Growing Up Coy

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 2016

Screening followed by discussion with filmmaker Eric Juhola and Ryan Thorensen, Bernstein Fellow, HRW

GROWING UP COY follows a landmark transgender rights case in Colorado where a six-year-old transgender girl named Coy has been banned from the girls’ bathroom at her school. Coy’s parents hire a lawyer to pursue a civil rights case of discrimination, and the family is thrust into the international media spotlight, causing their lives to change forever. A timely topic as states across the US battle with this particular civil rights issue. The film also asks a universal question that every parent may face: How far would you go to fight for your child’s rights?

  • Country USA
  • Language English
  • Year 2016
  • Running Time 86 minutes
  • Director Eric Juhola