Growing Up Transgender and Mormon Eri Hayward was born as a boy in Utah and raised in the Church of Latter-Day Saints. Filmmaker Torben Bernhard shot this poignant short, Transmormon, just before Eri flew to Thailand for sexual reassignment surgery. In the piece, she and her family talk about the long and often painful journey it took to recognize and embrace her transgender identity and the role their faith played along the way. “Being LDS was our life,” she says. “It’s one of the reasons I didn’t find out about what being trans was until I was an adult.” Published 20 October 2015
HRC President Chad Griffin presents director and producer Lana Wachowski with the HRC Visibility Award at the 2012 HRC San Francisco Gala. Lana speaks of her journey and why now is the most important time to get involved in the fight for LGBT equality.
I Am Jazz Documentary about a 10 year old transgender girl named Jazz.
Nevo’s Story (Minus18 & Safe Schools Coalition Australia) Nevo is a positive and confident young person with the same hopes and dreams as many young people. He tells a powerful story about growing up with the knowledge that the female sex assigned to him at birth did not match who he knew he truly was. He speaks about the unique challenges facing transgender people and how the people in their lives can be supportive. He also comments on the important difference between gender identity and sexual identity. Nevo’s story will help to dismantle fears and stereotypes about transgender and gender diverse people.
Susie Green shares the inspirational story of her transgender daughter, who told her when she was four that she should have been born a girl. Susie is the CEO of Mermaids, a charity that supports gender variant children, young people and their families. Susie became involved with Mermaids when she needed support for her daughter, Jackie. Susie has expanded the charity’s capacity and funding, as well as developing the services it offers. She campaigns for the provision of more services and respectful media representation of transgender people.
Sam Killermann is a comedian and social justice advocate, and the guy behind It’s Pronounced Metrosexual, a one-man comedy show and blog about snap judgments, identity, and oppression (but in a totally funny way).
Insightful, irreverent, moving and unpredictable, this episode sets the record straight about what it’s really like to be transgender. (ABC Television 2017)