The feature length documentary TransMilitary premiered at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2018 and won the Best Feature Documentary Audience Award. Following a string of festival awards, TransMilitary made its TV debut on Logo in November 2018 and will be available to stream on a variety of platforms in 2019.
Watch the trailer here:
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 hopes 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.
Around 15,500 transgender people serve in the U.S. military (notably the largest transgender employer in the U.S.), where they must conceal their gender identity because military policies ban their service.
TransMilitary follows the previous Emmy-nominated short film Transgender, at War and in Love.
“‘TransMilitary’ Is the LGBT Advocacy Film Middle America Needs to See” — Texas Observer
“An affecting and, despite present circumstances, hopeful doc.” - John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
"Perhaps no film in 2018 will show you a more diverse, but heartwarming group of people to root for.” - Alan French, AwardsCircuit.com
“TransMilitary is the most important documentary that anyone will view during the 2018 calendar year.” - Solzy At the Movies