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B.C. politicians view supermodel's transition journey on Transgender Day

Members of British Columbia's legislature marked Canada's Transgender Day of Remembrance by viewing a documentary that follows a depressed, suicidal female teenager's three-year surgical and life-changing transition to a beaming male supermodel on the fashion runways of Paris. Canada's first trans supermodel Krow, second from left, poses for a photo with filmmaker Gina Hole Lazarowich, left to right, Liberal MLA Jane Thornthwaite and NDP MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert inside the provincial legislature library, in Victoria, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dirk Meissner
November 20, 2019 - 3:30 PM

VICTORIA - Members of British Columbia's legislature marked Canada's Transgender Day of Remembrance by viewing a documentary that follows a depressed, suicidal female teenager's three-year surgical and life-changing transition to a beaming male supermodel on the fashion runways of Paris.

The screening of the documentary, "Krow's TRANSformation," is one of many events across Canada that acknowledges the discrimination, harassment and marginalization that transgender people experience.

Krow, who only uses his first name, was at the B.C. legislature for the documentary screening and says his life was one of darkness and confusion until he decided to undergo transition surgery in his late teens.

At 24 years old, he says he feels totally himself and his modelling career has taken him to New York, London, Italy, Spain and Paris.

Liberal MLA Jane Thornthwaite and New Democrat MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert appear in the documentary, which they describe as a heart-wrenching journey of the human spirit.

Filmmaker Gina Hole Lazarowich says the documentary, which will be broadcast tonight on OUTtv, has been screened at film festivals in London, Spain and Palm Springs to enthusiastic and award-winning response.

This story by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 20, 2019.

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