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 7: Transgender Images in the Media
Transgender Images in the Media
In May 1950, a man stood on the decks of the ocean liner Stockholm watching the New York City skyline fade from view. There was nothing unusual about the slightly built blond former Army clerk who was sailing off to visit his ancestral homeland of Denmark. His family had come to see him off; no newspaper ...