Trans Kids and TV Sensationalism

A look at how mainstream news coverage can distort the transgender experience for kids

Last month, In the Life released “Becoming Me,” a look at real-life experiences of eight families with transgender and gender-nonconforming children. While mainstream media coverage can sometimes portray transgender children as a spectacle, a new web exclusive takes a hard look at the transphobic sensationalism that can create even bigger problems for trans kids in broadcast television today.

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