This week read about Elliot Page appearing on the cover of a magazine, Cara Delevingne sharing her personal coming out story, and Demi Lovato finding her true self by ending an engagement.
Trans Actor Appears on the Cover of TIME Magazine
Elliot Page made waves when he came out in December of 2020. Since then, he has been using his platform to advocate for LGBT rights. Now, he is the first transgender man to appear on the cover of TIME Magazine.
His interview in the magazine is primarily about his coming out journey and his transition.
Before coming out as transgender, Page came out as gay in 2014. “The difference in how I felt before coming out as gay to after was massive,” he said in the interview. “But did the discomfort in my body ever go away? No, no, no, no.”
Even now Page is still figuring out exactly who he is. Currently, he identifies as nonbinary and queer, but refers to himself as a “transgender guy.”
Page tweeted how grateful he is for the opportunity to be included in the magazine.
“With deep respect for those who came before me, gratitude for those who have supported me & great concern for the generation of trans youth we must all protect, please join me and decry anti-trans legislation, hate & discrimination in all its forms,” he wrote.
Pansexual Actress, Model Shares Coming Out Experience
Cara Delevingne. Photo via Facebook.
Cara Delevingne exudes confidence when she struts down the runway but in a recent interview with Gwyneth Paltrow, the star shared that she was anything but confident while discovering her sexual orientation.
“The idea of being with same-sex partners, I was disgusted by that, in myself," she said.
Internalized homophobia is something that Delevingne dealt with for years before coming out — and it almost drove her past her limits.
"I do correlate the massive depression and the suicidal moments of my life to that because I was so ashamed of ever being that," the actress said.
Now, Delevingne is happy with herself and takes pride in her identity.
Queer Star Reveals Ending Engagement Helped Find Herself
Demi Lovato. Photo via Facebook.
Demi Lovato is known for her transparency about her life. In a recent interview with Glamour Magazine, she shared how breaking off her engagement was the best thing to happen to her.
"This past year I was engaged to a man and when it didn't work, I was like, 'This is a huge sign.' I thought I was going to spend my life with someone. Now that I wasn't going to, I felt this sense of relief that I could live my truth,” she said in the interview.
After the breakup, Lovato realized that she doesn’t want to be in intimate relationships with men for the time being.
“I just found myself really appreciating the friendships of those people more than the romance, and I didn't want the romance from anybody of the opposite sex," she said.
The singer and actress explained how her identity became more apparent to her as she grew older.
"When I started getting older, I started realizing how queer I really am," Lovato said.
Each week ‘Beyond the G’ looks at news featuring the many letters of our LGBTQIA+ spectrum.