The year in reporting on LGBTQ issues began with the tragedy of Dr. V but was dotted with successes and failures.
We could fixate on the disrespect heaped on Jennifer Laude and other victims of violence this year, but there were some great pieces of journalism about gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender communities in 2014. Here are 10.
1). Fusion’s investigative story on transgender asylum-seekers and detainees who are forced into solitary confinement or into abusive, violent detention circumstances in the United States is a deep multimedia piece that is an example of moving beyond the coming-out narrative and into the actual issues faced by transgender people in this country.
2.) The biggest LGBTQ journalism mistake (mistake may not be a strong enough word. Debacle. Tragedy. ) did spawn some of the year’s most thoughtful (and enraged) commentary on journalism and vulnerable subjects. Thinkpieces that grew out of the Grantland/Dr. V tragedy: