Transgender Basics

From Helen G:

Transgender Basics is a 20 minute educational film on the concepts of gender and transgender people.

Two providers from the Gender Identity Project discuss basic concepts of gender – sex, identity and gender roles – as three transgender community members share their personal experiences of being trans and genderqueer.

The film targets service providers and others working with the LGBT community, but it also provides a fascinating glimpse into gender and identity for the general public.

“Our culture likes to make things simple, and gender isn’t.” Carrie Davis, Transgender Community Organizer, in Transgender Basics.

“It was the constant fight of me saying ‘there is nothing wrong with being this kind of girl,’ as oppose to, ‘well, I’m not a girl.'” Nicco Beretta, participant in Transgender Basics.

Click here to view the film at Google Videos.


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