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 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
Thanks again, DailyDot (@DailyDot) for using one of my photographs to illustrate one of your articles.
It’s of the JR (@MrJRFord) and Vanessa Ford (@VanessaFord) family & friends, at this year’s Capital TransPride (@TransPrideDC). The Fords have just moved away from Washington, DC, they will be missed. I know, though that they’ll continue to make the world a better place for human beings everywhere.
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….
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.
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.
I see that you’ve used this photo of mine in this post of yours:
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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
I’ve removed your photo both from the website and deleted it entirely from our website database.
Managing Editor, The Federalist
Thank you for handling the termination of your license to use my work quickly and professionally.
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.
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.