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S2E3 – Gender Benders vs. Grammar Sticklers

S2E3 – Gender Benders vs. Grammar Sticklers

How do we report on people who don't fall into the traditional gender binary with dignity and respect for their identity? There was an email exchange on the Gaydio listserv in May that shows various newsrooms might identify drag queens in different manners (by their stage name versus given male name). In this episode, ONA on Air producer Austin Fast talks to journalists at the ONA19 conference in New Orleans about how they handle gender non-conforming sources and subjects. Music used in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions. Special thanks to Margaret Schneider, an ONA Local organizer, Posey Gruener of Sound Effect, and Lori Todd of Cronkite News.

Duration: 12 min

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