Grey's Anatomy Paves the Way For Groundbreaking Transgender TV Storytelling

This month, Grey's Anatomy broke new ground with the introduction of a major transgender character, and now the show is taking things even further. The veteran ABC drama has cast actress Candis Cayne for a "groundbreaking" transgender story arc that will unfold over multiple episodes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cayne will portray a transgender patient who comes to Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital to receive a cutting-edge "vaginoplasty" surgery. Cayne's character arc is based on a true story. In real life, Jess Ting - the director of surgery at the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Mount Sinai - created this exact surgery with the help of a transgender woman named Hayley Anthony. According to Grey's showrunner Krista Vernoff, the surgery "revolutionizes the making of a vagina and we thought that was a really cool story and [Cayne] is playing a character inspired by something we read." The news comes
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