News and Sexuality: Media Portraits of Diversity is a practical teaching tool that addresses complex and often controversial issues in an engaging and accessible manner for journalism students. Edited by Laura Castañeda and Shannon B. Campbell, this volume contains original material written for this text that equips students with the general knowledge of sexual diversity needed by today’s journalists. This comprehensive text includes the history of media coverage of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersex issues and covers important contemporary topics in the news that range from cross-dressing to AIDS to same-sex marriage.
Chapter 1: “A Tremendous Sensation”: Cross-Dressing in the 19th-Century San Francisco Press
“A Tremendous Sensation”: Cross-Dressing in the 19th-Century San Francisco Press
In 1866, San Francisco's leading daily newspaper published a frontpage story describing a “tremendous sensation” caused the previous night by a woman who appeared “in full masculine apparel” on the ...