Actress Cynthia Nixon says son has come out as transgender

On Trans Day of Action Cynthia Nixon reveals her oldest child is transgender

The boy was born Samantha to Nixon and her former beau, teacher Danny Mozes.

While the current candidate for governor of NY often prefers to keep her personal life to herself, she made an exception when she shared the sweet picture of herself alongside her son, Samuel, who is transgender, at his college graduation.

She wrote on Instagram that she was "so proud" of her son, Samuel Joseph Mozes, or Seph, who completed his college education earlier in the month. LGBTQ* people have greater visibility and acceptance than ever before, but members of the trans community are at a much higher risk of experiencing violence and discrimination. Nixon also has a 15-year-old son with Mozes and a 7-year-old son with her wife, Christine Marinoni.

Trans Day of Action is organised by The Audre Lorde Project - a LGBTQI and people of colour community organisation centre in NY.

The pair met in 2001, when the actress was campaigning in order to reduce New York City public school class sizes.

She is very well-known for advocating LGBTQ rights, previously stating: "We have to keep organising like our lives depend on it".

A U.S. Border Patrol union official called out Cynthia Nixon, the Democratic primary challenger to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, after she described Immigration and Customs Enforcement as a "terrorist organization."

Plus, former co-star Kim Cattrall is in her corner, supporting Nixon's political run.

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