Thursday, February 1, 2018

GLAAD-funded TransMilitary Documentary Set to Premiere at SXSW Film Festival

TransMilitary
TransMilitary, will premiere at the 2018 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, TX, this March. TransMilitary is the first feature length film project to receive funding from the GLAAD Media Institute.

TransMilitary chronicles the lives of four American transgender troops defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own, and the larger efforts to bring an end to the ban on transgender people serving openly in the U.S. military. Director Gabriel Silverman, Co-Director Fiona Dawson, and Producer Jamie Coughlin previously created the popular Emmy®-nominated 2015 New York Times Op-Doc “Transgender, at War and in Love.”

“As the Trump administration continues to attack trans Americans at every turn, including proposing a ban on trans service members, it is more vital than ever to elevate the experiences of trans service members,” said Zeke Stokes, Vice President of Programs at GLAAD, and an Executive Producer of TransMilitary, “SXSW provides a massive platform to share the important and powerful stories in of these brave patriots who want nothing more than to serve the country they love.”

Hopefully GLAAD will make this film more widely available after SXSW. Sarah Kate Ellis, CEO of GLAAD is one of the brighter lights among our pressure group leaders. This project was a great idea. It fills a void. Most people are unable to associate people with transgender military service.

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