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Thursday, July 9, 2015

TV Guide features transgender TV shows

I am impressed that the print edition of a magazine with millions of circulation had a good article describing recent TV shows with transgender people and it mentioned two recent shows:

"The new E! reality series I Am Cait, which documents Jenner's new life, premieres July 26. TLC debuts I Am Jazz, about trans activist/YouTube star Jazz Jennings, 14, on July 15. Those shows join two current ABC Family series: The Fosters, which features a trans actor playing a trans character; and Becoming Us, a reality series about teenager Ben Lehwald, whose father is transitioning. The Bold and the Beautiful is also currently unfolding the sudsy romance between a trans woman and a heterosexual man." (Quoted from Gregory E. Miller and Damian Holbrook, "A Transformative Year: Inside the rise of transgender voices on television," TV Guide Jul. 13-26, 2015, p. 8-9 posted Jul. 9, 2015)

(Also see another article by Matt Roush, "What's Worth Watching: Young and Transgender," posted Jun. 30, 3015 featured the June 30 PBS Frontline, "Growing Up Trans.")

VIDEO: TLC, "Meet Jazz Jennings | I Am Jazz," posted Jun. 3, 2015 "Learn about transgender teen Jazz Jennings and her amazing supportive family. I Am Jazz premieres July 15 at 10/9c on TLC!" -- (See "Jazz Jennings" "Jazz Jennings (born October 6, 2000) is an American teenage trans woman, YouTube celebrity.")

VIDEO: E! Entertainment, "Caitlyn Jenner's New Show "I Am Cait" Trailer | I am Cait | E!," posted Jun 3, 2015 "Get an early look at Cait in her "new normal" in this peek at E!'s new docu-series, "I am Cait," premiering July, 26 on E!"

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