Unitarian Church to host transgender film, discussion May 4

A program on transgender people -- including a panel discussion, supper and a screening of the documentary film "Trans the Movie" -- is planned on Saturday, May 4, at the Unitarian Church in Westport.

The program is scheduled from 4 to 10 p.m. and is open to the public. Organizers suggest attendees make a $10 donation to benefit the Rainbow Ball, a prom planned in Stamford in June for the region's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teenagers.

The 4 p.m. panel discussion will include transgender people and members of their families. Transgender men and women, their spouses and pother family members will participate, organizers said in a news release.

A light supper will follow the discussion, according to the release, and the 2012 documentary film will be screened at 7:30 p.m.

"Trans the Movie" focuses on several transgender people and their stories. The most notable among them is Dr. Christine McGinn, a fomer Navy and NASA flight surgeon who was born Christopher McGinn. She had reassignment surgery in 2000, according to a story in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Westport program is sponsored by the Rainbow Task Force of the Unitarian Church and the Triangle Community Center.