June 26, 2023
Trans language guidance helps inclusion
Independent MP Elizabeth Kerekere is praising guidance from the Broadcasting Standards Authority on gender identity and how to protect trans people from discrimination and denigration.
The new standard includes referring to a person with a name or pronoun that accurately reflects their gender, as well as using inclusive language.
“So when we talk about mothers, there are other people who can carry children and that includes trans-men, non-binary, intersex people, With a little shift in language you can be inclusive of them,” she says.
Dr Kerekere says when you include everybody it doesn’t denigrate the people who are the majority