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Musician Ezra Furman comes out as transgender

Ezra Furman received an outpouring of love after sharing the news (Picture: Ezra Furman/Instagram)

Musician Ezra Furman has come out as a transgender woman, with fans and friends sharing the love for the star.

At the same time, the Love You So Bad singer explained that she has become a mum, sharing gorgeous updated photos of herself and her little one.

Ezra wrote: ‘I wanted to share with everyone that I am a trans woman, and also that I am a mom and have been for a while now (like 2+ years).

‘About being a trans woman: for my own reasons I have been hesitant to use these words, especially the “woman” word. I have often described myself as non-binary, which maybe is still true (I’m just gonna sit with that question for the moment).

‘But I’ve come to terms with the fact that I am a woman, and yes for me it’s complex, but it’s complex to be any sort of woman. I am very proud to be a trans woman and to have come to know it and be able to say it. This has not been an easy journey.’

She continued: ‘About being a mum: there’s enough said in public about the magic of parenthood. It is beautiful and holy and I love it—that’s all on that subject. I have not yet mentioned in public that I’m a parent because I have been afraid of being judged and grilled about it as if it’s anyone’s business other than mine and my family’s.

‘But. I’m telling you I’m a mum now for a specific reason. Because one problem with being trans is that we have so few visions of what it can look like to have an adult life, to grow up and be happy and not die young.

‘When our baby was born I had approximately zero examples that I had seen of trans women raising children. So here’s one for anyone who wants to see one. I’m a trans woman and a mom.

‘This is possible. I never dreamed it was possible to be happy and self-realised and trans and uncloseted, and also become a parent. But it is and I am doing it. Because trans people deserve to pursue the lives we want, on our terms.

Ezra provided the soundtrack for Netflix’s Sex Education (Picture: Getty Images)

‘That’s all for now. More music to come before long.’

Fans and friends are thrilled for her, with one writing: ‘You are great❤️ keep spreading love and truth’.

‘Love you so much, this is soooo excitinggg!!! ❤️’ another added, while one more said: ‘So happy for you!’

Ezra was the lead singer of Ezra Furman and the Harpoons from 2006 to 2011.

Since, she’s released multiple solo albums and provided the soundtrack for Netflix’s hit show Sex Education.

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