Handsome and Majestic

milkboys Films, Films & Cinema 4 Comments

This short documentary profiles Milan, a 15-year-old transgender boy growing up in the northern Canadian city of Prince George, B.C.

As a recently transitioned transgender boy, Milan deals with discrimination from his peers and teachers at school, as he seeks to find other kids like himself. His parents are open and supportive throughout his transition, and his sister Lulu never questioned that Milan was her brother.

However, at his elementary school, he must face the lack of education, intolerance and even assault. When Milan meets another transgender boy in his neighbourhood, he finally finds someone his age who understands and shares his experience. With the support of his friends and family, Milan has become a role model and an advocate for trans individuals in his small community and beyond.

Submitted by QueQat

Comments 4

  1. Don’t box me in!

    How many times have we heard that mantra? For a million different reasons — people “get tired” of being categorized in one way or another, particularly in a ‘negative’ way.

    Now we’ve come to a stage in society that some of those people that shouted those words [or similar] need to be “boxed-in”/categorized in some way.

    Neither are wrong, and yet both are wrong in their own needs. But, ultimately, society needs names/categories just to learn and understand not just themselves, but everything around them, physically, emotionally, and psychologically.

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