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Transgender Son of Warren Beatty and Annette Bening Speaks Out: VIDEO

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Stephen Ira Beatty, the 20-year-old transgender son of Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, answers questions about his name, who has been most supportive of his transition, how it has changed his life, what changes he'd like to see in the world, and something unique about himself, for the WeHappyTrans Project.

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  1. Exceptionally cool video. Stephen looks to be tons of fun and stylistically remindful of his father in "Mickey One."

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jul 20, 2012 8:47:25 AM


  2. Pretty articulate young man!!! Best wishes!

    Posted by: WayneMPLS | Jul 20, 2012 9:03:13 AM


  3. It is interesting that two hyper/over-the-top/uber sexualized stereotypes of a heterosexual man (Warren Beatty) and heterosexual woman (Cher) each have a trans child.

    Good luck to Stephen. He seems very interesting.

    Posted by: Peter | Jul 20, 2012 9:10:59 AM


  4. Wow. I actually feel sorry for Warren Beatty and Annette Benning. As a gay man it is even hard for me to wrap my head around a girl that identifies as a man that wants to be a feminine gay man. It just kind of comes across as "this kid should have been taught some boundaries" and is a rich spoiled smart kid instead of a real thing. I get that Trans is real, but if this were my child I'd probably be really upset.

    Plus, anybody that spouts off they want to change the world by writing poetry and through consensus building local organizing just needs to be slapped.

    Ridiculous.

    Posted by: Adam | Jul 20, 2012 9:44:05 AM


  5. Wow. I actually feel sorry for Warren Beatty and Annette Benning. As a gay man it is even hard for me to wrap my head around a girl that identifies as a man that wants to be a feminine gay man. It just kind of comes across as "this kid should have been taught some boundaries" and is a rich spoiled smart kid instead of a real thing. I get that Trans is real, but if this were my child I'd probably be really upset.

    Plus, anybody that spouts off they want to change the world by writing poetry and through consensus building local organizing just needs to be slapped.

    Ridiculous.

    Posted by: Adam | Jul 20, 2012 9:44:12 AM


  6. I think ADAM above is ridiculous. Congratulations to Stephen. He is fiercely intelligent and very widely read. His parents have every reason to be very proud of him.

    Posted by: Jay | Jul 20, 2012 9:54:04 AM


  7. OMG he has his dad's eyes!

    Posted by: Jim Schnobrich | Jul 20, 2012 9:55:24 AM


  8. What a great kid!

    Posted by: yep | Jul 20, 2012 10:17:50 AM


  9. Adam, your judgmental comments illustrate how an educated point of view, one approached with an open mind and heart, lead a man to think twice before spouting off with opinions that reveal ignorance of the chosen topic and cruelty of expression.

    Not every variation of the human species is easily understood at first glance, so simple curiosity is almost always a great way to begin.

    Posted by: ACTUPPIERTHANTHOU | Jul 20, 2012 10:34:09 AM


  10. He also has his dad's voice and speaking patterns, except much, MUCH faster. :) Obviously whip-smart, funny, sweet, and adorably cute as well.

    Posted by: Dback | Jul 20, 2012 10:35:46 AM


  11. Thank you Thank you Thank you to this intelligent, articulate, brave and beautiful young vanguard!!


    Only a miserable creature of darkness, desperate for others to join them in the catacombs, would be unmoved and uninspired by this.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jul 20, 2012 11:40:39 AM


  12. We are complex and awesome and critical and wild and performative. This was amazing and important and incredibly interesting. Celebrity, schmelebrity, speaking with voice about things people want you not to and breaking constraints they want to wrap around our limbs is so powerful

    Adam - the gender boundaries might be something you feel restrictive about, but this young man's liberation is luckily bigger than the box you want to contain it in. We must unite and be free together. No one left behind. No one.

    Posted by: @jdsay | Jul 20, 2012 12:24:56 PM


  13. Beautiful. All that really matters is one's inner self--a sincere heart and a valiant soul. Stephen Ira Beatty has both and then some. God bless you, little one, and may your life be very, very happy and filled with love.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jul 20, 2012 12:41:32 PM


  14. LOVE him! So smart and proud and eager to share. You can just FEEL his excitement about getting to be who he is. Yea, Stephen!

    Posted by: Buster | Jul 20, 2012 2:00:27 PM


  15. Please don't feed the trolls, Adam/Jason. It's really that simple folks. If you don't feed him he'll starve.

    Posted by: sugarrhill | Jul 20, 2012 2:06:50 PM


  16. Adam, a good many people can't wrap their minds around the idea of a man loving another man. Fortunately, those folks are no longer in charge of the world.

    Posted by: BobN | Jul 20, 2012 2:42:37 PM


  17. I wanna have a kiki w Stephen.

    I expect that Stephen will eventually initiate a career in drag. Imagine that glamour & fabulousness that awaits him, the prettiest star

    No mention of Aunt Shirley? An item about her opinion would be quite noteworthy.

    Posted by: mike flower | Jul 20, 2012 3:25:56 PM


  18. @ Peter...what's even more ironic is that Cher and Warren had a short lived fling before she met Sonny in the early 60's. It's in her book The First Time..

    Posted by: Tagg | Jul 20, 2012 5:40:48 PM


  19. I agree with Adam. This kid was clearly overindulged and probably should have been given ADHD medicine instead of male hormones.

    Posted by: Anthony | Jul 20, 2012 7:19:36 PM


  20. Beautiful. What an amazing kid, and I love how our community comes together and supports each other..feminine, butch, trans. The NEW LGBT embraces allll of us. The haters within the LGBT movement who are self loathing are now the dying breed we make fun of (aka "str8 acting' crowd) They are now being shunend for their insecurities

    Posted by: Drew | Jul 20, 2012 8:35:29 PM


  21. Anytime a poster on here has to identify being "one of us" by making it known they are either L, G B or T in their statement followed by criticizing one of us...it's a TROLL.

    Trolls like to establish first that they are one of us before going in for insults or anti gay bigotry. Classic troll code. Beware of it.

    Posted by: Just sayin' | Jul 20, 2012 8:36:41 PM


  22. This was amazing.

    Good for him.

    More kids need to come out and be PROUD of who they are

    Posted by: GI | Jul 20, 2012 8:37:07 PM


  23. What does Warren Beaty think of his son/daughter?

    Posted by: andrew | Jul 21, 2012 4:15:35 AM


  24. I have heard that she has reverted back to wearing feminine clothing and makeup, so this video may be out of date.

    Posted by: patrick | Jul 21, 2012 4:24:10 AM


  25. I'm sure his dad is so proud.

    Posted by: andrew | Jul 21, 2012 4:26:00 AM


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