Annette Bening and Warren Beatty’s transgender son, Stephen Beatty, recently made a six and a half-minute video for the WeHappyTrans website where he speaks out on being transgender.
The transgender son of Annette Bening and Warren Beatty was born Kathryn Elizabeth Beatty. He came out as a boy when he was 14, notes the Sun. Stephen Beatty is now 20 years old and an outspoken activist for the transgender community.
Beaty begins the video by introducing himself saying:
“My name is Stephen.
“I identify as a trans man, a faggy queen, a homosexual, a queer, a nerd fighter, a writer, an artist and a guy who needs a haircut.”
In a very highly energetic quick spoken and eloquent manner, the son of Annette Bening continues with the video by answering a series of six questions. The first of which, adds the DailyMail, pertaining to who had been most supportive of Beatty during his transition from female to male.
“My friends, my peers who I’m lucky to have relationships with a lot of, ever since high school, when I came out and transitioned socially when I was 14 or so.”
Instinct Magazine makes note to point out that nowhere throughout the video does Stephen make mention of Annette Bening or Warren Beatty, commenting:
“It’s a bit questionable that Stephen doesn’t plug his mom and dad when the question “Who’s the most supportive in your life?” (hint: his friends are the winning answer) arrives, but he seems so overly excited to do this interview that it could’ve slipped his mile-a-minute mind.”
It’s no secret in Hollywood that Warren Beatty and Annette Bening had a hard time accepting the transitioning of their eldest daughter to a boy.
Stephen then expands on the subject of what he most enjoys about life since beginning his transition, then runs through some of his role-models, naming off names of little known political figures and proving his wit and intelligence as well as humor.
On the question of changes he would most like to see in the world, Stephen says:
“I would like people to be more intentional with their actions and with their language and realise that words mean things. I would like people to imagine more complexly, I would like people to understand that other people are people… even if they have enormous appreciable differences.”
He continues on to answer the question of what he is personally doing to make changes he wants to see in the world.
Beatty concludes the video in complete and total randomness.
Many are already making comments about the video on Twitter.
♥ this video of Stephen Beatty ((The Bening’s son) — he talks so fast and he looks *so* much like his parents! thefilmexperience.net/blog/2012/7/19…
— Nathaniel Rogers (@nathanielr) July 20, 2012
WOW! Just watched the video of Stephen Beatty. No matter the gender, a fascinating human being. I was riveted. That can’t be an easy path.
— Cyn (@Cyn190) July 19, 2012
This kid is BRILLIANT and FUNNY!Warren Beatty and Annette Bening’s Trans Son Stephen Speaks Out blogs.villagevoice.com/dailymusto/201…
— madman (@Madmaninbedlam) July 19, 2012
Take a look at the video below and say hello to Stephen Beatty as he introduces himself.