OWN, Oprah Winfrey’s new cable TV network, is gearing up with all sorts of new shows. And it seems LGBT folks are well in the mix.
A few weeks ago, this blog covered an LGBT incident with Oprah herself on her behind-the-scenes show. This time, much less drama but no less interesting.
Our America with Lisa Ling premiered recently on OWN. Ling runs around the country covering a topic with several interviews of people on said topic. She injects her own thoughts and narration throughout.
The most recent episode covered the lives of transgender people in various states of transition. Aside from one or two moments where I wasn’t quite sure of the context of pronoun usage (he vs. she), I was pleased at how fair and accurate Ling was when it came to appropriate pronoun usage.
Click here to watch a video excerpt from the show, which depicts the story of Hailey, a young child born as Harry, and how Haley’s parents have handled the situation.
I hope that OWN continues to depict such thoughtful coverage of LGBT issues.