Colin Mochrie defends his trans daughter from internet trolls

"This is my child, this is the exact same person, with a new coat."


Once again Colin Mochrie and his wife showed that they love and support their daughter Kinley no matter what. She celebrated her birthday with the closest friends and family members. Colin used his Facebook page to post the family photo and send her a lovely message.

Alongside the photo he wrote:

“Happy Birthday to my lovely daughter! 28 years old and everything we’ve ever hoped for in a child.”

Many people reacted positively to this post, but there were some very hostile comments as well.

Kinley is gransgender woman and people react differently to this. Nevertheless, what’s most important to Kinley is that her parents give her full support. They love her unconditionally, therefore, haters were not left unanswered:

“Thanks to the fans of this page for being supportive and human. To the trolls, my thoughts and prayers to your body for losing it’s mind and soul so tragically.”

Many people wrote kind words. Comments with expression of admiration and support were abundant. One of the comments says:

“Thank you for supporting your lovely daughter and the trans community. I work with homeless trans youth and the main reason they are homeless is related to family rejection. We need more parents who understand and love their children without condition. Thank you for being that kind of parent.”

Another person wrote:

“I’m a trans woman, and today is the first day my mom called me her daughter. Thank you for being supportive of your daughter! Supportive parents make all of the difference.”

On several occasions  Colin has publicly spoken about his daughter and their relationship with her. The actor told The National:

“We’ve started saying yes — within limits — and it’s taken us to these amazing places and amazing people, so I do think improv actually did help with this.”

He also adds:

“You accept what someone has given you and you build on that.”

Colin proved many times that he indeed supports the trans community. He even reflects his own personal experience in order to defend the community. He once wrote:

“My 90-yr-old mother-in-law and 87-yr-old mother love and acceptance of our trans daughter warms me. Wonder why some who are younger can’t. The negative is that my mom refers to the community as BLT. It’s a learning curve.”

Kin’s story

Kinley or Kin, as her family and friends call her, was born as Luke Mochrie. His coming out happened in 2016, but as she says, she never worried whether her parents will accept her. She knew they will. On ET Canada she explained:

“It was fairly straight forward. There were challenges that came with it… I know there was some difficulties around getting used to the name change.” 

She also tells the story about choosing the new name:

“I said to my parents, ‘I would like to know what names you like and what names you would give me now,’ and they came back to me the next day with a list of 20 names. Slowly, we whittled it down to about five and then slowly got to… I don’t know, there was just something about Kinley.” 

Colin and his wife accepted her immediately. Regarding that, he adds:

“This is my child, this is the exact same person, with a new coat. All you want when you have a child is for them to be safe, to be happy, and to be better than you.”

Kin has publicly spoken about her sexuality as well. She identifies herself as a bisexual non-binary trans woman.

She is following her father’s steps. She studied screen-writing at the New York Film Academy. Nowadays she is working on a project for Second City Theatre in Toronto. Haters do not stop her living the life she always wanted to have.