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Work It to Your Advantage

Chris Tina Bruce | Posted 03.16.2012 | TV
Chris Tina Bruce

ABC's newest sitcom could be leveraged as a way to break the ice, and use the levity to initiate conversation about transgender people and the challenges they face every day.

Of Dresses and Draperies

Robert Alberdingk Thijm | Posted 03.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Robert Alberdingk Thijm

Work It has stirred up much controversy in the U.S. How different was the response in the Netherlands to Ollie Hartmoed's Palace of Draperies, a show I wrote and in which a transgender character plays an important part?

A Controversial Gender Show Arrives

Posted 01.02.2012 | Home


How ABC Can Salvage Work It

Erica Keppler | Posted 02.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Erica Keppler

ABC could draw these two main characters into the transgender community, show the transgender experience through their eyes, include transgender characters played by genuine transgender actors, and make the show the transgender equivalent of Will & Grace.

Work It: ABC's New Low

Robyn Carolyn Montague | Posted 02.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Robyn Carolyn Montague

The use of the image of two men in women's clothing at a urinal -- obviously in a men's public restroom -- will only further hate groups' contention that trans-identified women should not be allowed in women's public restrooms.

ABC's 'Work It' Unnecessarily Injurious To Transgender Americans

Joe Solmonese | Posted 02.20.2012 | Gay Voices
Joe Solmonese

Work It is based on the premise that people who were born male but encounter challenges in presenting themselves as women is inherently funny. The problem is that some transgender women may find themselves in this situation.

You're Fired: 'Work It' Doesn't Work

Cathy Renna | Posted 02.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Cathy Renna

LGBT people are only part of a long list of potentially allied minority groups that should be offended by this show: women, single parents, people out of work in this time of economic crisis, people of color, and more should all be cringing.

Work It, ABC's New Show, Condemned by LGBT Groups

Mark Daniel Snyder | Posted 02.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Mark Daniel Snyder

I believe that images like these only make it more difficult for transgender people to gain full equality, including the important right to access public accommodations appropriate to their gender identity.

Work It, ABC's New Sitcom, Laughs at Gender Variance

Emerson Whitney | Posted 02.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Emerson Whitney

The argument that there's nothing offensive about Work It is circulating the Internet, mostly with reference to the show's "tame" comedy predecessors (e.g., Mrs. Doubtfire). So what's the difference?