Press and media advice

Trans* Jersey is very happy to answer questions from the press and media about trans* issues. All enquiries should be addressed to: admin@transjersey.org in the first instance.

The following interview is a parody of typical media interviews with transgender people, with Janet Mock asking Alicia Menendez – who is cisgender – many of the same questions she routinely has to deal with as a transgender woman. The video highlights the way that even trans-welcoming media personalities can objectify and dehumanize their transgender guests by focusing on their bodies and medical histories. Take 5 minutes to watch it here before you plan your interview questions.

Janet-MockResources for journalists reporting on transgender issues or interviewing transgender people from –

Trans Media Watch
GLAAD
Press Complaints Commission

Resources for transgender interviewees from –

Trans Media Watch
Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

 

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