Lilly Wachowski Comes Out As Trans To Beat The Daily Mail Outing Her
Then last night while getting ready to go out for dinner my doorbell rang. Standing on my front porch was a man I did not recognize.
“This might be a little awkward,” he said in an English accent.
He proceeded to explain he was a journalist from the Daily Mail, which was the largest news service in the UK and was most definitely not a tabloid. And that I really had to sit down with him tomorrow or the next day or next week so that I could have my picture taken and tell my story which was so inspirational! And that I really didn’t want to have someone from the National Enquirer following me around, did I? BTW—The Daily Mail is so definitely not a tabloid.
After he had given me his card, and I closed the door it began to dawn on me where I had heard of the Daily Mail. 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 Daily Mail article came out, Lucy committed suicide.
— Filmmaker Lilly Wachowski, in a statement to the Windy City Times, on being forced to come out as trans by UK newspaper the Daily Mail. Wachowski, along with her sister Lana, is the co-director of The Matrix Trilogy, Sense8 and Bound. Lana came out as trans in 2012. The Daily Mail, despite all claims to the contrary, is literally a tabloid newspaper. We would say “shame on the Daily Mail” for running these types of pieces outing people before they’re ready — but let’s be honest: The Daily Mail is a garbage paper that has no shame.