Nick Dodeon & Henry Danger star Michael D. Cohen reveals that he is transgender: & # 39; I can't keep silent & # 39;
Nickelodeon star Michael D. Cohen, 43, reveals that he is transgender and shares for the first time he switched from woman to man twenty years ago – just before he did his first acting
- The Henry Danger star opened on his & # 39; transgender journey & # 39; in a candid new interview with Time Magazine
- He said that he was & # 39; wrong at birth & # 39; and began the transition process in 2000, just two years before he landed his first major role in Moville Mysteries.
- He played a few female roles before his transition, but has emerged prominently as a man
- Cohen now wanted to speak out because of the political climate and seeing Trump reduce the protection of transgender people
- The actor, who plays an adult character on Henry Danger, said that being trans has nothing to do with printing a children's agenda & # 39;
An adult actor on Nickelodeon & # 39; s live sitcom Henry Danger has emerged as a transgender and reveals that he switched from woman to man twenty years ago – long before ending his role on the children's TV program.
Michael D. Cohen, who plays Schwoz Schwartz on both Henry Danger and The Adventures of Kid Danger, told Time in a new interview that he & # 39; at birth & # 39; is misled & # 39; and proud of his & # 39; transgender trip & # 39 ;.
The 43-year-old actor said he was inspired to reveal his truth and to stand up as an advocate for the community amid growing opposition to trans issues.
Pride: Michael D. Cohen faced his truth to reveal that he is transgender during a sit-down with Time that was released on Thursday morning; seen in March
Cohen does not like the word & # 39; transgender & # 39; to describe themselves. Although he said that others who have made a similar journey prefer it, he finds something missing in the word and does not want to compromise.
He said that his & # 39; core being & # 39; has always been male.
& # 39; In my experience, I was born a man, & # 39; he said. & # 39; What my body said about that was irrelevant. No matter how hard I tried, it was not an issue for negotiations. Believe me, it would have been so handy if I were actually a woman. & # 39;
But it was not until early adulthood that the Canadian actor made the transition from physically feminine to masculine.
He lived outwardly like a woman – and even took on several female actor roles – before starting the transition process in the year 2000, bringing through both medical changes and more superficial ones.
Co-stars: Since 2014, Michael has been playing the lead role in Nickelodeon's long-lived sitcom campaign Henry Danger; seen at the Kids & # 39; Choice Awards in 2017
From there he appeared on the Moville Mysteries, Eastwick and Talking Friends TV shows.
In 2014, he landed the role of Schwoz Schwarts on Nickelodeon's long-lived sitcom, Henry Danger.
However, he had kept that part of his identity private until recently, when he said that the political climate meant that he could no longer remain silent.
& # 39; This crazy kickback and suppression of rights happens right in front of me. I can't keep silent, & he said. & # 39; The level of – let's be polite – misunderstandings about trans issues is so profound and so destructive.
& # 39; When you take power from one population, you invalidate everyone. & # 39;
Talk about it: the 43-year-old actor admitted he & # 39; at birth & # 39; has been misled and is proud of his & # 39; transgender journey & # 39 ;; seen in November
When he saw the LGBTQ community being the target of new laws and restrictions – in particular the Trump government title for Title IX – he felt compelled to add his voice to the mix.
& # 39; These are my people. I belong to this group, & he said.
But he quickly shares preventative reassurance for parents who may respond negatively to a transpersoon who is on a children's TV program.
& # 39; People don't understand. They think this has to do with sexuality and it doesn't. They think this has to do with pushing a children's agenda and it doesn't, & he said.
& # 39; What it does is send a message to children that whoever they are, no matter how they identify, that is celebrated and appreciated and okay.
& # 39; If I tell my truth, it gives other people permission to tell them too. & # 39;
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