Canadian Media Makes A Mess Of Covering The Transgender Community
Opinion
Canadian Media Makes A Mess Of Covering The Transgender Community
Too often, trans people get invoked in the abstract, rather than having their real stories heard.

I can guarantee that in December 2017, news-savvy cisgender Canadians heard about a 23-year-old woman named Lindsay Shepherd. But they may not have heard about a 27-year-old woman named Alloura Wells.

Wells was a young transgender woman who went missing in Toronto last July. Her body was identified on November 30, following months of indifference and silence from law enforcement and community organizations. Wells was funny, smart, and well-liked, and her community continues to be deeply affected by her untimely loss.

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