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Meet Lilly Wachowski — Second Wachowski Sibling Comes Out As Transgender

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Lilly explains she was almost outed by the media multiple times.

This is a huge step for this famous filmmaker!

On Tuesday, it was revealed that the second sibling in the dynamic directing duo The Wachowskis has publicly come out as transgender.

Lilly Wachowski — who was previously known as Andy — made the announcement in a statement to The Windy Times, after being approached by a DailyMail reporter who wanted to share her story.

Video: Watch Lana Wachowski Speak About Being Transgender

The 48-year-old explained that the outlet had a terrible history with transgender subjects, saying:

"After he had given me his card, and I closed the door it began to dawn on me where I had heard of the DailyMail. It was the "news" organization that had played a huge part in the national public outing of Lucy Meadows, an elementary school teacher and trans woman in the UK. An editorial in the 'not-a-tabloid' demonized her as a damaging influence on the children's delicate innocence and summarized 'he's not only trapped in the wrong body, he's in the wrong job.' The reason I knew about her wasn't because she was transgender it was because three months after the DailyMail article came out, Lucy committed suicide."

The acclaimed artist said this wasn't the first time she was almost outed by the media, so she decided to take matters into her own hands, writing:

"So yeah, I'm transgender. And yeah, I've transitioned."

The Matrix director explained that she had already been out to her family, friends, and a lot of people she works with, and is incredibly grateful for all their love and support.

Her sister and filmmaking partner, Lana Wachowski, also transitioned years ago, and made her first public appearance back in 2012.

Check out Lilly's inspiring, full statement (below):

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Andy & Lana Wachowski Take Their Talents To Netflix! Learn About Their New TV Show HERE!

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IMAX 3D it ain't!

We aren't saying the Wachowskis hate movie theaters or anything, but the Cloud Atlas and The Matrix trilogy directors appear to be switching to a considerably more intimate medium!

Who knows, maybe they just hate movie theater popcorn!? LOLz!!

Andy & Lana Wachowski are teaming up with Netflix to produce episodic sci-fi content!

Details to the upcoming 10-episode show, Sens8, are sparse, but the science fiction drama is described as

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Mila Kunis & Channing Tatum's Sci-Fi Summer Blockbuster FINALLY Gets Release Date!!

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Mila Kunis & Channing Tatum finally set a date!

Not for their wedding, silly — Magic Mike's preggo wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum might object to that!

The dynamic duo set a date for their epic intergalactic science-fiction adventure, Jupiter Ascending — which is now scheduled to beam into theaters July 25, 2014!

Mila's character is described as a futuristic take on Snow White who must throw down against the Evil Queen of the Universe! Ahh, sounds scurry!

Directed by Lana & Andy Wachowski — the super awesome siblings behind the Matrix movies — Jupiter Ascending also co-stars Game of Thrones' Sean Bean & Les Misérables' les hunk Eddie Redmayne!

Yay! This flick looks like a can't miss!

[Image via WENN & Lisa Frank.]

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Lana Wachowski Hopes Cloud Atlas Will Help The World Accept The Transgender Community

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Lana Wachowski, one-third of the directing trio behind Cloud Atlas, gave a powerful speech about her transgender experience recently, but the famously shy filmmaker isn't done talking about the issue.

In fact, anybody seeing her newest movie should keep it in mind.

While Lana and her brother, Andy, normally avoid the press at all costs, she wasn't shy about comparing the characters in the $100 million indie to herself.

In a recent interview, she referenced a character named Sonmi who instigates a revolution and said:

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Watch Lana Wachowski's Inspiring Speech About Her Transgender Experience

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Lana Wachowski, the director of Cloud Atlas, has not made a public appearance to promote her and brother Andy's films in 12 years.

While the filmmaker prefers anonymity, she decided it was finally time to talk about her private struggles that so many others go through too. She got a great opportunity in San Francisco recently when she was honored with the Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award.

The "painfully shy" woman behind The Matrix took advantage of the attention to speak about her transgender experience that started when she was a young child in Catholic School and continues to this day.

Mixing humor and brutal honesty, she takes the audience on a walk in her shoes as she recounts the day she almost committed suicide, the day she came to terms with who she really was, the day her parents accepted her femininity and the day she decided to sacrifice her private civic life to make this world a better place for the entire LGBT community.

Take some time and watch the incredible speech (above). We promise you'll laugh, you'll cry and maybe grow a little bit as a person.

Most of all, you'll be hoping that she makes these types of public appearances more often.

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Cloud Atlas Director Lana Wachowski Talks About Growing Transgender Pains

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Lana Wachowski knows pain.

The Cloud Atlas director describes the inward pain she felt while she was growing up as a transgender.

Here's what she said:

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