Given the accusations against him, Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor has made the decision to quit his role in the Amazon series as Maura Pfefferman. The news of Tambor quitting the series comes following Transgender Awareness Week and one day before the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance. Tambor gave a statement to Deadline: “Playing Maura Pfefferman on Transparent has been one of the greatest privileges and creative experiences of my life,” the Emmy winning actor told Deadline on Sunday.…"Transparent: Jeffrey Tambor Quits 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?"
Anything will make its debut on Saturday during the LA Film Festival this and many of us in the trans community are not pleased about the casting of a cis actor in a transgender role. Written and directed by Timothy McNeil, the film stars John Carroll Lynch, Matt Bomer, Maura Tierney, Margot Bingham, and Micah Hauptman. Here’s where there is a major problem: cisgender actor Matt Bomer is playing a transgender woman post-transition. There are…"Anything, starring cis male as trans woman, to debut at LA Film Festival"
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"