Transgender Community Reacts to IMDb Publishing Birth Names Without Consent

IMDb has responded to complaints from within the transgender film community about the site’s decision to publish the birth names of marquis transgender talent without their consent.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, representatives for two trans actors with major television credits told IndieWire that they have not been able to remove this information from IMDb, even after extensive lobbying from management, representatives at one of the top three Hollywood agencies, and GLAAD, the leading Lgbtq media advocacy organization.

“IMDb is committed to being the most comprehensive source of movie, TV and celebrity information. Our users trust that when they use IMDb, they are receiving comprehensive and accurate biographical information,” a representative from IMDb told IndieWire in an official statement (full statement below). “IMDb strives to represent an individual’s gender identity while also accurately reflecting cast and crew listings as they appear in a production’s on-screen credits at the time of original release.
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