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Famous Hollywood Filmmaker Braved The Odds And Came Out As A Transgender Woman, Four Years After Her Sister Did The Same

Date September 20, 2019 18:14

Lily and Lana Wachowskis are both siblings and partners in Hollywood. They are known for their work in Matrix trilogy, V for Vendetta, and Jupiter Ascending.

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Coming out

Lily Wachowski, one half of the famous Hollywood sibling partnership came out as a transgender woman. This announcement came almost half a decade later her sister, Lana made the same announcement.

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The Hollywood filmmaker who had already come out to family, friends, and colleagues made the announcement publicly in a statement with the headline: “Wachowski brothers now sisters!!!”.

Wachowski, formerly known as Andy, in a statement obtained by Chicago’s Windy City Times, said she went public about her gender sooner than expected because a journalist had attempted to coerce her about her transition.

How the sisters supported each other during the transition

Lily and Lana Wachowski have been a great support system for each other, especially through their journey of transitioning. The filmmaker said she felt lucky to have the support of family.

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Lana is also a transgender woman. When she first came out to the family, her mom, sister, Lilly, who was then named Andy, accepted her. Talking about the transitioning at that time she said:

My biggest fears were all about losing my family. Once they accepted me, everything else has been a piece of cake.

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As the pair went through their successful journey in Hollywood they have been by each other’s side. Lilly, on the other hand, revealed she found talking about herself mortifying. She said:

My reality is that I’ve been transitioning and will continue to transition all of my life, through the infinite that exists between male and female as it does in the infinite between the binary of zero and one.

A medical expert has something to say

Dr. Colt Keo-Meier commented on the unique situation of having more than one sibling come out as a transgender. The clinical psychologist said:

There is a biological component, to being transgender. However, it is not 100 percent genetic, because we do have plenty of cases of identical twins, where one of them is transgender and the other one is not.

The Wachowski's are the first sibling duo to both come out as transgender in Hollywood

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We wish the sisters all the best!