Sun should respect gender identity

February 25, 2011

I refer to this article "Transgender woman found dead struggled for acceptance" (Feb. 22). This is a very sad story, and compounding the sadness is The Baltimore Sun's apparent refusal to consistently use "she" and "her" as pronouns to refer to a woman living and identifying as female, and by using the former name as the "official" one and putting the identity she used in quotes. You can't help that some of the quotes use "he," that's what the person actually said, but material written by the newspaper itself should consistently show respect to the deceased's gender identity.

Andrew Glasgow

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