Soap Transition Support
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Soap Transition Support

In the past I’ve written posts supporting the “All My Children” transgender character Zoey/Zarf (here and here). Recently, Zoey (the soap character) took part in a support group with real transgender people. Simply amazing. I’m so glad to see this. There’s a good representation of sex and race in the scene. Typically in the media you only hear or see white m2f trangender people.

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Marti Abernathey
Marti Abernathey
Marti Abernathey is the founder of the Transadvocate and the previous managing editor. Abernathey has worn many different hats, including that of podcaster, activist, and radiologic technologist. She's been a part of various internet radio ventures such as TSR Live!, The T-Party, and The Radical Trannies, TransFM, and Sodium Pentathol Sunday. As an advocate she's previously been involved with the Indiana Transgender Rights Advocacy Alliance, Rock Indiana Campaign for Equality, and the National Transgender Advocacy Coalition. She's taken vital roles as a grass roots community organizer in The Indianapolis Tax Day Protest (2003), The Indy Pride HRC Protest (2004), Transgender Day of Remembrance (2004), Indiana's Witch Hunt (2005), and the Rally At The Statehouse (the largest ever GLBT protest in Indiana - 3/2005). In 2008 she was a delegate from Indiana to the Democratic National Convention and a member of Barack Obama's LGBT Steering and Policy Committee.

2 Comments

  1. felix says:

    This was astonishing for a soap – we don’t get, “All My Children” here but I’d certainly watch it if we did. The “group” scene was moving and what the people said to introduce themselves sounded authentic. Mind you, ours is usually noisier 😉
    I’m sure I’ve met the guy in the blue sweater . . .
    Does anyone know the character “Hayley Trotter” from “Coronation Street”? The first transwoman chracter in a UK soap, played VERY well by a bio-woman who had a lot of creative input from the MTF community.

  2. felix says:

    This was astonishing for a soap – we don’t get, “All My Children” here but I’d certainly watch it if we did. The “group” scene was moving and what the people said to introduce themselves sounded authentic. Mind you, ours is usually noisier 😉
    I’m sure I’ve met the guy in the blue sweater . . .
    Does anyone know the character “Hayley Trotter” from “Coronation Street”? The first transwoman chracter in a UK soap, played VERY well by a bio-woman who had a lot of creative input from the MTF community.