Actor Michael D. Cohen, who plays the lovable genius Schwoz Schwartz in the hit Nickelodeon series “Henry Danger” said he transitioned from female to male nearly twenty years ago.

The 43-year-old actor spoke to about his decision to open up about his gender identity.

“I was misgendered at birth,” the Cohensaid. “I identify as male, and I am proud that I have had a transgender experience — a transgender journey.”

He had already shared the revelation with his colleagues on the set, and now he felt the need to come out publicly, worried about the current political climate in the nation.

“This crazy backlash and oppression of rights is happening right in front of me. I can’t stay silent,” Cohen says. “The level of —

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