There are so many negative stereotypes when it comes to transgender people, it’s a beautiful thing when someone not only “gets it,” but also stands up proudly and puts down those stereotypes. That’s exactly what Felicity Huffman did when she won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Bree in the movie “TransAmerica.”
Accepting her award, she said:
“I know as actors our job is usually to shed our skins, but I think as people our job is to become who we really are and so I would like to salute the men and women who brave ostracism, alienation and a life lived on the margins to become who they really are.”
Previously, with an interview with Hanh Nguyen of Zap2it.com, Mrs. Huffman said:
“Either you feel alienated from yourself or you actually do it and you’re alienated from society – you’re an oddball. It usually takes until you’re a little older to go, `I don’t care. I have to really be who I am.”
I couldn’t of said it better myself.
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.
Abernathey currently hosts the Youtube Channel "The T-Party with Marti Abernathey."