The Mathis are a remarkable family whose courage and determination rarely faltered when they supported their youngest child Coy who started transitioning from male to female in kindergarten after it was clear that Coy felt he was a girl. Growing Up Coy documents the family’s fight for her right to use the girls’ bathroom in a landmark civil rights case that prompted a nationwide debate.
On the eve of the movie being released for global streaming to over 190 countries on Netflix (it is already available on Itunes) director Eric Juhola talked to queerguru at PTV via Facetime about just how important Coy Mathis’s touching story really is.
30 year Brit Freddy McConnell always wanted to be a parent and the fact that he is a transman was never going to stop him. He entrusted his friend Filmmaker Jeanie Finlay with the task of filming his journey in such a non-sensationalised way so that he could share all the trials and tribulations of him giving birth.
queerguru talked with Janae Marie Kroc the ex-Marine & former World Weightlifting Champion about Transformer an exceptionally wonderful documentary about her remarkable journey of transitioning, that is about to screen at OUTshine Film Festival in Miami
One of the most compelling films selected for the Mens Queer Shorts Program at Provincetown Film Festival this year is Landline a documentary about the only helpline in the UK for gay farmers. This fascinating look at a highly marginalized section of our community is quite an eye opener especially for us urban types, and so we called producer Rupert Williams via Facebook to learn more.