VOD services like Netflix and Amazon have become trendsetters in the recent years paving way for cultural phenomenons like binge watching and time-shifted TV viewing. Even the way content programming was done, has changed. Apart their huge arsenal of content for all demographics, there’s one more thing the streamers are leading on : representation of transgender characters.
Marking the first time that GLAAD included this new metric in its study, there was an additional observation that an expansion of the TV landscape into video streaming platforms has acted as a catalyst for this change. Considering how dependent Americans are on TV content for education on transgenders, no surprises why streaming services are bulldozing cable this badly.