Following the success of its first LGBT-focused documentary “Gay Pioneers,” WHYY has announced plans to produce a second film documenting the 50th-anniversary of the Annual Reminder Day marches in Philadelphia.

Transgender activists have long decried the lack of opportunities for transgender actors in the film and television industries. Most trans roles, they say, are played by cis-gender actors. Though many in the trans community were pleased when Maya Avant, a character on “The Bold and the Beautiful,” was recently outed as trans, there was a collective sigh when Karla Mosley, the actor who plays Maya, acknowledged she was a cis-gender woman.

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