An Apology for a Facebook Post That Was Transphobic

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An Apology for a Facebook Post That Was Transphobic

Jodi Jacobson

As many of our readers know, on Monday morning Rewire posted a graphic on our Facebook page that included a link to an article on another website that, as many people rightly pointed out, is transphobic. This should not have happened and I apologize.

As many of our readers know, on Monday morning Rewire posted a graphic on our Facebook page that included a link to an article on another website that, as many people rightly pointed out, is transphobic.

Some of our readers are upset, and rightly so. I want to be clear that it was a mistake to post that graphic and article, and it should not have happened. I apologize.

We are reviewing our internal processes for posting materials to social media to ensure this does not happen again.

We are also making plans to delve much deeper into the issues that were raised by this incident at an upcoming staff retreat, when all our staff members will be under one roof so we can have a productive conversation face-to-face.

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Once again I apologize for what happened this morning. We can and must do better.

Thank you, as always, for reading.

Topics and Tags:

LGBT rights, New media, Transphobia