Viral dancing sensation Brendan Jordan has come out as a member of the transgender community.
The 16-year-old, who catapulted to fame in 2014 after diva-bombing a newscaster while dancing to a Lady Gaga song in Las Vegas, made the announcement Feb. 14 at the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) Time to Thrive conference in Grapevine, Texas, shortly before introducing transgender fashion model, Andreja Pejić.
"I’m starting to identify as one, or as part, of the trans community," Jordan told the crowd (watch in the video above). "I can’t really label it, because, you know, some days, my more feminine side comes out — the 'she.' Some other days I don’t feel like putting on my fabulous mask, and the 'he' comes out, and I’m totally OK with that."
Jordan continued: "I don’t know who I am, or where I will be going in the future, who I will be 10 years from now, but I’m still a teenager...I just identify with both genders, so I go by the pronouns he or she, and it’s just what I’m happy with."
On Feb. 18, Jordan re-iterated the lack of a pronoun preference on Twitter:
Jordan later responded to another Twitter user by clarifying:
So proud to see you continuing to live an authentic life, Brendan!
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