For this to come from a transgender individual is even more sinister.How would Arquette feel if a third-party attempted to out her before she was ready?Whether or not they are gay doesn’t negate the fact the Oscars are, in fact, so white.JP’s point is still valid whether or not she comes out of the closet–if she even has to.As a gay man, I would be furious and devastated if someone exposed my sexuality before I was ready to open up.It robs the individual of More importantly, what do Will and Jada Pinkett’s orientations have to do with the Academy’s racial blind spot?I wish it could be boxed up and passed out in pretty packages, but it can't be.It's not just that it's a multilayered subject, but it's also different for every person like me.
She was a vanguard in the fight for understanding and acceptance for all trans people.” “Alexis always had to do everything first.
"We are comforted by the fact that Alexis came into our family and was our brother and then our sister, and that she gave us so much love. We know we were the lucky ones." Arquette, born Robert, revealed her transition in 2006.
Her journey to womanhood was chronicled a year later in the documentary "Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother," which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
The Arquette family have paid tribute to their daughter Alexis Arquette and commended her fight for the “understanding and acceptance” of the transgender community.
Alexis died early on Sunday morning in Los Angeles at the age of 47, surrounded by her family as they sung David Bowie’s ‘Starman’. The pioneering transgender actress came from a family of distinguished entertainers and was the sibling of David, Rosanna, Richmond and Patricia Arquette.