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American Sitcom Modern Family Features a Transgender Child Actor in Its Latest Episode

Associated Press

First published: September 30, 2016, 1:54 PM IST | Updated: September 30, 2016
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American Sitcom Modern Family Features a Transgender Child Actor in Its Latest Episode
A still from the show Modern Family.

Los Angeles: In a move that could be termed as historic, popular American sitcom Modern Family featured a transgender child actor in its latest episode.

Director Ryan Case posted on Instagram a picture of herself alongside 8-year-old Jackson Millarker, who identifies as a boy. Case wrote that Millarker would play a boy named Tom, who's a friend of Lily. Lily is the daughter of Cam and Mitchell, played on the show by Eric Stonestreet and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. A spokeswoman for ABC had also confirmed Millarker's appearance.

Case says that Millarker is "just wonderful" and one of many reasons Case loves being a part of the show.

A synopsis of the episode titled A Stereotypical Day stated that the episode had Cam and Mitchell overhearing Lily insulting Tom and how the couple used the moment to teach her a lesson about acceptance.

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