Major Ohio Newspaper Refers To Transexual Hate Crime Victim As “IT”

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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  1. rickster says:

    it was a reference to THE BODY itself NOT the individual/person. anybody who watches true crime shows would be able to tell you that. you went off the deep end for common forensic description.

    • No good on that argument. This was published in a news paper, not an internal report. “Acoff had identified himself as a woman to RTA officials” is the writer making a choice of what pronouns to use, and the wording was not a quote from a report making this, again, the writer’s choice of wording. I deal with people, not TV shows.

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