My Trans American Road Trip is a Documentary programme.
My Trans American Road Trip
The world's first transgender foreign affairs correspondent, former Parachute Regiment officer Abigail Austen, travels to America on the eve of a knife-edge Presidential contest, to discover why transgender rights have become a key election battleground. This year, critical swing state North Carolina passed legislation forcing transgender people to use the bathroom of the biological gender recorded on their birth certificate. Women like Abi now have to use the men's toilet, or risk going to jail. The so-called 'Bathroom Bill' provoked a fierce national backlash, forcing the Obama administration to sue North Carolina. Transgender rights have provoked a constitutional crisis in a state that both Presidential candidates are desperate to win. It's a culture and civil rights war, but for Abi, it's not just politics, it's personal.
Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)
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