TransMilitary

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Showings

Maryland Hall Bowen Lower Theater Fri, Mar 22 5:30 PM
TICKET SALES ARE FINAL, Non-Refundable, No Exchanges
Annapolis Elementary School Sat, Mar 23 5:30 PM
TICKET SALES ARE FINAL, Non-Refundable, No Exchanges

Description

Among the over fifteen thousand transgender people serving in the U.S. military (notably the largest transgender employer in the country) are four brave soldiers - Senior Airman Logan Ireland, Corporal Laila Villanueva, Captain Jennifer Peace and First Lieutenant El Cook. They valiantly serve their country while pushing back against the oppressive policies of the military where they must conceal their gender identity because of rules that ban their service. This SXSW Audience Award-winning film interweaves eye-opening statistics of the bigger picture with intensely personal perspectives of the soldiers, their families, and friends and goes beyond physical questions of transition and gets to the heart of the matter. 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 the current administration trying to reinstate it, their futures hang in the balance again, making this film timely. (USA, 2018, 93 min., Documentary) 

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