Virginia Prince, founder of the Society for Second Self, is the first to introduce the term transgender. Gender variant people express gender in various ways; the transgender umbrella is wide and varied.
An outward expression of one's inner sense of self is a strong human desire; gender expression can take many forms. Experts discuss cross-dressing, gender transitioning, and misconceptions.
Many transgender people feel a sense of disconnect at an early age. Transgender children generally struggle with expressing internal feelings.
Many transgender people feel shame and resist their feelings. Individuals often experience pressure to conform to societal norms. Puberty can be a challenging time for transgender youth
Many transgender individuals experience intense anxiety; coming out can cause problems within a family. Bullying and abuse are realities for many and suicidal thoughts are frequent.
The internet provides opportunities to find support. Today, it is easier for transgender communities to come together. Parents reflect on supporting their children.
Credits: Just Gender
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This film challenges us to question our notions of what it means to be male or female. By taking us on a journey through eyes that see the world differently, this documentary explores the diversity within the transgender community, as well as the depth of transgender experience in day-to-day living. This program has been edited to highlight the educational elements most relevant to high school students and lay audiences, and is accompanied by a discussion guide and instructor's manual to facilitate classroom engagement.
Length: 24 minutes
Copyright date: ©2013
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