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March 16, 2016  |  
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Image Source: Netflix

Image Source: Netflix

Sense8

When it comes to transgender characters and issues, Netflix’s Sense8 is breaking barriers.  The character Nomi (played by trans actress Jamie Clayton in a show helmed by trans writers/directors, the Wachowskis) has a family who refuses to acknowledge her as the woman she is – a definite nod to the difficulty many trans people face when trying to be their authentic selves.  Nomi is one of several characters in the sci-fi drama who identify as LGBT but whose stories and lives are built around so much more than sexuality and gender identity.

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