Obama is holding a transgender film night in the White House

November 22, 2015

Gay, News, politics, television

Barack Obama is screening two transgender-themed films in the White House. The White House made the announcement as it revealed the ‘White House LGBT Artists Champions of Change’ – part of a programme recognising the achievements of activists on a range of issues. The nine LGBT activists and artists who have made great achievements will be invited to an event at the White House on Monday (November 23). As well as speeches, the event includes screenings of Eddie Redmayne’s trans drama ‘The Danish Girl’ and Amazon TV series ‘Transparent’. Transparent, which won four Emmys and two Golden Globes, is returning to air next month – while the Danish Girl, featuring trans pioneer Lili Elbe, is touted as a potential Oscar-winner. Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett and Secretary for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro will speak at the event. Here’s an artist’s impression:
The Champions of Change listed by the White House are: Marco Castro-Bojorquez

Marco Castro-Bojorquez is the Community Educator in Lambda Legal’s Western Regional Office in Los Angeles, California. Marco is responsible for the coordination and implementation of Lambda Legal’s various educational and advocacy efforts. He has produced and directed several short films and…

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