Thanks for using my photo, Tom Blunt & Signature Reads, in History Shows There’s Nothing ‘New’ in News from Charlottesville

2017.08.13 Charlottesville Candlelight Vigil, Washington, DC USA 8045
2017.08.13 Charlottesville Candlelight Vigil, Washington, DC USA 8045 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for using my photo, Tom Blunt (@TomBlunt) and Signature Reads (@SignatureReads) in this well written piece. It connects what’s been happening to a lot of other happenings to minorities, including LGBTQ ones.

I recently tweeted/instagrammed about something that’s important to eliminate bias, which is to live and connect to the communities that are not part of our groups. Copious studies show this works. To not do it is to allow our own internal biases to drive the future, and why would we do that, especially when we hope to live in the future 🙂 .

The racism via white supremacists flooding Charlottesville this weekend shocked much of America – but there’s nothing new in these recent acts.Source: History Shows There’s Nothing ‘New’ in News from Charlottesville

Thanks for publishing my photo in Art to make you smile  – Greater Greater Washington

2017.07.13 DC People and Places, Washington, DC USA 7391
2017.07.13 DC People and Places, Washington, DC USA 7391 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for publishing my photograph, @ggwash. It’s of Elizabeth Taylor in love with Washington, DC (and so am I).

As I write this, I’m reading Derek Hyra’s (@DerekHyra) Race, Class, and Politics in the Cappuccino City, which chronicles the changes that have been happening in this neighborhood. This place and image probably represent a lot of that change.

I’ll post on the book when I’ve finished it. However/and I think it’s important to know the story behind this mural – it is not a story of entitlement, rather one of vulnerability and resilience.

Had a rough week? We’ve picked out five pieces of art from the Greater and Lesser Washington Flickr pool to brighten your Friday. Happy weekend from all of us at GGWash!

Source: Art to make you smile in the Flickr pool – Greater Greater Washington

Thanks for using my photo in Mother of Slain Protester Says She Won’t Talk To Trump – Houston Public Media

2017.08.13 Charlottesville Candlelight Vigil, Washington, DC USA 8108
2017.08.13 Charlottesville Candlelight Vigil, Washington, DC USA 8108 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for using my photograph Houston Public Media (@HoustonPubMedia). It was taken on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, the night of the candlelight vigil for Charlottesville. You can see the rest of the photos from this day here.

Susan Bro said “now I will not” talk to the president after a news conference in which Trump equated violence by white supremacists at the rally with violence by those protesting the rally.

Source: Mother of Slain Protester Says She Won’t Talk To Trump – Houston Public Media

Thanks for using my photograph in Praying for an end to racial violence – Anglican Church of Canada

2017.08.13 Charlottesville Candlelight Vigil, Washington, DC USA 8050
2017.08.13 Charlottesville Candlelight Vigil, Washington, DC USA 8050 (View on Flickr.com)

Thank you for using my photograph, Anglican Church of Canada (@generalsynod). Nice to know that Washington, DC, the most inclusive city in the world, continues to inspire.

In the 21st Century, As Washington, DC goes, so goes the nation.

The events in Charlottesville, Virginia and the very real threat of more activities on the part of white supremacy movements have been a painful reminder that racialized violence is a sad reality of our time, not only in the United States, but in our own country too. The escalation of racial tension and turmoil leaves … ContinuedSource: Praying for an end to racial violence – Anglican Church of Canada

You can see the rest of the photos from this day here.

Thanks for using my photo, @DailyDot, in Study Reveals Over Half of American Parents Would Support a Trans Child & for being a journalistic exemplar

2017.05.20 Capital TransPride Washington, DC USA 5124
2017.05.20 Capital TransPride Washington, DC USA 5124 (View on Flickr.com)

  1. Thanks again, DailyDot (@DailyDot) for using one of my photographs to illustrate one of your articles.
  2. Also, thanks again, DailyDot for being an exemplar in the journalistic community when it comes to accuracy in the media.
    • I recently terminated the license to use my photos from another outlet that did not adhere to scientific standards in discussing transgender person health issues.
    • I work with media outlets differently, based on the behavior, always with an interest in education.
    • The other example crossed the line (I’d say it leaped over it) of compassion and human behavior. Interestingly I’ve learned that it’s a well read publication, I had no idea. Oh well.
    • In any event, when the headline of the press release that this article referenced contained terminology errors repeated in this piece (I’ll post on that later), the DailyDot team immediately corrected it.
    • This may seem like a small thing but consistency and accuracy in a world where most people have not met a person who is transgender (that they know of) is important for health. Thanks, DailyDot for being responsible. I’ve praised them before and I’m doing it again. Other outlets, like @USAToday, like @NPR, can and should learn something from this team. I’ll be direct here – it’s easy for a journalist to find and use a proper style guide, and saying (as @USAToday did) that “we didn’t have time to be accurate so instead we worked to be inaccurate” is not acceptable for this profession. Imagine a physician telling a patient that….
  3. The survey referenced is important, adding to what we already know, with other good studies, that children and adolescents with diagnosed gender dysphoria mature to productive, healthy adults, with proper medical care and family support. It’s just science.

A study conducted by Harris Poll reveals over half of American parents would support a transgender teenager, with women more likely to overall.Source: Study Reveals Over Half of American Parents Would Support a Trans Child

There was some discussion on facebook about whether to work with publications who get it wrong or not. As I said in the post on this matter, and in my termination notice to the publication, I am happy to educate anyone (or even better, point them to education offered by a trans person who has the time and energy to provide it). At the same time, there’s a leadership principle that says, focus 80% of time on people who are performing well, rather than the opposite. So it’s not that anyone loses, it’s that love always wins.

Because Life is Amazing and We Can: My 5th Capital TransPride

This century continues to be fantastic.

Thanks for using my photo DC Policy Center in – D.C. nightlife is booming, but not necessarily for much longer

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2016.09.21 DC People and Places 08078 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks (again) for using one of my photographs D.C. Policy Center (@DCPolicyCenter) and @DataLensDC in the use of data and beautiful visualizations to tell a story about our city. It was taken last fall, during a beautiful sunset on U Street, NW, just steps away from where Thurgood Marshall worked to end school segregation. It’s a great place.

In this case, it’s about the survival of nightclubs, bars and restaurants, especially interesting at the neighborhood level. Also interesting in at the temporal level, with the exit of President Bush and the entrance of President Obama in 2009.

High nightlife churn along central nightlife corridors

D.C. nightlife is booming, but not necessarily for much longer – D.C. Policy CenterSource: D.C. nightlife is booming, but not necessarily for much longer – D.C. Policy Center

The photograph is part of a series, which you can see here. Isn’t Washington, DC beautiful?

Thanks for removing my photo from your website

2017.06.06 Pride DC People and Places, Washington DC USA 6072
2017.06.06 Pride DC People and Places, Washington DC USA 6072 (View on Flickr.com)

Terminating the license to use one of my photographs provides as much an educational moment as thanking for the use of my photos. And they even replaced my photo with one of a transgender pride flag.

I count 1,198 placements of my photos on various websites, media outlets, and blogs. Only two termination notices in the last year. Love does always win.

Love: 1, Transphobia: 0.

Ahoy The Federalist!

I see that you’ve used this photo of mine in this post of yours:

-link redacted due to triggering content-

As it is being used to promote non-scientific and inaccurate health information, license to use the photo is revoked. Please remove my photograph from this web page immediately.

I am happy to educate you on the science behind gender at your convenience. The article is wrong from the first sentence, even from the title — sex and gender are two different things. Your quest for inaccuracy is impressive.

At least know that life is good for all of us humans in the 21st Century, trust me, I’m a doctor :).

All the best for a more informed future for you and the people you humbly serve.

Please let me know when the photo is removed and have a great day.

Ted Eytan, MD
USA

I’ve removed your photo both from the website and deleted it entirely from our website database.

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Managing Editor, The Federalist

—,

Thank you for handling the termination of your license to use my work quickly and professionally.

Regards,

Ted Eytan, MD (“he,him”)
Washington, DC USA

I’ve written about how all of this works, which you can read here.

Source: link redacted due to triggering content

Thanks for publishing my photo in Weekend Picks: 15 Things To Do In And Around D.C.: DCist

2017.03.04 Crack DC, Washington, DC USA 00484
2017.03.04 Crack DC, Washington, DC USA 00484 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for publishing my photo, @DCist. The creativity never ends in our nation’s capital.

It’s been a long few weeks, so kick back and hit up a block party, drink in a giant snow globe, and what the heck, ruin your childhood (or make it much more interesting) with some scandalous dance performances.

Source: Weekend Picks: 15 Things To Do In And Around D.C.: DCist

Thanks for publishing my photo Urban Turf DC in Dacha Beer Garden Will Go Back to ANC For 14th Street Location

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2016.05.08 DC People and Places 04729 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for publishing my photo @UrbanTurf_DC. It’s a favorite, Liz in Love (with Washington, DC). You can learn more about the story behind this mural here.

It has not been an easy road for the Dacha Beer Garden folks since it was first revealed that the team behind the popular 7th Street beer garden was likely opening another location at the corner of 14th and S Street NW.

Source: Dacha Beer Garden Will Go Back to ANC For 14th Street Location