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June 23, 2020

Special Pride Screening: TransMilitary

Hosted by JAYU

On top of our regular Last Tuesdays’ virtual screenings we’re excited to present this special presentation of our 2018 Festival Opening Night Film, Fiona Dawson and Gabriel Silverman’s TransMilitary

“TransMilitary chronicles the lives of four individuals (Senior Airman Logan Ireland, Corporal Laila Villanueva, Captain Jennifer Peace and First Lieutenant El Cook) defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own. They put their careers and their families’ livelihoods on the line by coming out as transgender to top brass officials in the Pentagon in hopes of attaining the equal right to serve. The ban was lifted in 2016, but with President Trump now trying to reinstate it, their futures hang in the balance again.

Around 15,500 transgender people serve in the U.S. military (notably the largest transgender employer in the U.S.), where they must conceal their gender identity because military policies ban their service.”

The screening will be immediately followed by a Q&A with Gabriel Silverman (co-director), Jamie Coughlin (Producer), and Laila Ireland (Subject) at 7:30 PM on Facebook Live. An ASL interpreter will be avalible for the Q&A.


  • JAYU

    401 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 3A8, Canada

    info@jayu.ca (416) 712-3477

    JAYU is a registered Canadian charity and a leader in the space where the arts and human rights intersect.

    We believe strongly that the arts provide the strongest platform to share human rights stories. The arts can be used to educate, to build empathy, to heal, to forge community and to inspire the kinds of conversations necessary to reimagine a more just and equitable world.

    Guided by our dedicated team of staff, artists, educators and our Board of Directors, our year-round programming includes our annual Human Rights Film Festival, our iAM arts and social justice training program, The Hum Podcast and our Human Rights Screening Series.