Call me & # 39; she & # 39 ;, cross-dressing comedian Eddie Izzard asks the university if he proudly receives an honorary doctorate
Cross-dressing comedian Eddie Izzard has asked to be called a "she".
Earlier, Izzard refused to be stuck with gender and to describe an identity that is "somewhat boyish and somewhat girlish."
But Izzard, 57, asked to be identified as female for an honorary doctorate awarded by Swansea University on Thursday.
Pride: Eddie Izzard asked to be identified as a female for an honorary doctorate awarded by Swansea University on Thursday
A university spokesperson said, "We were asked by Eddie to use her / her pronouns in the press release." Pictured is Eddie, on the right, with the Welsh singer Max Boyce
The ceremony's press release uses feminine pronouns to celebrate Izzard's career and says: "In 2009, she completed 43 marathons in 51 days …
& # 39; She has been a Labor Party activist for most of her life … She has tried twice to get a seat in Labor & # 39; s National Executive. & # 39;
A university spokesperson said: & # 39; We were asked by Eddie to use her / her pronouns in the press release. & # 39;
From the degree, Eddie said: & # 39; See life as an adventure. Search for opportunities. do things for yourself, make sure you are in a good place and then try to put something back & # 39;
An honor: Eddie posed with Welsh singer Max Boyce who received an honorary doctorate in 2016 from the institution's College of Arts and Humanities
Izzard identified as a transvestite in the 80s, but more recently the term "transgender" is preferred.
Last night Izzard told The Mail on Sunday: "When I'm in girl mode, I'm glad I & # 39; she & # 39; is mentioned and when I am in boy mode, I am glad that as & # 39; he & # 39; be known.
& # 39; But I'm just as happy to be Eddie or & # 39; The size & # 39; is called. & # 39;
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