Tommy Dorfman on coming out as a trans woman, “Coming out is always viewed as this grand reveal, but I was never not out”


Tommy Dorfan recently announced for the first time that she is a Trans Woman.  Dorfman in an interview with Torrey Peters- a novelsit which was published by ‘Time’ said, “For a year now, I have been privately identifying and living as a woman — a trans woman.

She also for the first time publically talked about her transition stating, “It’s funny to think about coming out because I haven’t gone anywhere, I view today as a reintroduction to me as a woman, having made a transition medically. Coming out is always viewed as this grand reveal, but I was never not out. Today is about clarity: I am a trans woman. My pronouns are she/her. My name is Tommy.”

Tommy also shared this happy news of honesty with oneself on her official Instagram post along with some gorgeous photo’s taken by ‘Time’ .

Tommy writes in the caption, “thrilled to reintroduce myself as the woman i am today. my pronouns are she/her. She also acknowledgments @time,  @torreyadora for writing her story, and @gizellehernandez for the images.
“I’m especially grateful to every single trans person who walked this path, broke down barriers, and risked their lives to live authentically and radically as themselves before me. thank you to all the trans woman that showed me who i am, how to live, celebrate myself, and take up space in this world.” She added in the Instagram Post.

She also revealed that she won’t be changing her name as she said in ‘Time’ interview, “I feel very connected to that name, to an uncle who held me as he was dying, This is an evolution of Tommy. I’m becoming more Tommy.” 

“I love my name, I want to keep my name and give new life to my name,” she continued. “I’m really proud of the person that I was, too. I think that’s important to acknowledge. I’m proud of who I’ve been for the last however many years.” Tommy, 29, concluded.
Tommy also reveals that she no longer wants to play ‘male characters’ as she is ‘most recognized for playing a bitchy gay poet on a soap opera.’


Dorfman was given her first role as a woman in Lena Dunham’s upcoming film Sharp Stick. She’s also set to debut as a director with an adaptation of Mason Deaver’s ‘I Wish You All the Best’.

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