To celebrate #TDOV2020, here’s our list of trans TV characters you will love


Happy Trans Day Of Visibility! We’re celebrating by watching some of our favourite TV shows with uplifting, heart-warming and realistic trans characters that we have grown to love over the years.

Here are five of the best TV shows that have seamlessly introduced transgender characters, making a huge impact for the representation of the trans community and giving trans actors a chance to shine in the spotlight.

Euphoria – Jules Vaughn

Trans model Hunter Schafer’s first acting role sees her play a trans teen who relocates from the city to life in a suburban high school, where she meets BFF-turned-GF Rue (played by Zendaya). 

Pose – Blanca Rodriquez-Evangelista 

Mj Rodriguez plays Blanca, the warm, protective Mother of the House of Evangelista in the series that made history with the largest cast of transgender actor starring as regulars in a scripted show. 

Sense8 – Nomi

In a show created by transgender filmmakers Lana and Lily Wachowski, Jamie Clayton (The L Word: Generation Q) plays Nomi, a trans hacktivist and political blogger who lives with her wife Amanita. 

Orange Is The New Black – Sophia Burset

The first openly trans actor to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy, Laverne Cox plays the only transgender woman at Litchfield Penitentiary, where she’s doing time for credit card fraud to pay for reassignment surgery. 

Supergirl – Nia Nal 

The first transgender superhero on TV, Nicole Maines plays Nia, a reporter by day and Dreamer by night (though also through the day), who uses her powers of precognition and astral projection to help Supergirl.

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