Hollywood movies are lacking transgender characters according to GLAAD’s fifth annual Studio Responsibility Index. In a year that saw Moonlight win Best Picture, Hollywood is still lacking with LGBTQ characters who drive the storyline and appear in a film for more than a mere minute. The first half of 2017 may be better as far as the main studios are concerned but whose to say how the rest of the year will pan out. We’ve…"Hollywood Movies lacking Transgender Characters"
After an initial R rating for 3 Generations, a successful lobby campaign by The Weinstein Company and GLAAD as led to a change from an R rating into a PG-13 rating. This is so important because transgender youth need to be able to see the movie without having to go with their parents. I mean, their parents are more than welcome to go but I’d hate to be prevented from seeing a movie because of…"Transgender drama 3 Generations gets new PG-13 rating after outrage"
After reading David Yost’s guest column in the Hollywood Reporter last month, I knew I had to ask a question that meant a lot to me: how are things now compared to then when it comes to being LGBTQ in Hollywood. It’s important to me because I’m a transgender woman and working to develop my own sitcom pilot (based in Chicago, of course) with a transgender lead. I asked Yost as to whether it was…"C2E2 Power Rangers Panel: David Yost on Being LGBTQ Then and Now"
Moonlight became the first LGBTQ movie to take home Best Picture at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony. Despite the chaos that ensued towards the end of the ceremony, this was a major win for LGBTQ Americans and filmmakers. It came just a few days before I marked 10 months of hormone replacement therapy. Just about every pundit predicted that La La Land would take home the Oscar for Best Picture. Myself included. I don’t consider…"What Moonlight’s Best Picture Win Means To Me as a Transgender Woman"