Halsey changes their pronouns to she/them and fans react with love and positivity

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This past Saturday, March 13, celeb singer Halsey boldly updated their Twitter and Instagram profiles to include she/them pronouns.

The quiet profile change comes a few weeks after Halsey, now pregnant, shared some photos along with how pregnancy has affected their relationship with their body. “I thought pregnancy would give me very strong, binary feelings about ‘womanhood’ but truly it has leveled my perception of gender entirely,” Halsey says in their caption. “My sensitivity to my body has made me hyper aware of my humanness and that’s all.”

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Halsey has always kept it real with fans, saying how they are exhausted by the Instagram filter industry, and by being unable to control how paparazzi edit or angle photos

Halsey’s decision to share their pronouns has resulted in an outpouring of love and support from fans. Some Halsey fans now feel inspired to open up about their own gender identity, too.

That’s why we’re using this week’s Good in the ‘Wood to share the good that has come from Halsey’s profile update.

Halsey’s decision to share their gender identity comes at an important time for the LGBTQ community.

The United States has seen a record-setting number of bills introduced in multiple state legislatures that are targeted at transgendered people, with some even prohibiting trans youth from participating in school sports or accessing “gender-affirming healthcare.” Listen to NPR’s 1A podcast episode for more insight on these bills.

Human Rights Campaign, an organization committed to ending discrimination against LGBTQ people, reported a rise in anti-trans hate crimes in 2020.

As we all know, Hollywood celebrities have the ability to use their influence for good, and that’s why it’s so important to see celebs like Halsey publicly sharing their pronouns.

It’s an act of courage for celebrities to share their gender identity with the world, and it makes a difference.

Halsey isn’t the only Hollywood celeb boldly sharing their gender identity with the world.

Just look at Elliot Page’s March TIME magazine cover and accompanying interview, the first interview since coming out as transgender in December 2020. TIME says how even though Elliot Page loved making movies, “he also felt alienated by Hollywood and its standards.” The entertainment news media was always on top of him and he felt a lot of pressure to wear certain things or look a certain way. In 2014, he came out as gay, but it didn’t change the discomfort he felt in his own body.

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Elliot Page shares with TIME how the isolation of the pandemic allowed him to really focus on himself and his gender identity. He says he was inspired by women like Janet Mock and Laverne Cox who identified as transgender but still found success in Hollywood; seeing them be successful inspired him to let go of his own shame. Elliot Page says to TIME, “I was finally able to embrace being transgender and letting myself fully become who I am.”

Now that’s some #HollyGOOD news!

The world reacted with love, too. X-Men co-star Sir Ian McKellen was “so happy” for Elliot Page following his announcement, and many fans reacted positively on social media, too:

The coolest.

Good morning!!

And a very pleasant evening indeed.

See how Halsey fans reacted to their profile update

Now, back to Halsey fans. Here are some tweets we rounded up that make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside:

@Brittanylynn99 says Halsey changing their pronouns “gives me so much courage to dive deep into my depths and find myself.” 

I’m not crying, you’re crying.

Connecting over pronoun usage is so wholesome 🥺

Crediting Halsey for feeling inspired to come out to family is so beautiful. In another tweet, @millaberntsen said they “feel so represented and proud.”

This is so special. Visibility is soo important.

The validation though!!

Seriously, so much validation.

We LOVE to see it!

Sharing is caring, y’all.

Somebody pass her some tissues and a makeup wipe, plz.

A reminder to always check profiles for preferred pronouns, or just ask!

The comfort though.

It’s seriously so important.

An important point about what pronouns mean.

If you’re at all confused about anyone who identifies with multiple pronouns, that’s okay. We all have the opportunity to learn and grow. Luckily, Twitter user @stretchmarcs shared a helpful thread on what using multiple pronouns can look like:

And for any haters out there, first of all, you’re on the wrong site. Hate is not welcome here. Second of all, as @17MINUTESX beautifully puts it in her tweet, “go touch some grass and study.”

We love you Halsey, and we love every single Halsey fan!

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