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Transgender Actors

Meet The Transgender Star Of 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.07.2014 | Gay Voices

We couldn't be more thrilled for "American Horror Story: Freak Show" to kick off for numerous reasons, and learning that the hit FX franchise will wel...

Jared Leto Sounds Off On Criticism About Playing Transgender Character

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.17.2013 | Gay Voices

Actor Jared Leto stopped by HuffPost Live today to discuss his latest role, in which he plays a transgender woman named Rayon in "The Dallas Buyers Cl...

'LGBTs in the News' Panel Proves There's More to Our Story Than Discrimination and Marriage (PHOTOS)

Thom Senzee | Posted 02.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Thom Senzee

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'You Can Cast Women Of Different Races, Ages And Body Types And Folks Will Tune In'

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.14.2013 | Women

"Orange Is The New Black," Netflix's newest hit show, has been widely acclaimed for its dynamic representations of diverse and authentic characters. A...

You Won't Believe This 'Orange Is The New Black' Secret

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 07.26.2013 | TV

Transgender actress Laverne Cox covers some familiar ground in her role in Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black," which includes the emotional story of ...

WATCH: Transgender Actress Stars In New Netflix Series

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.07.2013 | Gay Voices

The trailer for "Orange Is The New Black," Netflix's new original series created by Jenfi Kohan of "Weeds" fame, is here. Actress, producer and tr...

Glennisha Morgan

Upcoming Comedy Series Breaks New Ground, Casts All Transgender Actors For Trans Roles

HuffingtonPost.com | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.28.2013 | Gay Voices

“The Switch” claims to be the world’s first comedy series about the lives of transgender people and the first to cast transgender actors in all ...

Glennisha Morgan

Why Laverne Cox Doesn't Want To Represent The Entire Transgender Community

HuffingtonPost.com | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Being the first African-American transgender woman to produce and star in her own television show was something au courant to Laverne Cox. Even on the...

Acting While Trans: A Look Back at 2011 for Transgender Actors in the Media

Laverne Cox | Posted 02.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Laverne Cox

This has been a notable year for transgender actors in film and on television. More films are being written and produced with transgender characters, and there is a willingness to hire trans actors to play these roles, including yours truly.

Harmony Santana, Transgender Actress, Nominated for Independent Spirit Award

Asher Huey | Posted 02.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Asher Huey

Last week transgender actress Harmony Santana was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Independent Spirit Awards for her performance in Gun Hill Road. From what I can tell, she seems to be the first trans actress nominated for a major Hollywood award.