The Oscar-winning actor expressed her love and support for the trans community in a recent interview 


The Everything Everywhere All At Once star Jamie Lee Curtis has shown us once again why she’s one of our favourite allies. In an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Friday 28 July, she gave a candid and heartwarming answer about the love and support she has for her trans daughter, Ruby. 

Jamie said: “At the bottom line, this life is about love. Being a parent is about love, and I love Ruby. Love her.” 

Her daughter Ruby came out as trans in 2020, and ever since then, Jamie has been a fierce supporter of trans rights. In celebration of Trans Visibility Day this year she posted an Instagram with the caption: “Love is love. A mother’s love knows no judgement. As a mother, I stand in total solidarity with my children as they move forward in the universe as their authentic selves with their own minds and bodies and ideas. On this trans visibility day, my daughter and I are visible.” 

In her interview with Morning Joe, Jamie continued by saying, “People have said, ‘You’re so great to accept her!’ [I say] What are you talking about?”

“This is my daughter. This human being has come to me and said, ‘This is who I am.’ And my job is to say, ‘Welcome home.’ I will fight and defend her right to exist to anyone who claims that she doesn’t.”

In a time where trans rights are being threatened, particularly in states such as Florida, vocal support from people like Jamie is more powerful than ever. 

“I’m trying to learn. The most important thing is that I don’t know everything,” she continued. 

“And I, I wake up every day sober, saying, ‘I don’t know everything.’ I don’t know a lot. There are a lot of things I don’t know about. And there’s a lot of this that I need to learn.”

“I’ve gone to people and said, ‘Please educate me, help me learn what the issue is, why that’s so important and what the other opinion is, so that I can hear both sides’. Because if I only hear one side of an argument or an idea, then I have no ability to think and the whole idea here is we can think we have minds to think. And as you said, you’re like, how do you walk through this? Nobody said there’s no handbook. There are people who will be helpful guides.”

“But I get it wrong. I’m learning. I’m trying. I’m human. But the bottom line is: I’m a mom.” 

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