ABC’s Emmy-winning hit show Modern Family is breaking boundaries once again with the announcement that they have hired eight-year-old Jackson Millarker. Millarker is transgender, and he is believed to be on of the first openly transgender kids to be cast in a primetime television show. In the episode titled “A Stereotypical Day,” Millarker will debut as Lilly’s friend from school.
A synopsis of the upcoming episode reads: “Cam [Eric Stonestreet] and Mitchell [Jesse Tyler Ferguson] have always felt they were the most open, non-judgmental and supportive parents. However, when they overhear Lily insulting her new friend, they have to take a quick look in the mirror before they teach her a lesson about acceptance.”