Marlon Wayans reveals that his son is transgender & how he wants him to feel free

Marlon Wayans discusses his trans son on The Breakfast Club radio show

Actor and comedian Marlon Wayans has melted the hearts of parents everywhere with his recent comments on having a transgender son.

While promoting his new comedy special in which he discusses his son’s transition, Wayans spoke on The Breakfast Club radio show about learning to embrace his son for exactly who he is.

“I talk about the transition [in the special],” he said. He also acknowledged that he is still working on using the correct pronouns. “Not her… his… their transition, but my transition as a parent, going from ignorance and denial to complete unconditional love and acceptance.”

“And I think there’s a lot of parents out there that need to have that message,” he continued, “and I know I’m dealing with it. It was a very painful situation for me but, man, it’s one of the best funniest hours I probably could ever imagine.”

He emphasized that the most important thing is that his kids are happy. “I gotta respect their wishes, right? And as a parent I just want my kids to be free – I want them to be free in spirit, free in thought, free to be themselves.”

“The more you know yourself, the more you can govern yourself, the more you live your truth, the happier your existence. So if they can’t get that in a household with their father and their mother, how the f**k do I send them out into the world with that kind of confidence? And I’m just so proud of them for being them – but that don’t mean that I ain’t got jokes.”

He said he knows he doesn’t always get the pronouns and words right but that his son loves him for doing his best.

“They know I love them. They see me try and they’re like, I’m happy.”

He also said he did the set about his son in front of a bunch of world leaders. “I felt like I want to do this set right here because it’s important to me… All you world leaders having this summit, I want you to think about these people… and how to be inclusive of this generation.”

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