Transgender Actress Bethany Black To Appear In Doctor Who


The BBC has announced that transgender actress and comedian Bethany Black will be appearing in an upcoming episode of the 9th series of Doctor Who, making her the first transgender person to ever appear in the shows massive 52 year history.

After the announcement Black took to Facebook and Twitter to celebrate the news with her fans, posting an image of her beside the Tardis, and even wrote ‘Now to sit back and wait until the Daily Mail realises the BBC have cast an openly trans lesbian in a family show.’ on her Facebook page.


Black has previously appeared in the critically acclaimed queer drama Cucumber and Banana last year, which was created by Russel t Davies, the man responsible for returning Doctor Who to our screens.

It is so far unclear if Blacks character in Doctor Who will be trans or not.



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In addition to her writing Amy has also worked with the Centre For Hate Crime Studies in Leicester and has worked in the capacity of an advisor to the United Nations Entity For Gender Equality and The Empowerment of Women.

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