Andrea James


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‚Äôs 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!

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
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Program Coordinator
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Program Manager
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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,
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