Courtney Stodden is crediting Elliot Page and Sam Smith with helping them come out as non-binary.
The 26-year-old told Page Six: “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 told Page Six that their LBGTQIA+ fans gave them the courage to “live my truth fearlessly regardless of my presentation.”
Page came out as transgender in December. Smith also identifies as non-binary.