Growing Up Coy (2016)



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Growing Up Coy follows a landmark transgender rights case in Colorado where a 6-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?

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A powerfully empathic film for the cause of trans rights.

Feb 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Parents fight for trans child's rights in informative docu.

Jun 27, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The doc is most fascinating as a portrait of a humble family, one with five children scraping to get by, facing a battle they might not be fully prepared for, but ready to go to the wall for a child they love unconditionally.

Oct 12, 2016 | Full Review…

The film is strongest at showing the personal stress from what follows [the law suit] in intimate verité style. . .for this family living in the media storm is a nightmare.

Aug 7, 2016 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The story of a landmark case about the value of state antidiscrimination laws to protect the rights of transgender people.

Jun 16, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Coy's fight for equal rights is the focus of the documentary, but it's the family's willingness to allow Juhola into their turbulent lives that gives it the emotional heft needed to connect with even the most conservative of viewers.

Jun 15, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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