Moonlight made history at the 2017 academy awards, becoming the first lgbtq-related film and the first with an all-black cast to win the oscar for best picture. The film opens on manuelas attempt to locate her late son estebans father she never revealed to esteban that his father, like her best friend, is a transsexual woman, lola. The best foreign language academy award for a fantastic woman wasnt just a one-off check out the 10 outstanding films dealing with transsexual and transgender people in the past two years (or so) j ust a few years back, finding a film dealing with the subjects of transsexuality and transgenderness was equivalent to finding a needle on a haystack. Politicians stay diplomatic about them, religion condemns them, but im proud to say that cinema is the only public medium that dares to talk about transgenders, and dares to be no-nonsensical about it. This article is an ode to such film-making, which opens a dialogue about them, discusses them, debates about them. Pooya is an iranian-american actress who has appeared in a whopping 22 short films, nine tv series and ten movies. The most recognizable credits on her resume were spots on usas falling water. Claudia charriez is an american transsexual actress born in new york city, usa. She once participated in a show but could not succeed because of the male gender. She has appeared in many films such as jennifer hudson i still love you and the. Adult film maker and transsexual buck angel is now an icon in the lgbt (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. When his secondary sex characteristics began to develop at around age 16, his home life became increasingly tense. Unaware of treatments for gender dysphoria, he lived for years as a female. You may think that you know all about the most important trans trailblazers, but there are dozens of trans celebs who have pushed lgbtq rights forward. Sure, theres laverne cox and caitlyn jenner, but behind those big names are tons of other trans celebrities working hard in trans activism. In 1997, while his wife and children were away, eddie murphy was caught in a notorious west hollywood hooker zone picking up a transsexual prostitute by the name of atison seiuli. The am i gay test (men only!) have you ever wondered,am i gay, am i straight, am i bi? Well now is your chance to find out! This test will tell you if you are gay, straight or bi.