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‘I Am the Queen’

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1 IAmQueenI Am the Queen is a documentary about three young women who prepare for a transgender beauty pageant in a predominantly Puerto Rican community. They share their unique stories of transitioning and the ways they have found the support they needed from their immediate and extended families. They are guided by Ginger Valdez, an experienced mentor and veteran HIV activist who volunteers to coordinate the pageant. Valdez is emblematic of the hard work that transgender women of color contributed to the LGBT movement. Cinema Libre Studio (cinemalibrestudio.com). Suzie Lynde

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Suzie Lynde is a regular contributor to OutSmart Magazine.

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