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Trans Man Joins The Cast Of AMC’s Reality Series Small Town Security

AMC’s new reality show, Small Town Security, is different from your usual unscripted series we write about. For one, the cast is hardly dripping in diamonds and Dom Perignon like the Housewives ladies. But, more importantly, it’s the only show on television with a trans man in its cast.

Security, which debuted last night after Breaking Bad, follows the staff of JJK Security and Investigations in Ringgold, Georgia. Toward the end of the premiere, we meet Lt. Dennis Croft, a former member of the Armed Forces who is making an appearance on a talk show hosted by his boss at JJK, Joan Koplan. It was five years ago, on the same show, that Croft came out as transgender to his rural Georgia community. Though not everyone has understood his journey, Croft says being able to share an important part of himself has enabled him to “feel free.”

Who says there’s nothing good on TV?

Small Town Security airs on Sunday nights at 11pm on AMC.

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Jul 16, 2012
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  • 15 Comments
    • Mike Ramon
      Mike Ramon

      Is that person a real transman or just a guy pretending to be one? If he is a real transman more power to him, he sure looks good.

      Jul 16, 2012 at 4:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Karl
      Karl

      about time…

      Jul 16, 2012 at 4:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jay
      Jay

      “He” can call himself a “Man” all he wants but he’ll always have a pussy, and be female both biologically and physically.

      Actual men do not have vaginas at all, and are not female either physically or biologically.

      Jul 16, 2012 at 6:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SteveC
      SteveC

      It’s good that trans actors are finally getting cast in soap operas.

      Jul 16, 2012 at 6:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gauthier
      Gauthier

      @Jay: I’ve got a counter-argument; go pound a bucket of sand up your ass, you vile troll.

      Jul 16, 2012 at 6:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • smithsmith30
      smithsmith30

      @Gauthier: I second that!

      Jul 16, 2012 at 6:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • UsualPlayer
      UsualPlayer

      Why are there so many bigots who congregate to this site?

      I think this is good, and I hope to see more representation of the trans-community on TV. Like with gay rights, the more awareness people have, the better.

      Jul 16, 2012 at 8:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Henry Holland
      Henry Holland

      I’ve got a counter-argument; go pound a bucket of sand up your ass, you vile troll

      Well, let’s see it then, instead of resorting to insults.

      Jul 16, 2012 at 10:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andrew
      Andrew

      LGB and T people should be separate.

      Jul 16, 2012 at 10:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ty
      Ty

      @Jay: Before you had a penis and balls, you had a vagina while inside your mother’s womb. So you were a woman turned into a man. Thanks.

      Jul 16, 2012 at 10:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • UsualPlayers
      UsualPlayers

      @Andrew: No.

      They were supporting us when they didn’t get anything out of it. Still are. DADT repeal included a lot of trans-activists who got nothing out of helping us, but they did the right thing anyway.

      So, I believe a different separation is order: How about you separate yourself from LGBT, and let the rest us get on with our lives.

      Jul 16, 2012 at 10:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mason
      Mason

      That’s nice UsualPlayers, but you’re revising history and forgetting that ENDA was very close to passing and we LGB’s had worked on it for decades and trans people had to flip out and make sure it did not pass at all since there was nothing about Trans people or unisex bathrooms at all in there. Despite all of this even if ENDA did pass they would have added in or created laws that protect trans people in the workplace too.

      Jul 16, 2012 at 11:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • UsualPlayers
      UsualPlayers

      Let’s be clear: Mason is saying that because there are bigots in Congress who will throw trans-allies under the bus, we should do the same.

      Honestly, I know this site loves bigots posting here, and there is zero-site moderation, but you had better hope half the shit that’s posted here never becomes known to a wider news media landscape.

      Here’s the actual history of ENDA

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Employment_Non-Discrimination_Act#103rd_through_108th_Congresses

      If anyone is unaware of politics, the trans-inclusion of ENDA was actually not the reason it failed since it failed every other time before then. It failed because Congress did not want to pass it, and the trans-inclusive version became the excuse.

      Notice- it failed in every other Congress before the time that it included trans-inclusion.

      Most of the time, but the same close votes.

      Only a political idiot like Mason would not know that means it was never going to pass in the first place.

      here’s a primer Mason on politics: Politician says a lot of shit. It doesn’t mean its true. The thing you got to lookf or is how they vote in different context or how they act when the pressure is on them.

      Take the public option. before it was seriously to be a part of the health care bill that became Obamacare, if you polled Democrats in DC, it polled with enought votes to easily pass. Guess what happened when the time came ot actually pass it?

      They couldn’t even muster a majority despite the prior claims.

      The same happened with the drug-re-importation act. That one even had GOP support. But the time for the vote came, and suddenly all those political promises went to dust.

      in the real world of politics Mason, versus in the world of your bigotry, if a bill is not passing in Congress after Congerss by a close vote- that means they are voting that way for their constituencies, but not because they ever really wanted to pass it in the first place.

      Again- look at the voting history. Its practically the same each time, whether ENDA is inclusive or not.

      Jul 17, 2012 at 2:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • UsualPlayers
      UsualPlayers

      to give you Mason an idea of what politcial will looks like when its not bs

      check out hte passage of the hate crimes bill that is trans inclusive

      http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/07/enda_history.html

      ONe final point- despite congressional cowardice- the trans inclusive version of the bill actually has about 70-80 percent of the public support

      So once again- if you are goign to argue something- at least be able to say something that does not indicate you are complete idiot

      Jul 17, 2012 at 2:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jacksmith
      jacksmith

      “Give me Liberty, or Give me Death!” – Patrick Henry

      What a brilliant ruling by the United States Supreme Court on the affordable health care act (Obamacare). Stunningly brilliant in my humble opinion. I could not have ask for a better ruling on a potentially catastrophic healthcare act than We The People Of The United States received from our Supreme Court.

      If the court had upheld the constitutionality of the individual mandate under the commerce clause it would have meant the catastrophic loss of the most precious thing we own. Our individual liberty. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Supreme Court.

      There is no mandate to buy private for-profit health insurance. There is only a nominal tax on income eligible individuals who don’t have health insurance. This is a HUGE! difference. And I suspect that tax may be subject to constitutional challenge as it ripens.

      This is a critically important distinction. Because under the commerce clause individuals would have been compelled to support the most costly, dangerous, unethical, morally repugnant, and defective type of health insurance you can have. For-profit health insurance, and the for-profit proxies called private non-profits and co-ops.

      Equally impressive in the courts ruling was the majorities willingness to throw out the whole law if the court could not find a way to sever the individual mandate under the commerce clause from the rest of the act. Bravo! Supreme Court.

      Thanks to the Supreme Court we now have an opportunity to fix our healthcare crisis the right way. Without the obscene delusion that Washington can get away with forcing Americans to buy a costly, dangerous and highly defective private product (for-profit health insurance).

      During the passage of ACA/Obamacare some politicians said that the ACA was better than nothing. But the truth was that until the Supreme Court fixed it the ACA/Obamacare was worse than nothing at all. It would have meant the catastrophic loss of your precious liberty for the false promise and illusion of healthcare security under the deadly and costly for-profit healthcare system that dominates American healthcare.

      As everyone knows now. The fix for our healthcare crisis is a single payer system (Medicare for all) like the rest of the developed world has. Or a robust Public Option choice available to everyone on day one that can quickly lead to a single payer system.

      We still have a healthcare crisis in America. With hundreds of thousands dieing needlessly every year in America. And a for-profit medical industrial complex that threatens the security and health of the entire world. The ACA/Obamacare will not fix that.

      The for-profit medical industrial complex has already attacked the world with H1N1 killing thousands, and injuring millions. And more attacks are planned for profit, and to feed their greed.

      To all of you who have fought so hard to do the kind and right thing for your fellow human beings at a time of our greatest needs I applaud you. Be proud of your-self.

      God Bless You my fellow human beings. I’m proud to be one of you. You did good.

      See you on the battle field.

      Sincerely

      jacksmith – WorkingClass :-)

      Jul 17, 2012 at 1:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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