For two years, CNN has been preparing a documentary about Susan Stanton, formerly Steve Stanton, who was fired as Largo, Fla., city manager after coming out as transgender in 2007. (In April 2009, Stanton became Lake Worth city manager.)
The CNN special airs Saturday and Sunday. Here’s the trailer.
CNN brings the documentary of Steven Stanton's life-changing gender transformation to television for the very first time in “Her Name was Steven”. Stanton, former city manager and prominent political figure of Largo, FL appeared to have the perfect life: a loving wife and son, an influential job. That dream world all changed when Stanton’s plans to become a woman were revealed and ignited a national media firestorm. With revealing interviews from Stanton, family, and colleagues, "Her Name was Steven" tells the story of how one person's private struggle for gender identity, love, and acceptance made it into the public eye.