Monacan grad among 11 transgender individuals profiled in HBO doc, ‘The Trans List’
A 2005 graduate of Monacan High School in Chesterfield County and now a retired army Sergeant, Shane Ortega is one of 11 transgender individuals to be featured in the new HBO documentary, “The Trans List.”
Directed by Timothy Greenfield
Each of them share their thoughts and give insight to trans rights, equality and their personal struggles and accomplishments.
Besides Ortega,”The Trans list” features in depth interviews with the following people:
Kylar Broadus: Associate professor of business law at Lincoln University of Missouri and the first openly transgender individual to testify before the U.S. Senate.
Caroline Cossey: English model and trans woman who was the first to post for Playboy.
Buck Angel: Adult film producer and founder of Buck Angel Entertainment.
Nicole Maines: Transgender teenager who was awarded $75,000 in a landmark discrimination lawsuit against her school in Maine that forced the student to use a staff restroom rather than a facility reserved for students. The case is the first time a state’s highest court ruled that a transgender person has the right to use the bathroom of the gender they identity with.
Laverne Cox: LGBTQ advocate and star of Netflix series, Orange is the New Black.
Caitlyn Jenner: Reality TV star and former Olympian.
Bamby Salcedo: Founder of the Los Angeles-based TransLatin@ Coalition.
Alok Vaid-Menon: Part of the trans south Asian performance duo, DARKMATTER.
Miss Major Griffin-Gracy: Executive Director for the Transgender GenderVariant Intersex Justice Project and trans woman activist and community leader for transgender rights, with a particular focus on women of color.
Watch the trailer of “The Trans List” below:
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