Psychology, Department of
The Rise of Transgender and Gender Diverse Representation in the Media: Impacts on the Population
Date of this Version
Communication, Culture & Critique 12 (2019) 416–433
In recent years, the transgender and gender diverse (TGD) population has gained a stronger voice in the media. Although these voices are being heard, there are limits on the types of TGD representation displayed in media. The current study interviewed 27 TGD individuals. These interviews exposed how participants view the rise of TGD media representation. The main themes that emerged were TGD awareness and TGD identity discovery and role modeling. Clearly, there is a disconnect between transnormativity in the media and transnormativity in reality.
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