‘House of the Dragon’ star Emma D’Arcy lambasts the rising attack against trans people in their recent interview with British Vogue.
The Golden-Globe-nominated nonbinary actor said that trans and gender non-conforming people are in the headlines for all the wrong reasons right now with transphobia being more acceptable in the last couple of years.
“We are in a scary period of contraction, especially where trans rights are concerned,” they said. “I feel so deeply sad about the vitriol leveled against trans people and gender non-conforming people. I’m also incredibly aware that if I feel like this as a white nonbinary person, I know how much more hostile the environment is for trans women and for trans people of color.”
A 2021 study published by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law found that compared to cis-gendered people, trans men and women are four times more likely to experience violence and abuse, including rape, sexual assault, and aggravated or simple assault.