Discovery Life Channel debuts transgender series 'New Girls On The Block'

Tue. April 14, 2015 8:47 AM by OnTopMag.com

Discovery Life Channel on Saturday premiered its newest reality series New Girls on the Block.

The docu-series follows the lives of five transgender friends living in Kansas City, including best friends Kassidy and Chloe, who are transitioning together; couple Tanya and Jaime, who are dealing with child-related issues with Tanya's ex-wife; married couple Macy and Sharon, whose relationship is evolving during Macy's transition; and couple Robyn and Andrew, previously best friends before Robyn's transition.

"With New Girls on the Block, Discovery Life Channel looks to provide a bridge to a world of acceptance of the transgender community through our honest portrayal – and entertaining look – at these women's lives," Jane Latman, general manager of Discovery Life Channel, said in announcing the show.

Interviewed on the 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards red carpet, Macy said that she wants the media to focus more on the lives of transgender people and less on their transitions.

"It would be nice if the media would portray our lives and not focus on surgeries and those types of things," she said. "Just focus on our lives. And New Girls on the Block is a show like that and hopefully people will love it and watch it."

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