Montana Newsrooms Struggle with Guidelines for LGBTQ Acronym and Gender Pronouns

Gender and sexuality issues took the national media by storm in 2015, from hate crimes against transgender people to the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize gay marriage. But policies guiding journalists on how to articulate stories with sensitive content is not always consistent.

Montana Journalism Review surveyed nine news organizations in Montana to identify their policies on the LGBTQ acronym and gender pronouns.