“Sharing this work amidst President Trump’s continued assault on the transgender community is painful."
By
Michaela Morgan

31 Jul 2017 - 1:27 PM  UPDATED 31 Jul 2017 - 1:27 PM

The trailer for the fourth season of Transparent has been released—just two days after US President Trump announced his proposal to ban all transgender people from the armed forces.

As a result, the first glimpse of the new season has been accompanied by a statement from the cast and creators, condemning President Trump’s transgender military ban and affirming the importance of trans visibility in the media.

“We are honoured to share the trailer for Transparent season 4. We feel very lucky to get to make art inspired by themes of love, home and boundaries, and how they operate in both human beings as well as nations,” the joint statement released to People begins.

“Sharing this work amidst President Trump’s continued assault on the transgender community is painful. We are outraged that he announced in a tweet that transgender people would not be allowed to serve ‘in any capacity’ in the US military.

"It is reprehensible to deny an estimated 15,000 current trans service members, and 134,000 trans veterans, the dignity, respect and safety that they deserve,” the statement continues.

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“We are neither disruptive nor expensive. We are human beings, and we will not be erased or ignored.”

The groundbreaking TV show stars Jeffrey Tambour, Judith Light, Gaby Hoffman, Jay Duplass and Amy Landecker and centres on the journey of Maura Pfefferman, who begins transitioning in her late 60s.

The Amazon original series also stars transgender actors Alexandra Billings, Trace Lysette and Alexandra Grey. Creator Jill Soloway recently came out as trans and non-binary.  

“At Transparent we believe in the integrity of the trans community, which we know firsthand because we are all either trans or allies to the trans community,” the statement says.

“It is a revolutionary act for a trans person to simply leave the house and walk down the street. We tap into the incredible history of survival the trans community has achieved against all odds, knowing that our fight is noble and on the side of justice and human rights.”

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“To our trans community members serving in the military and to transgender veterans: We work in solidarity with you and will continue fighting and creating art for our community’s well-being and future,” it reads. “We hope that you’ll enjoy the trailer for season 4 because our visibility and our stories are more important than ever.”

You can watch the season 4 trailer below: