On Facebook First, FRONTLINE Presents an Original Series Exploring What It’s Really Like to Be “Growing Up Trans”

June 25, 2015

FRONTLINE, PBS’s award winning investigative journalism series, presents an original, Facebook-first, mobile optimized series of short documentaries about what it’s really like to feel stuck in the wrong body and the difficult medical decisions families face as children opt to transition at younger and younger ages.

The series launches Sunday, June 28 on the FRONTLINE Facebook page.

Told by the kids themselves and meant to be shared, viewed, discovered, and discussed across Facebook, these stories explore the new medical choices, struggles and possibilities transgender kids and their families are now facing.

“By putting these stories on Facebook, we know we will reach so many people grappling with this issue right now,” says FRONTLINE executive producer Raney Aronson-Rath. “We believe these stories can help inform, inspire, and engage this new generation of kids and their parents as they navigate this rapidly changing and complicated world of gender and identity.” A trailer link is below.

Viewers will be introduced to:

  • Lia, who at age 19, who is still glowing from being named high school prom queen and is now looking forward to gender reassignment surgery.
  • Alex, who at 13, who is learning what it takes to become a guy, with a little help from his friends.
  • Isaac, who at 19, has been taking testosterone for years, but is still grappling with his decision to transition.

FRONTLINE’s 90-minute documentary Growing Up Trans premieres Tuesday, June 30 at 10pm/9pm Central on PBS and will stream in full, for free online at

LINK to Trailer:

Press Contact:

Pam Johnston, @pamjohnston 617-300-5327


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