Cynthia Nixon, who played Miranda Hobbes in the popular show Sex and the City, has shared on Instagram that her old child Samuel – known as Seph – is transgender.
The 52-year-old New York governor candidate shared a picture of her son celebrating the Trans Day of Action.
Cynthia – who has Seph, who was named Samantha at birth, and 15-year-old Charles with ex-husband Danny Mozes, and seven-year-old Max with wife Christine Marinoni – shared a heartwarming image of herself and her son at his graduation ceremony at the University of Chicago.
“I’m so proud of my son Samuel Joseph Mozes (called Seph) who graduated college this month. I salute him and everyone else marking today’s #TransDayofAction. #TDOA,” the actress captioned the gorgeous picture of the pair.
She later posted another message to celebrate the day, with the post reading: “If we had bluer democrats, there wouldn’t be 75,000 trans dreamers whose lives will be in real danger if they get sent back to the birth countries they no longer even remember.”
The actress captioned the post: “Happy #Pride weekend! LGBTQ* people have greater visibility and acceptance than ever before, but members of the trans community are at a much higher risk of experiencing violence and discrimination. Today, and every day, we stand with trans New Yorkers! #TransDayofAction #Dreamers.”
This has to be our favourite Samantha Jones quote [Getty]
Trans Day of Action began in 2005, and is an annual rally and march held in late June in New York City.
Cynthia, who is an advocate of LGBTQ rights, married her wife Christine back in 2012.
The pair met in 2001, when the actress was campaigning in order to reduce New York City public school class sizes.
Cynthia is currently running for governor of New York against Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, which she confirmed in March this year.
She is very well-known for advocating LGBTQ rights, previously stating: “We have to keep organising like our lives depend on it.”
She was rumoured to be starring in the much-anticipated movie Sex and the City 3, alongside Sarah-Jessica Parker – but recent reports claim the film may never happen at all.
Co-star Kim Cattrall has claimed she would never return to the reprise her role as Samantha Jones ever again, after a well-documented feud with the show’s lead, Sarah.