Former Disney actor comes out as transgender woman

Champions' Josie Totah Comes Out as a Transgender Female

Mindy Kaling shared her support for Josie Totah, who publicly came out as transgender moments ago. The 17-year-old said that she was wary of coming out as trans, but is now "ready to be free".

Josie Totah is not afraid.

We are so proud of Josie Totah for writing such a powerful and moving essay to open up to the world about her gender identity. "But that has never been the way I think of myself", she wrote. "As I learned more information about hormone replacement therapy, I knew that this was what I had to do. I'm ready to be free", Totah said.

Totah added, "My pronouns are she, her and hers". I identify as female, specifically as a transgender female. "And my name is Josie Totah", she continues.

As J.J. Totah, she also appeared in last year's Spider-Man: Homecoming, guested on Disney Channel's Liv and Maddie and recurring on that cable net's Jessie.

There are still things about revealing her true self that scare her, Totah wrote.

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'I believe that I am transgender to help people understand differences. I looked over at her in the middle of the show and said, 'This is me.

She goes on to say that she felt like she owed it to herself and everybody else to live as a gay male. I don't feel like there was a mistake made. Identity documents can be hard for transgender people to change. "I love you, Josie".

In an essay for Time, the actor previously known as JJ Totah, explained how growing up in Northern California people assumed she was a gay boy and would continually cast her as such when she started her acting career.

". [W] hen my friends and family call me Josie, it feels like I'm being seen", she writes.

"And I can only imagine how much more fun it's going to be to play someone who shares my identity, rather than having to contort myself to play a boy", she concluded.

"When I was on the show 'Glee, ' I'd stand back and watch Lea Michele", Totah wrote in an essay for Time. I'm transgender. And I need to go through this.' My mother, who is immensely supportive and gracious, said, 'OK, let's do it.' Three days later I was meeting with my pediatrician, who referred me to a specialist, who put me on a hormone blocker.

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