LAST CHANCE to Stream “Born to Be”

The exclusive link to stream Born to Be expires at 11:30 PM on Friday, July 10. Don’t miss this “lively, moving” documentary about pioneering, gender-affirming surgery and the lives it changes.

All proceeds from our Born to Be virtual screening will be donated to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute to support their efforts to protect and defend the lives of Black Trans people. We have already raised over $100!

Email Michael Poandl at or call (703) 615-7943 for the exclusive streaming link, which expires at 11:30 PM on Friday, July 10.

Born to Be follows the work of Dr. Jess Ting at the groundbreaking Mount Sinai Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery in New York City.

In the face of stigma and transphobia, Dr. Ting develops pioneering medical techniques that help transgender and non-binary people realize their dream of a physical body that matches their authentic identity.

Not all trans and non-binary people wish to engage in medical transition. However, for those that do, quality gender-affirming health care can be the difference between life and death. Born to Be tells the remarkable stories of people for whom this is true.

We are recommending a donation of $25 or more to support the Marsha P. Johnson Institute. To donate, click here and select “Born to Be – Marsha P. Johnson Institute”.

With extraordinary access, Born to Be takes an intimate look at how one doctor’s work impacts the lives of his patients as well as how his own journey from plastic surgeon to pioneering gender-affirming surgeon has led to his personal transformation.


“A lively and moving documentary.”

– Variety

“With its cinematic eye, compelling subjects, and elegant awareness of the issues, Born to Be was conceived just in time.”

– IndieWire

Born to Be distinguishes itself with its sensitive, humane portrait of the dedicated Dr. Ting, his hard-working staff (some of whom are transgender themselves) and his diverse patients, who yearn merely to live in a body that reflects their inner identity.”

– Hollywood Reporter

“A film that both fascinates and educates, shining a light on a community and their challenges, which have been too long left in the dark.”

– POV Magazine

To receive your exclusive virtual streaming link or for more information, please email Michael Poandl at or call (703) 615-7943. Thank you for your kindness!

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