Showing posts with the label Shakina Nayfact

Transgender Activist in Starring Role

  Trans activist Shakina Nayfact is making history again as she lands a starring role in the new NBC comedy The show which is called "Connecting" will be on Thursday nights. Nayfact (below) is making history as the first transgender regular on a prime time television show. Here is a brief description from the " Advocate " :  " On the topic of her history-making role, Nayfack placed it in the larger context of the transgender movement. "It feels like a huge honor and a huge responsibility to get right," she said. "And also, I think it is a benchmark in a process of social change that so many other trans artists have forged alongside me and ahead of me. I like to stay away from the narratives of like, you know, 'first achievement' and think more about the legacy that we are building together as a community of trans actors fighting for representation for the rest of us out in the world." However, in a time when few Hollywood productions

A Rebel Tour of North Carolina

From the The Guardian in the UK:   How to use a urinal like a lady: a trans woman's rebel tour of North Ca rolina.   In defiance of North Carolinas ‘absurd’ new bathroom law, trans actress Shakina Nayfack is staging a piece of renegade performance art in men’s  In defiance of North Carolina’ toilets.   Nayfack is happily and successfully living her womanly life in New York but her birth certificate says “male”, so according to the  new laws  in North Carolina she is  effectively banned  from female public restrooms in that state. She’s so peeved, she’s mounting a rebel tour. And from the Capitol in Raleigh to the gas stations of Greensboro and cafes of Charlotte, she plans to tinkle in men’s toilets galore, tweeting and taking selfies as she goes. “Hovering over a urinal is actually very tricky. I’m going to need a lot of Purell,” she said.