It is time for the trans community to have our Moonlight.

Moonlight, directed by Miami native and Florida State University graduate Barry Jenkins, told the story of Chiron, a timid Black boy from Liberty City, Florida who experiences the consequences of his sexuality throughout three stages of his life. The film released in 2016 to universal applause, and inspired a generation of Black queer youth — myself included — in ways that no film before it ever could.

For the first time, people like my younger self saw an image of themselves on the silver screen and on the grand…


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