JamesMichael Nichols, writing for The Huffington Post, takes a look at the inclusion of Genderqueer people in an MTV video as part of it coverage of Transgender Awareness Week. Here’s an excerpt from the opening paragraphs of this article. Continue reading this article, and watching the video, by following the link at the bottom of this post.
MTV is launching a groundbreaking new campaign to coincide with Transgender Awareness Week from Nov. 16-20, 2015.
Part of “Look Different,” the initiative is a week-long, cross-platform event, including the premiere of the highly anticipated “True Life: I’m Genderqueer,” from the lauded “True Life” docuseries, on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 11 PM ET/PT on MTV.
According to a statement from MTV, “While transgender men and women continue to reach new levels of visibility, little attention has been paid to genderqueer and gender non-conforming members of the transgender community. This first-of-its-kind episode follows two genderqueer youth who reject traditional gender labels and identify as outside of the categories of man and woman.”
The “Look Different” campaign involves an online, resource-based hub for information related to the experiences of transgender and genderqueer individuals. MTV will also be making history by changing its logo across the company’s social networking sites to the transgender flag during Transgender Awareness Week in order to show solidarity with the transgender community.
The Huffington Post chatted with the two people sharing their stories through “True Life: I’m Genderqueer,” Jacob, 24, and Brennan, 17, about the impact they hope the episode has has on trans and gender-nonconforming youth
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