TransMilitary // 93min // Documentary // 2018 // US
Directors: Gabe Silverman and Fiona Dawson
Writers: Jamie Coughlin and Gabriel Silverman
TransMilitary chronicles the lives of four individuals (Senior Airman Logan Ireland, Corporal Laila Villanueva, Captain Jennifer Peace and First Lieutenant El Cook) defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own.
They put their careers and their families’ livelihoods on the line by coming out as transgender to top brass officials in the Pentagon in the hope of attaining the equal right to serve. The ban was lifted in 2016, but with President Trump now trying to reinstate it, their futures hang in the balance again.