In the podcast, we talk a lot about "visibility," which has two valences. We are often talking about literal visibility, meaning the increasing representation of trans people on television and film, and coverage of trans issues in the news. Visibility also refers to an approach to political change that prioritizes formal legal equality and anti-discrimination legislation, often utilizing a “we’re just like you” approach in order to secure such rights.
Learn what Diamond, Rickke, LaSaia, and Dean each have to say about the problems of trans visibility.
Want to learn more?
- Trap Door: trans cultural production and the politics of visibility, eds. Reina Gossett, Eric A. Stanley, and Johanna Burton
- Gay, Inc.: The Non-Profitization of Queer Politics, by Myrl Beam
- Invisible Lives, by Viviane Namaste
- Terrorizing Gender: Transgender Visibility and the Surveillance Practices of the U.S. Security State, by Mia Fischer
- "The internet made trans people visible. It also left them more vulnerable," by Katelyn Burns
- "The Politics of Visibility," by Eunsong Kim
- "Capital T: Trans Visibility, Corporate Capitalism, and Commodity Culture," by Emmanuel David