The award-winning show “Modern Family” is making television history on their Sept. 28 show as they are set to feature a trans child actor. The transgender community’s representation in television and film has been at the forefront in recent years thanks to the success of Lavern Cox and her role on “Orange Is the New Black,” as well as countless other shows.
Variety reported that 8-year-old Jackson Millarker will be featured on “Modern Family” as Lily’s friend Tom on an episode called “A Stereotypical Day.” Tom comes over for a play-date with Lily when Lily’s parents think they hear Lily insulting Tom. Her parents go from feeling proud about Lily being accepting to having a talk with Lily about what happened.
The Modern Family episode featuring Millarker will air Wednesday at 9 p.m.