8 Celebs Who Came Out as Trans or Nonbinary in 2020
The Oscar-nominated star of Juno, the X-Men movies, and Umbrella Academycame out in a post on Instagram where he said "Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they, and my name is Elliot." Fans immediately flooded the actor and activist's social media with love and support. According to a release from Page's team and GLAAD, they identify as nonbinary.
In August, actor Sara Ramirez came out to the world as nonbinary. "New profile pic," they wrote to Instagram. "In me is the capacity to be Girlish boy, Boyish girl, Boyish boy, Girlish girl, All, Neither." Among other things, the post contained the hashtag #nonbinary. She had previously updated her social accounts to stipulate that she uses she/they pronouns.
She-Ra and the Princess of Power creator Noelle Stevenson came out as "nonbinary, or something like it" and told the world that they use any pronouns. It was a big year for Stevenson, as his first show had its extremely queer finale, he published a graphic memoir, The Fire Never Goes Out. He also got top surgery.
Popular beauty YouTuber NikkieTuturials told her more than 12 million subscribers that she was a trans woman in January after someone threatened to out her. "I have been blackmailed by people that wanted to leak my story to the press" she said, "so to the people who tried to blackmail me and thought they could really mess up my life with that, this one's for you."
RuPaul's Drag Race star Gigi Goode came out on the show by telling fellow queen Jaida Essence Hall that she's "kind of always teetered between male and female" through her whole life, "even when I'm in non-drag."
"Growing up, I've always been interested in feminine things," she said later in a confessional. "I wanted to wear dresses to school. I've always thought there was no point to putting a label on anything in regards to gender. I don't think I've ever said this out loud, but I think I'm fluid. Sometimes I identify as more male and sometimes I identify as more feminine. I think that I'm both... and I'm neither."
Canadian Olympic soccer player Quinn came out as trans in September, writing "Coming out is HARD... as I've lived as an openly trans person with the people I love most for many years, I did always wonder when I'd come out publicly." In their coming out post, they also gave tips to allies, including putting pronouns in social media bios, following trans folks, and voting.
Legendary British comedian Eddie Izzard has long been open about being genderfluid, but this year when she guested on Portrait Artist of the Year, she said she's only using she/her pronouns now and wants "to be based in girl mode from now on."