Posted on 27. September 2023 in Resources, Press

TGEU’s new Trans Media Guide provides tips on how to cover stories about trans and nonbinary people, in an ethical and respectful manner. It contains references to reliable sources of verified data. There is also a list of contacts for a few relevant activist communities and human rights organisations. 

Why this trans media guide?

Our Trans Media Guide is based on collective knowledge. It collects a diverse range of experiences on inclusive, trans- and nonbinary-informed journalism and representation. It was created in close collaboration with TGEU members.  Trans Media Guide is available in English.

What's in the guide?

The Trans Media Guide contains five key parts:

  • Practice – a practical guide on how to cover stories about trans and nonbinary people in an ethical and respectful manner. There are also references to reliable sources for verified data and contact information. 
  • Key themes – introductory material into key issues that trans communities are dealing with. 
  • Myth busting – an overview of dangerous myths. We particularly focus on myths that are often enhanced by media based on misinformation. Real facts, based on evidence and data, are provided.
  • The glossary – key definitions adopted by civil organisations and trans-informed journalists. 
  • Cheat sheet: A quick checklist – a summary of all the recommendations. This can be used separately from the Guide.

Who is this guide for?

This guide is specifically designed for journalists, editors, and content creators. This guide brings together recommendations and knowledge from other publications and guidelines.

Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.