as well as healthcare experts, community leaders and others who work with the transgender community. The film explores the common myths and misunderstandings about transgender people. It also examines the confusion between sexual
Just Gender is an educational film developed for TV and subsequent institutional and educational viewing. The film tackles the all too often misunderstood world of transgender people. Although Just Gender utilizes some archival footage and stills, it is largely built on original footage and a series of interviews of transgender persons, their family members and friends,
orientation and gender identity, as reflected in the rigid binary view of the world generally held by society. Just Gender touches on the discrimination, hardships and brutality resulting from those misconceptions and prejudices, including the numerous deaths caused by hate each year. Just Gender explores the diversity of persons under the broad umbrella of transgender people, in-cluding cross dressers, gender questioning, gender nonconforming, genderqueer, and
female-to-male and male-to-female transsexual. Through the stories of transgender individuals and their spouses, friends, and allies, we explore the confusion, the isolation, and fear felt by many transgender persons. We also see their growing awareness and
acceptance, and ultimately their joy in blossoming comfort as they embrace their identities as transgender people. In this context, the film will explore their first awareness of having “different” feelings, the challenges of growing up with secret longings, the sting of discrimination and the consequences of hateful acts by other. The travels of how these persons, like many of the transgender community, have come to terms with life and embraced their nature, becomes a central story in this documentary.