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- Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings




Kelly  -  Cable TV Series - Drama
The True Face of Transgender

Currently in Development


  "When you've met one transgender person, you've met one transgender person."
Kelly is the story of Kevin, a long-time cross dresser who is learning that his desire to feel feminine goes way beyond the mere wearing of women’s clothing. Kevin lives as a typical man by day - dedicated teacher; loving father. But when the opportunity arises, he morphs into Kelly.

Over time, Kelly accepts what she has been denying - her desire to be a woman. Every day.

Kelly is a story about commonly shared experiences - the frailty and resign of marriage, the fear of being judged, the expectation of unconditional love from family and friends, the journey of self-acceptance. Too often, transgender characters are just shells; comedic stereotypes in oversize wigs and bad makeup. It is time for viewers to feel the loneliness, elation, secrecy and turmoil of being transgender. With social equality movements and more transgender individuals in the media, it is time to offer insight into their experiences.

Help Support Kelly!

Whether you are a philanthropist, a member of the LGBT community, a wealthy entrepreneur or a housewife, Kelly is a worthwhile cause. At least six of the National Center for Transgender Equality's "52 Things you can do for Transgender Equality" list are encompassed within the creation of Kelly. Offering stories that enlighten people; whose characters resonate with the audience, reduces prejudice. Take it from a kindergartener - "The more we get together, the happier we'll be." Transgender, when seen at all, hasn't yet run the course of the 'ridicule' stage in popular media - but you can help it skip ahead. Be a part of something historical - contact us.


Why educating people about Transgender is important:

 
  Why Kelly?
 
  
HATE CRIME STATISTICS
According to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (2011), Hate Crimes involving sexual orientation are most often committed against individuals, rather than property. That's higher than personal crimes motivated by race, ethnicity, religion or disability. And although race is more often the motivator for hate crimes, the level of violence and incidence of rape or sexual abuse are much higher when sexual orientation or gender identity is a factor.

  SUICIDE AND TRANSGENDER
Inconceivable. Between 41% and 61-64%(those who had also suffered physical or sexual assault) of 6,450 transgender individuals report having attempted suicide, compared with a rate of 1.6% in society in general.1 Put that in your cigar and smoke it.

  UNDERSTANDING TRANSGENDER/ REDUCING IGNORANCE
Both hate crimes and suicide rates would be reduced if more people were educated about transgender. It is misunderstood, misrepresented, even feared. Educating people about the true nature of transgender can only serve to reduce the amount of bullying, workplace harassment, discrimination and everyday intolerance that trans people must face. What better way to reduce ignorance than by introducing the cable-viewing public to a member of that group, and showing them that transgender people are just that - People.


 Why Now?
 
More than ever before, transgender issues and people are in the media. Parents are helping their children be fulfilled at younger ages, allowing them to mature with the right hormones - ultimately making them much more true to themselves as adults. There are basically three groups of people: those who support transgender; those who oppose it; and those who are undecided (or unaware.) A story like Kelly probably won't sway those who are staunchly against transgender people. Those who are 'on the fence,' however, can become informed enough to realize that like any other pocket of the world population, transgender people come in all shapes and sizes, colors, religious beliefs, moral ideals and ways of life. And they come that way naturally - it is not a choice.

1 Grant, Jaime M., Lisa A. Mottet, Justin Tanis, Jack Harrison, Jody L. Herman,
and Mara Keisling. Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National Transgender
Discrimination Survey. Washington: National Center for Transgender Equality
and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, 2011.

Also see:  An Analysis on the Influence of Fictional Gay Television Characters on the GLBT Community 
http://www.american.edu/soc/communication/upload/Annie-Kanter.pdf

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