December 23, 2020
Comedian Eddie Izzard announced the decision to use the “she” and “her” pronouns and has revealed she has been inspired by Caitlyn Jenner.
British actor and comedian Eddie Izzard has been breaking taboos her whole career and defined herself as "gender fluid," part boy/ part girl. But now Izzard has announced her choice of pronouns.
From now on, Izzard declared, she will be fully embracing her identity as a woman, whole-heartedly referring to herself as "she/her," and referred to her current phase as a transition.
BEING EDDIE IZZARD
Eddie Izzard came out as gender fluid long before it was a "thing," back in the 80s. The comedian always described herself as part girl, part boy, and attributed it all to genetics.
Now, Izzard is assuming her identity as a transgender woman and has announced that she is to be addressed and referred to as her/ she -- a step she admits was inspired by Caitlyn Jenner.
Izzard became known for wearing makeup and women's clothes on and off stage and has been a longtime supporter and advocate for the LGTBQ community and its rights.
The comedian's announcement was received with an overwhelming wave of support from his fans, the LGTBQ community, and her fellow comedians from around the world.
Izzard is almost as famous for her marathon running as she is for her irreverent and surreal stand-up act.
Human Rights Campaign congratulated Izzard on Twitter and thanked her for empowering others with her courage to take the step to live their truths openly and authentically.
Izzard is once again leading the way, using her celebrity status and her humor to bring about change in perceptions. Izzard is now becoming the person she knew she was from the age of 4.
DATING EDDIE IZZARD
"Relationships are tricky. If you're trans[vestite] and you're touring a lot, it's difficult to put it together."
THE MARATHON WOMAN
Izzard is almost as famous for her marathon running as she is for her irreverent and surreal stand-up act. In January 2021, she will be setting out on an ambitious new tour that combines both.
Izzard will be performing in 31 shows in 31 countries and participating in 31 marathons, all within the space of 311 days. It will all be happening in her London home, thanks to live-streaming and a treadmill.
Izzard's zany humor opened the doors to success in Hollywood, and she has made the successful transition to the screen in a series of successful movies such as "Ocean's Twelve," "My Super Ex-Girlfriend," and "Victoria & Abdul."
Izzard has voiced Voldemort in the "The Lego Batman Movie," Burnish in the 2019 animated feature "Abominable," and Reepicheep in the 2008 film version of "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian."
In 2017, Izzard published her memoirs "Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens" in which she opened up about her life, and the loss of her mother to cancer at age 6 that affected her.
To this day, she confesses, she is still longing for the warmth and approval she once received from her mother -- and that may be what she gets from making her audiences laugh.
Izzard, Emmy Award-winning comedian, successful actor, and author still has one unfulfilled ambition. A life-long supporter of the Labour Party, she wants to run for Parliament.
Determined as she is, it is only a matter of time before we see Izzard elected as a Member of Parliament and representing the interests of her constituency and the LGBTQ community.
September 12, 2020