About “Faces and Facets of Transgender Experience”:
Eighteen people and their families share touching stories about the journey from despair and loss to the joy of being the gender they were meant to be. Diversity of ages, ethnicity and background of the interviewees put many faces on what it means to be gender variant. Some topics include how family relationships changed, employment discrimination and coming out at work, issues with law enforcement, interactions after transition, being the parent of a gender variant child and dealing with schools. The emphasis is on positive adjustment, the healthy choices trans people make to work with the challenges, without ignoring them. The purpose for a general non-trans audience will be to create awareness, reduce discomfort and prejudice about transgender persons, and to help people see gender variance as just another aspect of the human experience.
Runtime: 23 minutes
Co-directed by Gus Spheeris and Carol Christenson
Jean Hodges, Executive Producer
Produced and presented by PFLAG Boulder County with support for this event from the following co-sponsors: the City of Boulder Human Rights Offices, Bent Lens Cinema, and Boulder Pride.
This film was funded by the following: The Open Door Fund, the Colorado Coalition of PFLAG Chapters, Susan Polis Schutz, the Brett Family Foundation, PFLAG Denver, the Boulder Valley Safe Schools Coalition, and Boulder County Safehouse Alliance.
Note from Betty DeGeneres – 01/2012
Just want to congratulate and thank you for the documentary, Faces and Facets. You and everyone who worked on it did a wonderful job. It’s beautifully done and educational and much needed. Love to you all, Betty DeGeneres