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EastEnders has a chance to change the portrayal of transgender people

The big news this week (in our house at least) is that EastEnders is to have a new transgender character, called Kyle, played by 21-year-old Riley Carter Millington.  Great news for trans visibility – y’know, as long as they don’t do a Springer and make him a heroin-addled armed robber/serial killer/paedophile/scum-of-the-earth-general-bad-person. Past experience tells us not to be too optimistic, but there’s something different about this bold new step in trans TV.