THE singer has come out as transgender in an inspirational Instagram post.
The 34-year-old solo artist was the lead singer of her namesake band Ezra Furman & The Harpoons – the artist currently uses she/her and they/them pronouns.
Who is Ezra Furman?
The singer-songwriter, famous for her hit tracks "Every feeling" and "I wanna be your girlfriend" has gained a cult following for her unique style of indie folk-rock.
Her band, Ezra Furman and The Visions, takes inspiration from experimental, psychedelic rock.
Several of Furman's albums have garnered critical acclaim, with her song "Love You So Bad" being played repeatedly during the first season of the Netflix original series, "Sex Education," allowing her music to reach a mainstream audience.
The star is currently a solo artist, however, she performs on tour with Ezra Furman and The Visions.
The band recently had to cancel their UK shows due to a national lockdown being in place.
Furman's most recent album, "Twelve Nudes," was released in 2019.
When did Ezra Furman come out as transgender?
Ezra Furman announced that she identifies as a trans woman with she/her & they/them pronouns in a post made on her Instagram account (@ezra.furman.visions) on April 21, 2021.
She posted a series of stunning selfies, embracing her gender identity, with a bold caption outlining her inner feelings.
She said: "About being a trans woman: for my own reasons I have been hesitant to use these words, especially the “woman” word. I have often described myself as non-binary, which maybe is still true (I’m just gonna sit with that question for the moment).
"But 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."
Does Ezra Furman have a partner?
Very little is known about the musician's personal life and the same goes for her current relationship status.
However, Furman did discuss her sexuality in a self-published article for The Guardian, coming out as bisexual in 2015.
In the article she said:“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.”
Does Ezra Furman have children?
Ezra Furman revealed in her coming out post on Instagram that she has been a mother for the past two years.
She wrote: "there’s enough said in public about the magic of parenthood. It is beautiful and holy and I love it—that’s all on that subject. 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.
"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. I never dreamed it was possible to be happy and self-realized and trans and uncloseted, and also become a parent.
"But it is and I am doing it. Because trans people deserve to pursue the lives we want, on our terms."
The star also announced new music on the horizons.
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