GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, will offer a grant to help finance the documentary TransMilitary.
Announced on the heels of Trans Awareness Week, this marks the first feature-length film project to receive funding from the GLAAD Media Institute.
The documentary chronicles the lives of four American transgender troops defending their country’s freedom, while fighting for their own. It also addresses larger efforts to rescind the military ban on transgender service members serving openly.
Director Gabriel Silverman, co-director Fiona Dawson and producer Jamie Coughlin previously created the Emmy-nominated 2015 New York Times op-doc Transgender, at War and in Love.
“We are so thrilled GLAAD is supporting TransMilitary,” said Dawson, in a statement. “By providing resources for this film GLAAD will help amplify the stories of transgender Americans that will help change hearts and minds.
TransMilitary is currently in post-production, and will make its world premiere in 2018.
The GLAAD Media Institute provides engagement training and education for LGBTQ and allied community members and organizations aiming to deepen their media impact.