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Subrata Dutta, an independent film maker, theatre worker, and cultural activist working in India, tells us about the short film (of 39 minutes) he has produced about transsexual issues in India. He is looking for help with getting the film seen by Western audiences. If you can help, please email Nancy(at)gendertalk.com.
The film is in Bengali language with English subtitles. Writes Dutta, "It's not on the sexuality problem, but based on the social problem. There is no legal right in favour of the transsexuals in India. What kind of problem a transsexual faces in Indian rural society - that is the theme of the film. A burning question has been thrown to the society or the state through this film, i.e. what is the status of transsexual in India? This is the first of its kind in India."
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"What is the relationship between gender non-conformity and sexual development?"
18 months ago, a couple in New Hampshire made national headlines when it came to public attention that they were a legal same-sex married couple in a state that does not approve of such things. Mikayla Howden, MTF transsexual and Director of TS Haven House in Penacook, NH, tells us the story of how this happened, and about her non-profit organization that has become the state's leading transgender support center.
Note: TS Haven House no longer operates as a non-profit, and is not endorsed by GenderTalk [-ed, 7/07]
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