11 December 2014

Luke’s dog is his support and best friend

Luke, from Blantyre just outside Glasgow, is a 19 year old trans guy who changed his name last year. He lives with his mum, little brother, and a menagerie of three dogs and a hamster. His Border Collie, Meg, is his special companion, and was even nominated for Friends for Life at Crufts. Starting transition has been a major confidence boost for Luke, and he now doesn’t feel ashamed to talk to others – especially not if they’re a Doctor Who fan!

The film is part of the Patchwork Stories series that looks at the lives of transgender people of all ages and backgrounds around the UK. The series was commissioned by All About Trans and produced by Lucky Tooth Films in collaboration with Channel 4.

Fox Fisher and Lewis Hancox of Lucky Tooth have been making films together since meeting on the Channel 4 series My Transsexual Summer in 2011. To hear them talking about the making of the Patchwork series and see clips, click here.

Other films in the series introduce models, soldiers, artists, musicians, activists and psychics, who just happen to be trans – as well as their friends, partners and families.

In 2015, Channel 4 host a selection of the short films on ‘Shorts’, available to watch on All4 at www.all4.com. Shorts are Channel 4’s original short form videos on 4oD.

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