Susan Sarandon’s son: It’s not weird for men to wear dresses
Miles Robbins has questioned why people think it’s strange that he wears dresses.
He is the son of Rocky Horror Picture Show star Susan Sarandon, who last week spoke about her son’s enjoyment of “colouring outside the lines” of gender.
She said: “My son Miles is a musician and a DJ and sometimes when his band performs they all wear dresses, and he has long hair.
“I think the more crayons you have in your box to colour outside the lines, the more exciting it is.”
In a column for the Huffington Post, Mr Robbins said he found it strange that, due to his mother’s comments, people assume he is not straight or cisgender.
He said: “I think that it is absurd to think that there is a rigidity to the identity of CIS and Heterosexual males and females — that for a man to wear a dress or for a woman to wear pants must mean that they are LGBTQ.
“Of course, I don’t mean to step on the toes of the trans community, because I think that they are incredibly brave, and I cannot imagine how difficult it is to be born in the wrong body.
“I wish that gender didn’t have to be assigned on public documents like driver’s licenses, passports and such… that is the pressure that society puts on trans people.”
He went on: “I do not identify as LGBT, but I don’t think that I am anywhere close to being the most traditionally hetero guy in town.
“I guess the point is, no, I am not LGBTQ, but I do identify with the concept of allowing yourself to be interested in the things that you are interested in, despite what the external influence of the world around you encourages you to pursue.”
Sarandon recently offered her support to her gay nephew, who was decrying homophobia from a former teacher.
However, she claimed previously that LGBT media charity GLAAD is “out of control” – after it condemned the use of the word “tranny” on Glee.