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Should LGBT Viewers Watch Roseanne

“Roseanne’s said a lot of things I disagree with, but I’ll be watching because good comedy tells political truths in ways no other art form can,” said Andrea James, a filmmaker producing a transgender film, Becoming a Man in 127 Easy Steps. “While I encourage anyone to boycott the show and its sponsors if so moved, the only purity test for me will be if it’s still good comedy.”

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https://www.advocate.com/television/2018/3/28/should-lgbt-viewers-watch-roseanne

The ‘Weird Al Yankovic of Drag’ Gets an Extreme Home Makeover

Jackie Beat and the designer Señor Amor.

Ms. Beat’s housewarming, on a Monday night in January, drew a crowd that included the drag luminaries Bianca Del Rio and Alaska 5000, the actors Kate Flannery (“The Office”) and Selene Luna (“Coco”), and the transgender activists Andrea James and Calpernia Addams.

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Trans Rights: Not Tolerance But Acceptance Is The Ultimate Goal

Noma Nazish

FEB 26, 2018

 

 Gender liberation helps everyone, not just transgender people. Part of our goal is to break down the myth that men and women must adhere to rigid, distinct, stereotypical roles. Our movement is about allowing everyone to express themselves freely and safely,” says Andrea James, a transgender rights activist, producer and director. James has directed the short film Transproofed that explores transgender dating and disclosure. She has also worked with Tinder to make dating apps transgender friendly.

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/nomanazish/2018/02/26/trans-rights-not-tolerance-but-acceptance-is-the-ultimate-goal/#5c9e87c8d38b

Image: tedeytan/flickr

“Transamerican Love Story” (2008) – WOW Presents Clips

This week marks the 10th Anniversary of the premiere of Transamerican Love Story! In the show, potential suitors try to woo Calpernia Addams, a transgender bachelorette in search of love. Enjoy this clip from the very first episode of the show! Happy Valentine’s Day!

A fantastic leap – trans cinema’s breakthrough moment

Daniela Vega in A Fantastic Woman, which has been nominated for best foreign language Oscar

During that interregnum, there had been one other significant Hollywood portrayal of a trans woman: Transamerica. When I saw it in 2005, Transamerica felt like an exercise in compromise, written in the awareness that studios would not cast a trans actor as a lead, but trying to make space by using trans people in supporting roles. The first person on screen was trans woman Andrea James, teaching Bree (Felicity Huffman) how to feminise her voice. Despite this, and a scene where Bree attends at a party for trans women, played by trans women, Huffman could not escape the need to establish her character’s transsexuality through a series of clichés: putting inserts in her bra; applying make-up in the mirror (while dressed all in pink); seeing a psychiatrist who praises her “authenticity”. Even this timidity, though, outdid The Danish Girl.

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https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/feb/02/juliet-jacques-hollywood-transgender-fantastic-woman

Gender Revolution nominated for GLAAD Media Award

The nominees for the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards have been revealed, and Gender Revolution was nominated in the Documentary category.

Outstanding Documentary

Chavela
Music Box Films

Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric
National Geographic

Kiki
Sundance Selects

“Real Boy” Independent Lens
PBS

This is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous
YouTube Red

 

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http://time.com/5108797/glaad-media-awards-nominees-2018/

Gender Revolution nominated for a Women’s Image Award

Gender Revolution: A Journey With Katie Couric had been nominated by the Women’s Image Awards for best Documentary Feature Film. The ceremony is Sunday, February 11th The Writer’s Guild Theater

Gender Revolution: A Journey With Katie Couric
Producers: Katie Couric, Mitchell Semel, Jeremy Simmons, Jeff Hasler; Producer: Emily Bina; Executive Senior Producer: Lisa Ferri; Senior Story Producer: Justine Huseth; Consulting Producers: Gabriel Rotello, Andrea James; Supervising Producers: Rob Lihani, Jeff Taupier; Story Producers: Ari Kolber, Lee Frank

All category nominees:

After Spring(Starz)

Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric (National Geographic Channel)

Hungry (Logo Television Network)

Mansfield 66/67 (Gunpowder and Sky)

Visit their site for the full list of nominees.

To My Trans Sisters

Author Charlie Craggs invited me to write a piece for her book To My Trans Sisters.

Dedicated to trans women everywhere, this inspirational collection of letters written by successful trans women shares the lessons they learnt on their journeys to womanhood, celebrating their achievements and empowering the next generation to become who they truly are.

Written by politicians, scientists, models, athletes, authors, actors, and activists from around the world, these letters capture the diversity of the trans experience and offer advice from make-up and dating through to fighting dysphoria and transphobia.

By turns honest and heartfelt, funny and furious or beautiful and brave, these letters send a clear message of hope to their sisters: each of these women have gone through the struggles of transition and emerged the other side as accomplished, confident women; and if we made it sister, so can you!

Get your copy today!

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