Ruby Rose is receiving kudos for a comment that she made to raise awareness of gender fluidity. Known for her role on Orange is the New Black, Ruby was at the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) when she used her co-hosting role with Ed Sheeran as a way to turn gender fluidity into an everyday concept, reported MSN.
“Ladies and gentlemen, and everyone in-between,” greeted Rose.
Twitter went wild.
Beyond causing a stir with that comment, Ruby has been outspoken about her own gender identification and what gender fluid means.
“Gender fluidity is not really feeling like you’re at one end of the spectrum or the other. For the most part, I definitely don’t identify as any gender. I’m not a guy; I don’t really feel like a woman, but obviously I was born one. So, I’m somewhere in the middle, which — in my perfect imagination — is like having the best of both sexes.”
Rose pointed out that she is also aware of her characteristics in terms of ones typical of men versus those of a woman.
“I have a lot of characteristics that would normally be present in a guy and then less that would be present in a woman. But then sometimes I’ll put on a skirt,” added Ruby.
Like Rose, many celebrities have discussed LGBT issues, from Caitlyn Jenner and her I Am Cait reality TV show about the transgender community to Ellen DeGeneres and her views on gay marriage.