Eddie Izzard has been praised for asking to be referred to by she/ her pronouns.
The 58-year-old comedian, who has previously spoken about being gender fluid, revealed on TV show Portrait Artist of the Year that she “wants to be based in girl mode from now on”, and admitted using the pronouns feels “very positive”.
“Well, I try to do things that I think are interesting, and this is the first programme I’ve asked if I can be she and her. The transition period,” she said.
When asked by a competitor how she felt using the pronouns, Izzard replied: “It feels great, because people just assume that … well, they just know me from before. I’m gender fluid.
“I just want to be based in girl mode from now on.
“One life, live it well.”
Several of Izzard’s fans took to social media to praise her following the show.
One wrote: “Kudos to #EddieIzzard for her inspiring courage in always living her truth! (sic)”
In 2019 Izzard admitted she was gender fluid and had a “boy mode and girl mode”.
“I have boy mode and girl mode. I am kind of gender fluid,” she said at the time.
“I want to express both sides of myself, which has always been there.
“I am a tomboy and tomgirl kind of person.”
In 2017 Izzard said coming out as transgender or gay or lesbian was a tough rite of passage.
“It assaults your senses because, back in ’85, everyone said, ‘No, no. Hide about it.’ “I just thought they were all wrong.
“The humiliation period, the initial period, is so tough. If you keep at it, it gets better.”