STOP UNETHICAL REPORTING ON TRANSGENDER & GENDER DIVERSE YOUTH
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Fox News is the leader in conservative reporting and sets a context for other media outlets to follow. The majority of the reports on Fox News about efforts to raise awareness and education for transgender youth are reported on dismissively, inaccurately and in a manner intended to degrade those fighting to keep transgender youth safe.
News organizations need to be held accountable when reporting on at-risk youth. There is a moral imperative to protect the safety and security of minors in the United States. Perpetuating a culture that devalues the lives of transgender youth keeps a severely vulnerable population at risk by denying them services and access to education. Fox News is playing a key role creating a climate that gives viewers permission to continue discriminating against and marginalizing transgender and gender diverse children.
Please sign this petition demanding that Fox News and Gretchen Carlson apologize on air for her bias reporting on the Lincoln (Nebraska) school district's attempts to increase staff education about the challenges transgender students with the intent of creating safer schools for all students. This type of reporting is anything but "fair and balanced" and it perpetuates the alienation of transgender and gender non-conforming children.
You can view the segment on Media Matters for America's website at http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/10/09/gretchen-carlson-lashes-out-at-school-recommend/201105
This petition allows you to advocate for children and their families who cannot stand up to a media giant like Fox News. Demand responsible and unbiased reporting on issues affecting members of this country's most vulnerable populations. Collectively, we will send a strong message to conservative media outlets to stop inflaming intolerance which only adds to the risk these kids deal with day in and day out. If we don't stand up for them, who will?
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WHY is this important?
As the parent of a transgender child, educator and advocate for gender non-conforming youth this issue is very personal to my family. The incidences of attempted suicide continue to increasing among gender non-conforming youth, as young as 10 years old in a growing number of cases. Depression, bullying, harassment, limited competent medical care, and homelessness impact LGBTQ youth at an exponentially higher rate than the general population.
Help provide an environment in which all children can thrive, free from shame and fear. The challenges these children face are frightening and very real. You have the chance to make a difference by signing this petition and sharing it with as many people you know.
We are at a tipping point for equal rights for all in this country. Together we can send Fox News the message of what "No Child Left Behind" really means!
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