International Trans Day of Visibility

Today is International #TransDayofVisibilty. Today and every day, we need to celebrate trans* people and continue raising awareness of discrimination faced by trans* people worldwide. “The Student Life Team is committed to supporting trans* students through our programming and services. Our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion team is working in collaboration with CTAG and other 2SLGBTQIA+ groups on campus to implement trans* inclusion training for our staff and volunteers, as well as provide programming year round that both celebrates trans* people and highlights the challenges the trans* community continues to face.”

In addition to the Carleton Pride Festival hosted this past Fall, our office invites students to attend our special screening of the film DISCLOSURE (2020) on April 5 at 7:00 p.m. Advance registration is required.

Film Information

DISCLOSURE is an unprecedented, eye-opening look at transgender depictions in film and television, revealing how Hollywood simultaneously reflects and manufactures our deepest anxieties about gender. Leading trans thinkers and creatives, including Laverne Cox, Lilly Wachowski, Yance Ford, Mj Rodriguez, Jamie Clayton, and Chaz Bono, share their reactions and resistance to some of Hollywood’s most beloved moments. Grappling with films like A Florida Enchantment (1914), Dog Day Afternoon, The Crying Game, and Boys Don’t Cry, and with shows like The Jeffersons, The L-Word, and Pose, they trace a history that is at once dehumanizing, yet also evolving, complex, and sometimes humorous. What emerges is a fascinating story of dynamic interplay between trans representation on screen, society’s beliefs, and the reality of trans lives. Reframing familiar scenes and iconic characters in a new light, director Sam Feder invites viewers to confront unexamined assumptions, and shows how what once captured the American imagination now elicit new feelings. DISCLOSURE provokes a startling revolution in how we see and understand trans people.

Further Resources in support of International Trans Day of Visibility