(TV Watch) Now more than ever, entertainment’s spotlight is on the transgender community.
Milestones are reached regularly, whether via a history-making Emmy nomination for Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox, a new reality series for trans teen Jazz Jennings or Bruce Jenner’s groundbreaking April 24 20/20 interview, in which the former Olympian told the world he is transitioning from male to female.
From transgender actress Jamie Clayton’s perspective, all of this is very good news.
“Society as a whole has viewed transgendered people as not-normal for so long,” Clayton said during a roundtable conversation at Netflix’s “Stream into Summer” press day in Los Angeles on Thursday.
More recently, though, “The shift is going towards people understanding, ‘Oh my God, we are all human beings, and there is no normal.’ ”
She continued, “Whether it’s a trend, whether people think it’s cool … if it gets trans people a little bit more attention in a positive way, then I’m all for it.”