Eddie Izzard Now Using ‘She/Her’ Pronouns: “I Just Want To Be Based In Girl Mode From Now On”
Actor and comedian Eddie Izzard came forward to reveal that she will use "she" and "her" pronouns from now on.
Izzard made this known when he appeared in the Sky Arts' Portrait Artist of the Year competition series, a competition series asking artists to create a portrait of three famous subjects. In this case, one of them was Izzard.
During her performance, Izzard said, “I try to do things that I think are interesting. This is the first program I've asked if I can be "them" and "they" - this is a small transition period. "
This was a liberating moment for Izzard, who added that it “feels great” to reveal her pronouns. On and off the stage, Izzard is known for wearing makeup and outfits traditionally considered by many to be women's fashion. She has historically identified as a trans person and has been a leader in LGTBQ + advocacy. “I'm gender specific,” she said. "From now on I only want to work in girl mode."
Izzard received tremendous support from social media when she revealed her pronouns. Comedian Shappi Khorsandi tweeted, "I can't tell you what it means to me as a comic. Rocked my comedy world as a teenager and beyond. Everything changed, made room. I love her and I'm very excited for her this morning . "
The official human rights campaign report tweeted, "Thank you for making this adventure with you Eddie possible for us and for encouraging others to live their lives openly and authentically."
Izzard has appeared in numerous TV series and films, including the FX series The Riches alongside Minnie Driver. She also appeared in Ocean's 12 and Ocean's 13. Most recently she bestowed her language skills on the Netflix animated series Green Eggs and Ham, which is based on the Dr. Seuss book based. Izzard also announced "A Run For Hope" to kick off the new year. The event will include 31 marathons and 31 stand-up gigs in 31 countries over 31 days - without ever leaving London. Izzard will run a full marathon on her treadmill in London in January 2021. She will also do a stand-up set every evening, which will be streamed live worldwide. "A Run For Hope" encourages people around the world to unite and "make humanity great again".
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