Jamie Lee Curtis Gives Oscar Trophy “They/Them” Pronouns To Honor Son Who Identifies As Trans Furry

Jaime Lee Curtis has given her Oscar trophy "they/them" pronouns to honor her proud furry and trans daughter, Ruby.

By Nicole Dominique2 min read
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Jaime Lee Curtis, 64, revealed on the Today show on Tuesday that she's given her new Oscar trophy "they/them" pronouns to honor her furry trans daughter, Ruby. Curtis took home an Oscar this weekend for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Everything Everywhere All At Once. "Have we named her?" host Savannah Guthrie asked the actress, referring to the trophy.

"In support of my daughter Ruby, I'm having them be a they/them. I'm gonna just call them them. They/them," Curtis responds. "And they are doing great, and they're settling in. In my life, I never thought in a million years, that I would have this couple days. And I'm very, very moved by the whole thing."

On Saturday, Ruby thanked Curtis for her birthday gift – a pair of pink and white striped socks. "Immersion break I got an early birthday gift of thigh high socks and a skirt I nearly cried tears of joy when I put them on thank you mom@jamieleecurtis I couldn’t be happier," Ruby tweeted, who goes by @killerkittens66 on the platform. His bio reads: "Trans and proud, Furry and Proud, She/Her, YouTube video editor, Goblin Lover. Goblin Vtuber."

"A happy birthday to @Killerkittens66 PROUD OF YOU," Curtis wrote yesterday.

Curtis first disclosed her trans child to AARP in 2021, stating that she and her husband, Christopher Guest, "have watched in wonder and pride as our son became our daughter Ruby. And she and her fiancé will get married next year at a wedding that I will officiate." The Freaky Friday star officiated Ruby's cosplay-themed wedding in a World of Warcraft outfit last year. “WIFE IS SWEET! Ruby and Kynthia,” Curtis gushed, adding, “5/29/2022.”

Curtis has been very vocal about her opinions on trans rights and gender roles. After winning her first Academy Award, the actress discussed making gendered awards "more inclusive." “Obviously, I would like to see a lot more women be nominated so there is gender parity in all the areas and branches,” she said. "I think we are getting there, but we are not anywhere near there."

She continued, “As the mother of a trans daughter I completely understand that and yet to de-gender the category also, I’m concerned will diminish the opportunities for women which is also something I have been working hard to promote. So it is a complicated question, but I think the most important thing is inclusivity and more women.”

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