Eden Lane is the host of Colorado Public Television’s “In Focus with Eden Lane,” a weekly interview program highlighting arts and culture. The program is focused on her interview subjects, but she, too, is sometimes in the spotlight, making history as the only known openly transgender mainstream television broadcaster in U.S., something that Lane says just sort of happened, and was nothing she ever set out to do.
“I transitioned, in the way that your radio listeners will understand, almost a decade ago. I became a married, suburban housewife and mom, and never really intended to step in the spotlight. If I had known that nobody else was identified as transgender as a news journalist on television, I probably wouldn’t have done it. I probably would have been too afraid,” she said in an interview on my SiriusXM OutQ radio program.
Lane hadn’t kept the fact that she is transgender a secret by any means, but, in her role as an interviewer she focused on her subjects and not herself, so she hadn’t been overtly public about it either. She was thus a bit surprised when her transgender identity suddenly was highlighted in the media, when she was doing some political reporting for Colorado Public Television, outside of her regular show.
Lane says she gets letters from gay and transgender teens, and from parents. She finds it rewarding, if sometimes a huge responsibility, being one of the few openly transgender public figures in television.
The full interview is available, click the Source link below.