British comedian Eddie Izzard announced during a television appearance last week on a British competition show that she would be using she/her pronouns going forward.
The comedian shared the decision during an appearance on Sky Arts' "Portrait Artist of the Year," while appearing as the subject for a portrait, USA Today reported.
According to NBC News, while talking to a competitor, Izzard said this was the first time she'd asked if she can be 'she' and 'her' and said it "feels great" being able to use the pronouns because "people just assume."
Izzard added that she wants to be based in "girl mode from now on."
The show aired Thursday, but praise and support rolled in for the Izzard over the weekend.
"Thanks for allowing us on this adventure with you, Eddie, and for encouraging others to live their life openly and authentically!" the Human Rights Campaign tweeted.