As our understanding of gender identity continues to evolve, more and more people have come forward as transgender or non-binary (meaning they identify as neither male nor female). That includes the children of celebrities, who are in a unique position to bring greater awareness to this issue.
Here are 5 celebrities who have transgender kids.
The basketball star and “Bring It On” actress share three children, including 12-year-old transgender/gender-fluid daughter Zion.
“For me it’s all about, nothing changes with my love. Nothing changes with my responsibilities. Only thing I got to do now is get smarter and educate myself more. And that’s my job,” Wade said.
He and Union also reached out to the cast of Pose for advice on how to speak respectfully about their daughter.
“Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon, who came out later in life as a lesbian and is married to Christine Marinoni, has been open about her transgender son, Seph, who graduated college in 2018.
Charlize Theron’s oldest adopted child, now seven, identifies as a girl. The Oscar-winning actress revealed that she is now the proud mom of two daughters in 2019, and spoke out about how important using the correct pronouns can be:
“I think it became harder for us the older she got that people were still writing about her in the wrong pronouns,” she said, “and also I was still talking about her in the press using the wrong pronoun. It really hurt her feelings.
Celebrity royalty Warren Beatty and Annette Bening revealed that their son is transgender in 2016. Beatty said of Stephen Ira, “He’s a revolutionary, a genius, and my hero, as are all my children.”
Although the family has not officially confirmed Shiloh Jolie-Pitt’s gender identity, Angelina has spoken on record about how her oldest biological child asked to be called “John” in 2014.
Jolie-Pitt has always dressed in suits and rocked a more traditionally masculine hairstyle, and whether they (a respectful non-gendered pronoun) identify as male, female or non-binary, you have to respect Jolie and Pitt for allowing their child to be themselves.