Diagnosing Difference

Diagnosing Difference

USA, 2009, 60 Minute Running Time
World Premiere
Genre/Subjects: Activism, Discrimination, Documentary, Female-to-Male, Gender, Gender Queer, Health / Medicine, Local Filmmakers / Subjects, Male-to-Female, Mental Health, Transgender
Program: Documentary
Language: English

DIRECTOR: Annalise Ophelian

Bypassing old-school Standards of Care for transexualism and confronting the Gender Identity Disorder mental health categorization, Diagnosing Difference lets us hear from real experts, like elder diva Ms. Major who served as a trans activist helping folks in the ’60s, and San Francisco’s own Cecelia Chung contradicting “medicalization” with examples of positive trans identity in other cultures. Plus the down-to-earthiness of activist treasure Adela Vazquez and the punk rock directness of Shawna Virago, rejecting gender transition merely to become “a gender-normative person like a Stepford wife or a tv sitcom dad.”

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