Content warning: extreme transphobia, sexual assault, threats of violence (including sexual violence)
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Complaints page: https://www.bbc.co.uk/contact/complaints
Awful article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-57853385
Special thanks to Sophie (https://twitter.com/theymerSophie) and Mystery Contributor for providing feedback for this video.
Text of my complaint:
An article published on the 26th of October titled ‘We’re being pressured into sex by some trans women’ contains a factual error.
The author, Caroline Lowbridge, states that no ‘high profile trans women who have either written or spoken about sex and relationships’ wanted to speak to her in order to offer their views on the subject.
This is not true. The author interviewed Chelsea Poe for the article in September 2020. Chelsea Poe is a high-profile trans woman who has spoken extensively about sex and relationships in interviews in Slate, the Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and other media outlets.
The BBC confirmed to PinkNews that the author interviewed Poe for the piece in an article published on November 4th: https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/11/04/bbc-trans-chelsea-poe-lily-cade/
"A BBC source has confirmed to PinkNews that Lowbridge interviewed Poe, and said that her contribution was judged not to be relevant to the story."
Given that Lowbridge interviewed Poe and chose not to include her in the article, the claim that no trans women who have written or spoken about sex and relationships wanted to talk to her is factually incorrect.
This inaccuracy must be amended.