45 Hollywood groups sign letter demanding transgender ‘inclusion’ in movies

Aug 9, 2018 by

by Calvin Freiburger, LifeSite:

A coalition of more than 45 groups, talent agencies, and production companies released an open letter Tuesday demanding that the film industry depict transgender characters more often and in more flattering ways.

A joint project of the gay lobbying group GLAAD and the Time’s Up group’s 5050by2020 initiative, the letter’s signatories include the American Civil Liberties Union, the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Color of Change, the Sundance Institute, Sony Pictures Classics, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, the production companies of J.J. Abrams, Shonda Rhimes, Judd Apatow, and more.

“As a community, trans people are fighting every day to be seen and accepted as human beings,” the letter declares, citing policies such as keeping gender-confused individuals out of the military and letting businesses restrict bathrooms by biological sex, and unrelated ills such as transgender unemployment, murders, and suicides as evidence that trans people are “struggling to survive” in an “unsafe” world.

The group claims that Hollywood has the power to cure America’s alleged ignorance of and bigotry toward trans people by telling empathetic stories, but chides the film industry for portraying them “almost exclusively as tragic victims, psychotic killers and one-dimensional stereotypes.”

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