Hollywood actress Jamie Lee Curtis has thrown herself again into the debate on trans children and their visibility in the wider community.
The star sent a social media post that read, “I will say gay, and I will protect trans kids.”
Curtis spoke the same day actress Marcia Gay Harden revealed, “My children are all queer,” as she took the stage with celebrity backers of the LGBTQ community in the Drag Isn’t Dangerous telethon to combat anti-LGBTQ legislation.
This isn’t the first time Jamie Lee Curtis spoke out in support of trans children.
Earlier this year, Curtis thanked her transgender “daughter” Ruby in her Oscar acceptance speech after winning the supporting actress award for the indie sci-fi comedy Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Curtis first publicly acknowledged trans “daughter” Ruby Guest last year and confessed “her ignorance” of the trans community’s subculture.
“It’s speaking a new language,” she told the magazine.
“It’s learning new terminology and words. I am new at it. I am not someone who is pretending to know much about it.”
“And I’m going to blow it; I’m going to make mistakes. I would like to try to avoid making big mistakes.”
Last October, the actress said she was “terrified” of “transphobia,” adding it’s “as if we haven’t learned from fascism.”
In March, Curtis tearfully announced she gave her Oscar statue they/them pronouns in support of her trans daughter Ruby.