This thesis seeks to develop a rubric for the assessment of recent transgender visibility
across disparate media spaces. The rubric is based upon the critiques of transgender studies
scholars and transgender activists on transgender representation in media. The rubric aims to
address the most salient issues found in contemporary transgender representation and guide its
user toward identifying more inclusive forms of transgender visibility that resist stereotypes. The
rubric is both a resource for the analysis of transgender visibility as well as the production of
media that focuses upon or includes transgender subjects.