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Iconic Trumpet

If author Jackie Kay — or anyone else — won’t blow her own TRUMPET, I happily will

IT CAN’T HAVE ESCAPED YOUR ATTENTION that we ’re living in the Great Media Transgender Revolution. While LGB representation often refers to “post-Ellen” (a reference to Ellen DeGeneres bringing gay issues centre stage), it seems that the “post-Caitlyn” movement is in full swing, and the media is learning a new vocabulary.

That’s what makes transgender media from before the past couple of years so tantalising. Sparse references range from the good: Transamerica, Corrie’s Hayley Cropper, Boys Don’t Cry and Orlando, to the offensive: Ace Ventura, and the downright odd: David Duchovny as Denise in Twin Peaks.

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On the cover, Nyle DiMarco talks about how being deaf was no obstacle to winning America’s Next Top Model and Dancing with the Stars. Plus: Queer theatre special with an exclusive interview and shoot with Mark Gatiss and the cast of The Boys in the Band, hot electronic pop duo Aluna George, singer Rebecca Ferguson, and Fear the Walking Dead star Colman Domingo.