Susan Sarandon's son wears dresses to embrace femininity NOT to re-assign his gender

2015-06-19 11:33

Los Angeles - Susan Sarandon's son may wear dresses but is perfectly happy in his own skin as a male.

The 68-year-old actress revealed she is proud of her son Miles Robbins, who "colours outside the lines" in terms of gender roles, and occasionally wears dresses with his pals.

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She explained: "My son Miles is a musician and a DJ and sometimes when his band performs they all wear dresses, and he has long hair."


The Thelma & Louise star continued to say she decided to raise her 23-year-old son in New York City in a bid to introduce him to a diverse community of people.

She said: "I wanted to raise my kids in New York because, as a privileged kid, I think you can become very isolated and at least if you're privileged, you should understand you're privileged, and not take it for granted."

Susan - who also has children Eva Amurri, 30, and Jack Henry Robbins, 26 - has long been a supporter of LGBTQ youth, and said she can understand why so many young people struggle with gender and sexuality because it is "difficult" to "survive" being a teenager.

She told People magazine: "As a mother, I know how difficult it is to survive the teenage years intact and the socialization process - if you step out of line, it's so difficult.

"And there are so many kids these days who are questioning, gay or transgender, who have a very tough time and it could be very dangerous for them."

Soon after news broke about Miles Robbins, he took to his Twitter account to validate what his mother shared but also set the record about his sexuality straight.

In a long essay he said: "I would just like to put this out there: Is it really that strange for a guy to wear a dress? Because so so so many people, especially musicians, have done this before me.

"I wear dresses to embrace femininity (adjective) but not to re-assign my gender to female (noun). I think that it is absurd to think that there is a rigidity to the identity of CIS and Heterosexual males and females - that for a man to wear a dress or for a woman to wear pants must mean that they are LGBTQ…

"I wish that gender didn’t have to be assigned on public documents like drivers licenses, passports and such… that is the pressure that society puts on trans people.

"I don’t have a struggle with my gender identity. I feel more male than female. And I am mostly heterosexual.

"I am not LGBTQ but I do identify with the concept of allowing yourself to be interested in the things that you are interested in, despite what the external influence of the world around you encourages you to pursue.

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