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WE EXIST: Beyond the Binary
What if the world told you that you don’t exist?
Gender and Sexuality Studies • Sociology • LGBTQ+ Studies • Sociology of Sport
2018. Director & Producer Andrew Seger. Producer Lauren Lubin.
55 Minutes. Includes Captions.
What if the world told you that you don't exist? For many gender non-conforming individuals this is the reality. WE EXIST: Beyond the Binary is one of the first films to document this growing community living life “beyond the binary” construct of gender, offering a first-hand account of what it is like to exist as other than strictly male or female. Designed with education in mind, WE EXIST features non binary individuals, activists and doctors who all weigh in on subjects ranging from gender binary/social constructs, pronouns, access and safety. It also tells the riveting and deeply personal story of Lauren Lubin: a person in their mid- twenties who identifies as gender neutral. Lauren shares the emotional, physical, and mental changes and obstacles they face in order to be their authentic self. From abandoning a promising basketball career to a near-death experience in the depths of the rainforest, to top surgery, Lauren’s journey is one of transformation. While their story is unique, it also echoes the stories of so many other non-binary people around the world. Featuring non binary activists Tyler Ford, and Kristen Russo, as well as Dr. Anthony Vivasis, the Clinical Director of Medical Services at Callen Lorde Community Health Center and Dr. Charles Garramone, Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon at The Garramone Center.