The Trans Characters That Changed TV and Film

During this Transgender Awareness Week, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation looks back at some of the characters who have helped push the boundaries of acceptance in film and television.

BY Matt Kane of GLAAD

November 19 2012 12:30 PM ET

America’s Next Top Model (2008)
The long running CW series America’s Next Top Model featured its first transgender contestant in 2008 when it introduced Isis King in its 11th season. King went on to become an outspoken advocate for the transgender community and even competed on the show again during a recent “All Stars” season.