Jill Soloway, creator of the hit show Transparent, opened up about her sexual orientation in an interview with The New Yorker. She is dating “iconic lesbian poet” Eileen Myles.
 
“In October, Myles and Soloway sat next to each other at a benefit in New York for the Feminist Press...” The New Yorker wrote. “They were tight in the grip of new love.”
 
The Emmy-winning show is based on Soloway’s own experience with her Moppa, a term Soloway uses for her openly transgender mother. 
 
Earlier this year, Soloway advocated for transgender equality on Transgender Day of Remembrance and the White House recognized her as a Champion of Change.
 
Additionally, Soloway spoke about much-needed non-discrimination protections in her Emmy acceptance speech.
 
 “Something interesting about my Moppa,” Soloway said. “She could, tomorrow, go and try to find an apartment and in 32 states it would be legal for the landlord to say, ‘We don’t rent to trans people.’”
 
Whether it's for the first time ever or the first time today, the experience of coming out and living openly covers the full spectrum of human emotion -- from fear to euphoria. Coming out -- whether it is as LGBT or allied -- is a deeply personal journey for each individual. 
 
Learn more about coming out at HRC’s Coming Out Center.

Photo c/o: Wikicomms, SolowayWiki


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