Woman on Fire

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A documentary film recording Brooke Guinan, the first openly transgender New York City firefighter

This portrait of courage under fire celebrates NYC’s first openly transgender firefighter. For Brooke Guinan, fighting fires runs in her blood – both her father and grandfather served in the FDNY. But as a transgender woman, her path to service has not been without obstacles. Transitioning from male to female in what is still an overwhelmingly macho profession proves a challenge for her coworkers and her family, while her boyfriend reckons with the impact of Brooke’s newly public profile on his parents.

A panel featuring both Guinan and the documentary's director, Julie Sokolow, and reception will follow the screening.

The 36th annual Gender and Sexuality Studies Colloquium will feature a keynote address by Guinan.

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