And you thought Chaz Bono had it tough. Imagine trying to get sexual reassignment surgery in a closed country like Cuba.
Mavi Susel was the first transgender person to do so.
Now, a new documentary screening in Long Beach Satrurday afternoon shares her moving story.
Both Susel and In the Wrong Body director Marilyn Solaya are accompanying the 2010 film as it screens around the United States. They are scheduled to be at Saturday's 2 p.m. showing at the Art Theatre, 2025 E. 4th Street, Long Beach. (Click here for $10 tickets.) They will take audience questions after the end credits roll on the documentary that will be presented in Spanish with English subtitles.
Sponsoring the local screening and appearance are ANSWER Coalition, the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, API Equality-LA, Coalition for Equal Marriage Rights and Students Fight Back. Besides the link above, you can find out more about the event by calling 213.251.1025 or emailing an******@an******.org.
Here is the trailer:
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