Janet Jackson Will Produce Transgender Documentary

Film to spotlight lives of transsexuals around the world.

Posted: 06/05/2012 10:00 AM EDT

Janet Jackson has agreed to executive produce a documentary on the lives of transgender people living around the world.

The pop icon wrote in a statement that she is working on the doc, tentatively titled Truth, to help stop discrimination of the transsexual community. Production begins this summer, and Jackson will do some of the on-camera interviews.

Robert Jason, who previously directed a documentary on four transgender New Yorkers, will direct Truth, which will feature stories throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Latin America.

Jackson, who has won five Grammys and starred in several films, recently came out in support of President Barack Obama's endorsement of gay marriage.

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