New Documentary "The Trans List" Profiles 11 Transgender Americans
HBO's new documentary "The Trans List" explores the lives of eleven transgender Americans. While each story is unique, What they share in common is that each of them announced their sexuality publicly.
"There is no hidden way to come out as a trans person," said lawyer Kylar Broadus, who is featured in the film.
"The Trans List" features notable powerhouses from the trans community, like MAKER Caitlyn Jenner, Laverne Cox, and Nicole Maines, who won a discrimination suit against her school district after she was barred from using the girls' bathrooms.
Maines and her parents decided to file a lawsuit against the school district after a bodyguard was hired to ensure that she used the staff bathroom.
"I would get up to go to class to just go to the bathroom and my teacher would have to stop me in front of everybody and tell me to wait for whoever was following me that day," Maines said.
"It was really, really humiliating, so it felt really good to know that my parents recognized what was happening and knew that it was wrong,” Maines continued. “We are just like everybody else.”
"The Trans List" is shot in testimonial-style, which allows the movie's subjects to tell their stories in their own words.
Be sure to check out the trailer below, and watch Caitlyn Jenner's exclusive MAKERS story in the video player above.
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