Posts by Alex Schmider, Associate Director, Transgender Representation

Why everyone's talking about last night's trans representation on TV

Social media abuzz after premiere of 'Doubt' on CBS and new episode of 'Star' on FOX. 

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Powerful episode of FOX's 'Star' puts Amiyah Scott in the spotlight

Cotton, played by trans actress Amiyah Scott, struggles for her mother's acceptance in FOX's musical drama series Star.

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Laverne Cox stars as a powerful defense attorney in new CBS drama 'Doubt'

Laverne Cox's role as Cameron Wirth on CBS' 'Doubt' is a huge step forward for trans visibility. 

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Learn about gender with Katie Couric in National Geographic doc 'Gender Revolution'

The educational and enlightening two-hour documentary explores the ever-evolving concept of gender through the lens of science, society, culture, and personal stories. #GenderRevolution

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New U.S. Transgender Survey has compelling data about being trans in America

The largest survey of transgender people conducted to date, The U.S. Transgender Survey from the National Center for Transgender Equality, sheds light on trans peoples' experiences with employment, housing, education, family life, poverty, discrimination, and violence.

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Groundbreaking Mic story "Unerased" investigates transgender murder cases

Mic has published "Unerased: Counting Transgender Lives," a project looking at the epidemic of trans murders in America, written by journalist Meredith Talusan, a trans woman of color.

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GLAAD calls on media to accurately report on Oakland fire victims

Among the over 30 people who lost their lives on Friday, December 2 in the Oakland, California fire, some of the victims were transgender. GLAAD reminds and urges journalists to apply these media guidelines when covering the story of the Oakland fire, and in other stories about transgender people.

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