Modern Family

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Another reason to watch.

Modern Family just became a little more modern. 

On Wednesday the episode “A Stereotypical Day” will feature transgender actor, Jackson Millarker. The 8-year-old is television's first openly transgender child actor.

According to Variety, Millarker will play Tom, a transgender character who is invited over to Lily’s (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons) house for a play-date.

Although we have seen other transgender actors on television before like Laverne Cox, Jen Richards, and Jazz Jennings, this is the first time we see a child given the opportunity.

Here is to another win for diversity. 

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