One statistic stayed with them more than any other: 41% of transgender people have attempted suicide, according to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, conducted by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and National Center for Transgender Equality. The national average for attempted suicide is 4.6%.

“Do I want a living son or a dead daughter?” Hillary asks so powerfully in the film. “We were not willing to take that risk,” she wrote in her YouTube video.