Singer Ezra Furman has shared the news to fans online that she is transgender, and has been a mother for the past two years.
Ezra was previously the lead singer of Ezra Furman and the Harpoons, and also created the soundtrack for Netflix’s sensation Sex Education.
She opened up on Instagram about her journey and shared the news that she now identifies as a trans woman. “I wanted to share with everyone that I am a trans woman, and also that I am a mom and have been for a while now (like two + years)” wrote Ezra.
“I’ve come to terms with the fact that I am a woman, and yes for me it’s complex, but it’s complex to be any sort of woman. I am very proud to be a trans woman and to have come to know it and be able to say it. This has not been an easy journey.”
She has been a mother for two years
As well as covering her gender identity journey, Ezra also discussed her life as a parent throughout it all, something she had not yet revealed to fans online.
“I have not yet mentioned in public that I’m a parent because I have been afraid of being judged and grilled about it as if it’s anyone’s business other than mine and my family’s. But, I’m telling you I’m a mom now for a specific reason. Because one problem with being trans is that we have so few visions of what it can look like to have an adult life, to grow up and be happy and not die young,” she added.
“When our baby was born I had approximately zero examples that I had seen of trans women raising children. So here’s one for anyone who wants to see one. I’m a trans woman and a mom. This is possible.”
Does Ezra Furman have a partner?
As mentioned, the singer did not disclose any further information surrounding the baby or its birth. Similarly, little is known about the singer’s relationship status and fans have not been introduced to a partner by Ezra Furman via any means of social media.
In the past, Ezra has been open about her sexuality and liking both men and women. A 2015 self-written The Guardian article discussed exactly that, and the influence of musical artists in the journey: “I was also unsure of my sexuality and afraid to tell anyone that I was attracted to both men and women.
“Masculine performance seemed alien to me, but dressing feminine did not strike me as an option, considering the hypermasculinity that is the prevalent dogma among high-school boys. I knew gay kids but I knew I wasn’t gay, and even if I was, a lot of my friends seemed likely to be grossed out if I admitted it. I felt imprisoned, as queer kids often do.”