Take a Trans Rights History Lesson from Laverne Cox and This Animated Short Film

Laverne Cox
Zachary Zane

You may know about how transgender folks and queer street kids stood up to police harassment at the Stonewall Inn, but did you know that wasn’t the first time transwomen stood up against police? There were acts of resistance years before in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

That’s just one of the things Laverne Cox discusses while narrating, Time Marches Forward & So Do We.

Working in collaboration, the ACLU, Transparent producer and artist Zackary Drucker, Emmy-nominated actress Laverne Cox and the creative team of Molly Crabapple and Kim Boekbinder, tell the intense story of trans history and resistance.

The short animated film is less than four minutes. In it, the video details the history of the trans movement, the need for better trans-inclusive policy, and the ways in which trans folks have been discriminated against.

Watch the whole video and learn below!  

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