Busy Philipps says eldest child Birdie 'discussed' coming out as non-binary ...

Busy Philipps says eldest child Birdie 'discussed' coming out as non-binary ...
Busy Philipps says eldest child Birdie 'discussed' coming out as non-binary ...

Busy Philipps is reflecting on some of the lessons learned as a parent after her oldest child, Birdie, came out as non-binary.

The Dawson's Creek alum, 42, gushed over Birdie for being 'the coolest' and for having the confidence to share their true identity with the world.

Phillips first discussed Birdie's coming out in an episode of her podcast earlier this year but has recently shared more insight into their conversations.

Learning: Busy Philipps is reflecting on some of the lessons learned as a parent after her oldest child, Birdie, came out as non-binary; pictured in 2020

Learning: Busy Philipps is reflecting on some of the lessons learned as a parent after her oldest child, Birdie, came out as non-binary; pictured in 2020 

'Birdie had discussed it with me. They had come to me and were like, "You can talk about me, my queerness, and my pronouns on your podcast,"' the I Feel Pretty star told Entertainment Tonight.

'I was like, "Well, are you sure? Let's discuss it."'

From there, Philipps discussed the benefits of Birdie, 13, going public with their personal stories with the family, and then jointly decided to move forward and discuss the teen's identity with the world.

Coolest: The Dawson's Creek alum, 42, gushed over Birdie for being 'the coolest' and for having the confidence to share their true identity with the world.

Coolest: The Dawson's Creek alum, 42, gushed over Birdie for being 'the coolest' and for having the confidence to share their true identity with the world. 

'They're kind of always unfazed by everything, in terms of how people have responded,' the Illinois native explained.

'It was hard for me in terms of knowing that there would be people that would be unkind to my child. I felt like I was putting my kid out there, and putting

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