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Famous parents of gender diverse children

Here’s a list of famous parents of gender diverse children who have shared their journeys.

Gender Identity & Diversity
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Cher and Chaz


Cher has publicly expressed support for her trans son, Chaz Bono, and discussed what she wished she knew when he started his journey.

Cher discusses being an LGBTQ ally and her journey with her son in this article.

For advice from Cher for parents understanding their trans children.

Cher on her struggles with coming to terms with her son’s identity and her journey to acceptance and affirmation.

Jamie Lee Curtis and Ruby
Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis has been a loud advocate for her trans daughter Ruby.

Jamie Lee and Ruby are interviewed together here.

Jamie Lee is quoted on adjusting to Ruby’s name and pronouns and why she wanted to be public about being the parent of a trans child.

Jamie Lee discusses the rights of trans young people in this video.

Jamie shares photos and moments with her daughter Ruby on Instagram.

Jamie Lee Curtis dedicated her 2023 Oscar to her trans daughter.


Dwayne, Gabrielle and Zaya
Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union

Dwayne Wade (retired NBA player) and Gabrielle Union have publicly expressed their love and support for trans daughter, Zaya, for many years.

Read how Dwayne’s daughter Zaya shared her identity, name and pronouns.

Dwayne and Gabrielle share how they approached parenting their trans daughter.

Dwayne is interviewed on supporting his daughter Zaya.

Meet Zaya as she chats with her idol, Michelle Obama.

Dwayne Wade shares photos with his family on Instagram.

Gabrielle Union shares family photos on Instagram.


Cynthia Nixon and Seph
Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon (actor and politician) on her trans son, Seph. Cynthia is a public advocate for LBGTQ rights as well as being a part of the community herself.

Cynthia shares her pride about her trans son Seph.

Hear Cynthia discuss learning about trans identities and sharing her trans son’s identity publicly.

Cynthia shares photos of her son Seph on Instagram.


Anette Benning, Warren Beatty and Stephen
Annette Benning and Warren Beatty

Annette Bening and husband Warren Beatty have publicly shared their support for their transgender son, Stephen, who transitioned over 10 years ago as a teenager.

Warren shares his pride in his son.

In this article, Annette talks about trans rights and how parenting a trans child caused her to reflect on herself.

Annette discusses politics as well as what she’s learned from her trans son.

Annette reflects on how her view on parenting has changed and how proud she is of her trans son, Stephen.


Charlize Theron and Jackson
Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron (actor and producer) on her trans daughter Jackson.

Charlize talks about her role as a parent in this article.

Charlize discusses why she wants to wait for her daughter to decide when it’s time to share her story.

Busy Philipps and Birdy
Busy Philipps

Busy Philipps (actor) on her queer and non-binary child Birdie.

Busy Philipps discusses raising her queer and non-binary child and her hopes for LGBTQ kids.

Busy shares how her and Birdie have navigated talking about gender and sexuality publicly.

Busy shares photos of her family and life on Instagram.

Khary Payton and Karter
Khary Payton

Khary Payton (American actor) on supporting his trans son Karter.

Read how Khary shared with the world their son’s name and pronouns.

Khary shares how his most important role is as a loving father to his trans son.

Khary posts photos of his life and family on Instagram.