This week read about Emma Corrin opening up about their gender identity, the daughter of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo going into more detail about her sexuality, and Disney becoming more inclusive in its fireworks greeting.
Emma Corrin Shares Updated Pronouns
Emma Corrin, a Golden Globe-winning actress for their portrayal of Princess Diana in Netflix series “The Crown,” opened up about their gender identity.
After changing their Instagram bio to “she/they,” Corrin posted a picture in a binder. Binders are compression garments worn by trans and non-binary people to help ease feelings of body dysphoria.
"Some time before I bought my first binder … very intimate, very new, very cool," Corrin posted with an intimate picture.
People online have commended Corrin for sharing their gender identity and journey. One fan commented, “Thank you for stating which binder you use. My child recently came out to me and told me they wanted one. I’d no clue where to look or who to ask.” Corrin shared their experience in hopes of destigmatizing the gender identity journey.
Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo Comes Out as Demisexual
Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo. Photo via Instagram.
During Pride Month Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo, daughter of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, came out as queer.
"When I was in elementary school, I feared that I was lesbian. When I was in middle school, I came out to my family and close friends as bisexual. When I was in high school, I discovered pansexuality and thought, 'That's the flag for me,’” she said during an Instagram live interview with Donato Tramuto.
Now, she has gone into more detail and explained that she is demisexual. Demisexuals can be gay, straight, bisexual, or pansexual and can be of any gender. However, the identifying element for Kennedy-Cuomo was that demisexuality requires an emotional bond for sexual attraction.
"I've recently learned more about demisexuality and have believed that that identity resonates with me most."
Disney Changes Fireworks Greeting to Promote Inclusivity
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Disney theme parks are set to bring back their firework shows for the first time since the start of the pandemic with a change in the traditional opening statement.
Traditionally, the statement before the firework display was “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, dreamers of all ages.” But now it begins with “Good evening, dreamers of all ages.”
The seemingly small change has sparked mixed reviews on social media. Some Disney Park-goers are happy to see the change in wording while others prefer the original statement. This change reflects recent Disney policy updates that are set to promote inclusiveness. A spokesperson for Disneyland Tokyo told Deadline that these changes are to make people of all sexual and gender identities “feel comfortable in the park.”
Each week ‘Beyond the G’ looks at news featuring the many letters of our LGBTQIA+ spectrum.