Two Toronto agencies have prepared a guide to help journalists write correctly and respectfully about transgender and gender-diverse people.
The 519, a Toronto LGBT community centre, and Rainbow Health Ontario, a provincewide Toronto-based programme designed to improve access to services for and to promote the health of Ontario’s LGBT communities, released the guide last month.
The seven-page document, downloadable here as a PDF, provides appropriate and, just as helpful, inappropriate language. The guide’s stated intention is to help journalists write accurately and respectfully, while not confusing readers. Continue reading →