Andrea James


Viva Diva trailer: transgender film via Sundance Native Labs

So proud of Daniel Flores & honored to help produce this! Via the Sundance Native American and Indigenous Film Program, the “Viva Diva” trailer:

Three job opportunities at Trans Wellness Center

Via LA LGBT Center’s Gina Bigham:

I just received word of three amazing employment opportunities at the new Trans Wellness Center that I wanted to share with you all ASAP. The positions being offered include a Trans Wellness Center Program Manager, Trans Wellness Center Program Coordinator, and Trans Wellness Center Health Education Specialist II. I have included a thumbnail of the job descriptions below and have attached pdf’s with the full descriptions. Please note that these positions will require more than just being trans/GNC. They are looking for self-starters who can create a program and be its first stewards. Applicants should have an ability to work with and help build consensus among different personalities and people from diverse backgrounds.

The first round of interviews are being scheduled for over the next two weeks! So please have a look at the job descriptions and if you feel your qualifications are a fit for any of these positions, please email the Center’s Director of Community Health Programs, Dustin Kerrone, LMFT directly at to schedule an interview or learn more about the position.

Health Education Specialist II
Health Education Specialist II_TransWellnessCenter

Program Coordinator
Program Coordinator_TransWellnessCenter

Program Manager
Program Manager_TransWellnessCenter

Sign up now: transgender casting opportunities


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The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

I love this Instagram illustration for The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, premiering on Netflix on 6 October 2017.

I am very proud to be an advisor on this film.

Discussing transgender dating with Michelle on Melbourne’s Joy 94.9

Thanks to Michelle Sheppard at Transgender Point of View for having me on to discuss transgender dating, with a focus on my work updating Tinder’s gender options.

Andrea James, who is an American transgender rights activist, film producer, director, and blogger, joins Michelle for a chat about dating and the changes made in popular dating app Tinder as well as some of her current and upcoming media projects.

The one where Andrea talks about a more trans-friendly Tinder


Transproofed now available on REVRY

Our film on transgender dating and disclosure is now on REVRY! 

Ava is a transsexual woman who has recently completed her transition. When Ava invites her hot new boyfriend over for dinner, she calls her best friend Joyce, who suggests hiding all the evidence that she’s trans. While transproofing the apartment, Ava starts to wonder if she really wants to hide her true identity.

Watch Transproofed on REVRY:

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 in part:
As I see it, Andrea, our community is seriously in need of some good, positive PR. Your offer to “put the word out” is greatly appreciated – that’s what we’re seeking. The journey, as all sisters know, begins with the first step. Thanks again, and best wishes for your continued success,

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 been working on developing a full female voice for months before I came across her work, and as I’ve discovered since, all of the resources I was using were leading me down a path that would not be successful. Andrea’s videos made a big difference for me, and then some personal coaching made an even bigger difference. I’m not prepared to show off a complete female voice yet, but I’m getting closer every week, and there have been a few situations already where my voice has passed. (Note: I’m not receiving anything for posting this. I honestly do think she’s that great.)

Read the rest

Can a Person Assigned Male at Birth Develop a Convincing Female Voice?

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 Michelle: A New Beginning). By then, the behind-the-scenes work trans women like Calpernia Addams and Andrea James were doing in the entertainment industry finally began paying off as more impactful casting came in 2007, when Hawaiian actress Candis Cayne was chosen to star on the series Dirty Sexy Money.

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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 fabulous Lina Bradford, Bradley Miller, and Zackary Drucker as well as our great partners from Mark Silver’s Factory PR.

Since updating the app with gender options, Tinder users have made 250,000 matches with people using the new option to note their identity. Love is Love! #alltypesallswipes

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