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Frank Turner speaks out on reconciling with trans parent: “She’s a really nice person”

“She’s really fun, really chatty and she cares"

By Nick Reilly

Frank Turner poses
Frank Turner (Picture: Press)

Frank Turner has discussed making amends with his trans parent and detailing his experiences in an upcoming song called ‘Miranda’.

The track, taken from Turner‘s upcoming album ‘FTHC’, is named after his parent. He sings on it: “My father is called Miranda these days/ She’s a proud transgender woman and my resentment has started to fade.”

In a new interview with The Guardian, Turner discussed how he had experienced a volatile relationship with Miranda prior to their transition.

“It was never violent, but it was everything up to that, and it was extremely fucking unpleasant,” he said.

Turner went onto explain how he found out Miranda was living as a trans woman after a terminally ill uncle managed to negotiate a reconciliation between the pair on his deathbed.

“Immediately I felt that this was a person who was a lot more considerate. More aware of the people around them and of their impact on other people,” Turner said.

“Less boringly male and forthright. Miranda is a really nice person, and my dad was a prick.”

Discussing their relationship since then, Turner said: “When anger and resentment and rage didn’t die immediately, there was a lot for me to deal with.”

“Since then we’ve found our even keel,” he said. “She’s really fun, really chatty and she cares. [She’s] interested in who I am and what I do, which my dad never was at all. It’s always going to be a work in progress, but we’re doing all right.”

He added: “I’ve gone from saying I wouldn’t go to somebody’s funeral to: we’re going to see each other for Christmas. And I’m excited about that.”

Turner’s next album ‘FTHC’ is due for release on February 11 via Xtra Mile Recordings / Polydor.