Our Threat Films October Newsletter! Mia Matsumiya, Shadi Petosky, Thailand’s First Digital LGBT Magazine, and More!

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Here’s what we’ve been up to over the last month:

Mia Matsumiya Breaks The Internet


Wow! Proud Threat Films supporter, Mia Matsumiya, is blowing up the internet with her Perv_Magnet project, as you may have seen covered by Buzzfeed, Daily Mail and various other media outlets. We think it’s so great that she is using the growing exposure to highlight the growing issue of online harassment and the ‘trolling’ phenomenon.

Read her whole interview with David Farrier here: [LINK]

Shadi vs The TSA

Shadi Petosky is still reeling from her incident with TSA officials last month at Orlando airport, as we reported in our last newsletter. TSA harassed and unlawfully detained her simply for being a transwoman. Disappointingly, TSA still denies any wrong doing and there have been no apologies issued either publicly or to Shadi. Shockingly, there are no written guidelines for TSA in regards to trans passengers and only a very small percentage of TSA agents have any sensitivity training at all, meaning that this kind of discrimination is happening almost daily right here in the US. This has to change and we will keep you updated on this ongoing fight.

Please read more about Shadi’s ordeal here: http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2015/10/13/holding-pattern-trans-woman-humiliated-detained-and-delayed-tsa


Image: Twitter/ShadiPetosky

Kath Gets Ready To Fight


Image: BangkokPost

Continuing the subject of Trans rights struggles, we’re still closely following Kath Khangpiboon’s battle with Thammasat University in Bangkok. Kath was fired from her job simply for being an out Transwoman. As part of our ongoing work on our documentary, we’re closely following Kath and her fight against ongoing discrimination in Thailand.

Read more about Kath and her story here: http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/727440/transgender-lecturer-takes-tu-to-court

Prism Digital Magazine Launches!

Finally, we’d like to congratulate one of the subjects in our Trans in Thailand documentary, Wattina Tna Thongmiton, on her new project! Prism Digital Magazine is Thailand’s first ever digital format LGBT lifestyle magazine and it launched TODAY! It’s available for download for iOS and Android at www.prismdigitalmag.com. Go check it out!



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