What is Gender Blending?
By Peter Frost
Lauren Lubin is breaking the mold. The filmmaker and former Division I basketball player has decided to document her transition from being a woman to becoming a member of the "third gender," which she defines as being gender netural. Explaining the term, Lubin describes it as being not a member of the "male" or "female" gender, but instead identifying as something unique and seperate from those labels.
A documentary, titled Gender Blender, will follow Lubin on her journey and document the surgeries, reactions, and quirks along the way. "Unlike most transsexuals, I won't be transitioning to the opposite sex," says Lubin, describing her future plans. "I'll be removing my breasts and becoming netural. This third gender type is natural to me, and has been this way since I was a child."
Her goal in creating the film is to shine light on a subject that hasn't recieved any attention in recent years. "The transgender community is often misunderstood, and therefore underrepresented. I truly believe that most people just don't know what it means, nor feels like, to be transgender."
Click here for more information about the documentary or to donate to the Kickstarter campaign and check out the trailer for the future documentary below!