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Black Transmen or Just People?

In Uncategorized on February 4, 2010 at 11:17 am

They’re people. Gender, race, sexuality are only parts of who people are. We can love people for everything that they are. This is one of the main themes of Still Black: A Portrait of Black Transmen, along with loving yourself and being yourself. This documentary looks into the lives of six African American people that have undergone female to male transitions or identify as transmales.
The film introduces people one at a time in an interview format, only it is artistically rendered by leaving out all questions and responses of the interviewer, leaving only the voice of experience. We hear people’s life stories from the comfort of their own homes.

Kylar Broadus from Columbia, MO used to be a corporate attorney, but after being fired by his company for announcing and beginning his transition he has become an activist for transgender and gender queer people. He tells the story of how hard it is to be something that you’re not and how he struggled every day to dress in “hose and makeup” to comply with his company’s conservative views on image. Read more.

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