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For readers in the New York City area, there will be a free screening of the new documentary, Trans Mission: What’s the Rush to Reassign Gender?, at our offices at 9 East 40th Street on the tenth floor, on Tuesday, September 28th at 7:00pm. 

The latest film from the Center for Bioethics and Culture studies what gender identity affirmation means when it becomes a doctor’s endorsement of a minor’s distress, or whether doctors can know if patients who diagnose themselves with gender dysphoria will remain happy with irreversible cosmetic procedures. Exploring the impact of gender identity affirmation on children, the film cuts through the noise and dissects how open discussion and free speech are gashed when affirmation becomes the rule for allowable public debate. Film directors Jennifer Lahl and Kallie Fell will be in attendance to discuss the film.

If you plan to attend, please register below. For any questions, contact Brian at

Praise for Trans Mission: What’s the Rush to Reassign Gender? 

“Trans-Mission’ beautifully contributes voices of detransitioners and scientists that have been missing from the dominant narrative. The film also shows how the prevailing narrative’s dominance has not been earned by a dispassionate appraisal of science. The film also shows how the prevailing narrative’s dominance has not been earned by a dispassionate appraisal of science. Everyone who cares about the gender dysphoric must watch.” -Michael Bailey, Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University 

 “The greatest tragedy for dysphoric, non-conforming and transgender people today is the widespread misinformation regarding medical and psychological complications related to transition. Trans Mission is among the first films to accurately document the real-life consequences of adopting a simplistic and ideological view of gender. This is an important and ground-breaking piece that seeks to tell the truth about one of today’s most contentious and difficult subjects.” -Sasha Ayad, M.Ed., LPC 

“There is currently no convincing evidence that hormonal and/or surgical interventions improve the long-term mental and/or physical health of youth with gender dysphoria. This important new film by Jennifer Lahl highlights that fact and the consequences of ignoring this reality.” -Will Malone, M. D., Endocrinologist and Clinical Advisor to the Society for Evidence Based Gender Medicine (SEGM)