We all live in a world with more than 7 billion people, and we think we all should feel the same about things or people? Well, let me bring you to a reality check. Not everyone has to be the same; every individual on the plant has their preferences for items and people.
In the same way, our population also consists of humans who feel a little differently from non-binary and trans people. All these years, we have been ignoring the community of trans and non-binary people. The reason people used to stay more in their closet than they do now. Because happily things and people thinkings are getting better with time.
We learn more from Television than from anything else. And, that is why the screens must start portraying reality the appropriate way. The 2019-2020 GLAAD’s report about ‘Where We are on Tv’ revealed that out of all the LGBTQ+ characters we see on different streaming platforms, only 8% of them are transgender are authentic.
The report also explained that there were 488 LGBTQ+ actors for this survey. Which later revealed that out of those 488, there were only 21 trans women, 12 trans men, and five non-binary characters.
However, this year’s percentage rose by 2% but, the completion percentage is still meagre. Increasing the authenticity of the trans and non-binary characters can be good for the world and youth watching learning while streaming. Moreover, GLAAD 2019-20 also revealed that most trans characters were either portrayed as victims or villains when showcased on the screen.
After doing our little research, we have picked up the top shows featuring non-binary and trans characters. So, scroll down, pick your favourite and start watching.
Released in 2018, Pose is a must-watch show specially made for representing trans people. However, this show is wrapped up in just three of these unique, groundbreaking seasons. This series is known to be one of the shows in TV History featuring most trans actors. In addition, this show boasts the first trans woman, the writer, director, and producer of this series, Janet Mock. Pose story revolves around showcasing the tragic and deplorable experiences that people from the LGBTQ+ community witness, especially during the AIDS/HIV pandemic. However, the way they have portrayed their story is just glorious through celebrating the vision, creation, and the beautiful 1980’s Ballroom culture. It’s indeed a must-watch show.
Well, we all know that showcasing something serious can be challenging as the audience tries to skip it. But, if the same expression is portrayed through some comedy or animation, it lightens the weight of the issue, and the audience relates more to it. Wandering Son is one such series that is the Japanese manga series adaptation. The story revolves around two trans kids and their life journey from elementary to high school graduation. Cressa Maeve Beer, the stop motion animator of this show, is herself a trans woman. When asked for her opinion about the show, she said that is show is one of the most sensitive, soft, and careful handlings of a trans kid. Beer further adds that the show has a very honest yet gentle approach towards the audience. The story of Wandering Son revolves around the characters who just being themselves, and you can not help but fall in love with the characters.
This show is best for trans people who want some honest and positive aspects of life and hunting to gain more knowledge and understanding for the LGBTQ+ community. It’s streaming on Crunchyroll.com.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Streaming on Netflix, the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was released in 2018 with four whole seasons. The story revolves around a beloved half-mortal, half-witch, Sabrina Spellman. The story revolves around her and Theo Putnam’s journey with darker twists, who gradually realizes he is a trans and successfully comes out. Lachlan Watson is playing the who in real life is himself a non-binary human. The associate producer of Meredith corporation, Kat Plamer, who herself is a trans confesses that “I didn’t know being transgender was a thing when I was in high school; I just felt like something didn’t fit, but I didn’t know what it was.” If Palmer, now 37, had the representation of a character like Theo when he was in high school, he says, “I might have caught on to my own identity sooner.”