WATCH: “Transgender Tuesdays” Chronicles The Lives of Trans Folks Living in San Francisco

Transgender Tuesdays is a new hour-long documentary directed by Mark Freeman that tells the story behind the country’s first public health clinic to offer primary care specifically for transgender individuals.

When the clinic opened its doors in San Francisco’s Tenderloin in 1993 at the height of the AIDS epidemic, patients appeared by the hundreds, seeking hormones and overcoming a deep distrust of medical institutions.

The film follows eight patients in particular. Their stories reach back to some the “bad old days” of the 1950s, recalling the sexual freedom movement of the 1960s, drug ravages of the ’70s, Women’s and LGBT Liberation in the ’80s, the HIV epidemic and queer activism of the ’90s.

Check out the trailer for the film below.

P.S. If you’re in San Francisco, don’t miss a special screening of the film plus a panel discussion this Friday, November 22 from 7-9 p.m. at the California Institute of Integral Studies/CIIS. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.