The Reel Queer Film Series at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center presents a free screening of TransMilitary on July 11th at 6:30pm. A talkback with Corinne Goodwin and dessert reception will follow.
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.
TransMilitary follows the previous Emmy-nominated short film Transgender, at War and in Love.
TransMilitary is the feature length documentary by filmmaking team Gabriel Silverman and Jamie Coughlin of SideXSide Studios and Fiona Dawson of Free Lion Productions.
Watch the trailer here:
This is a sober social event at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. No alcohol will be served.
The Reel Queer Film Series is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.