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"The purpose of a storyteller is not to tell you how to think, but
to give you questions to think upon."
- Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings
- 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."
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
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 -
Why educating people about Transgender is
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
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.
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.
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
Grant, Jaime M., Lisa A. Mottet, Justin Tanis, Jack Harrison, Jody
and Mara Keisling. Injustice at Every Turn: A Report of the National
Discrimination Survey. Washington: National Center for Transgender
and National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, 2011.
Also see: An Analysis on the Influence of Fictional Gay
Television Characters on the GLBT Community
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