show_name = TransGeneration
The cast of TransGeneration
Back row:: Director Jeremy Simmons, Producer Thairin Smothers, Gabbie. Front row: TJ, Lucas, Raci
format = Documentary
runtime = 60 Minutes
creator = Jeremy Simmons and Thairin Smothers
starring = Andrea Gabrielle Gibson
Trent Jackson Jourian
country = USA
November 8, 2005
num_episodes = 8
imdb_id = 0461110|
"TransGeneration" is an eight episode documentary series depicting the lives of four
transgendercollege students during the 2004/2005 school year as they attempt to balance college, their social lives, and their struggle "to merge their internal and external selves"cite web
title=What is "TransGeneration"?
date=10 June 2007, page 13
accessdate=2007-10-20] while gender transitioning.
TransGeneration is shown on the
LGBTtelevision network Logo, was broadcast weekly on the Sundance Channelfrom September to November of 2005and released as a feature film at some festivals and independent theaters.
Cast and crew
* Andrea Gabrielle Gibson aka Gabbie (born Andrew on
April 22, 1985in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is a male-to-female college student attending the University of Colorado, where she majors in computer science. Gabbie has struggled with her identity since high school. She began taking hormones and living as a woman during her freshman year in college. She is a resident assistanton campus, where she receives special accommodation by having a single room with her own bathroom. She becomes actively involved in campus-based LGBTactivities, while anticipating her upcoming genital reassignment surgery, for which her parents have agreed to pay.
* Raci Ignacio aka Raycee (born Roy on
February 8, 1985in the Philippines) is a male-to-female college student attending California State University, Los Angeleson a merit-based scholarship. She moved to the United States at the age of fifteen and is dealing with hearing impairment, speaking English as a second language, and being away from her mother for the first time, in addition to her transsexualism. She tries to fit in as a normal girl and is reluctant to reveal that she is trans.
* Lucas Cheetle (born Leah on
November 3, 1982in Oklahoma) is a female-to-male transsexual attending the all-female Smith Collegein Massachusetts. His best friend is also a female-to-male transsexual who has been undergoing hormone therapy for several months. Now, in his senior year, as a neuroscience major, Lucas is beginning to feel that it is time to start the physical side of his transition, and he begins taking testosterone injections. He is afraid to come out to his father, who had divorced and moved away since Lucas was nine, even though he is out to his mother and brother.
* Trent Jackson Jourian aka TJ (born Tamar on
June 6, 1981in Cyprus) is a female-to-male transsexual attending Michigan State University. He is a graduate studentof Armenian descent who grew up in Cyprus[ [http://www.geocities.com/trannytrent/bio.htm Official Website of Trent Jackson Jourian: Bio ] ] . He is attending college on a Fulbright Scholarship, and currently pursuing a degree in Student Affairs Administration. Outgoing and involved, he is very active in the transgender community on campus. As TJ plans to visit his family, which he sees as unsupportive, over the summer break, he realizes that he must confront his family for the final time, and may never be able to return home again.
* Director Jeremy Simmons
* Producer Thairin Smothers
List of transgender-related topics
Transgender in film and television
* [http://www.sundancechannel.com/transgeneration/ Official page at SundanceChannel.com]
* [http://www.23hq.com/wow Transgeneration photo gallery]
* [http://www.geocities.com/trannytrent/index.htm Official Website of Trent Jackson Jourian]
* [http://www.logoonline.com/shows/dyn/transgeneration/series.jhtml Page on LOGO]
* [http://www.cult-tv.it/FOCUS/?id=165 Cult-TV]
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