Hollywood actor and director Warren Beatty has publicly opened about his transgender son for the first time. Interviewed by Vanity Fair, Beatty commended his eldest son Stephen Ira, a trans activist and writer, whom he called as a “revolutionary”, and serves as his “hero”.
“He’s a revolutionary, a genius, and my hero, as are all my children,” Beatty was quoted as saying.
The 24-year-old Ira is the oldest of Warren’s four children with actress Annette Benning. Ira came out as transgender in 2009 and gay in 2011.
“One is struck by Stephen’s insouciant intelligence—he manages to be playful, erudite, and eloquent all at once,” Beatty added.
Ira is currently co-editor of “Vetch: A Magazine of Trans Poetry & Poetics“.