It’s Difficult for Trans People to Enter Public Spaces

It’s easy to take for granted the ability to move through public spaces without consequence. But for many marginalised communities, this simply isn’t the reality. “[People] say that we’re unnatural, that we’re perverted, that we’re not genuine people,” says a transgender woman in Cecilia Golding and Nick Finegan’s documentary, The Swimming Club. “It’s difficult for trans people to enter public spaces because their bodies are different—there’s prejudice.” Read more:

“The Swimming Club” was directed by Cecilia Golding and Nick Finegan. It is part of The Atlantic Selects, an online showcase of short documentaries from independent creators, curated by The Atlantic.