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The Crown’s Emma Corrin Comes Out as Queer, Uses She/They Pronouns

Corrin played Princess Diana in the hit Netflix series.

Emma Corrin in 'The Crown'

Emma Corrin has come out as queer, and now uses she/they pronouns. The actor, who turned in a star-making performance as Princess Diana in the hit Netflix series The Crown, made the announcement during an interview with ITV news.

“I think visibility is key with these things,” said Corrin. “I felt it because I think my journey’s been a long one, and I still got a way to go. I think that we’re so used to defining ourselves and that’s the way sadly society works is within these binaries. It’s taken me a long time to realize I exist somewhere in between, and I’m still not sure where that is yet.”

Corrin also came out on social media after posting a series of photos of themselves wearing boxing wrap as a chest binder and promoting trans binder brands like gc2b and Spectrum Outfitters.


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Binders are compression garments often worn by non-binary, gender-nonconforming, and trans individuals to help alleviate chest dysphoria. When they began posting about it, Corrin said it felt “very scary and revealing, and I wasn’t sure whether it was the right thing to do, but the feedback I got from other people in the queer community has been wonderful,” adding, “I hope sharing it helps people.”

Corrin is currently starring in the play Anna X, in Manchester, England. She won a Golden Globe earlier this year for Best Actress-Television Series Drama, and is nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. “I’m still figuring it all out and I think everyone is, and that’s kind of the point is there’s no fixed identity, especially for people in the queer community, so it’s going to be an ongoing journey, but I hope that sharing it helps people,” Corrin said.


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Corrin’s coming out makes them part of a new generation of actors and celebrities who have been more vocal about their sexual orientation and gender identity. Corrin’s words also tap into the more nuanced and modern understanding of gender and sexuality as an evolving spectrum as opposed to a fixed point.

Corrin’s next project is queer as well. Corrin will star in the romantic drama My Policeman, based on the 2012 novel of the same name by Bethan Roberts. Set in the 1950s in Brighton, Corrin will play Marion, a school teacher who marries a gay policeman (Harry Styles), who is secretly in love with Patrick (David Dawson), a museum curator.

There’s no doubt that Corrin’s coming out will inspire many more young people to embrace their own identities. Visibility matters, and congratulations to Emma Corrin for being brave and living their truth.

(via ITV, image: Des Willie/Netflix)

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.