We are aware that director Lana Wachowski came out as trans in 2012, but it was a mild shocker to hear that her younger sibling and the other half of the prolific directing duo is also coming out.
Lilly Wachowski came out in a statement publishedin the Windy City Times that was done so she could control the narrative she wanted to tell as opposed to the media outlets threatening to run the story.
“Being transgender is not easy,” Wachowski wrote. “We live in a
majority-enforced gender binary world. This means when you’re
transgender you have to face the hard reality of living the rest of your
life in a world that is openly hostile to you.”
“So yeah, I’m transgender.”
“And yes, I’ve transitioned”
GLAAD commented in the wake his her statement,.”GLAAD is thrilled that Lilly Wachowski is able to be her true and
authentic self today, however, she should not have been forced to
disclose her transgender identity before she was ready to do so.
Journalists must learn that it is unacceptable to out a transgender
person, in the same way it is unacceptable to out a person who is gay,
lesbian, or bisexual,” said Nick Adams, GLAAD’s Director of Programs for
Hello Lilly! Welcome to the trans family…