While his mother was initially hurt and shocked, she eventually accepted the news.His father, however, threw him out of the house, and Cruz spent the next few months living in his car and at the homes of friends. Cruz went to Hollywood to seek work as an actor, intending to be open about his sexuality from the beginning of his career.His family eventually moved to Rialto, California, where he attended Eisenhower High School, graduating in 1991.At age 19, Cruz came out to his parents as gay, first to his mother and then his father.He also appeared/starred in the 2009 movie "The People I've Slept With".
Said Dempsey in that video: “As a white person, I’m going to be having certain racist beliefs because I grew up in a racist society.
In 1996, he appeared with David Arquette as Mikey in Johns, about the day-to-day struggles of male prostitutes.
In 1998, he portrayed Angel in the Broadway production of RENT and in 2000 played Victor in the final season of Party of Five.
"This time I was living in NY, I was supporting myself, and so she never said, ‘I don’t want you in my life.' It was just that she didn’t understand and she had issues with the pronoun thing and the name change; it was just like, ‘Girl, you gotta get this together.'"Thankfully, Cox said they eventually did, with her mom going so far as to gift her a plate with "No. With time, the actress, too, started to embrace herself more, though her journey wasn't without struggles."When I finally accepted, when I started medical transition, and said I’m a woman and I’m trans, it was the most empowering thing ever.
In the beginning of transitioning, I was so happy to be trans, and then, like a year in, I was like 'I'm done with being trans.