The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal lovingly introduced the world to his sister Lux Pascal as she publicly came out as trans on Tuesday (9 February). In a heartwarming Instagram post, the 45-year-old, who has his pronouns on his social media, uploaded a photograph of Lux’s cover for the Chilean magazine Revista Ya, where she opened up about…
Oscar-nominated Juno actor and star of Umbrella Academy Elliot Page has come out as a non-binary and transgender. Many may know them as Ellen Page, however, from here on out, the public should refer to them as Elliot Page. The actor shared their experience on their Instagram page. “I want to share with you that…
In the UK today started with the news that the formerly inclusive Lush company had been donating to anti-trans charities, plus of course all this, and it ended with Elliot. It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster.
If you haven’t seen this, it’s an Australian miniseries about a transgender girl starting high school, aimed at kids. The BBC just started showing it on CBBC so I watched it all today. It’s very good.
It deals with a lot of things that have (depressingly) been seen in the headlines. Everything from unhelpful adults to cyberbullying to friends suddenly turning out not to be friends after all. Oh some of the cisgender kids in this are awful and every time they came on screen I was like-
-except the main character in this, Hannah, is clearly a better person than me. Seeing her triumph over the bullies in every concievable way is extremely satisfying.
(Also, she is actually played by a trans actress! Evie McDonald.)
I also like that though we’re told about the insults and horrible things hurled Hannah’s way we don’t actually see them most of the time, which is good in that it greatly reduces the chances of anyone having to suddenly relive their own traumatic experiences when watching.
I hope this show encourages and empowers trans kids (it seems to be doing so) but I also kinda hope it makes certain cisgender kids change their behaviour.
Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade has spoken about his transgender daughter in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres. The NBA player, who has four children with his wife Gabrielle Union, spoke to Ellen DeGeneres about his 12-year-old Zaya coming out as trans. Dwyane Wade says it was ‘his job’ to educate himself. In an an interview…