Filmmaker Spotlight: Seven King of Eden’s Garden

Gender Reel’s 2015 fall festival circuit kicks off September 30th in Boston and continues throughout the months of October and November in Minneapolis, Durham, Omaha and Houston. This year, Gender Reel features 21 amazing films exploring a range of issues related to the trans and gender non-conforming experience, including premiere screenings of Eden’s Garden — a short 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

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