Hit ABC comedy Modern Family will become the first television show to feature a transgender child actor in an episode slated to air this week. In the eighth-season episode “A Stereotypical Day,” gay parents Cam (Eric Stonestreet) and Mitchell (Jesse Tyler Ferguson) invite their daughter Lily’s transgender friend Tom over for a playdate, according to Variety.
“Both parents are filled with pride that they have done well in raising an accepting and open-minded child. But that pride quickly diminishes when Lily insults her friend, which they use as a teachable moment,” the outlet reports of the episode’s synopsis. Transgender actor Jackson Millarker, 8, will reportedly play Lily’s friend. Transgender characters have increasingly appeared on television in recent years, though none have been played by a transgender child actor. READ MORE