November 16, 2020
Transgender Awareness Week, typically observed the second week of November, is a one-week celebration leading up to Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which memorializes victims of transphobic violence. TDOR occurs annually on November 20, when transgender advocates raise awareness of the transgender community through education and advocacy activities.
This year for Transgender Awareness Week, Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is encouraging everyone to watch the documentary Disclosure on Netflix. The feature from director Sam Feder and executive producer Laverne Cox explores the history of trans representation in TV and film in unprecedented form, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures people's deepest anxieties about gender.
It's been said that once people see the media stereotypes, tropes, and clichéd portrayals stacked together in Disclosure, it's impossible to unsee them. For trans people and allies, Disclosure is an important survey of how media has treated trans people, influencing not only how trans people have come to view themselves but also how the world has, with a call-to-action to better understand and support the community, on screen and off.
GLAAD has added watching Disclosure to its Tips for Allies of Transgender People guide. Find them all here.Subscribe
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We look to God for the breaking of oppression and healing in the land. Let us stand together with one voice as we watch, fight, and pray with life prioritized.
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