During the premiere of Strut, Whoopi Goldberg called on people to be respectful of the transgender community.

Strut, which premieres Tuesday on Oxygen, takes a look inside Slay Model Management, the world's first exclusively transgender modeling agency.

Goldberg and Tom Leonardis executive produce the reality show.

“This is my community,” Goldberg told NBC OUT at the show's red carpet premiere in Los Angeles. “It's all my community. It's all our community. People don't realize that they have been part of this transgender world for many, many years. And we're taking the fear out, because it's not easy to stand up and say, 'Listen, this is who I am. And it's different from what you may know.'”

Goldberg said that her show reminded viewers that everyone has hopes and dreams.

“So, if you run into a transgender person, try not to compound all the other stuff that goes into their lives. Try to be nice, you know, respectful. Be a better person. Don't make life harder for anybody,” Goldberg added.