The video hosting website Vimeo recently removed “Dead Name,” an intimate documentary that follows “three parents whose lives have been shaken and forever altered because their children have declared (or have been given) a transgender identity.”
“There are two main issues here,” Taylor Reece, the filmmaker and director of the independent documentary, told Fox News Digital. “One is the censorship, which is really concerning, and the other is the issue itself, which has got to be discussed. It has to be. They can keep trying to suppress it, but ultimately it has to be discussed.”
The movie was released last month for purchase and rental on the platform but was removed for allegedly containing “harmful, hateful, and misleading content,” violating Vimeo’s acceptable use policy.
“We can confirm that Vimeo removed the video in question for violating our Terms of Service prohibiting discriminatory or hateful content,” the video-sharing platform told Fox News Digital on Monday. “We strive to enforce these policies objectively and consistently across our platform. Vimeo has notified the account owner and all purchases have been refunded.”
Reece was forced to launch a new site to host and sell the movie.
“I was very distressed to find ‘Dead Name’ vaporized from Vimeo and without warning,” Reece told the Christian Post. “The film had been up for 34 days. Sales and rentals were brisk. The response has been incredible from more than 16 countries around the world. But I wasn’t 100 percent shocked because I am familiar with the force that the trans activists use to silence anyone who checks or questions their dogma.”
The term “dead name” is used by the transgender community to refer to someone’s given name, which is usually changed after transitioning.
The film follows the struggles of three parents, Amy, Helen, and Bill, whose children became confused about their gender around the ages of 15, 4, and 18. The parents believed that external sources influenced their children’s confusion, including professional therapists who unquestionably affirmed their children’s gender transition.
Bill explained that he thinks his son, Sean, died from complications related to taking cross-sex hormones. According to Helen, her son developed two identities and expressed interest in gender-mutilating surgery at around 4 years old. Amy stated that her daughter received testosterone from Planned Parenthood without a proper evaluation.
“They all seem so different, except that they aren’t,” Reece said of the parents’ stories. “In all three cases, you have parents who feel alienated, who feel ostracized, who feel marginalized, who have been stunned and shocked at every juncture, whether it’s been from a nursery school all the way up to a really fine college.”
According to the film’s description, the document is “not fiery or provocative or slick or political.” Instead, Reece noted that the film “focuses on the pain and anguish that parents are experiencing when they are dealing with a child who is caught up or who suddenly declares himself or herself as being transgender.”
“I don’t want to have to campaign about censorship and being silenced. I want the film to speak to this issue. This issue is so important. We’ve got a whole generation of kids who have been captured with this and will age out,” Reece explained. “If it’s not time to discuss this now, then I don’t know when it is.”
Dead Name Trailer
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