Gender Identity and Civil Rights

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Former PFC Bradley Manning is now Chelsea Manning, spotlighting transgender rights in the military and beyond. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender movement has helped spread recognition of homosexual rights, but the "T" in LGBT has been silent. Now, state and local officials are grappling with protections for transgender people, including the choice of school bathrooms. The New York Times calls it the "next civil rights frontier." Will transgender sports figures reveal themselves? What about characters in films and TV?

Movies tackling transgender issues:

Boys Don't Cry
Orange Is the New Black
Venus of Mars


Anne Speckhard - Georgetown University School of Medicine - @AnneSpeckhard, Aaron Belkin - Palm Center / UC Hastings - @AaronBelkin, Tey Meadow - Princeton University - @dr_tey, Edward Schiappa - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Warren Olney

Evan George, Christian Bordal, Gideon Brower