The road to ‘Transparent’: A history of transgender characters on TV

(Mashable) A transgender woman dressed elegantly in her wedding dress is about to marry her cisgender fiancé. A loving crowd surrounds them as the pastor begins the ceremony.

There’s no dissension, no frowning on-lookers and nobody protesting what’s in front of them — not that there ever should be. But this TV wedding isn’t taking place in 2015. It’s 1977. (more…)

‘Her Story’ Radically Changes the Game for Transgender Love Stories on Film

‘Her Story’ Radically Changes the Game for Transgender Love Stories on Film

(BroadlyHer Story is a new series that explores the love lives of transgender and queer women. Historically, these narratives have been subsumed by the perspective of the male protagonist: She is the devastating surprise twist in his story. This has changed in the past two years to some degree, with the rise of shows like Transparent, but next week an unprecedented look into the relationships of queer and trans women will debut and stream for free on the series’ website. (more…)

World champion powerlifter reveals she identifies as transgender

World champion powerlifter reveals she identifies as transgender

(The Journal.ie) JANAE MARIE KROC is a world champion and world record holding powerlifter. She was a US marine and was selected for presidential security duty serving under Bill Clinton.

She is also formerly known as Matt ‘Kroc’ Kroczaleski. The 42 year old has recently confirmed that she identifies as transgender, after a video outing her started to go viral online. (more…)

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