just wanna shout out to all the self-diagnosed out there, seen a lot of hate recently and you don;t deserve that shit
your feelings are valid, your thoughts are valid, your experiences are valid and well done for figuring yourself out and working with what you’ve got <3
The gender neutral term for “ladies and gentleman” is “distinguished guests”. This has been around since at least the 60s, so no one is going to question your use of it.
Please, please use this along with “ladies and gentlemen” if you aren’t entirely sure of the gender of your audience.
an openly queer actor has never won an oscar
only once has an openly queer actor been nominated for an oscar
however, 22 straight actors have received oscar nominations for playing queer characters
also a cis woman won an oscar for playing a trans man and i can count the number of trans actors i know of on one hand