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Transgender Media Representation

Hollywood, You're Halfway There With Trans Representation

Raquel Willis | Posted 01.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Raquel Willis

The same mindset that marks trans people as unfit to share and depict their own stories comes from the same place as the invalidation that causes us to experience discrimination and self-loathing on so many other levels. Seeing your true self in media is important and can save lives.

Being a Trans Ally: Where to Begin

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 10.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Being a good ally begins with listening and actually hearing what transgender people have to say about their lives. When people actually do listen, the results can be remarkable.

The Evil Transgender Scheme to Bring the Plot of Ladybugs to Life

Parker Marie Molloy | Posted 12.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Parker Marie Molloy

Go ahead, interview a trans person or two before you publish that story telling us how awful we are. I'm available. I'm happy to have a discussion, make a statement, clear the air.

Carmen Carrera And Janet Mock On Lorena Escalera, Media Justice And 'Utmost Fabulosity'

Emerson Whitney | Posted 07.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Emerson Whitney

A wildly insensitive New York Times article on the life and death of trans artist and drag performer Lorena Escalera flared tensions between the gender-variant community and the paper when it was published as part of the Sunday edition on May 14.

Reflections On A National Media Moment For Trans People (VIDEO)

Mara Keisling | Posted 06.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Mara Keisling

Last Sunday, MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry dedicated the second hour of her show to trans issues, in a segment called, "Being Transgender in America." For one of the first times, trans people got to outline to the public at least part of the trans political agenda for ourselves.