Trans-Identities: A Community Comes Out in Western New England

Series produced by Tina Antolini

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A series profiling the personal stories of transgender residents of Western New England, and their civil rights efforts.

When you look at someone, a stranger at the library, on the street, what's the first thing you notice? Often, it's their gender. For some people, though, gender isn't so easily divided into one category or the other... For years, many transgendered people tried to blend in, out of fear of discrimination and harassment. But recent events have started to change that.

In this series, Producer Tina Antolini brings a series of portraits and reports on members of the transgender community in Western New England.

Parts 1 and 2 are non-narrated portraits of transgendered Massachusetts residents, telling their personal stories (growing up feeling as if they were in the "wrong" body, deciding to transition, life in their "new" gender). Part 3 is a more conventional reported piece on the debate surrounding civil rights legislation in MA and CT, and the challenges transgender activists ran into in trying to get them passed. Hide full description

When you look at someone, a stranger at the library, on the street, what's the first thing you notice? Often, it's their gender. For some people, though, gender isn't so easily divided into one category or the other... For years, many transgendered people tried to blend in, out of fear of discrimination and harassment. But recent events have started to change that.

In this series, Producer Tina Antolini brings a series of portraits and reports on members of the transgender community in Western New England.

Parts 1 and 2 are non-narrated portraits of transgendered Massachusetts residents, telling their personal stories (growing up feeling as if they were in the "wrong" body, deciding to transition, life in their "new" gender). Part 3 is a more conventional reported piece on the debate... Show full description


3 Pieces

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Transgender activists have been lobbying legislators in several states for civil rights protections... But in some New England states, the challeng...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2008
  • Length: 06:35
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From his earliest memory, Mario knew he wasn't in the right body.

  • Added: Oct 14, 2008
  • Length: 05:24
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Born male, Robyn says she always felt she belonged with the girls, instead of the boys.

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Oct 14, 2008
  • Length: 04:46
  • Purchases: 1