Expanding Gender
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Tomgirl
In Tomgirl we meet Jake, a confident and lovable gender expansive seven-year-old who invites us into his world of hockey playing and skirt wearing to explore the transformative power of…
Monica's Story
Monica's Story traces the journey of resilience and self-acceptance of Monica Rose, a strong young transwoman of color. Despite being rejected by her church and family, Monica sought out support…
A Place In The Middle
'A Place In The Middle' is part of a series of films from Qwaves. Imagine a world where a little boy can grow up to be the woman of his…

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