Two instructions for journalists and TV/radio presenters looking to make a good piece about people.

1. Don’t use people’s former names, even if they’re kids or you knew them with a different name.

2. Don’t invite someone onto the show to debate their identity.


Trans and genders are recognised as being real and valid by the NHS and by the UK government.

There’s not two sides to this issue. When there’s a BBC documentary about travel you don’t get flat-earthers on, do you?

Stop inviting anti-trans activists on TV/radio.

@cassolotl I don't want to be the "well, actually" person but the BBC do have previous on this.

They've been pulled up by Ofcom in recent months for their coverage of climate change. For some time, any discussion of climate change on eg. the Today Programme was "balanced" by having a nutcase denier on the air. So instead of a sober debate about the impact of climate change, you had a stupid argument over whether it existed.

Their 'both-sides' approach also arguably got us Brexit.

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