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?

Photo Friday: Loving the Future at House of Herrera, Washington, DC USA

2017.08.15 Consuella Lopez FW Fall Preview, House of Herrera, Washington, DC USA 8183
2017.08.15 Consuella Lopez FW Fall Preview, House of Herrera, Washington, DC USA 8183 (View on Flickr.com)

As I like to say, if I can walk to it, I’ll do it. And if it involves the future, I’m definitely doing it.

This week’s photograph was taken at the House of Herrera (@HouseofHerrera), more specifically CH Carolina Herrera, in Washington, DC USA (of course). It features Consuella Lopez (@ConsuellaLopez) and the management and staff, who hosted a preview of the Fall-Winter 2017 collection, as well as a celebration of our community leaders.

I met Consuella Lopez before she met me – she’s one of the faces of the iconic DC Government Transgender and Gender Identity Respect Campaign launched 5 years ago, and has continued to amass an incredible portfolio of leadership.

Consuella is now a member of the newly established DC Commission on Fashion Arts and Events, which I learned about at the House of Herrera. Like I said, living in the future.

A good family doctor knows what they don't know, and then learns from others. #fashion #mostgorgeouscity ♥️DC #thefuture carolinaherrera consuella #5starexperience
A good family doctor knows what they don’t know, and then learns from others. #fashion #mostgorgeouscity ♥️DC #thefuture @carolinaherrera @consuella #5starexperience (View on Flickr.com)

Eventually we got to meet and I have learned so much and grown tremendously as a doctor, a human, a resident of the most inclusive city in the world since then. I wish these experiences on every nurse and doctor, to help them perform their best for all of the people they serve.

I am still learning a ton every day, which is what I hoped would happen when I came here.

Rest of the photos are below, enjoy.

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

Thanks for publishing my photo @DCist in Mayor, D.C. Councilmembers Want Statue Of Confederate General On Federal Land Removed

2017.08.13 Charlottesville Candlelight Vigil, Washington, DC USA 8132
2017.08.13 Charlottesville Candlelight Vigil, Washington, DC USA 8132 (View on Flickr.com)

Thanks for publishing my photo @DCist. As the article says and as we live in the most inclusive city in the world, monuments like this don’t seem compatible with this century (which we also love living in).

Fortunately we are surrounded by a selection of other monuments that celebrate a world learning to love better. I actually see them being created every day, every where I walk in Washington, DC. It’s why we came here.

More than half the city’s legislators have requested that NPS take down a memorial to Albert Pike that stands in Judiciary Square.

Source: Mayor, D.C. Councilmembers Want Statue Of Confederate General On Federal Land Removed: DCist

You can see the rest of the photos from the vigil here:

Photos from Washington, DC #Charlottesville

Thanks for publishing my Photos: D.C. Comes Out In Full Force In Support of Charlottesville and Heather Heyer | @PoPville

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 publishing my photos, @Popville, from the capital of a world learning to ❤️better.

Source: Photos: D.C. Comes Out In Full Force In Support of Charlottesville and Heather Heyer | PoPville

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

2017.08.13 Charlottesville Candlelight Vigil, Washington, DC USA 8063
2017.08.13 Charlottesville Candlelight Vigil, Washington, DC USA 8063 (View on Flickr.com)

You can see the rest of the photos here.

Thanks for publishing my photo, @DCist in Another Protest Planned Tonight Outside The White House

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

Thanks for publishing my photo, @DCist. Washington, DC, as the most inclusive city in the world, is the capital a world learning to ♥️ better.

For the second night in a row.

Source: Another Protest Planned Tonight Outside The White House: DCist

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