Andrea James

Aleshia Brevard, 1937-2017

Aleshia Brevard, 1937-2017

Saddened to hear of Aleshia Brevard‘s death after a long illness. A true trailblazer in a time when being outed as a trans actor was a career-ender. About ten years ago, she sent me a very nice note that said…

Interview about my voice training techniques

Interview about my voice training techniques

Nice interview by James Beth Merritt on my voice techniques. If this post comes across sometimes sounding like a cheering section for Andrea as a personal voice guru, that’s only because I think she provides a tremendous service. I had…

Don’t Forget the Long, Proud History of Transgender Activism

Don’t Forget the Long, Proud History of Transgender Activism

Thanks to The Advocate for the mention! The Advocate had featured trans actress Alexandra Billings on our cover nearly a decade earlier, but it wasn’t until 2005 that she became the second out trans woman to play a trans character on television (Romy and…

GLAAD Media Awards New York 2017

GLAAD Media Awards New York 2017

I had the pleasure of joining my friends from Tinder at the 2017 GLAAD Media Awards in New York. Our table included several folks from team Tinder who were instrumental in rolling out their gender options. It also included the…

This Documentary Proves We Should Listen To Children Not Legislators When It Comes To Trans Rights

This Documentary Proves We Should Listen To Children Not Legislators When It Comes To Trans Rights

By BRONWYN ISAAC Storytelling has the ability to not only educate and even entertain, but also to build empathy and bridge the gaps of human experience. National Geographic’s new documentary, Gender Revolution: A Journey With Katie Couric, which premiered on…

‘Gender Revolution’ is all about trans people, but it’s made for a cis audience

‘Gender Revolution’ is all about trans people, but it’s made for a cis audience

By Dawn Ennis · Wednesday, February 8, 2017 This program is titled, “Gender Revolution,” and I don’t think you will find a more detailed exploration of intersex, gender non-conforming/non-binary and, yes, trans Americans than in the 88 minute documentary produced by National…

Formal complaint filed against BBC's #Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best?

Formal complaint filed against BBC's #Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best?

Sam Bagnall produced the 2017 BBC2 special Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best? Today, UK-based charity Trans Media Watch filed a detailed complaint demonstrating the quantifiable bias evident in Bagnall’s special. Prior to its airing, the special was the subject of widespread…

‘I Think I Made a Mistake’: Katie Couric On Her Transgender Evolution

‘I Think I Made a Mistake’: Katie Couric On Her Transgender Evolution

SAMANTHA ALLEN 02.04.17 9:15 PM ET Today, Couric is still learning about transgender people and telling their stories. And as Gender Revolution proves, she hasn’t made many mistakes more than once. The two-hour National Geographic documentary—premiering Monday night—is a compassionate,…

New Katie Couric documentary explains transgender identities in compelling detail

New Katie Couric documentary explains transgender identities in compelling detail

On Monday night, the National Geographic Channel will premiere Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric. A companion piece to National Geographic Magazine’s recent “Gender Revolution” issue, which featured a transgender girl on the cover, the new documentary follow Couric…

Towards a Gender Neutral Future in This Bonus Clip from Nat Geo's Gender Revolution

Towards a Gender Neutral Future in This Bonus Clip from Nat Geo's Gender Revolution

As part of their exploration, Nat Geo partnered with Katie Couric for a special documentary airing tonight. Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric is an incredibly accessible intro to the concept of gender and the gender spectrum, as Couric…

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