Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Treat transgender detainees humanely

"“The media cannot continue to dehumanise, dismiss and erase identities of trans people by misgendering (using the wrong pronouns) and using derogatory terms, like transvestite and cross dressers to refer to trans women,” said Justice for Sisters.
“The lack of positive portrayal of trans people, and the overwhelming negative and sensationalistic articles further increase anxiety and fear over personal security and safety among transgender persons. It further creates an unhealthy and unsafe environment for trans people in this country,” the group added.

Thanks to Malay mail for using the right word instead of 'transvestite' reported by The Star

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