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- Kathlyn Beatty, now known as Stephen Beatty after she transitioned to male, is the daughter of Warren and Annette Bening. Kathlyn has now been living as an openly transgender man for years.
- Stephen is a writer by profession and has co-founded “Vetch,” a magazine for trans poetry and poets.
Personal Life, Parents & Family Background :
- Kathlyn Beatty was born on January 8, 1992, in Los Angeles, California, to Warren and Annette Beatty. He is the oldest of her siblings and has two younger sisters, Isabelle Beatty and Ella Beatty, and a younger brother, Benjamin Beatty.
- Kathlyn’s father, Warren Beatty, is an actor and Oscar-winning director. In 1999, he was awarded the Academy’s highest honor, the Irving. G Thalberg award. His mother, Annette Bening, is also an actress and stars in many stage productions.
- Beatty initially came out as transgender at age 14 and then started undergoing hormonal treatment in late 2011. According to some reports, her father was ‘crushed’ by his daughter’s determination to change her gender. Her mother tried to support her daughter as best as she can but remained ‘heartbroken.’
- Stephen posted a six-minute-long video on the “WeHappyTrans” website as a coming-out video and also to thank his supporters. He didn’t mention her parents in the video.
- In a 2016 interview with The Guardian, Warren seemed to have come to terms with the transition and said, “He’s a revolutionary, a genius, and my hero, as are all my children,” about Stephen.
Early Life & Education :
- Stephen graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Writing and Literature. He has attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is a graduate with a MFA in Poetry.
Work, Career, Salary & Net worth :
- His poetry and short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in places like DREGINALD, Poetry, FENCE, The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard, Spot Literary Magazine, the St. Sebastian Review, and Specter Magazine while his non-fiction has appeared in places like NewNowNext and Out.
- He has also co-founded “Vetch: A Magazine of Trans Poetry and Poetics” which accepts submissions from trans authors once or twice a year and has so far released four issues.
- Stephen also has a blog, “The Mattachine Society,” which is named after a pre-Stonewall group of queer activists. The blog used to be focused on queer and trans politics.
- in 2016, Stephen deleted a lot of his earlier blog posts because according to him, he has matured a lot as a thinker since the blog started & later wanted to concentrate on his poetry and writing.
Fun Facts, Height & Trivia :
- One of Stephen’s blog posts where he lashed out at American writer-musician Chaz Bono became very popular with other news websites doing stories on it. In the blog post, Stephen called Chaz Bono, a misogynist who is unqualified to talk about gender reassignment.
- Back in 2015, when transgender teen Leelah Acorn committed suicide, Stephen posted a series of tweets including statements like “Give this young woman the peace in death that she deserves and work for what she wanted, work for the things she needed while she lived.” He later added, “IF YOU CAN’T HANDLE HAVING A TRANS KID, DON’T HAVE KIDS.”
- He has also talked about experiencing conversion therapy and transphobic abuse.