On Monday, June 13, leaders from the LGBT community joined ITVS, KQED, and Independent Lens for a discussion about issues raised in the film Two Spirits.
Monday’s discussion was guided by a panel of leaders in the LGBT community with a goal of demystifying some common misconceptions around issues of transgender and self-identification. The chat also previewed the season finale of Independent Lens, with the documentary Two Spirits by filmmaker Lydia Nibley. The film explores the life of Fred Martinez who became one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at 16. Two Spirits explores the life and death of a boy who was also a girl, and the essentially spiritual nature of gender.
Watch the trailer for Two Spirits below.. .
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