Eddie Izzard has announced that she will also go by Suzy, a name she’s wanted to use since childhood. The gender-fluid comedian, who came out as transgender in the 1980s, started using “she/her” pronouns in 2019 after the chancellor for Swansea University referred to her as such during a ceremony, where she was presented with an honorary degree.
Izzard said that “it felt amazing” to hear someone identify her with “she/her” pronouns and adopted them soon after. In 2020, the gender-fluid comedian appeared on The Portrait Artist of the Year and, for the first time, publicly requested to be referred to with “she/her” pronouns, for which she received praise.
At the time, she said: “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. “It feels great, because people just assume that … Well, they just know me from before. I’m gender-fluid.