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

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
Though it’s well known for its extravagant drag performances, Priscilla is also remembered for Terence Stamp’s touching performance as the sensible and mature transgender performer Bernadette, who eventually finds love in the outback with a mechanic named Bob.