TransMilitary

Director: Fiona Dawson, Gabriel Silverman

Courtesy of: Film CollaborativeDocumentary | Trans | USA | M | 95 MINS | USA | 2018

Synopsis

The repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in 2010 freed gay and lesbian people to serve openly in the US military for the first time. But more than 15,000 transgender military personnel were still officially banned. TransMilitary charts the attempts of a group of activists to repeal the ban, with success in the dying days of the Obama administration but challenged by the 2017 policy reinstatement by Donald Trump. It expertly traces the policy changes through the experiences of four dedicated military personnel – Jenn, Laila, Logan and El – who risk their careers by coming out as transgender. A timely, important and thoroughly engaging documentary.

 

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