Tuesday, February 6, 2007

A drag queen in Pakistan...

And she's hosting the most popular show on late night television in that country. And get this:
However, even the country's religious leaders have appeared undisturbed, even amused, by the drag queen's manner.
And we don't even have a late night network talk show hosted by a non-white, non-heterosexual man.

1 comment:

MYTE said...

Two positive changes in the American media in regards to transgender people:

1. Felicity Huffman's portrayal of a MTF transgender woman in Trans America. She was nominated for Best Actress and the movie was very positive and realistic.

2. ABC's Ugly Betty now has a MTF character named Alexis, played by Rebecca Romaine. Alexis just came out to her brother last week and the reception was very positive. Of courese Daniel was shocked, but he didn't react with violence. He just wanted to understand. Alexis said, "ever since I was 5 years old, I have felt like I was trapped in the wrong body. This is just correcting a mistake." This is SUBSTANTIAL progress. Transgender people used to only be represented as side-show freaks on shows like Jerry Springer or Ricky Lake. Obviously, there needs to be more. And for FTM people, there is hardly ANY representation at all, whether it's positive or negative.

Go Pakistan, but America is catching up, too.