‘Transparent’ Star Jeffrey Tambor Slams Trump’s Transgender Military Ban


“Transparent” actor Jeffrey Tambor has said he hopes the critically-acclaimed drama series has opened minds to transgender issues.

On the show, Tambor (pictured) plays Maura, a retired college professor who is transitioning to female with the support of his family.

The actor told Us Weekly he hopes the show can educate viewers on trans issues, like President Donald Trump’s sudden and controversial transgender military ban.

“Something I’ve been harping on and I’m serious about is the military ban,” he told the publication.

“It makes me get in my car faster and get to Paramount Studios.

“I think there is hatred, but I think there is fear. The real big thing is ignorance.

“I love that we get through to the human. We don’t lecture and we don’t wag our finger didactically. I think this show has a chance to change the playing field.”

“Transparent” is now in its fourth season, and screens in Australia on streaming service Stan.

Tambor has long been outspoken on the importance of on-screen representation of transgender people.

Accepting his Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for the role in 2016, he urged Hollywood to “give transgender talent a chance, give them auditions, give them their stories.”

He added: “One last thing: I would be happy if I were the last cisgender male to play a transgender female.”

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