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tilde asks that all media personnel refer to the following guidelines on how to address transgender people correctly.

Please avoid:

  • offensive language and terms                                                                                                 
  • descriptions that ridicule transgender people                                                                
  • sensationalist reference to transgender persons whose gender history has no direct bearing on the subject at hand
  • pronouns that conflict with an individual’s personal experience                                            
  • revealing the previous names or identity of transsexual persons without their explicit permission                                                                  

Journalists are also asked to bear in mind:

  • the vulnerability of recently come-out transgender people                                                        
  • the need to report issues involving trans children with special care                                                
  • the fact that there is no automatic correlation between sexual orientation and gender identity, and that the two should not be confused

For further information you can access an Inclusive Language Guide from the National LGBTI Health Alliance of this information sheet from Trans Media Watch, UK Adapted from Transcreen: Amsterdam Transgender Film Festival.

See the following for tilde media interviews or articles:


Tilde - Trans & Gender Diverse Film Festival each social and community health news Nov 2015

tilde Melbourne's trans and gender diverse film festival Concrete Playground 9th Nov 2015

tilde film festival is back -exploring gender, identity &diversity same same 22nd Oct, 2015

"Trans and gender diverse film festival to return for second year" MCV/Gay News Network, 27th April 2015

 tilde Melbourne's trans and gender diverse film festival- Melbourne To Do June 2015

Melbourne's gender diverse film festival – tilde – calls for 2015 submissions Gay News Network 23rd June 2015

Interview with tilde Lip Magazine 28th November 2014

Liz Alexander interviewed by Richard Watts   SmartArts on 3RRR: 20th November 2014

Article on short Australian indigenous film included in tilde program   MCV/Gay News Network, 11th November 2014

Leftie Pinkoes, Joy FM, 21st October 2014

"New trans and gender diverse film festival forging new frontiers",   Gay News Network, 19th June 2014

Leftie Pinkoes, Joy FM, 13th May 2014

"New Trans and Gender Diverse Film Festival to launch": Gay News Network: 23rd April 2014