Synopsis by Brian J. Dillard
Four transgendered people navigate the university experience in this six-part documentary series. Raci, a hearing-impaired Filipino undergraduate at California State University, Los Angeles, juggles her academic aspirations with her desire to pass for a biological female and her need to buy cut-rate hormones from street dealers. T.J., a grad student at Michigan State University, struggles to reconcile his political activism and his achievements as a Fullbright scholar with the demands of his unaccepting family back in Cyprus. Gabbie, a male-to-female University of Colorado sophomore, tries to overcome her awkward social skills and prepare for gender reassignment surgery. And Lucas, who attends Smith College in Massachusetts, studies neuroscience and bonds with Kasey, a fellow female-to-male trans student. As all four protagonists negotiate their relationships with parents, romantic interests, professors, and college staff, they reach a wide range of milestones in their quest for peace with their gender identity. TransGeneration originally ran on the Sundance cable network in September and October 2005 before being rebroadcast on the gay-themed Logo network.