Frequently, these individuals have been publicly humiliated—described as “freaks” and “cheats” and subjected to physical examinations that violate their personal privacy and dignity.
Their hard work has sometimes been for nothing as they have been disqualified from competing or retrospectively stripped of titles and medals.
"You have to mold your own gender" Given Berlin's reputation as one of the homosexual capitals of Europe and the world, it's hardly surprising that the city's film festival would take the next step and play host to so many films about gender dysphoria.
And it's likely that most Berlin viewers will take the films in stride.
Welcome to the world of feature-length looks at gender confusion. In the film "Breakfast on Pluto," by Neil Jordan, a transvestite prostitute is on a quest to find love and a stable home life.She underwent surgery in the mid-1990s to officially compete as a woman and was cleared by the IOC to represent Brazil in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.She didn’t win a medal in 1996, but she did become a world bronze medalist the following year. “I had a very tortured childhood, I didn’t grow up the popular girl, or the popular cheerleader.The fashion industry’s most androgynous model is often labeled “transgender” but he says he’s uncomfortable with labels.“I try not to describe myself, even though when I do interviews and I work with journalists it’s difficult, because they want you to summarize yourself as one thing. I would definitely describe my last few years as living between genders. The rumors cut so deep that Joseline released naked pictures on Twitter to set the record straight.