Transgender Character To Be Introduced On All My Children
Beginning on Thursday, ABC's All My Children will feature a transgender character named Zarf who is planning a sex-change operation. The Associated Press reports that although there have been a handful of post-surgical transgender characters who have appeared on TV shows, this is a first for a daytime drama. The gay-rights group GLAAD said some transgenders consulted on the storyline. GLAAD spokesman Damon Romine called the AMC decision "groundbreaking and breakthrough television."