What a story of bravery, love and understanding! Check out the trailer for a new documentary called ‘From This Day Forward’ about a man transitioning in the 1970s with a family which recently played at Frameline SF Festival.
Woody Allen’s son AKA YUNG SINATRA aka Ronan Farrow touches on being a transgender college student in the latest episode of Undercovered on NBC’s Today. In his latest piece, he follows up on trans teen, Eve’s, life as a transgender person in an all-male dorm. Check it out above!
We would! — Trans model Laith Ashley covers ‘Attitude Magazine’ made history as the first F2M trans model to cover Attitude this month!
On his struggles/accepting himself:
“I would self-destruct, I would disappear because I didn’t want to be here. For a long time I prayed to God to let me die. I’d think I hate life, hate being trans, hate the world. I was very negative. I still struggle with that from time to time but remind myself I’m pretty blessed. I have a family who [is] supportive. They may not agree with who I am, but they do love me. I had the privilege of going to school. I have the privilege of this experience. I love who I see in the mirror now.”
On Internet trolls:
“People were really nasty for about three weeks. I just couldn’t stop reading the comments. I knew I shouldn’t have, but I kept reading and the more I read, the worse the comments got. I’ve learned that you can’t please everyone.”
Congrats to Laith, and to many more covers!
…and she’s pissed! At all you lazy kweens who didn’t vote! Hear her story above!
Lilly Wachowski, 48, sibling of Lana Wachowski, 50, issued a statement to Windy City Times that begins, “SEX CHANGE SHOCKER—WACHOWSKI BROTHERS NOW SISTERS!!!”
The Times reports an outlet threatened to out the younger Wachowski, which led to the announcement, which, Lilly writes, she had been anticipating with “dread and/or eye rolling exasperation.”
“The ‘news’ has almost come out a couple of times,” Wachowski writes. “Each was preceded by an ominous email from my agent — reporters have been asking for statements regarding the ‘Andy Wachowski gender transition’ story they were about to publish.”
Wachowski goes on to recount an incident in which a reporter from the Daily Mail showed up at her home to elicit an exclusive on her gender transition.
“After he had given me his card, and I closed the door it began to dawn on me where I had heard of the Daily Mail,” Wachowski writes. “It was the ‘news’ organization that had played a huge part in the national public outing of Lucy Meadows, an elementary school teacher and trans woman in the UK.”
Wachowski decided instead to come out on her own terms. “So yeah,” she writes. “I’m transgender.”
Congrats to Lilly! The world can absolutely use another incredible talent, sharing from a trans perspective and it is so wonderful that her sister has already been through a transition before her.