Transcending perspectives (includes documentary)

Since 2022, the United States has seen a dramatic rise in anti-transgender legislation.

This year alone, more than 400 bills have been introduced in state houses and senates across the country. These bills include everything from restricting transgender people’s right to prohibiting certain types of healthcare to directly banning their right to publicly identify themselves.

These restrictions — and even just introduction of the legislation actions of these have seriously affected the mental health of transgender youth. Rates of anxiety and depression in the community have skyrocketed.

In this documentary, we look at the effects this wave of bills has had on real-life members of the transgender community in Miami.

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Milena Malaver is currently a sophomore majoring in digital journalism. She enjoys literature and writing. She plans on pursuing a career as a writer and journalist for a  newspaper or news network.
Steban Rondon is a digital journalism student at Florida International University and a member of the Honors College. One of Steban's defining traits is his profound academic dedication, accompanied by his infectious charisma and his genuine interest in giving a platform to all stories. Steban is also well-known for his intellectual curiosity that extends to multiple domains, encompassing the arts, humanities, politics, philosophy, and the law.

Luca Fornoni is a senior at FIU and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Digital Journalism. He mainly enjoys spending time with his family and friends as much as possible as well as watching and discussing movies.