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Onwards To Equality: ‘Modern Family’ Casts Transgender Child Actor

It’s a great leap forward for the cause of equality.  

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In what’s a major leap, popular series Modern Family will for the first time on television, feature a transgender child actor, eight-year-old Jackson Millarker, in a forthcoming episode. Ryan Case, the director of the comedy show, took to Twitter to share the news and said she is “super proud” of the episode.

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Called A Stereotypical Day, the episode will air in the US on 28th September on ABC. In the episode, same-sex couple Cameron and Mitchell allow their daughter Lily to have her transgender friend Tom over to play.

It’s a great leap forward  for the cause of equality.  
Transgender child actor Jackson Millarker. (Photo courtesy: Twitter/ @eonlinetv)

Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who’s part of the cast, also tweeted his support.

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