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Documentaries and TV Shows

Netflix has a great documentary series called 9 Months That Made You. In season 1, episode 2, they look at how our biological sex, and then, 8 weeks later, our gender identity, develop in utero. Includes explanations of why people are born intersex and may be born transgender, along with life experiences of people born with intersex conditions, and of a young transgender girl.

National Geographic has done an amazing 2-hour documentary called The Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric. In it, Katie meets with intersex and non-binary people, and transgender individuals of all ages. Scientific evidence and theories surrounding the biological causes of all these realities are also presented.

Amazon Prime has numerous transgender related documentaries and series. We highly recommend Trans – an excellent documentary from 2013 portraying the realities of trans children and trans youth and their families, along with transgender men and women who have come out as adults.

Reality series include I Am Jazz, based on the life of Jazz Jennings, a highly documented transgender youth and I Am Cait, which follows the experiences of Caitlyn Jenner. Becoming Us documents the experiences of a teen whose father is transitioning.

Fictional TV series featuring trans characters include Trans-Parent, Orange is the New Black, Glee, The Bold and the Beautiful, POSE and Sense8. In 2016, Faking It introduced television’s first intersex character. In 2017, Showtime introduced TV’s first non-binary character on their program, Billions.

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