trannywatchosky  Andy Wachowski Comes Out as Transgender trannywatchoskyThe second Wachowski sibling of “The Matrix” trilogy has come out as a transgender woman, with Andy Wachowski, now going by the name Lilly, making an announcement on Tuesday. Lilly’s sister and directing partner, Lana, came out as transgender years ago. In a statement to Windy City News, Lilly said she was at risk of being outed by the media. According to her statement, Lilly was approached by a reporter at U.K. outlet the Daily Mail, who asked Lilly if she could “have my picture taken and tell my story which was so inspirational!” Lilly went on to slam the Daily Mail’s history with transgender issues. “It was the ‘news’ organization that had played a huge part in the national public outing of Lucy Meadows, an elementary school teacher and trans woman in the UK,” she wrote. “And now here they were, at my front door, almost as if to say — ‘There’s another one! Let’s drag ’em out in the open so we can all have a look!’” “So yeah, I’m transgender,” she went on. “And yeah, I’ve transitioned.”

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A DailyMail.com spokesperson told Variety on Wednesday that “DailyMail.com categorically denies that it in anyway tried to coerce Lilly Wachowski into revealing her gender transition.” “As Ms. Wachowski herself says, we were not the first media organization to approach her and we made absolutely clear at several points in the conversation that we were only interested in reporting the story if and when she was happy for us to do so and with her cooperation,” the Daily Mail spokesperson said. “Our reporter was extremely sympathetic and courteous at all times, as is obvious from our transcript of the exchange.” Shortly after Lilly’s announcement, GLAAD director of programs for transgender media Nick Adams issued a statement celebrating the news and cautioning the media in its coverage: “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.” The Wachowskis rose to fame with “The Matrix” in 1999, completing the trilogy in 2003. Last year, the duo released “Jupiter Ascending,” starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, and also recently co-created the Netflix series “Sense8.”

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[1] Alex Stedman, Second Wachowski Sibling Comes Out as Transgender, Variety, MARCH 8, 2016 | 04:24PM PT

 

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