Born This Way
Is a brief look into what it means to be transgender, how different cultures view transgendered individuals and provides viewers with the beginnings of the understanding of how gender is a social construct deeply embedded in each culture.
TEDx Toronto: The Transgender Conversation Has Just Begun | Nina Arsenault
Nina Arsenault is an a multi¬discipline artist (dance, theatre, video, photography, reality TV and popular print journalism) who has worked nationally and internationally to critical acclaim and controversy, exploring the limits of sex, gender, beauty, the sacred and the profane, as well as the potentials for furthering the rights and dignities of transwomen
TEDx Brown University: Creating Conversations on Justice | Tricia Rose
Dr. Tricia Rose suggests that there is still work to be done in thinking about questions of community, equality and justice. Her focus is not on the issues of structural oppression, but on the difficulty in creating an honest conversation about these issues. Tricia Rose graduated from Yale University where she received a BA in Sociology and then received her Ph.D. from Brown University in American Studies. She has taught at NYU, UC Santa Cruz and is now Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University. Her book, Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America is considered foundational text for the study of hip hop, one that has defined what is now an entire field of study
The entire HBO special of an international exploration of blurring gender roles in a documentary that seeks to open a constructive dialogue regarding the social roadblocks and family problems faced by transgender, intersexual, and bisexual men and women from a variety of cultures. From the United States to Europe, Asia, and South America, filmmakers speak with both the people who have experienced these prejudices firsthand and the scientific and academic experts who seek to take into account the entire spectrum of sexual behavior in hopes of using education to promote tolerance and diversity.