Sir Ian McKellen wants to know more about trans issues

Sir Ian McKellen knows a great deal about a lot of things.

After all, he is a classically trained actor, the man who portrayed some of the greatest characters on film and Patrick Stewart’s BFF, but McKellen admits there are areas where he knows very little.

At a screening of the upcoming documentary Muslim Drag Queens, which he narrates, McKellen said, “I’m ashamed how little I know about drag and trans and areas of being gay that I have not been part of. It makes me begin to understand what it was like 30, 40 years ago when people didn’t understand about simply being gay… You’re going to have to lead us and help us help you. I think you’re wonderful.”

Photo courtesy of The Trevor Project.

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