February 20th, 2018
Birmingham Southern University
Black History Month is here again! We’re excited to honor on transcestors by sharing the stories and perspectives of black trans folks today. Join us for a doubleheader screening followed by a discussion with star of episode 2, Dezjorn Gauthier.
EP 1: LEARNING TO RECOGNIZE MYSELF AGAIN
Arkansas: The threat of violence is an everyday experience for trans people. When Tiommi Luckett’s worst fears come true, she struggles to reconnect with the bold, adventurous woman she’s always been against a backdrop of self-imposed isolation. Episode addresses HIV criminalization, sexual violence, and healing from trauma.
EP 2: A FAMILY MATTER
Milwaukee, WI: Dezjourn is a pretty boy. After modeling from infancy, his mother struggles to understand why her child wanted to become a man. Even as he became a transgender public figure, he hid his gender identity from his mom. Now they are trying to understand one another before it’s too late. Episode addresses family acceptance and social transitioning.