The Women’s Issues Network will be holding a movie night and discussion on the documentary Boy I Am on Thursday, March 1. This is a free event, and all are welcome! It will be held in UCC 315, Council Chambers. After the film, there will be time to discuss the specific difficulties that female-to-male transgender people experience, and how the film comments on them. Afterwards, we will also head downstairs to join PrideWestern at their event in the Support Services Centre!
While female-to-male transgender visibility has recently exploded in this country, conversations about trans issues in the lesbian community often run into resistance from the many queer women who view transitioning as a “trend” or as an anti-feminist act that taps into male privilege. Boy I Am is a feature-length documentary that begins to break down that barrier and promote dialogue about trans issues through a look at the experiences of three young transitioning FTMs in New York City–Nicco, Norie and Keegan–as they go through major junctures in their transitions, as well as through the voices of lesbians, activists and theorists who raise and address the questions that many people have but few openly discuss.