You may wish to set your DVR’s for this upcoming ABC Modern Family episode Wednesday at 8 PM CDT. It’s going to feature a historic first in an open trans child actor playing a trans role.
In this episode entitled ‘A Stereotypical Day’, same sex parents Cam and Mitchell allow their cis daughter Lily to invite her trans masculine classmate Tom over for a play date. Their pride at raising a daughter in Lily who is open minded and accepting quickly turns when they overhear Lily unwittingly insult her trans friend.
How do Cam and Mitchell handle the situation? You’ll have to tune in and watch Modern Family tomorrow on your local ABC station.
Tom is played by 8 year old Jackson Millarker who is from Atlanta, While we have had a few shows in the last few years that have featured adult trans actors playing trans roles, this is the first time we have had an out trans child actor playing a trans child.
This is a BFD for trans kind and all the trans kids out there who finally get to see someone like themselves on a television show, and I couldn’t be happier to see it.
Now if Hollywood would just stop casting cis male actors in trans feminine roles.