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.”
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.
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:
Isn’t it so cool to be alive at the same time as Elliot Page
— Mariah Rose Faith 🤘🏽 (@MariahRoseFaith) March 16, 2021
good morning to elliot page and only elliot page
— em ☂︎︎ (@cloudyseance) March 16, 2021
I wish elliot page a very pleasant evening
— kendra (@kenstallations) March 16, 2021
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 31 and still figuring out my pronouns and that’s okay. I want give myself grace and love and support knowing that one day I’ll be able to identify to who I truly am Seeing @halsey change their pronouns just gives me so much courage to dive deep into my depths and find myself
— BRITTANY🖤 (@Brittanylynn99) March 14, 2021
I’m not crying, you’re crying.
using the same pronouns
— lex 🧷 (@godsavelex) March 13, 2021
Connecting over pronoun usage is so wholesome 🥺
just came out to my momma about my pronouns bc i got inspired by halsey 🥺 phew i feel relief and happy
— milla⁷ 🦋 (@millaberntsen) March 14, 2021
halsey changing their pronouns made me confident enough to open up about my pronouns to my parents 🥺 i’m so proud of her i love them so much pls
— nienke (@habitbIud) March 14, 2021
This is so special. Visibility is soo important.
cis people will never understand how validating it feels to have someone like halsey come out about their pronouns, i’ve looked up to her for so long so to see them open up about somethings like this is amazing
— ROB (@hauntingdyke) March 14, 2021
The validation though!!
halsey changing their pronouns to she/they makes me feel so much more valid i love that for them
— Lex✨| Momsey (@ncghtmqre) March 13, 2021
Seriously, so much validation.
seeing people say that halsey has made them feel more comfortable with their pronouns now is so soft 🥺 we love to see it we really do !!
— emma 🪴✨ (@3ambadlands) March 13, 2021
We LOVE to see it!
seeing halsey change her pronouns to she/they and seeing people be so so happy that they share pronouns with someone who is so important to them and holds so much influence is so🥺🥺🥺🥺 u all are so valid I’m so proud of u :,)
— rhea☀️ (@HANG0VERCURE) March 13, 2021
Sharing is caring, y’all.
i cannot cry over halsey changing their pronouns i just put makeup on-
— hanna (@drunkonthispain) March 13, 2021
Somebody pass her some tissues and a makeup wipe, plz.
Well Halsey gave me the confidence to change my pronouns too sooo check location ✌🏽
— Moon🐉 | WEarp spoilers (@Blvmoonlight) March 14, 2021
A reminder to always check profiles for preferred pronouns, or just ask!
halsey using she/they pronouns really warms my heart. people do not understand how easily u can make someone feel invalidated just with simple words. seeing a person i look up to a lot coming out with the same pronouns as same is very comforting tbh <3
— érica🌧️ stream DAYWALKER (@walkiekells) March 13, 2021
The comfort though.
proud of @halsey as always. i’m so god damn happy for them and for all of the queer and/or trans kids who will be so very validated by them updating the pronouns in their bio to she/they. having queer people who are inspirations to us is so important. thankful for her.
— caroline (@venomgrrl) March 13, 2021
It’s seriously so important.
yeah u know what we’re not going to do…. assume halsey is non binary. pronouns do not always equal gender please don’t make assumptions before they say anything about gender identity
— ayra⁷ (@parkaureum) March 14, 2021
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:
Halsey changing her pronouns to she/they has people talking, so I decided to make a nice little thread about what using multiple pronouns can look like:
— marc ✨ (@stretchmarcs) March 13, 2021
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.”
y’all are mad over halsey changing their pronouns? and you still wanna say you’re woke and claim to care about the lgbtq+ community?? go touch some grass and study
— RUBY 🌈 (@17MINUTESX) March 13, 2021
We love you Halsey, and we love every single Halsey fan!
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