Stephen Ira, the son of actors Warren
Beatty and Annette Bening, has released a video in which he discusses
In the video, the 20-year-old Ira
answered questions submitted via the website WeHappyTrans.
“My name is Stephen,” he started.
“I identify as a trans man, a faggy queen, a homosexual, a queer, a
nerd fighter, a writer, an artist and guy who needs a haircut.”
When asked who has been most supportive
of his decision to transition, Ira answered: “My friends, my peers
who I'm lucky to have had relationships with since high school, which
is when I came out.”
Ira also said he admires writer Truman
“My style icons by the way include
Truman Capote with like the long nelly scarves and also any
male-identified person who wears thigh-highs or garters – the world
belongs to you,” he said.
Ira's trans roles models, he said,
include the late activist Marsha P. Johnson.
“We as young trans people owe so
much” to her, he said. (The video is embedded in the right panel
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