New York Times Apologizes for Misgendering Nashville Shooter

The New York Times corrected the record on Monday evening after police misgendered the suspect in the mass shooting at a Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee. Shortly after the shooting, police identified the now-deceased suspect as Audrey Hale, a 28-year-old female. It was later revealed that Hale’s preferred pronouns are he/him.

After initially referring to the suspect as a “female assailant”, The New York Times official twitter account tweeted:

There was confusion later on Monday about the gender identity of the assailant in the Nashville shooting. Officials had used “she’ and “her” to refer to the suspect, who, according to a social media post and a LinkedIn profile, appeared to identify as a man in recent months.

Hale was killed on Monday after allegedly murdering 6 people at The Covenant school in Nashville, Tennessee, including three 9-year-old students and three adults.