Crime stories are always the most problematic for reporters to get right when it comes to LGBT people, but this story from CBS station WOIO entitled Bosom buddies busted after tricking kid into having sex takes the cake for not even trying to be an impartial news story.
The story identifies "two men posing as women" who had sex with a teenage boy. The article paints the story as two men deliberately tricking the boy into sex - including using male names. It's not clear if the two are transgender women or not. One of the suspects has been charged with rape and the other with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
According to a police report, a kid thought he was meeting a girl whom he met on Facebook, at the ritzy Inter-Continental hotel by the Cleveland Clinic.
Instead, police say the perverts who passed themselves off as women, where there waiting for him.
The freaks even sent a limo to pick him up.
After meeting, the boy thought they were two girls and police say once they started having sex it became clear the she's, were he's.
Sex crimes investigators are now wondering what else those two bosom buddies have been doing.
You can find contact information for the station here to complain about the completely unprofessional reporting in this piece. I've sent the item on to GLAAD and I'll update the post with their response.