UVA Professor: Transgender Characters in Media are 'Moving in Right Direction'

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 00:00 -- mes3xg


Transgender characters on television shows, in movies and in other mainstream media have never been more prevalent. But how do people in the transgender community feel about these characters, who are attempting to portray them? Well-represented? Empowered? More vulnerable? Better understood? Indifferent? These are questions that University of Virginia assistant media studies professor André Cavalcante addressed in his recent book, “Struggling for Ordinary: Media and Transgender Belonging in Everyday Life.” Cavalcante, who has a dual appointment in media studies and in women, gender and sexuality, interviewed hundreds of transgender people about their experiences with media throughout their lives. (READ MORE)

Source: UVA Today (Whitelaw Reid)