Event Summary: Film Screening Red Without Blue

On November 12, 2013, WGH and the HSPH Queer Student Alliance co-sponsored a screening of the documentary “Red Without Blue” by Brooke Sebold, Benita Sills, and Todd Sills as part of Transgender Awareness Week. The film follows a pair of identical twins for three years as one transitions from male to female. The film documents the twins, their parents, and their struggle to redefine their family. WGH faculty member Jerel Calzo and postdoctoral fellow Sabra Katz-Wise moderated a lively discussion about privilege, social inequality, and the unique experience of twins. The discussion also focused on the film’s implications for understanding the development of transgender identities and supporting families of transgender individuals.