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Star Wars’ Pedro Pascal introduces his trans sister to the world with heartfelt message of support

Josh Milton February 9, 2021
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Pedro Pascal 'served as a guide' for trans sister Lux as she came out

Pedro Pascal (L) and his sister, Lux. (Getty/Instagram/@ luxpascal0)

The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal lovingly introduced the world to his sister Lux Pascal as she publicly came out as trans on Tuesday (9 February).

In a heartwarming Instagram post, the 45-year-old, who has his pronouns on his social media, uploaded a photograph of Lux’s cover for the Chilean magazine Revista Ya, where she opened up about her transition.

“My sister, my heart, our Lux,” the Chilean-born actor wrote in Spanish in the caption, according to PEOPLE.

 

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Lux says Pedro Pascal was a ‘guide’ for her during transition

In her profile, Lux, 28, explained that she began her transition in July 2020 after receiving hormone therapy.

Lux, who is now studying acting at Julliard in New York City, US, said: “My transition has been something that’s very natural for everyone in my family.

“It’s almost something that they expected to happen.”

She had come out earlier to her loved ones as non-binary, Lux recalled, before slowly realising that: “Moving through the world as a woman is much more simple for me.

“But I still advocate for non-binary identities to have a space in society.”

 

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Lux described her brother, the charismatic actor who through his roles in Game of Thrones and Wonder Woman 1984 is quickly becoming a household name in Hollywood, as the most “important part” of her journey.

“He’s also an artist and has served as a guide for me,” she said. “He was one of the first people to gift me the tools that started shaping my identity.”

She explained that she came out to him over FaceTime, the iPhone’s video chat function, where he “asked me how I felt because I remember he was a little worried”.

Afterward, he said: “Perfect, this is incredible.”

In proudly publicly coming out as trans, Lux said she is eager to lend her voice to the chorus of support for trans rights.

“We need trans activists who are good, smart, informed and who can be strong voices against transphobia, homophobia and racism,” she said.

Related topics: come out, Lux Pascal, non-binary, Pedro Pascal, The Mandalorian, Trans

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