DANCE Moms star Zackery Torres revealed she’s transgender and will now go by “she” and “they” pronouns.
The 22-year-old made history when she appeared on Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition as the show’s first male-born contestant.
Zackery took to TikTok on Monday to share a life update with their fans, after admitting that they hadn’t posted anything about themselves since December 2020.
In the new video, Zackery revealed: “I’m transitioning!
“That means I’m transgender if you didn’t know.
“My pronouns are they/she, which means that they or she are totally fine.”
The recent college grad has always been very open about identifying as genderqueer on their social media, so they proceeded to thank their friends and family for their support after announcing they’re transitioning.
They wrote on their most recent Instagram post: “Don’t really have a ton of words to express how I am feeling right now, other than grateful.
“Grateful to everyone who has supported me and continued to help me be my full self. Grateful for the outpour of love and support.
“Grateful to all the advocates who made this possible. As I sit here with my mount still open, it is important to recognize the amount of LGBTQIA+ individuals who do not receive this loving response.”
She added: “There is still work to be done, and I cannot wait to be a part of it. Much love, and HAPPY EARLY PRIDE MONTH!”
A few months back, the dancer opened up about their gender identity and sexuality for their birthday.
Along with a few pictures of them before transitioning, Zackery wrote: “this is (and always was) Zackery Lennon Torres (they/she), a transgender, non-binary person.
“thank you to everyone who has helped me feel loved and ready to be my full self at #22!”
Zackery first appeared in Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition before joining the enemy team, Candy Apples.
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