Bethany Black is primarily known for comedy, but came to national prominence for being the first openly transgender actor to appear in Dr Who. She had previously moved in acting in three trans roles in Russel T Davies' Tofu, Cucumber, and Banana. She has mostly stayed out of transgender activism, but made an unfortunate intervention in the Lucy Meadows hours after her suicide had hit the media, but three months before the inquest revealed that the suicide had nothing to do with her previous harrassment by the press. She then waded into one of the longest running transgender disputes by appearing on a panel with Julie Bindel at which she did a good comedy routine first, then spoke in a progressive trans activist way, including about the vilification she had received from the more intransigent trans activists.
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