The 2013 Gender Reel Film and Performance Art Festival honors filmmaker Christopher Lee

Gender Reel, will feature two of Christopher Lee’s films at the upcoming festival in September. Known for his transgressive filmmaking, Christopher Lee (48) died by suicide on December 22, 2012, after suffering for years with bouts of depression and mental illness. Lee, served in 2002 as the first female-to-male grand marshal in the Continue Reading

Gender Reel and the Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference do it again!

On June 14, 2013, Gender Reel, will showcase four amazing films from it’s previous years event at the Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference. PTHC is entering it’s 12th year and is known to be the largest transgender conference in the country, drawing over 2500 people from all parts of the world to the event. According to Gender Reel Founder and Chair, Continue Reading

Gender Reel supports the power of Black Transmen and their 2013 conference!

The 2nd Annual Black Transmen, Inc Transgender Advocacy Conference takes place March 13-17, 2013 in Dallas Texas. This years conference is entitled, “The Power of You,” and is an empowering compilation of education workshops and lively entertainment that will empower attendees to become their own agents of change. The 1st Annual Conference, themed ” Stepping Up and Stepping Continue Reading

Gender Reel expands to cities across the U.S.

The 2013 Gender Reel festival is expanding. The two-year-old, East Coast based multi-media festival is scheduled to take place in various cities across the United States. The festival originated in Philadelphia, PA in 2011. However, it is now set to take place in Minneapolis, MN and Philadelphia, PA, in Sept 2013, with plans to add Oakland, CA, and Portland, OR, to the list of places where the 2013 Continue Reading

This is the story of how grrrls changed the world!

In the film, “Riot Grrrl: The Self-Told Narrative,” Filmmakers, Angie Young, and, Vega Darling, explore the dissemination of the “personal is political.” The film, which is due out later this year, explores the onset of the Riot Grrrl movement, an underground, feminist, punk rockmovement that started in the early to mid-1990s. The film highlights out the movements impact Continue Reading

Radical…just a bit!

Just a Bit Radical, is a new magazine, focusing on the needs and stories of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (and allies, too!) youth. Based in Massachusetts, the magazine  features stories about prominent entertainers and Q&A’s about popular LGBTQ initiatives. Earlier this month, Gender Reel Chair Joe Ippolito had a chance to talk with Continue Reading

Gender and Cultural Identity intersect in Puerto Rico

Living outside the binary is not an easy task especially for transexual and drag queens living in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. MALA MALA: A Transformative Puerto Rican Documentary, takes a thought-provoking look at the places where gender identity and cultural identity intersect, while capturing the search for selfhood and the love shared between Continue Reading

Gender Reel loves “Second Son” by Ryan Sallans

In the upcoming book, Second Son: Transitioning Toward my Destiny, Love and Life, author Ryan Sallans discusses transitioning and the struggles he encountered as an out Midwestern transman. Ryan, who began his transition from female-to-male in 2005, travels the nation speaking to professionals, college audiences, and youth. Ryan has been featured in magazines around the world. He shares Continue Reading