Transgender men change their bodies, retain their blackness
Exclusion is something Kortney Ryan Ziegler does not tolerate.
An accomplished blogger and filmmaker, Ziegler (pictured here) noticed that movies about transgender people ignored the stories of Black people. “Trans films are predominantly white. They give space to trans bodies, but they exclude people of color,” says Ziegler.
No more. Ziegler’s film Still Black: A Portrait of Black TransMen was released last year (clips can be seen at stillblackfilm.org). The film has been shown in several LGBT film festivals including Frameline in San Francisco and Outfest in Los Angeles.