Trinidad, Colorado, which is nestled in the foothills of the Rockies along the Santa Fe Trail, is a quiet, rural western town that still appears to belong to a bygone era. At first glance, one would never imagine that it is "the sex change capital of the world." P.J. Raval and Jay Hodges' documentary feature, Trinidad
, examines the town through the personal stories and shared struggle of three transgender women — a surgeon, a family practitioner and an activist — who have settled there to facilitate the physical, emotional and spiritual transition of the scores of patients who visit Trinidad each year to undergo gender-reassignment surgery. Sponsored by the Lesbian and Gay Community Center of Kansas City and UMKC's Office of Student Life, the Kansas City premiere of Trinidad
screens tonight at 7 in Pierson Auditorium 3 in UMKC's University Center (5000 Holmes). Admission is free. For more information, see lgcckc.org
or call 816-931-4420.
Sat., Aug. 29, 7 p.m., 2009