Point 5cc is proud to be a part of “Transgender, at War and in Love,” an important documentary that speaks on behalf of the 15,500 transgender military service members who cannot serve openly.
The New York Times commissioned producer Fiona Dawson to produce a short documentary on two transgender people as part of the TransMilitary series. That film was released a few days ago and can be viewed now on The New York Times Opinion Documentary website.
This amazing and moving short captures the story of Logan, a trans man from Texas, who has just returned from Kandahar, as well as his fiancée, Laila, a trans woman of color from Hawaii. Both Logan and Laila are stunning in personality and in their courage.
From the article: “This Op-Doc video profiles a transgender airman named Logan Ireland, who recently completed a deployment serving as male, the gender he knows himself to be. Remarkably, after telling his leaders and some peers that his sex was assigned female at birth, he received their support—despite military policy that prevents transgender people from serving openly. Meanwhile, his fiancée, Laila Villanueva, who was assigned male at birth, has a similar scenario, but works without the support of her command…
Their dreams of serving in the military until retirement, having a home, and creating a family are all on the line simply because of how society and United States military policy discriminate against transgender people. Logan and Laila are aware that by coming out publicly in this film, they could be discharged.”
Point 5cc had the privilege to help sponsor this project and to donate shirts and other products for free to be given to the brave transgender women and men in the United States armed forces.
When we were approached to donate products to help build that sense of community, we jumped at the chance. We know how important it is for transgender service members to serve openly alongside LGB and straight soldiers, and many hope the policies are on the verge of changing.
Join us in spreading the word about this important short film: share with #LoganAndLaila or #TransMilitary
You can also connect with the documentary on Facebook.