Busy Philipps Discusses Respecting Her Nonbinary Child's Pronouns, Says 'You Don't Have To Understand It' | 22 Words

Busy Philipps is an actress that you probably know from Freaks and Geeks, but who has been making the rounds in Hollywood since 2000.

Now, Busy has revealed that her eldest child is gay and uses they/them pronouns - and has spoken out about how easy it is to respect it.

Busy Philipps is a familiar face around comedy circuits.

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She's had walk on roles in everything from Girls to Arrested Development to Cougartown.

But her talents go beyond acting.

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She's also been known to do stand-up and drop by the occasional podcast.

Her latest venture is a late night talk show.

It's called Busy Tonight and we are here for it.

Normally the show stays entertainment focused.

Celeb gossip, the Met Gala, you know the drill.

And Busy dishes some good nuggets of wisdom in there.

Plus she's funny as heck.

She's also weighed in on important issues including condemning the heartbeat bill - pointing out that it just makes women less safe.

“I'm telling you this because I'm genuinely really scared for women and girls all over this country," she explained. “I think we all need to be talking more and sharing our stories more."

Instead of pushback she got applause.

Especially when she said, “I know that people feel very strongly about abortion, but let me just say this: Women and their doctors are in the best position to make informed decisions about what is best for them. Nobody else. Nobody."

The whole segment received a lot of praise.

But what really got us is when she made it personal.

She started by saying “The statistic is 1 in 4 women will have an abortion before age 45. That statistic sometimes surprises people, and maybe you’re sitting there thinking, ‘I don’t know a woman who would have an abortion.’"

And then she opened up: "Well, you know me." Yes, Busy Philipps talked about her abortion on TV.

We're applauding her for her brave and articulate arguments.

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Way to go Busy!

Now, Busy is in the news for another reason.

Earlier this year she revealed her child is gay.

They use They/Them pronouns.

Apparently Birdie came out at twelve.

Busy made the revelation on a recent podcast.

"Bird was like: "I don't give a f***. You can talk about that I'm gay and out. You can talk about my pronouns. That would be cool with me. That's great."

Busy asked Birdie: '"Okay, I'm just, I'll - I can talk about it on the podcast?" And Birdie was like: "Yeah, talk about it on the podcast, Mom."

Busy added:

"So Birdie, my out kid, prefers they/them. I f*** up sometimes but we're, I'm trying my best at that too."

And now, Busy has spoken out again about parenting.

Busy has opened up once more about parenting a "femme-presenting nonbinary."

"My mom is older and wants to understand the pronoun conversation more," she told Health.

"There are some really good books out there — like What's Your Pronoun? Beyond He & She by Dennis Baron."

"I said to my mother, 'Here's the deal: You don't have to understand it.'"

"That's how I feel about all human rights — you don't have to understand it."

"You can choose to believe what you want, but you don't get to have jurisdiction over anyone else's body or belief system."

You go, Busy!

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