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US Sitcom to Feature Transgender Child

A popular U.S. television show is breaking ground by featuring the first openly transgender child as a cast member. On Wednesday’s episode of Modern Family, 8-year-old Jackson Millarker will play a transgender character who is a friend of Lily, played by Aubrey Anderson-Emmons. Openly transgender people have acted on TV before, notably in Orange Is The New Black and Nashville, but Modern Family will be the first to include an acting role for a transgender child. The...

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