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T’Nia Miller: ‘I never saw a queer person on TV when I was growing up’



The star of Years and Years and The Haunting of Bly Manor reflects on coming out as lesbian to her mum, facing racism at drama school and the progress – or not – of the Black Lives MovementWhen T’Nia Miller first told her mother that she was dating a woman, she explained to her mum that she wasn’t there to see her have sex with men, so this was no different. “It’s just about me having really good friendships and beauty in my life,” she recalls saying. “That was it. We never had more of a conversation than that. If she had any issues, they were hers to deal with, not mine. She knew that. She’s a very educated, very well-read woman. For her, coming to terms with it was easy.”The east-London born actor is telling me this story over the phone as she walks her dog (she forgot about the interview and her seven-month-old pomeranian, Dilhi, needed his daily steps) because she’s taking part in the #YoungerMe campaign, an initiative by the LGBTQ+ young persons organisation Just Like Us, which asks how LGBTQ+ inclusive education would have helped older queer people when they were in school. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/dec/21/tnia-miller-i-never-saw-a-queer-person-on-tv-when-i-was-growing-up

Author : Alim Kheraj

Publish date : 2020-12-21 14:00:48

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T’Nia Miller: ‘I never saw a queer person on TV when I was growing up’
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