Media representations of transgender individuals are rare and often negative. Zach Barack is an actor who aims to spread positivity through transgender stories.
Barack is no stranger in superheroes, having been the first transgender actor to appear in a Marvel movie. Although he was not a major character, Spider-Man Far from HomeIn fact, he is now the “hero” title. Dead End: Paranormal Park.
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Barack portrays Barney, a transgender series lead. The actor shared his excitement about bringing positive representation of the trans community to young audiences.
Barack tells Sonia Baghdady that “the humanization of trans people begins with exposure.” Make an appointment now. [The audience] It is to see him as both a human and a hero. This is what most trans people do. This is something that we’ve never seen before and it’s truly exciting.
Barack admits that transgender representation is on the rise in recent years. But he believes queer youth require more stories that inspire hope and joy.
“We have lots and it’s tragic, anxiety. Barack says, “And we haven’t had this before.”