The Power of TV: Trans Visibility in Storytelling

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About The Event

Join us for a public program of the Television Academy Foundation:

The Power of TV: Trans Visibility in Storytelling

While recent years have brought greater awareness and on-screen inclusion of transgender characters and storylines, the representation gap persists for trans individuals onscreen and behind the scenes. We'll explore the pathways and roadblocks to expanding storytelling and visibility of trans individuals and communities in a lively conversation with:

  • Alexandra Billings, Actress, Transparent
  • Steven Canals, Executive Producer, Pose
  • Alex Blue Davis, Actor, Grey's Anatomy
  • Brian Michael Smith, Actor, Queen Sugar, The L Word: Generation Q
  • Lilly Wachowski


  • Nick Adams, Director, Transgender Representation, GLAAD

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  • 6:30PM - Reception
  • 7:00PM - Panel

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This event was recorded and you can watch it here.

The Television Academy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We rely on support from philanthropists and sponsors who share our mission of educating and inspiring those who are shaping television's future. While free tickets are available, we ask you to consider a $5 donation to support the Foundation's public programs.

This is a public event of the Television Academy Foundation. Television Academy Members and the public are invited to attend. Each individual may reserve up to two tickets.

Seating is subject to availability; first come, first served. Admittance is not guaranteed.

This event will have a walk-up line. There is no guarantee that walk ups will be able to attend the event.

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Saban Media Center
Television Academy
5210 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
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