Thy Will Be Done
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Thy Will Be Done

USA, 2010, 56 Minute Running Time
World Premiere
Genre/Subjects: Activism, Documentary, Lesbian, Parenting / Family, Religion / Spirituality, Transgender
Program: Documentary
Language: English

DIRECTOR: Alice Dungan Bouvrie

When mustachioed, manly-man Steve decided to make the transition to become Sara, he abandoned his true calling: to be a Pastor. After a difficult divorce and a transition period filled with countless gender specialists and hostility from family members, a higher power prevails, and Sara — now an out and proud transsexual woman — can no longer ignore her call to ministry.

Thy Will Be Done follows Sara on her quest to be ordained in the Presbyterian Church. With many members of the Presbytery not only protesting her candidacy but also calling her an abomination against scripture and God’s will, Sara is constantly confronted with opposition, intolerance and irrationality.

The Church considers her to be a gay man (huh?) and won’t formally recognize her gender change. But the Church also condemns her for being in a same-sex marriage with a woman. Sara’s obstacles bring to light the contradictions of organized religion, while creating a new arena for the fight for gender recognition and equality.

Carmen’s Place is an intimate portrayal of life at a transgender friendly shelter for teenagers in Queens, New York, run by Episcopal priest, Father Braxton. Through spiritual guidance, community building, and his philosophy of ’radical acceptance, ’ Father Braxton teaches residents how to become self-sufficient adults who accept themselves and their gender identities. — ANGELIQUE SMITH

Text Voting Codes:
Carmen's Place: S612
Thy Will Be Done: D304

Copresented by

MCCSF-Metropolitan Community Church San Francisco and TRANS:THRIVE

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