This week read about Ezra Furman coming out as a transgender woman, the Pop/R&B icon confirming she is lesbian via social media, and "Heartstopper" getting a live-action series on Netflix.
Ezra Furman Comes Out as Trans
Ezra Furman, the 34-year-old folk singer has revealed that she is a transgender woman.
Furman posted a long heartfelt post on Instagram, describing it to be something she wanted to do for two-plus years.
Furman wrote, “I have often described myself as non-binary, which maybe is still true … But I’ve come to terms with the fact that I am a woman, and yes for me it’s complex, but it’s complex to be any sort of woman. I am very proud to be a trans woman and to have come to know it and be able to say it. This has not been an easy journey.”
Furman also took this chance to not only describe her feelings and her hesitation of coming out as a transgender woman, but she also described her feeling as a transgender mom as well.
Out reported that she explained there were “zero examples” of trans mothers raising their children for Furman to consult or emulate.
Kehlani Comes Out!
Kehlani. Photo via Facebook.
Famous Pop/R&B icon Kehlani, has just come out to the public, confirming that she is lesbian.
She casually pointed out their sexuality in an Instagram live video, but confirmed it via Tik Tok.
Kehlani has amassed lots of success as a queer artist such as Grammy nominations and appearances on Billboard's Top 200 list, according to The Advocate.
Kehlani, who goes by she/they pronouns, gives insight as to how people's experiences differ when they come out.
“I don’t walk down the street and people look at me and go, ‘Oh, I bet she’s queer.’ Or ‘I bet that she’s into women’ or anything like that … I was able to make being 100 percent myself because of the way they present and the biases and the phobias of the American public and the world ... I’ve been lucky, super lucky,” she told The Advocate.
Kehlani’s seen lots of success as a queer woman. She is one of the few people in the LGBT community to have reached such a mainstream audience and redefine the industry.
As an artist she is a 24/7 factory of ideas and collaborations, she's worked with the industry's biggest names as Advocate states, such as Lesbian Jesus herself (Hayley Kiyoko), Musiq Soulchild, Jhené Aiko, Cardi B, Ty Dolla $ign, Justin Bieber, Zayn Malik, and James Blake.
The singer has a 2-year-old daughter with guitarist Javaughn Young-White which, according to Pride, they plan on raising in a progressive loving environment.
‘Heartstopper’ Live-Action Series to Appear on Netflix
"Heartstopper." Credit: Alice Oseman.
Fans of “Heartstopper,” get ready for a live-action adaptation of the beloved graphic novel.
The cast has been revealed for the main characters, Out reported that newcomer Joe Locke will join Kit Connor (“His Dark Materials”) in the roles of Charlie Spring and Nick Nelson. The series will appear on Netflix, even getting praises from Alexi Wheeler, director of Kids & Family Content at Netflix.
Even though stories like these are starting to become more abundant, we still don't see as much of them as we want to.
According to Gay Times, “The whole thing is just so poignant and beautifully crafted. To tell a love story between two boys who meet at school involves such vision and creative focus, Alice [the author] has absolutely delivered this here,” Wheeler said.
The series is set to be directed by Euros Lyn, best known for her work in “Sherlock” and “Doctor Who.”
The official release date has not been set, but recent speculation suggests that it will come out at the beginning of 2022.