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Donnie

After years of denying his true identity, a transgender man fights inequality, insurance companies, red tape and prejudice before finally moving across the country to live happily as his authentic self.

Donnie, a musical theater director and performer, forced himself to believe that being transgender was a “choice,” and refused to acknowledge it for almost 20 years. After coming out as a lesbian at the age of 13, Donnie grew up within the LGBT community and began performing as a drag king. It was only after he started seeing himself as a man in the mirror that he accepted and eventually embraced his authentic identity as a transgender man. At 31, Donnie began medically transitioning so he could finally feel comfortable in his body, and be seen as the man he is.

This film presents the story of a determined individual who overcomes the obstacles of inequality and prejudice through perseverance and triumphant self-discovery.

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