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"Real Boy" Live Stream and Panel Discussion

Real Boy

HiTOPS Announces Powerful Must See


May 23rd at 5:00 pm. – FREE
(must pre-register) 


– A son’s transition and a mom’s transformation

In a partnership with Independent Lens, OVEE, PBS/WHYY and Psychology Today, HiTOPS is presenting an exclusive opportunity to pre-screen this acclaimed and powerful documentary film before it is released to the general public in June.

Real Boy is the coming-of-age story of Bennett, a trans teenager with dreams of musical stardom. During the first two years of his gender transition, as Bennett works to repair a strained relationship with his family, he is taken under the wing of his friend and musical hero, celebrated trans folk singer Joe Stevens.


Watch this universal story of a family’s struggle, growth and unconditional love.

Following the film, there will be an interactive virtual dialog with experts, facilitated by Psychology Today, and including the filmmaker, discussing the film in real time. You, the viewer can directly participate, ask questions or simply sit back and listen. Visit hitops.org/realboy to learn more about the panelists and register today.

Event can be streamed on any device from wherever you are (broadband suggested)

visit hitops.org/realboy to register for free.

Want to watch with others? HiTOPS is screening the event live at the HiTOPS Teen Center, 21 Wiggins St, Princeton NJ. Get there at 4:30, refreshments will be served.

Based in Princeton NJ, HiTOPS is a health education and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring every adolescent safe passage to adulthood by providing comprehensive sexuality education and promoting healthy relationships and supportive connections.

“HiTOPS is committed to creating healthy, affirmative, and empowering communities for LGBTQ and all youth.  Through storytelling, authentic dialogue, and education we have the power to ensure that all youth can live authentic healthy lives.  These conversations can happen in person, in passing, and even virtually”, said Laura Fenster Rothschild, Chief Program Officer, HiTOPS

Media Contacts:

Laura Fenster Rothschild, Chief Program Officer

HiTOPS – 609.683.5155 ext 218


Bill Schofield, CEO, HiTOPS

609.683.5155 ext 215