Chicago Sun Times: Apologize to Laverne Cox and institute standards for covering transgender people


Join us in calling on the Chicago Sun Times to apologize for their transmisogynist column and institute transparent new standards for covering transgender people. 

UPDATE: As of 3:24pm Eastern on Tuesday, June 3, the article has disappeared from the Sun Times' site, with no apology or explanation. Removing the article doesn't erase the harm it has already done. Please sign below to ensure nothing like it is printed again.

UPDATE: VICTORY! As of 4:27pm Eastern on Tuesday, June 3,  Thanks to your efforts and the work of GLAAD and transgender leaders in Chicago, the Chicago Sun Times has apologized for running their anti-trans hate column. WAM!mers generated thousands of tweets and nearly 1000 signatures in under 6 hours to help secure this major win for gender justice in the media. Moving forward, we hope the Chicago Sun Times and all media outlets everywhere will adopt GLAAD's standards for reporting on trans* people and issues. We know you'll join us in ensuring they do. 

WAM!on, everyone! 

This petition has a goal of 2000 signatures
1-25 of 1011 signatures
Number Date Name Location Why is this important to you?
1011 3 weeks ago camila bortolleto Danbury, CT
1010 1 month ago meagan cea bayport, NY
1009 1 month ago Jordan Ealey Stone Mountain, GA Trans men and women deserve our love, support, and protection.
1008 1 month ago Brandon Musselman
1007 1 month ago Clair Burrell Somerville, This is important to me because trans men and women are valuable.
1006 1 month ago Sarah Smith
1005 1 month ago Alissa Pagels Chicago, Down with hate speech!
1004 1 month ago Rakhi Agrawal
1003 1 month ago Sue Christiansen Iowa City, IA
1002 1 month ago Larry Eubank ---, IN Williamson's article was sort of a "reality check" -- a reminder or some inescapable truths. The deviant faction responded by calling plain facts "hate." That's repressive. It reminds me of an old E...
1001 1 month ago Sanah Baig
1000 1 month ago Sara Williams CO For a respected newspaper to have printed the ignorant, hateful nonsense of some misogynist is soooo wrong!
999 1 month ago Jenn Forbes WA
998 1 month ago Jessica Stites IL I was horrified to see this piece in my local paper. I'm an editor and I cannot fathom what the Sun-Times editors were thinking. To my knowledge it is standard practice--in all types of journalistic...
997 1 month ago Lauren Costine I am an LGBT activist and all discrimination: heterosexism, homophobia, transphobia, lesbianphobia, biphobia and transmisogyny sickens me.
996 1 month ago Joanna Cifredo Washington , DC Our gender is not up for debate and its not for you to decide.
995 1 month ago Rebecca Siegel Phoenix, AZ This kind of hate speech is never acceptable. Shame on you Sun Times!
994 1 month ago molly mccullough
993 1 month ago John Wolf Chicago, IL
992 1 month ago A P
991 1 month ago Lauren Adamski Northampton, MA
990 1 month ago Adriann Barboa
989 1 month ago S. Keedian Winnipeg, MB
988 1 month ago Erin Katherine Northlake, IL
987 1 month ago Jo Jones London, ot
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