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Modern Family Will Feature First Openly Transgender Child Actor On TV!

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This is amazing!

On Monday, ABC confirmed the upcoming episode of Modern Family will feature the first openly transgender child actor on television!

While transgender actors have starred in shows like Orange Is The New Black and Nashville, those are adult roles, rather than child ones.

But now, 8-year-old Jackson Millarker will play Lily's transgender friend, Tom, on Wednesday night's installment of the popular sitcom, titled "A Stereotypical Day."

Video: Jeffrey Tambor Calls For More Opportunities For Transgender Talent At The Emmys!

The episode's director, Ryan Case, took to Instagram on Monday to post a precious picture with the young actor, and gushed about working with him in the caption, writing:

"This is Jackson Millarker. He's 8 years old, from Atlanta, and just happens to be transgender. He plays Lily's friend Tom in this week's Modern Family and he's wonderful. One of the many reasons I love being a part of this show. ❤️🎬💯"

See the sweet snap (below)!

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Ryan Murphy Spills The Tea On Working With The 'Relentlessly Homophobic' WB On His First TV Show! See What He Said!

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Ryan Murphy is one of the biggest titans in television right now, and can pretty much get any show made exactly how he envisions it.

But that definitely wasn't the case over a decade ago, when the producer sold his first TV series to The WB (pre CW) and had an extremely "miserable experience"!

Before the days of Glee and American Horror Story, Murphy had pitched his high school dramedy series Popular — about an awkward high school girl forced to live with a popular cheerleader after their parents get engaged — to different networks and "ended up going with The WB."

Related: Ryan Reveals Cory Monteith's Last Words To Him

Though the series became a cult hit after only two seasons from 1999 to 2001, the writer blames constant battles he had with network executives on the show's cancellation.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the 50-year-old said he wasn't a fan of working with the "relentlessly homophobic" executives who suggested he make his characters "less gay," confessing:

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Bella Thorne Celebrates Bi Visibility Day By Sharing A Beautiful Message About Love & Acceptance!

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Bravo, Bella Thorne! Bravo!

As we reported in August, the former Disney star came out as bisexual when she posted a picture on Instagram of her kissing BFF Bella Pendergast!

Related: Bella Thorne Tattoos Her Eyebrows

On Friday, the 18-year-old celebrated Bi Visibility Day by revisiting that special moment with her friend, and by writing a beautiful message about embracing your true self!

Miz Thorne wrote:

"Happy Bisexual Visibility Day! My best friend Bella and I went camping and made life time memories. Not only today but all days we should celebrate acceptance of others. Be who you want to be and it will take you to being your happiest self! #bivisibilityday"

The Shake It Up actress also took over Galore magazine's Snapchat where she celebrates being bisexual by kissing another girl!

To see the clip, ch-ch-check it out (below)!

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ICYMI: Urban Outfitters Refused To Let This Transgender Customer Use Their Preferred Fitting Room!

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This is so upsetting.

ICYMI, a transgender customer was not allowed to use their preferred fitting room at Urban Outfitters during a recent visit.

Earlier this week, Nicholas Gorham penned a powerful essay for Mic, detailing the disappointing discrimination they faced when attempting to try on some clothes at the fashion chain.

Related: Michelle Rodriguez Responds To Criticism Over Her Transgender Role

The actor explained that, while they may physically appear to look like a cisgender male — because they haven't taken hormones, undergone facial electrolysis, and don't have breasts — they are, in fact, transgender, writing:

"I wear basically all women's clothing, makeup, and hairdos and I identify as a gender-fluid trans person. I feel completely free in identifying as trans, though I'm conscious of the fact that others may not see me as such right away."

But, when the New York resident attempted to explain this to an employee at one of Urban's Los Angeles locations, they were pretty much ignored because of "policy" regulations.

While shopping with their gal pal, Tamara, the friends headed towards the women's changing area to try on their finds. The performer explained:

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Former Child Star Billy Gilman Wows The Voice Judges With His Adele Cover! WATCH HERE!

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We absolutely LOVE a comeback story!

On Tuesday's episode of The Voice, contestant Billy Gilman performed a beautiful cover of Adele's When We Were Young, which was well-received by ALL FOUR judges.

If the 28-year-old looks familiar, he is!

Related: Billy Gilman Comes Out As Gay!

In 2000, when he was only 12-years-old, Billy was a young country star who released the Top 20 hit One Voice:

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Lord Ivar Mountbatten Becomes First Member Of British Royal Family To Come Out As Gay

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Lord Ivar Mountbatten comes out as gay.

This is awesome!

Lord Ivar Mountbatten is officially the first member of the British Royal Family to come out as gay.

The 53-year-old spoke to The Mail about embracing his true self even though he's still "not 100% comfortable" with it.

He said:

"Being a Mountbatten was never the problem, it was the generation into which I was born. When I was growing up, it was known as 'the love that dare not speak its name,' but what's amazing now is how far we have all come in terms of acceptance."

The cousin to Queen Elizabeth has three daughters with ex-wife Penny, and explained that he'd always been honest with her about his sexuality:

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