Courtney Stodden Is Having a Blast With Elliot Page at the Gender Party

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Last week, Courtney Stodden announced their membership with the International Alliance of People Who Do Gender, and quickly joined the ranks of gender-doers worldwide. Now that they’re around to enjoy the party, they credit Elliot Page as one of the “brave souls” who helped them come out.

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In an interview with Page Six, Stodden said, “For the longest time I would sit in the shadows and watch brave souls like Elliot Page, Sam Smith, and other mainstream celebrities come out. I knew I felt the same as them, but I was afraid I would be ignored because I present as high-femme non-binary.” Stodden also credits non-binary fans who helped them “live my truth fearlessly regardless of my presentation.”

In their coming-out post on Instagram last Wednesday, Stodden wrote, “I’ve never felt like I ever fit in anywhere. [...] And still, i don’t fit in. I never really connected with anyone my age. My spirit is fluid with a kaleidoscope of color.”

Another successful day of people everywhere doing gender.

DISCUSSION

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Is this article supposed to be a joke about Stodden because she fits conventional gender norms and so can only be interested in “doing gender” as some kind of means of attention-grabbing? 

She says “I was afraid I would be ignored because I present as high-femme non-binary.” She probably wasn’t only afraid of being ignored, but made fun of as well with sarcastic articles.