Why is Jamie Lee Curtis so excited about her child Thomas Guest coming out as a transgender? What message does she give to all? This article will help you discover the realities LGBTQIA+ face in this society.
Various cultures have created different norms regarding gender identities and sexual orientations.
This topic was considered taboo not so long ago, but today some parts of the world are starting to embrace this change in the once believed equilibrium state of the world.
There used to be strict restrictions and consequences in societies where individuals were abashed upon if they were ‘different’ from being what was considered normal: male or female.
To survive under these intolerable and life-threatening environments, in some cases, such people had to hide and conceal their sexualities, act what was considered straight and comply with society’s definition of gender.
In nearly every known civilization, transgender people have been alienated, marginalized, mistreated, hated, and disregarded, making the whole coming out process challenging for the individuals because of society’s relentless pressure. But luckily, that was not the case with Thomas Guest.
So, who exactly is Thomas Guest?
Thomas Guest is an actor, entrepreneur and also serves the gaming industry as a videogame editor. Jamie Lee Curtis became a mother of two when she and her husband, Christopher Guest, adopted their second child Thomas, in 1996.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis is an actress and writer from the United States who has been in the film industry. Her acting skills in horror films garnered her with the nickname “scream queen.”
She went on to have tremendous popularity in the comedy genre, receiving positive responses and establishing herself as a dynamic actor. Janet Leigh, the actress of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho,” and Tony Curtis, the matinée idol from “Sweet Smell of Success,” were her renowned parents.
It has almost been a decade since he chose Christopher Guest, a well-known director and musician, as her life partner in December 1984.
Thomas as Ruby Guest
Thomas Guest is now known as Ruby Guest, who was born on March 15, 1996, in Santa Monica, California. She is a child of a famous actress Jamie Lee Curtis and a well-known director\screenwriter\musician Christopher Guest. On the other hand, her elder sister is a dancer named Annie Guest, who her parents also adopted in December 1986.
Although Jamie and Christopher are not their biological parents because they were dealing with infertility difficulties at the time, the couple adopted Annie and Ruby both. The Knives Out actress also revealed that motherhood changed her life. She said:
“When I began acting, I did not assume I would ever have a child. I made choices based on my life then. … Now I make every decision with my children in mind. I choose my roles carefully.”
Jamie Opening up about Her Daughter Ruby’s Struggle
Ruby Guest attended Mary Hardin-Baylor University before beginning her career in the gaming world. Since then, she never liked coming into the spotlight for personal reasons; however, she was seen at several red carpets with her mother.
Ruby comes from a very prosperous, loving, and supportive family, who supports her through every thick and thin. A proud mother, Jamie has spoken out about her transgender daughter Ruby for the first time in an interview with Ruby’s consent.
The Freaky Friday actress Jamie Curtis disclosed that her child Thomas, now known as Ruby, is Transgender. Jamie told AARP The Magazine in July 2021,
“[Chris and I] have watched in wonder and pride as our son became our daughter Ruby.”
Jamie Curtis explains that how her life is literally in “constant metamorphosis,” and that her old concept of gender beliefs is one of many things she has altered. “I am somebody who sheds every day,” she added. “Let’s get rid of that, I don’t need that. It’s all about old ideas that don’t work anymore.”
She also revealed that her second daughter Ruby is about to tie the knot shortly, saying, “She and her fiancé will get married next year at a wedding that I will officiate.” She didn’t say anything else about the upcoming wedding.
Jamie Is a Hard-core Supporter of Ruby
Ruby Guest’s parents and her whole family have been vocally supportive since she came out as Transgender. Jamie Curtis is an outspoken advocate for the LGBTQ community as she shared an article on her Twitter account from the Huffington Post called “Dear Trans Kids. The letter we all wish we had written” in 2017.
Jamie once said in a 2019 interview that a person’s sexuality is no one else’s business. As a result, such topics should not be posted to those who are not comfortable sharing them. She was planning to direct and perform in a movie about Sara Cunningham and her organization Free Mom Hugs, which seeks to encourage “the world to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community through visibility, education, and conversation.”
Jamie Curtis has been working on off-screen projects, which is focused on children’s happiness and well-being. In addition to her children’s novels like It’s Hard to Be Five. Jamie and her husband co-founded the Syzygy Foundation that supports children’s health.
Present – Breaking The Norm
In this era of marginalization and inequality, it is important to raise children free of gender stereotypes like Jamie Curtis has done over the past years. Ruby Guest is lucky to have supportive friends and family.
The essential component of human identity is gender. There have been significant advancements in recent times to eliminate the historical prejudice and exclusion of transgender people and ensure that all the resources are available to them and they are socially accepted with equal rights and opportunities.
During this new wave of LGBTQIA+, where media has both good and evil sides regarding the subject, more celebrities like Elliot Page, Jaden Smith, and Sam Smith are opening up about their sexualities and gender identities to embrace who they really are. They are self-assured and are sticking firmly in their convictions.