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Deadnaming — What Elliot Page’s Public Transition Can Teach Us

Posted on Dec 13, 2020 in Education Issues, Media | 0 comments

Deadnaming — What Elliot Page’s Public Transition Can Teach Us

Elliot Page, an actor known for roles in Juno, X-Men films, and their current Oscar-nominated role in The Umbrella Academy, has started a flurry of online discussions after coming out as transgender. These discussions focused on the practice of “deadnaming” a transgender person. Deadnaming means referring to a person who is transgender by the name they used before they transitioned. Not everyone likes that terms, so you might also hear it called (and you can say instead) their “birth name,” “given name,” or “former name.” When we know that someone has transitioned, it can be a mental challenge at first to adhere to a trans...

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