Transgender comedian Ian Harvie makes waves with stand up specialEntertainment News, Online Only, Section 4A Friday, July 7th, 2017
Ian Harvie, the transgender comic, recently spoke with People Magazine about making the first trans comic stand up special, starring on the Amazon series Transparent, and protecting women’s rights. He tells People, “Body Autonomy Should Be a Right for All Women and All Trans People.”
“As a trans man, with a proud female history, I believe where I intersect with women on abortion rights is that all women should have the right to do whatever they need with their bodies to have a healthy, prosperous life,” Harvie tells People. “Body autonomy should be a right for all women and all trans people. That is our shared space, and in large part, why I’m so passionate about abortion rights. I will always stand with my sisters on this issue.”
Although he has physically transitioned, the change has not tamped down his belief in promoting and protecting women’s rights. “I transitioned to feel better in my body, [but] walking through the world now, in my current body, I am generally perceived as straight, white, and male,” he says. “I don’t have to think twice about racial, gender or homophobic violence, because of my (perceived) straight, white, male privilege, and it’s something that I have to remind myself to think about regularly.”
Harvie’s stand up special, May The Best Cock Win (Comedy Dynamics), is available now for sale and streaming and originally aired on NBC’s digital network Seeso. Ian, a proud transgender man, engages his audience about the journey of his transition in an honest and hilarious way. From forgetting his sex toy on his in-laws’ guest room, to his distain for going bald from taking testosterone, Ian keeps his audience laughing and applauding nonstop.
Watch a clip above.
Read the complete People interview here.
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