Transgender Activists Attack Movie Database Site IMDb for Publishing Trans Actors’ Birth Names

Breitbart | 4/14/2019 | Staff
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Transgender activists have set their sights on film industry database website IMBD.com for publishing the birth names of trans actors. The activists have created a brand new term for it by accusing IMBb of “deadnaming” people with names no longer in use.

At least two trans actors have reportedly demanded that Internet Movie Database (IMDb) remove their original names and replace them with their new name adopted after becoming transgender. But the site has thus far refused to comply, according to Deadline Hollywood.

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Activists even claim that IMDb did not change the listings even after the actors’ managers tried to contact the site to request the name changes.

One trans actor claimed that IMDb replied that the information on the site is public information and that they “do this with everyone.” A second actor said it took months for IMDb to add his trans name, but he is upset that his birth name is still in the biography section.

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Registered members of IMDb can make certain edits to pages, but not everything on an entry is open for alteration.

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