“Freedom of expression includes gender expression.”
You obvs know Jamie Lee Curtis — movie star, Activia icon, and overall legend.
Well, on Sunday morning, the 63-year-old actor posted a powerful tribute to her 26-year-old daughter Ruby, who is trans, and spoke out against recent anti-trans legislature.
“Today is the birthday of my trans daughter,” Jamie wrote. “I am proud and grateful to be the parent of a trans child and am sending support to all of the trans families across the US who are being targeted in this moment by conservative legislatures.”
“This country was founded on freedom. A profoundly simple idea that everyone living here should be free to dream and achieve what they want freely,” she continued.
“OUR Declaration of Independence promises that we are endowed with certain unalienable rights including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness — AND that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to defy it to ensure safety and happiness. A profound idea — safety and happiness!”
“Now, politicians are proposing that parents providing gender-affirming care for THEIR OWN children are felons and deserve prison time. These laws are discriminatory, unjust, and anti-American. Freedom of expression includes gender expression,” she said.
Jamie is likely referring to the newest piece of anti-trans legislature out of Texas, where Gov. Greg Abbott ordered the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to investigate supportive parents of trans children for “child abuse.”
Jamie concluded her post, “As a proud parent of my trans daughter, I VOW to use my freedom of speech and my right to vote to SUPPORT my child and ALL children trying to live FREELY as who they are.”
It’s beautiful to see a parent support their child in such a powerful, vocal way.
Hopefully more celebrities like Jamie will continue to speak out and help put an end to all unjust, anti-LGBTQ legislature.
You can read Jamie’s full Instagram here.