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Jamie Lee Curtis opens up about parenting trans daughter after she came out

Jamie Lee Curtis opens up about parenting trans daughter after she came out

Jamie Lee Curtis has been speaking about parenting her trans daughter after she came out in 2020.

When Jamie Lee Curtis's daughter came out to her as trans, there was only one route the legendary actor was going to take.

In 2020, Ruby came out as transgender to her parents admitting that, while it was ‘scary’, she didn’t feel worried as she knew how ‘accepting’ her parents are.

And she was exactly right, with Curtis supporting her daughter and campaigning for trans rights in the years that have followed.

During a recent appearance on US chat show Morning Joe, as per Entertainment Weekly, Curtis discussed everything from some of the projects she was involved in and the memories involved with that.

But what she was certainly most passionate about discussing was her transgender daughter, Ruby.

Jamie Lee Curtis has been a voice for trans rights in recent years.
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She said: "This life is about love. Being a parent is about love, and I love Ruby. Love her.

"People have said, 'You're so great to accept her love'. What are you talking about? This is my daughter, this human being has come to me and said, 'This is who I am'. And my job is to say, 'Welcome home'.

"I will fight and defend her right to exist to anyone who claims that she doesn't."

What Curtis has learned during this process is that it's very important to listen and learn during the whole experience, as it certainly wont be an easy ride.

She added: "I'm trying to learn the most important thing is that I don't know everything. And I, I wake up every day sober, saying, 'I don't know everything.' I don't know a lot.

"There are a lot of things I don't know about. And there's a lot of this that I need to learn'."

Back in 2021 - a year after her daughter came out - Curtis spoke to People magazine on navigating her daughter's gender identity, admitting it was like 'speaking a new language'.

Jamie Lee Curtis and her daughter Ruby.

"It's learning new terminology and words. I am new at it. I am not someone who is pretending to know much about it," she explained.

"And I'm going to blow it, I'm going to make mistakes. I would like to try to avoid making big mistakes.

"You slow your speech down a little. You become a little more mindful about what you're saying. How you're saying it. You still mess up, I've messed up today twice. We're human."

Earlier this year, Curtis marked Trans Day of Visibilty, which happens every year on March 31, to celebrate her daughter.

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Topics: LGBTQ+, Celebrity, TV And Film