The New York Times’s obsessive and biased coverage of trans people has helped foment the recent rapid rise in anti-trans legislation and violence. It is so bad, a group of current and former NYT contributors composed a reasoned letter addressing their concerns and naturally it’s more well written than anything I could write here. I added my name as one of the 1,000+ signatories, along with over 20,000+ readers.
As the letter points out, this is nothing new for the New York Times. They’ve always preferred the view from nowhere, when not bending over backwards to appease a right-wing that wants them dead.
Another example of their awful judgement is that they published my cartoons for five years. If I was still cashing their checks, I’d probably be let go after sending a rough draft of this for copyediting.