Letter: Why did The Tribune put quotation marks around gender dysphoria?

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Flags standing at City Hall in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. to mark Transgender Awareness Week.

In the wrap-up of the legislative session in the March 5 edition (“Session over: What’s in store for Utahns”), you placed quotation marks around the medically-diagnosed psychological condition known as gender dysphoria, implying that it is not real, or is a “so-called” condition.

Why did the Salt Lake Tribune writers decide to use the quotation marks, editorializing and influencing readers to dismiss and diminish the legitimate medical concerns of transgender youth and their parents?

You owe an explanation and apology to those residents of Utah who have been insulted by the “Legislature,” and now by your staff.

David Zangrilli, Sandy

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