Media reporting about trans people has changed significantly in the past two decades. In the early years of the 21st century, the most likely story to feature a trans person would almost certainly appear in a Sunday tabloid, probably focus on some sort of sexual encounter and definitely deploy all sorts of highly inappropriate terminology.
The most gratuitous of these examples might – just might – be in the past. Changing social mores, the shifting face of the news industry and a greater understanding of the discrimination faced by trans communities have all had positive impacts.
But only up to a point.
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