Seventeen Magazine Calls Transgendered Teen a LIAR!?
Crossposted to EvilSlutopia.com
Apparently the November issue of Seventeen magazine has a transphobic article in it so people have started a letter campaign about it. We're way too old to be reading Seventeen magazine so we didn't notice the original article and the campaign has already been going on for a few weeks... but think this issue is important enough to be passed on.
(You can check out the full article at the Facebook event page here.)
From the original call-to-arms on Facebook:
Rather than use this opportunity to educate readers about transgender issues, it never once even uses any terminology (well, unless you consider the slur "he-she") but instead furthers the common transphobic assumption that someone who's gender does not match their sex assigned at birth is a deceptive liar and even compares them to perverts, drug addicts, and older dads trying to get someone young w/o disclosing their parental/age status.
I loved him that much. But the fact that he lied to me for so long when I'd given him my secrets, and my heart, was unforgiveable. When you love someone you love all of him. But it was Derek's lies that really broke my heart.
Please write a letter to the editor of Seventeen and send it to: Heather Baror Reader Comments Seventeen Magazine 300 W. 57th Street, 17th Floor New York, NY 10019 Or email it to: email@example.com