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February 22, 2013

The modeling reality show innovates by having male and female contestent in their latest cycle

Popular reality series America's Next Top Model will have both male and female contestants in its 20th cycle, and it will include a gay guy.

Openly gay Cory Hindorff, a 22-year-old actor and drag queen, will be a contestant.

Hindorff performs as Serena Starr, his drag persona, and has acted in many stage shows and musicals, such as Altar Boyz and Rent.

The new cycle of will show the differant ways men and women act in the modeling industry.

August 20, 2012

Choi Han-bit is the first transgender contestant to feature in the Korean television show

While America’s Next Top Model kicks off its 19th season on Friday (26 August) with an all-new set of judges, the third series of the show in Korea has got everybody talking because it features the country's first transgender contestant.

Choi Han-bit, 26, is a South Korean actress and model who studied traditional dance at the Korean National Academy of Arts in Seoul.

In 2006, with the support of her parents, she received male-to-female gender-reassignment and changed her name and is now legally recognized as female in South Korea.

June 8, 2012

America's Next Top Model contestant Isis King among those donning the shirts in ads for American Apparel

A new line of equality-themed T-shirts was launched today (8 June) by American Apparel which is featuring a transgender model in one of its ad campaigns for the first time.

Isis King is a transgender activist who was once a contestant on the TV series America's Next Top Model. She can be seen in the ads wearing various T-shirts with such slogans as 'Gay OK' and 'Legalize Gay!'

December 21, 2011

GLAAD and HRC meet with ABC, take out ad in Daily Variety saying 'Work It' sitcom is 'harmful' to transgender people

The ABC sitcom Work It is not scheduled to premiere until Jan. 3, 2012 but two leading LGBT groups are hoping the show about two men who dress as women to land jobs gets the ax before its first airing.

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the Human Rights Campaign placed an ad in the Hollywood trade paper Daily Variety on Wednesday pointing out that 'by encouraging the audience to laugh at
the characters’ attempts at womanhood, the show gives license to similar treatment of transgender women.'