Director Rebecca Adler’s documentary Trans Youth chronicles the struggles and triumphs of seven young adult members of Austin’s transgender community. The documentary focuses on the challenges Adler’s subjects face at home, at school, in the workplace, and in public. Trans Youth will screen 10 a.m. Sept. 9 at the Alamo South Lamar as part of this year’s Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival. One of Adler’s subject is Elliott, a UT student whose last name has been withheld at their request. Trans Youth finds Elliott grappling with how to tell their parents about their plans for a medical transition. Elliott joins Trans Youth director Rebecca Alder during this interview.
Aired: Aug. 24, 2017