Netflix has teamed up with GLAAD for a campaign promoting LGBTQ characters in media titled “The First Time I Saw Me”. The six short videos have six different trans people giving their opinions on representation in the media.
Netflix and GLAAD know that authentic media stories and characters are pivotal in creating acceptance. This is especially true for trans people, who have either been invisible in mainstream media or portrayed using inaccurate and offensive stereotypes. And that’s why when you finally see a trans character that resonates with you as real and authentic – where you can see a part of yourself in the story – it is so powerful.
Note that some of the videos contain swearing.