Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Trans Action Week - Soup and Substance

Today's event was a Soup and Substance lunch.  We talked about the portrayal of transgender people in the media and the stereotypes associated with them.  Ryan and Kylee were great and put together all the clips and did the presentation.  It included clips from Transamerica, the Tyra Banks show, Jerry Springer and a couple others.   (Jerry Springer was trashy as hell, of course.)

One clip that was especially poignant for me was a slam poem called "Hir".  It expressed the things I felt in high school, before I came out.   It really brought back some of those emotions.
That's all for today! Tomorrow we're doing a showing of "Transgeneration", which is a really great documentary about four trans students at various colleges in the US.

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