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Sunday, 26 February 2012

Letters

Dear Editor,

I am writing in regards to your recent headline, HEARD THE ONE ABOUT A SEX SWAP MAN WHO REPLACED A FEMALE COMIC?.

The transgender comic involved in the story is not a man, but a woman, something which you seemed to be aware of when writing the story. Also using the term "sex swap" is derogatory. A better headline would have read, "Have you heard the one about the transgender woman who replaced another female comic?"

The rest of your article seem to be fine and it's a shame that it had this headline attached. If you have any questions or are in need of advice when writing about transgender people in future, the website for Trans Media Watch has a section in order to advise journalists and editors. http://www.transmediawatch.org/guidance_for_media.html

Thank you for your time.

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