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Gender is a spectrum, and that’s something that a lot of folks don’t understand.
I know from first-hand experience that separating transgender students from their peers can cause many to leave school, hide who they are, or even do the unthinkable.
When we have trans actors play trans characters, people can look onscreen and say, ‘OK, this is what trans is.’
Family has been really important to me.
The first thing that’s really important to understand, just when approaching the topic of transgender people, is that the sex you’re assigned with at birth is not the same as your gender identity.
Everybody loves superheroes, and so to be associated with a superhero forever is just kind of like, that’s where the goalposts are. That’s kind of, ‘Bam, you’re immortalized!’
Gender is something that occurs in the mind, and sex is something that occurs, you know, everywhere else on the body. And whether or not those two things happen to align – well, if they do, great. If they don’t, also great.
We tried our best to work with the school and with the other families in the school system, and we did a gradual transition. I started transitioning when I was in first grade, and every year we kind of tacked a new thing on to it.
Kids and just young people in general are usually a lot more, I guess, open-minded to change. Especially when you’re really little in elementary school, you don’t expect a lot of things from people, so if somebody says, ‘I’m switching genders,’ you’re just sort of like, ‘OK, that’s new. But cool.’
We can be whoever we want. We can do whatever we want. We can be superheroes, because in many ways we are. We’ve had trans representation in television for a while, but it hasn’t been the right representation.
My acting and activism go hand-in-hand, and they really support one another.
When I was first trying to explain to my parents that I was really a girl, my father didn’t know what to do. He had these preconceived notions about what his family was going to be like, and when I didn’t fit into those notions, he just ignored what I was trying to tell them before he really came around.
My father grew up very conservative, and he really had set expectations for what boys and girls were supposed to be like. So when I came out to him, that did not fit into his plan of what raising twin boys was going to be like.