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.



Degrassi (2010-present)
Thanks to networks like TeenNick, U.S. viewers are also able to enjoy the Canadian institution that is teen soap Degrassi, which has featured a number of gay, lesbian, and bisexual characters, particularly in the last decade.  Recently, the show has also included transgender teen Adam, whose realistic storyline nabbed the show a Peabody award and an Emmy nomination.