the bold and the beautiful

Not really sure if any of you are into soap operas, but something pretty big just happened on one of TV’s oldest soaps, The Bold and the Beautiful.

This is Maya Avant. She’s the lead model at Forrester Creations and is currently in a relationship with the CEO of said company, Rick Forrester. She’s a main character, and is very important to the story. 

This isn’t the big news, however.

In a recent episode, Maya was reveal as being transgender. This makes her the first regular transgender character in an American daytime soap opera! This is huge for the trans community, as her story will be reaching a new group of people! 

If you want to read more on it, here’s an article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3005003/The-role-prayed-Bold-Beautiful-reveals-popular-character-transgender-soap-opera-first.html

I’m absolutely thrilled to see where this takes the show, and I hope it’ll get more recognition here too!

The Bold and the Beautiful recently cast trans actor Scott Turner Schofield as a friend and mentor to current character Maya Avant. Maya is a transgender woman on the show, and is played by Karla Mosley, a cis-gender woman.

Although it would have been great for the trans character to be played by a trans woman, we applaud the show for making history by casting the first transgender actor in a major recurring role for daytime television.   

Schofield wrote on a Facebook post:

“This moment is about every teacher and artist who encouraged me to act despite biased casting; each trans person and ally who attended my shows; and everyone in power who acts their beliefs in order to do something differently.”

The 42nd DAYTIME EMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS

Outstanding Drama Series

  • The Bold and the Beautiful
  • Days of our Lives
  • General Hospital
  • The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Peggy McKay, Days of our Lives
  • Alison Sweeney, Days of our Lives
  • Gina Tognoni, The Young and the Restless
  • Maura West, General Hospital
  • Laura Wright, General Hospital

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Anthony Geary, General Hospital
  • Christian LeBlanc, The Young and the Restless
  • Billy Miller, The Young and the Restless
  • Jason Thompson, General Hospital

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Linsey Godfrey, The Bold and the Beautiful
  • Amelia Heinle, The Young and the Restless
  • Elizabeth Hendrickson, The Young and the Restless
  • Finola Hughes, General Hospital
  • Lisa LoCicero, General Hospital

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Scott Clifton, The Bold and the Beautiful
  • Chad Duell, General Hospital
  • Kristoff St. John, The Young and the Restless
  • Jacob Young, The Bold and the Beautiful

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series

  • Kristen Alderson, General Hospital
  • Camila Banus, Days of our Lives
  • Hunter King, The Young and the Restless
  • Haley Pullos, General Hospital

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series

  • Bryan Craig, General Hospital
  • Max Ehrich, The Young and the Restless
  • Tequan Richmond, General Hospital
  • Freddie Smith, Days of our Lives

Outstanding Daytime Drama Writing Team

  • The Bold and the Beautiful
  • Days of our Lives
  • General Hospital
  • The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Daytime Drama Directing Team

  • The Bold and the Beautiful
  • Days of our Lives
  • General Hospital
  • The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series

  • Meredith Baxter, The Young and the Restless
  • Sally Kellerman, The Young and the Restless
  • Donna Mills, General Hospital
  • Linda Elena Tovar, General Hospital
  • Fred Willard, The Bold and the Beautiful
  • Ray Wise, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding New Approaches Drama Series

  • Anacostia
  • The Bay the Series
  • Beacon Hill
  • East Los High

Outstanding Performer in a New Approaches Drama Series

  • Sarah Brown, Beacon Hill
  • Martha Bryne, Anascostia
  • Andrea Evans, DeVanity
  • Vanesssa Vasquez, East Los High
  • Danielle Vega, East Los High

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