Lilly Wachowski, co-director of the blockbuster Matrix trilogy, came out as transgender in a statement issued Tuesday. Her sibling, Lana Wachowski, came out as trans in 2010.

Writing in the Windy City Times, Lilly said she had not been planning to come out publicly but did so when British tabloid The Daily Mail told the director it intended to run a story about her transition.

In the lengthy statement, she expresses gratitude to her sister, wife, friends and family, to whom she had already come out. She also speaks to the hurdles facing the transgender community.

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‘Matrix’ director Lilly Wachowski announces she is trans after newspaper threatens to out her