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.