The media is in love with Bruce Jenner and his sex change--or they were until they found out he was a Republican. The research is somewhat limited, but what there is shows a higher mortality rate, higher suicide rate, more mental issues, more criminality, and higher STD/HIV in the post surgical transgendered. I think the news cycle tired of the gay stories (2% of the population) so they moved on to transgender (.01%). If it weren't for the police stories, African Americans wouldn't even get in the media at all. Hispanics can only be in a story if it's about illegal immigration. We have a shallow media.