TAW12 Movie Recommendations

We hope you’re celebrating Trans Awareness Week in style. Be sure to check out the TAW12 calendar for events in your area. Get out there and support your local trans community!

Of course, you can commemorate TAW12 quietly at home, too. Now is a great time to discover or revisit Massachusetts and national trans resources (and share them with everyone you know!), read new books or watch classic films, and donate to or make plans to volunteer with local trans organizations.

Those are just a few of OUR ideas. Be sure to share YOUR ideas with us, too. Just post them to MTPC’s Facebook event or tag @masstpc on Twitter and use the hashtag #TAW12 so everyone can benefit! (To see what others are posting about Trans Awareness Week, view the #TAW12 hashtag on Twitter.)

To get your Trans Awareness Week started, here are a few of our favorite trans films to check out if you’ve already seen TransAmericaBoys Don’t Cry (and documentary The Brandon Teena Story), and Ma Vie en Rose

  • The Aggressives (2005; documentary about women of color who present as masculine)
  • Cruel and Unusual (2006; documentary about MTFs in prison)
  • No Dumb Questions (2001; documentary about children learning about their trans aunt)
  • Soldier’s Girl (2003; drama based on the true story of murdered soldier Barry Winchell and his transgender girlfriend, Calpernia Addams)
  • Two Spirits (2009; documentary about Native American teen Fred Martinez, one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history)

You can check out the expanded list of films on our resources wiki. And help us expand the list with additional film recommendations!

TONIGHT: Tuesday, November 13

Celebrating Diverse Trans Masculine Sexualities
A community dialogue for gay/bisexual/queer trans men and trans men who have sex with men.
At Fenway Health, 1340 Boylston Street, 9th floor conference center, Boston.

6-6:30 pm Dinner, Resource Fair
6:30-6:45 Opening Remarks: Why We Are Here
6:45-7:15 Lived Experiences Panel, Followed By Discussion and Q&A
7:15-7:50 Community Organizing, Dialogue, Needs Assessment by Trans Masculine Health Collaborative
7:50-8 Closing Remarks: Where We Are Going

For more information, contact Sari Reisner at sreisner@fenwayhealth.org.

SPONSORED BY: FENWAY HEALTH’S LIVING WELL PROGRAM, AIDS ACTION COMMITTEE OF MASSACHUSETTS, MASSACHUSETTS TRANSGENDER POLITICAL COALITION, TRANS MASCULINE HEALTH COLLABORATIVE.

TOMORROW: Wednesday, November 14

“I AM: Trans People Speak” Fenway Video Premiere
6-8:30pm at Fenway Health, 1340 Boylston Street, 10th floor auditorium, Boston.

If you’re hosting a Trans Awareness Week event that should be listed on our site, email the info to calendar@masstpc.org.