BRIAN MICHAEL SMITH IS TV’s FIRST BLACK TRANS MAN IN REGULAR ROLE

Remember the name: Brian Michael Smith. The actor was one of three casting announcements that trickled out on Tuesday morning ahead of Fox’s 9-1-1 spinoff, Lone Star, which debuts in January. This next installment in Ryan Murphy’s burgeoning franchise will take place in Texas and star Rob Lowe and Liv Tyler as first responders tasked with saving lives every…

ACTOR BRIAN MICHAELS HAS PUBLICALLY COME OUT AS TRANS

Actor Brian Michaels has spoken openly for the first time about being trans. On 12 July, Michaels starred in American TV show Queen Sugar as the trans policeman Toine Wilkins. Despite a career that began in 2011, this was their first time playing a trans character. In an interview with GLAAD, he explains: ‘I had concerns disclosing…