Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Do You Show Support for Trans Positive Vendors

We all talk about wanting more access to the mainstream products, services, and venues. We all seek general acceptance  to be judged for who we are and not what we are.  But do you go out of your way to support those are offer you that acceptance.

Back in 2001 I co-hosted/promoted what at the time was the hottest trans+ monthly party at a restaurant called East of Eighth, on 23rd st. in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.

The owner was accommodating, and the staff terrific. They treated us great.  Even after the party ceased, transgirls continued to frequent the place for years, until an incident brought it all to a halt.  Did the transgirls lose sight of who their supporters were and become jaded to what they should expect?

Nowadays, there are a few TV channels that support gay and transgender characters in a positive way.  I'm just curious, do any of you watch those shows?

According to an article in the Seattle PI, Gladd gave a nod to CW and Showtime for their ongoing efforts to support the gay and transgender communities through positive characters on Modern Family, Pretty Little Liars, Degrassi, and the appearance of Chaz Bono on Dancing With The Stars.

Which have you? Which did you like?  Any thoughts on what else needs to be developed? 

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