Bring on Those White, Ageing Males ; Guess What? You Don't Have to Be Gay, Female or Potty-Mouthed to Have Something Worthy to Say
Pelling, Rowan, The Independent on Sunday (London, England)
The BBC's Look East started their bulletin on the ceremonial robing of the new mayor of Cambridge with the subtlety and sophistication for which regional news is famed: "Jenny Bailey [footage of attractive, raven-haired woman walking out of the Guildhall] started life as a man ..." It was like the beginning of a late-night sex-umentary on Channel 4. The news report also showed footage of Bailey with her proud partner and mayoress, Jennifer Liddle, who also happens to be transgender. A roving reporter then solicited opinions on the new mayor from passers-by. They all said that they didn't give a stuff about their new mayor's gender or orientation, past or present. The city's …
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Publication information: Article title: Bring on Those White, Ageing Males ; Guess What? You Don't Have to Be Gay, Female or Potty-Mouthed to Have Something Worthy to Say. Contributors: Pelling, Rowan - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent on Sunday (London, England). Publication date: May 27, 2007. Page number: Not available. © 2009 The Independent on Sunday. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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