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Atypical actor Brigette Lundy-Paine comes out as non-binary with a heartfelt message

Nina Lecourt November 15, 2019

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 31: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Brigette Lundy-Paine visits Build Studio on October 31, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)

Atypical actor Brigette Lundy-Paine came out as non-binary and announced they were using they/them pronouns.

The actor came out as non-binary on Friday, November 8, with a heartfelt post on Instagram.

They wrote: “I’m non-binary, always felt a lil bit boy, lil bit girl, lil bit neither. using they/them as of late n it feels right. scary af to come out n been rly putting this off.”

They added: “But I feel I owe it to myself and to all of us who struggle w gender.”

Brigette Lundy-Paine also encouraged people to “celebrate” themselves and comment on their post if they are non-binary.

“If you’re NB comment and celebrate yourself! u r beautiful and u r whole. thank u guys ily 👽🔆,” they concluded.

People shared their own experience on the actor’s Instagram page.

Fans came forward and not only did they comment, but they expressed their love towards the actor. One of them commented: “IM NON-BINARY. BTW PROUD OF YOU”.

Another one wrote: “Representation like you helps so many ppl 🥺🥺🥺💖”.

Others have shared their love and pride adding: “i’m so happy to hear someone i admire is nonbinary like me! can’t say i’m shocked, you’re too cool to be binary. emanates queer energy 24/7. congratulations on coming out! also me and everyother queer i know who watches atypical has a huge crush on you and casey. Bye! 😋.”

Twitter also went wild on Lundy-Paine coming out as non-binary.

Fans went wild on Twitter after the actor announced they were non-binary. One of them wrote: “BRIGETTE LUNDY-PAINE CAME OUT AS NON BINARY AND EVERYONE IS OBLIGATED TO STAN U HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO RESPECT THEIR PRONOUNS OR PERISH”.

And others followed them and they all created a happy and common cheer of joy:

Brigette Lundy-Paine came out as queer in 2018.

In 2018, Lundy-Paine came out as queer in an interview with the Advocate.

They admitted that they come from a “very queer family”. They added: “I feel grateful to be part of such an expanding queer community.”

“And there’s something about Atypical that feels part of that.”

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – SEPTEMBER 06: Brigette Lundy-Paine from Netflix’s “Atypical” attends The Paley Center for Media’s 2018 PaleyFest Fall TV Previews – Netflix at The Paley Center for Media on September 6, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

The actor plays Casey, a teenage girl whose brother, Sam, is autistic.

The relationship between brother and sister feels “personal” for them. It reminds them of their own relationship with their brother who they admitted being “the most badass dude that I know,” the told the Advocate.

They also said that they felt like Sam: “A deep part of myself that I am only now beginning to let out: the insecurities and the complete confusion with the system and the rules that have been laid out for him.”

“I think the difference between myself and Sam is that I’ve gotten really, really good at pretending and lying, and Sam doesn’t have that capability,” Lundy-Paine added.

Moreover, the actor admitted: “I think this show is actually really queer even though it hasn’t yet explicitly been so.”

And we stan, Brigette, we definitely do.

In season two, Casey starts developing feelings for another student in her new school, Izzie, played by Fivel Stewart.

Their relationship evolves through the third season. Be ready to get emotional, and prepare the tissues because the tears are going to flow.

Lundy-Paine is following the path of other non-binary actors increasing the non-binary representation in media.

Even though there are not a lot of non-binary actors – yet – others have come out and lead the way to non-binary representation in media.

The Politician‘s very own Theo Germaine is non-binary and Billions‘ Asia Kate Dillon, as well as Pose‘s Indya Moore and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina‘s Lachlan Watson, identify as non-binary. Let’s not forget Santa Clarita Diet and Bombshell‘s Liv Hewson, who came out as non-binary when they were 16.

The queer revolution is on the way, and we could not be prouder.

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