Positive attitude towards transgender issues wins award for S4C programmes


S4C's daily magazine shows have been praised for their positive attitude towards the transgender community in Wales.

The magazine shows Heno and Prynhawn Da, broadcast live from the Tinopolis studios in Llanelli, have won a Transgender Television Award for their "exceptional treatment of transgender guests, issues and news."

Presenting the award today (Monday 7 March) was Jenny Anne Christine Bishop of Tranforum Manchester, and Rona Rees, from The Beaumont Society in Wales, who said that Heno and Prynhawn Da had been awarded for their "positive attitude and sensitive handling of transgender issues."

You can see the team receive their award on tonight's edition of Heno, on S4C at 7.00pm, or on demand at (with English subtitles available via your platform settings).

Angharad Mair, Heno presenter and series executive producer, was very proud to accept the award; "On Heno and Prynhawn Da we do our best to reflect the variety of life in Wales and to discuss the latest talking points. It's great to hear praise for our coverage of transgender topics and I'm very glad to accept this Transgender Television Award on behalf of the team."

Some of the topics which have been praised included the coverage of the Iris Film Festival; an interview and discussion about the film 'The Danish Girls' which is a story about a transgender woman; and there was praise for their coverage of Pride events and Stonewall campaigns.

Dafydd Rhys, S4C Director of Content and Broadcasting says; "Congratulations to Heno and Prynhawn Da. These popular programmes reflect all aspects of life in Wales and that's why they've been awarded this prize. Well done to the team for their good work."

In 2015, the ITV Wales current affairs series Y Byd ar Bedwar won the award for their report about the transgender community in Wales.

The Transgender TV Awards recognise transgender positive television presenters, actors and producers by acknowledging those that have made a particular effort to treat transgender people with dignity and respect.


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