Lux was featured on the cover of Ya magazine where she publicly discussed her transition for the first time.
Pedro Pascal has demonstrated how to be a supportive family member by celebrating his sister Lux's announcement of being a transgender woman on social media. Lux was featured on the February 2021 cover of Ya magazine, titled "The Transition of Lux Pascal," where she publicly discussed her transition for the first time. Previously identifying as nonbinary, the 28-year-old actress now identifies as a woman after understanding herself better over time, reports Them. She said, "Moving through the world as a woman is much more simple for me, but I still advocate for nonbinary identities to have a space in society."
Pascal is undoubtedly a proud older brother, as he took to Instagram to share a photo of Lux's magazine cover with the caption, "Mi hermana, mi corazón, nuestra Lux," which translates to, “my sister, my heart, our Lux.” Lux, in the Ya magazine article, talks about the crucial role played by her brother in her transition. She reminisces the time when she came out to Pascal on a video call and expressed her happiness, to which he responded with enthusiasm and support. She also credits him for his guidance as an artist and as one of the first individuals to provide her with the necessary tools to shape her identity.
Lux, who started hormone replacement therapy in 2020, has received backing from the whole Pascal household. She said, "My transition has been something that's very natural for everyone in my family. It's almost something that they expected to happen." Family support is crucial for transgender individuals in their journey of self-discovery and transition. The process of coming out as transgender can be daunting and challenging, and having the support of one's family can make a significant difference in their mental health and well-being. It helps them feel accepted, loved, and validated, reducing the risk of depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.
Family support can also facilitate access to medical care and resources needed for a successful transition. Ultimately, having a supportive family can significantly improve the quality of life for transgender individuals and help them lead happier healthier lives. Pascal's vocal support for the transgender community was apparent in September 2020 when his Mandalorian colleague, Gina Carano, added "beep, bop, boop" to her Twitter name, which mocked the idea of using preferred pronouns. Although Carano claimed that it was not intended to mock transgender people, she removed those words from her profile after Pascal explained the importance of including pronouns in a social media bio.
On social media, Pascal has been commended for his supportive attitude toward his sister. Ale Russian, a writer for iHeartRadio, wrote on Twitter, "Pedro Pascal sweetly supporting his sister Lux, who comes out today as a trans woman. Can't emphasize enough how huge this is for the Latin audience, who is still so intolerant of the trans community." The world is still a scary place for anyone who doesn't confine to the norms of society like the LGBTQIAP+ community. However, times, policies and overall support of people are constantly encouraging trans people to live their most authentic lives. We still have a long way to go but these small steps are the way ahead.