According to today’s GLAAD panel at the TCA summer meetings, there are only 11 transgender characters on broadcast, cable, and streaming television series. These numbers are as of today: August 4, 2017. These are numbers that need to improve because 11 is a small number when you factor in the 278 gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender characters (71 on broadcast, 142 on cable, 65 on streaming). Of the 83 bisexual characters, there are 64 women…"TCA: GLAAD – Only 11 Transgender Characters on Television Series"
In light of yet another movie with a cis male starring as a trans woman, it is more important than ever that Hollywood starts to portray transgender people in the right light. “Trans people are way underrepresented in trans stories,” says Shadi Petosky, the executive producer for Amazon’s Danger & Eggs. “We’re newsworthy, so our stories are valuable, and these cis writers and producers want to exploit that. Even Transparent had no trans writers Season…"Transgender Representation in the Media: How do we improve it?"