Last week, the LGBT women’s site SheWired published a listicle of “11 Young Queer Activists You Need to Know.” The only problem? The outlet didn’t actually bother to check with the activists to see if they were queer or not.
She also discovered that an entry for two other St. Louis-based activists, Brittany Ferrel and Alexis Templeton, had incorrect information.
As it turns out, the author of the SheWired post had not reached out to the activists listed to confirm whether they identified as queer.
Editors at SheWired—a site run by the same Here Media company that owns Out and The Advocate—apologized to Elzie and removed her picture from the post, adding a correction under her name.
We apologize to @Nettaaaaaaaa for the confusion surrounding her wrongful inclusion in our '11 Queer Activists' piece. (cont'd)— SheWired (@SheWired) June 2, 2015
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