The Love Union happens to fall during Transgender Awareness Week, a time for transgender people and their allies to take action and bring attention to the community by educating the public and advancing advocacy around the issues of prejudice, discrimination, and violence that transgender people face. This year we're participating by showing a screening of Emmy-nominated documentary Transformation, followed by a Q&A with the film's subject Madin Lopez (also one half of today's styled shoot couple!), moderated by Kate Schaefer, founder of H&H Weddings.
TRANSFORMATION is a documentary about a group of transgender teens and young adults struggling to find the resources, safety, and confidence to express their gender identity. With 45% of young transgender people having reportedly attempted suicide in the United States alone, non-binary stylist Madin Lopez has made it their business to provide life-altering, gender-affirming makeovers. Afterwards, these individuals are hopefully able to be their true and best selves, looking on the outside how they’ve always felt on the inside.
Grab a bag of popcorn and a cocktail at the bar, then join us in 501 Union's main room for movie night!