For a member of the LGBTQ+ community, coming out can be a daunting experience. Many LGBTQ+ people use the experience as an opportunity to affirm their identities and reintroduce themselves to the world. 13 Reasons Why actor Tommy Dorfman is no exception - and she’s taking the time to let everyone know exactly who she is.
Tommy Dorfman, who rose to prominence after starring in the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why, officially came out as a trans woman in a recent interview with TIME. Actually, maybe coming out isn’t exactly the right phrase, as Dorfman said:
Tommy, we’re pleased to re-meet you. It’s refreshing to be able to see a trans celebrity be so upfront about their transition. Past celebrities have endured harsh criticisms when they tried to discuss their experience. In addition, there is often a great deal of (often inappropriate) speculation about their bodies and the more physical aspects of their transitions. Tommy Dorfman wanted to choose a different destiny for herself. She said:
Props to Tommy Dorfman for taking possession of her own narrative. It’s difficult for a celebrity to completely control how the media portrays them, but Tommy Dorfman told her own story before anybody else could spin one of their own.
13 Reasons Why was the subject of a fair amount of controversy, but it still managed to be incredibly popular on Netflix. Now that 13 Reasons Why is over, there’s plenty of similar content around if you liked the teen drama featuring Tommy Dorfman. Or if you’re looking for some solid LGBTQ+ representation, we have that covered too.
Actor, singer, and occasional dancer. Likes: fashion, books, old buildings. Dislikes: cilantro, the NJ Turnpike, sneaker wedges.
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