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Update: Elliot Page posted a new photo following announcement that their pronouns are he/they. Good for them!! Earlier: Oscar-nominated star Elliot Page, formerly professionally known as Ellen Page, has announced that he is transgender today in a statement: “Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot. I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life. I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey. I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self. I’ve been endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community. Thank you for your courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society.” It has been reported that he goes by both he/him, they/them pronouns. Elliot identifies as a non-binary, transgender person. So happy for him! EDIT: GLAAD.org has released a very helpful article to reference as a "tip sheet" to help create respectful and accurate dialogue, "while avoiding common mistakes and clichés, around Elliot Page’s decision to live publicly as their authentic self." https://www.glaad.org/blog/elliot-page-oscar-nominated-star-umbrella-academy-speaks-out-about-being-transgender Source: Variety
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras was on this past Saturday. The parade was a little different this year, in a stadium instead of a street parade. It was a huge success with 35,000 people attending and watching Rita Ora headline. The cast of Ru Paul’s Drag Race Down Under was also announced at the event.
So I've recently been diagnosed with a unspecified mood disorder, my therapist think i suffer with bipolar ii, but i am going in for a second opinion per her recommendation. i've always know my moods were not normal, people seems to just have better coping skills than i ever have had. i have stints of high confidence and everything is fine, even great! then i crash, and it's hard to even exist. i isolate myself from the ones i love, avoid social interactions, and physically can't get myself to do basic tasks in terms of self care or daily tasks. simple tasks at home and work seem impossible, i hide it well, but i suffer immensely and always have. i am also trans, and am medically transitioning, so i am sure that affects my moods as well. i am trying to learn to cope with my traumas, my mood disorder, and being trans where, let's face it, i am constantly a walking controversial topic. i am grateful i am almost fully passing, and as awful as that sounds, it makes transitioning easier in some aspects. though i've started to get unwanted attention from men, but i digress. another issue for another time, lol. the reason i'm posting this is not only to vent, but to get advice from others who suffer with similar/the same thing. the thought of medication relieves me, but also scares me... i am afraid of not being myself, turning numb like i was before transitioning. are there any tips or advice anyone can offer? i guess i'm looking for some online reassurance. i know this is a good thing logically, but the stigma that comes with these things scare me. i want to be healthy, happy, and functioning... all in all, i just want a brighter future.