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13 Reasons Why star Tommy Dorfman comes out as transgender

The 29-year-old played Ryan Shaver in the hit Netflix series

Tommy Dorfman has come out as transgender.

The actor, who is best known for playing Ryan Shaver in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, shared the news in an interview with Time.

The 29-year-old said: “For a year now, I have been privately identifying and living as a woman – a trans woman.”

 

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“It’s funny to think about coming out, because I haven’t gone anywhere. I view today as a reintroduction to me as a woman, having made a transition medically.”

“Coming out is always viewed as this grand reveal, but I was never not out. Today is about clarity: I am a trans woman. My pronouns are she/her. My name is Tommy.”

Tommy revealed she does not plan on changing her name.

“I’m named after my mom’s brother who passed a month after I was born, and I feel very connected to that name, to an uncle who held me as he was dying,” she explained. “This is an evolution of Tommy. I’m becoming more Tommy… I am actually myself.”

 

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Sharing the news on Instagram, Tommy wrote: “thrilled to reintroduce myself as the woman i am today. my pronouns are she/her.”

“thank you, @time, for this space, @torreyadora for writing this story, and @gizellehernandez for these images.”

“i’m especially grateful to every single trans person who walked this path, broke down barriers, and risked their lives to live authentically and radically as themselves before me.”

“thank you to all the trans woman that showed me who i am, how to live, celebrate myself, and take up space in this world.”

 

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