Following the lives of seven people undertaking gender affirmation procedures, My Transexual Summer was one of the most heart warming, thought provoking and witty documentaries of 2011.
I was glued to the television every Tuesday evening and felt that Transsexual Summer, through these seven peoples openness, strength of character and charm went a long way to reducing prejudice towards transgender men and women in the UK.
Anyway! How excited was I when the programme’s Max Zachs let me ask him a few questions on life post the show.
How has public reception been towards you since taking part in the show?
I had no clue how big the show would be or how overwhelming the public response would be, during the screening of the episodes my phone would be vibrating constantly with all the friend requests and tweets and emails etc… To be honest its still going! Thankfully I haven’t had one person say something rude to me on the street or in the supermarket so my faith in the public has increased tenfold.
What do you think is the biggest problem that still faces the trans community?
Words by Kirsty Hulse