This ‘Queen Sugar’ Superstar Simply Came Out As Transgender

“Take a look at stills from Smith’s powerful scene on Queen Sugar, below:
Brian Michael Smith recently opened up to NBC Out contributor and fellow trans man Tiq Milan about his decision to disclose his gender identity now after five years of keeping it to himself.
“When I got into my training, I realized that you really had to bring all of yourself to your roles.
Proving that Ava DuVernay ‘s hit OWN series Queen Sugar is one of the most diverse and progressive dramas currently on TV, one of the newest characters to be introduced, Toine Wilkins, identifies as transgender and shares a heartfelt moment of vulnerability with the show’s male lead Ralph Angel ( Kofi Siriboe ).
Now, the man behind the new face is speaking out, using his role to show that art can imitate life, as he is now coming out to the world as transgender, himself.

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