Grace Episcopal Church, Mass Equality Present Film Series on Transgender Rights

Southern ComfortGrace Episcopal Church is partnering with Mass Equality on this exciting two part film series about transgender rights, the severe gaps in rights that still exist, and how we can join the effort to further transgender rights today.

“Southern Comfort” (2001)
Wednesday December 4th

Southern Comfort documents the final year in the life of Robert Eads, a female-to-male transsexual. Eads, diagnosed with ovarian cancer, was turned down for treatment by two dozen doctors out of fear that treating such a patient would hurt their reputations. By the time Eads received treatment, the cancer was too advanced to save his life. Filmmaker Kate Davis follows Robert and a group of trans-gendered Southerners in this captivating and truly touching documentary.

“Too Cold Out There without You” (2012)
Wednesday December 10th

Too Cold Out ThereWhen the Rev. Christopher Fike was ordained in the Episcopal Church he was a straight, married mother of two. Five years later he had completed his transition and now identifies as a man. ‘Too Cold Out There Without You’ is a post-transition story that looks beyond the act of transitioning and instead focuses on the transformations that take place in Chris’s relationships and the church as a result of his transition. The Film features interviews with Bishop Shaw, of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and Grace Church and Medford community member the Rev. Cameron Partidge. The Rev. Chris Fike will be joining us for a discussion of the film following the screening.

Grace Episcopal Church
160 High Street
Medford, MA 02155

– Submitted by the Reverend Noah H. Evans, Rector, Grace Episcopal Church

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