The Trans List explores the range of experiences lived by Americans who identify as transgender.
No two experiences of trans* people are exactly alike. Transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, bi-gender and non gender-binary are just a few of the multitude of self-identifiers in the trans* community.
This film gives a platform to a diverse group of eleven individuals to tell their stories in their own words of their experience with identity, family, career, love, struggle and accomplishment.
Many Americans have a profound lack of understanding of what it means to be trans*, and as a consequence trans people commonly face a wide variety of discrimination and barriers to equality. Most states do not provide protection for trans* people when it comes to basic needs like housing, education and employment. Violence committed against trans* people, especially trans women of colour, is disproportionately high.
Our hope is that this film will help illuminate the trans* experience in this country, as our subjects share their complexity, humanity, courage, trials and triumphs.