Cohen told Time that he was “misgendered at birth” and is coming out to advocate for a community he perceives as under fire in its struggle for civil rights.
The 43-year-old Cohen doesn’t like the word “transgender” as a self-description. He said he finds something missing in the word. His “core being” has always been male, he said.
“In my experience, I was born male,” Cohen said. “What my body said about it was irrelevant. No matter how hard I tried, it was not up for negotiation. Believe me, it would have been so convenient if I was actually a woman.”
The Canadian actor began to transition in his early 20s. He had been living outwardly as a female,