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Award-Winning Documentary Focusing on Transgender Family Issues

?No Dumb Questions? To Debut June 18 on Cinemax

[WASHINGTON, DC] - The award-winning documentary "No Dumb Questions" is an outstanding educational tool for learning about transgender issues, according to the Human Rights Campaign. The film, produced and directed by Melissa Regan, is scheduled to air on Cinemax June 18, at 7 p.m. EDT.

"For anybody trying to understand the transition of someone close, 'No Dumb Questions' offers a refreshingly honest look at the issue," said Candace Gingrich, HRC?s National Coming Out Project manager. "The kids in this film ask the questions that most adults are wondering themselves but are hesitant to ask."

"No Dumb Questions" shows a real family mother, father and daughters ages 6, 9 and 11 learning why and how their Uncle Bill is becoming Aunt Barbara. In a recent interview with the filmmaker, HRC FamilyNet columnist Betty DeGeneres noted that the movie a winner at the Sundance Film Festival could be an inspiration to other families with parallel issues.

"It is such a lesson in how parenting should be and how families should be," said DeGeneres. "The message is great. It is about having a broad conversation on acceptance in general. If only more parents could be that way."

The filmmaker also hopes that the documentary her first film can be used to teach others in the community about the issues facing transgender people. "There is still so much education to be done around this issue," said Regan.

"Although I knew very little about transgender issues from the outset of this movie, I came to understand that the challenges transgender people face in coming out are sometimes very similar to the ones we face as gays and lesbians. It really boils down to accepting and appreciating the diversity in life. And it?s our turn to start educating America about all of the diversities that exist for GLBT people."

Read the HRC FamilyNet interview. "No Dumb Questions" will air on Cinemax June 18, from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. as part of its month-long gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender pride series. For more information on the film, visit www.nodumbquestions.com.

The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian and gay political organization with members throughout the country. It effectively lobbies Congress, provides campaign support and educates the public to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community.

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