With stories like this, it is hard for the writer to put themselves in the shoes of the transgender person they are interviewing. You cannot approach this story as if you understand what they are going through. The best thing to do is to respect what they want. The audience’s ignorance can definitely get in the way with stories like this.
After hearing Beck’s story I read on, but the comments were so disgusting that I could not read anymore. Today, readers have the option of filtering their news content. For example, I dislike the Pittsburgh Steelers so I will never be finding news on the good things happening in their organization. If someone does not agree with the transgender or even LGBTQ community and does not wish to open their mind, why read about it? Some media outlets will alter their content in an attempt to appease everyone; however it is the audience’s choice to view certain content; they are not being forced.
If you watch the news in this area of Ohio, mostly middle-aged, White homeless are seen. If you go somewhere down south, you will see either a mix of Black and White or mostly Black homeless. The coverage of poverty depends on the area. It would be irresponsible of a journalist to stage a shot by choosing one homeless minority over another just to draw more emotion from an audience.