Rose McGowan has revealed that accusations of transphobia extremely painful and has told THEGAYUK that nothing could further from the truth.
In 2018, McGowan was accused of transphobia after a transgender activist questioned the Charmed actor on views expressed on RuPaul’s podcast, What’s The Tee, at a book reading of her autobiography, Brave.
On the podcast, McGowan questioned whether trans women really knew what was it was like to grow up female.
The actor who is now in a relationship with the non-binary model Rain Dove says she was saved from a life on the streets by two trans women.
In an interview with Vic Gerami for THEGAYUK.com McGowan revealed that accusations of transphobia made her physically ill and that her life has been interwoven with the community since she was 13-years-old.
The actor said, “Nothing could be further from the truth. This one hurts a lot because my life has been interwoven with the community since I was 13 years old. I was runaway taken in by two loving trans women who saved me from a life on the streets. The idea that I’m transphobic makes me physically ill, it hurts my soul”.
Speaking specifically about the book reading event where she was heckled by a transgender activist, McGowan says, When I said, “what have you done for women?” I meant ALL women”.