Welcome the Wachowski sisters

512px-Wachowskis,_Fantastic_Fest,_Cloud_AtlasFour years ago, Lana Wachowski (one half of the Wachowskis, directors of The Matrix trilogy), came out as transgender.

This week, Lilly Wachowski has announced her presence in the world; formerly brother Andy, she decided to come out after being threatened by that most grubby of all newspapers, the Daily Mail.

In the Windy City Gazette, she writes:

There’s the headline I’ve been waiting for this past year. Up until now with dread and/or eye rolling exasperation. The “news” has almost come out a couple of times. Each was preceded by an ominous email from my agent—reporters have been asking for statements regarding the “Andy Wachowski gender transition” story they were about to publish. In response to this threatened public outing against my will, I had a prepared a statement that was one part piss, one part vinegar and 12 parts gasoline.

With so many male to female transgender people out there in the public eye, it’d be great to see a few female to male people come out too, not to mention genderqueer, and agender for that matter.

But for now, congratulations Lilly!

Read the full article here

Read the Guardian’s article here

[edited 10/4/16 for correct name]

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