered 20 year old African-American woman, Cemia Acoff, begins with the title “Oddly dressed body found [...]

Washington State Newspaper Editorials Call For Approval of Referendum 74

By: Sunday September 16, 2012 2:45 pm

From Walla Walla to Spokane to Vancouver to Tacoma to Seattle, newspaper editorial boards are urging voters to uphold Washington state’s freedom to marry law by voting “Approved” on Referendum 74 this November. The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin editorial reflects the thought progression many Washingtonians have made from believing that domestic partnerships are good enough to [...]

Critical Letters to the Editor Printed but No Apology from the Lowell Sun

By: Wednesday December 21, 2011 1:29 pm

The Lowell Sun printed two letters to the editor today critical of the Sun‘s December 16 anti-trans “Christmas” column, written by Dan Phelps. The first letter printed was written by Allyson Robinson of the Human Rights Campaign. The second letter printed was co-authored by Gunner Scott, Executive Director of Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition, and Ethan [...]

Massachusetts Newspaper ‘Lowell Sun’ Celebrates Christmas by Disparaging Trans People

By: Monday December 19, 2011 3:51 pm

Update: LGBT organizations respond. See below the fold. As we approach the Christmas holidays, what editor thought this was fit to print? Here’s an excerpt from “Christmas carols — with a twist” written by columnist and copy editor Dan Phelps at the Lowell Sun. Lowell is the fourth largest city in Massachusetts and is located [...]

Voices for equality from across Washington state

By: Saturday October 31, 2009 11:00 am

I was just poking around over at the Approve 71 web page, and wow!  Take a look at the list of Approve 71 Letters to the Editor on their Press Room page.  This list is meaningful in several ways.   First, letter-writing Approve 71 supporters live all over the state (see map), not just in [...]

Video of The Olympian’s editorial board interviewing Referendum 71 proponent and opponent

By: Monday October 5, 2009 2:30 pm

This past Sunday, The Olympian published the editorial Support equality, support Referendum 71, “an unqualified endorsement of equal rights for same-sex domestic partners. We encourage voters to approve Referendum 71 on Nov. 3.” Late last week the editorial board met with a representative of the campaigns for and against the approval of the domestic partnership [...]

King 5 airs debate on Referendum 71

By: Sunday October 4, 2009 1:29 pm

UPDATE: A transcript of the debate portion of the video is below the fold.  The debate starts about 5:43 minutes into the video. King 5 News is running this 19 minute Up Front Video about Referendum 71 over the weekend.  The video isn’t embedable, but you can watch it on the King 5 website.  The [...]

Washington newspapers: Approve Referendum 71

By: Friday September 25, 2009 11:00 am

Editorial support for domestic partnerships has been strong and unwavering since the domestic partnership debate began.  Back in May I had the pleasure of reporting that among local Washington newspapers posting an editorial about Washington registered domestic partnerships, every one of them unequivocally supported domestic partnerships.  Those newspapers were from Central Kitsap County, Everett, Federal [...]

Washington Newspapers: Domestic Partnerships Good, Ref 71 Bad

By: Friday May 22, 2009 10:00 am

UPDATE: The Kent Reporter just released the most amazing Op-Ed.  Kent is the home of the superfringe Constitution Party that adopted the poor waifs Gary & Larry.  Updating the lists below… UPDATE 2: More pro-equality editorials from Central Kitsap Reporter and Federal Way Mirror.  The deeper I dig, the more gold I find.  Not a [...]

Washington Media Slams Referendum 71 but Misses the Truth About Domestic Partnerships

By: Monday May 11, 2009 5:00 pm

Media in Washington State are supporting full Domestic Partnerships and slamming Referendum 71, which seeks to repeal the Domestic Partnership Expansion Bill of 2009.  And it’s not just Seattle-area papers and television, it’s papers across the state like the Everett Herald, Yakima Herald-Republic and Spokane Statesman-Review.   The media support for the DP bill is [...]

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