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After being nominated for homecoming queen, 18-year old Andy Moreno is being told by her Dallas high school that she can’t run for the title because she’s transgender.

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5 Comments

  1. Posted October 9, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    God damn that was frustrating coverage of the transgender student. The media fucking sucks at covering any trans issue. Particularly FOX. (Why did she do the interview with FOX News?)

    • Posted October 11, 2010 at 7:53 am | Permalink

      im from the area and in a case like this, it was probably the parents or student herself called the news stations and fox was the only one who would pick up the story. they do run an hour long newshow at 9 and then a half hour at 10 like all the other networks, but that other hour gives them a chance to pick up more local news (for this reason i watch fox, also their morning show is local and i dont care about what flowers are in season or what happened last night on that stations’ tv programs when i want weather and traffic).

      and if i remember the clip correctly they used all the correct pronouns and were professional.

  2. Posted October 10, 2010 at 2:36 am | Permalink

    What’s Feministing’s take on the Karen Owen controversy?

  3. Posted October 10, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    I think it is really sad that we are still living in a society that requires an explanation from people regarding their gender. Gender is a social construct and it should be completely acceptable to identify as whatever you want to identify. The girl in the clip handled the interview very well. I am not transgender, but whenever I talk to someone who doesn’t understand the issue, I always ask them to imagine waking up and having everyone treat them as someone they don’t identify as. I cannot understand why the principal is making that decision and I cannot understand why the school system is so proud that they are so progressive. The school system really isn’t showing it.

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