Alexis Arquette’s family commemorates her fighting for the rights of trans people

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arrives at the Fox Reality Channel Really Awards on September 24 2008 at the Avalon Hollywood club in Hollywood California.

Transgender actor has passed away the day before yesterday, aged 47. Now their (using gender neutral pronoun will be appropriate because Arquette was gender fluid) family now praises them for supporting transgender community.

The actor’s siblings said: “Alexis was a brilliant artist and painter, a singer, an entertainer and an actor. “We learned what real bravery is through watching her journey of living as a trans woman. We came to discover the one truth – that love is everything. She fiercely lived her reality in a world where it is dangerous to be a trans person – a world largely unready to accept differences among human beings, and where there is still the ugliness of violence and hostility towards people that we may not understand.”

The family went on saying that Alexis challenged the roles typical for transgender people even though it was risky for her career: “Her career was cut short, not by her passing, but by her decision to live her truth and her life as a transgender woman. “Despite the fact that there are few parts for trans actors, she refused to play roles that were demeaning or stereotypical. She was a vanguard in the fight for understanding and acceptance for all trans people. Alexis always had to do everything first. She left before we were ready to let her go”. Two sisters and two brothers of the celebrity confirmed the plans to create a charity foundation named after Arquette aimed to support LGBT, in part trans people.

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