Since publicly announcing she had a trans daughter, actress Jamie Lee Curtis has been modeling what supportive parenting looks like. This year, she will not only be officiating her daughter, Ruby’s wedding, but it has recently come to light that she’ll be doing so in cosplay – as the sorceress Jaina Proudmoore from World of Warcraft.
“Everybody at the wedding is going to be in costume, and I will be in a costume to officiate the wedding,” Curtis told Jimmy Kimmel.
The wedding will take place in Curtis’s backyard.
“It’s really exciting…. Both my children will have been married in my backyard which brings me to tears…. It’s so much more meaningful.”
Curtis said Ruby and her partner Cynthia picked out the character she’d portray at the wedding. So while she hasn’t heard of Jaina Proudmoore, she said she went straight to Etsy to order herself an outfit (though it is currently delayed, she said, because it’s coming from Russia).
Last week, Curtis penned a touching tweet wishing Ruby a happy birthday while declaring her support for trans people everywhere.
“Happy birthday Ruby. I am proud 2 be your mother & am sending support 2 all trans families across the US targeted by conservative legislatures & I VOW 2 use my freedom of speech 2 SUPPORT my child & ALL trans children trying 2 live FREELY as who they are.”
Along with the message, Curtis posted a photo of herself pumping her first and leg into the air while wearing a trans Pride t-shirt.
Happy birthday Ruby. I am proud 2 be your mother & am sending support 2 all trans families across the US targeted by conservative legislatures & I VOW 2 use my freedom of speech 2 SUPPORT my child & ALL trans children trying 2 live FREELY as who they are. #ProtectTransKids pic.twitter.com/qCXxtBRKaA
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) March 13, 2022
On Instagram, Curtis posted the same photo along with a longer message.
“This country was founded on freedom,” she wrote. “A profoundly simple idea that everyone living here should be free to dream and achieve what they want freely. OUR declaration of independence promises that we are endowed with certain unalienable rights including Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…..AND that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to defy it to ensure Safety and Happiness. A profound idea. Safety and Happiness!”
“Now politicians are proposing that parents providing gender-affirming care for THEIR OWN children are felons and deserve prison time. These laws are discriminatory, unjust, and anti-American. Freedom of expression includes gender expression!”