By Neal Broverman
Originally published on Advocate.com March 14 2013 11:18 AM ET
The Rupert Murdoch-owned New York Post will not be allowed to cover the red carpet for Saturday's GLAAD Media Awards in New York honoring Anderson Cooper, and featuring Madonna, because of their history of transgender-bashing.
GLAAD invited Post editors to a meeting to discuss their coverage, which includes frequent references to "trannies" and "she-males." The newspaper brass turned down the meeting and the media watchdog organization, founded in 1985 when the Post was defaming people with HIV, responded by not allowing them to their high-profile event.
"The Post has been digging its feet in the ground for too long on this issue," GLAAD President Herndon Graddic said in a statement. "Transgender people, particularly those who are victims of crime, deserve more than the vile slurs and underhanded 'jokes' with which the Post describes them. Until this paper changes its ways and apologizes for the damage done, GLAAD has no interest in supporting their work."
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