After his death, numerous images of Barry went viral on all social media platforms, and this revived concern about Barry Humphries’s position on transgender-related issues.
Was Barry Humphries Transgender? Man or Woman
Well, from all records, Barry’s sexual orientation was Straight, however, his roles in comedy movies and performances may have caused some fans to think otherwise.
However, Barry’s personal position on Transgender and its related issues has been in the public domain for a while, In an interview published in the UK’s Spectator, where he was asked if his famous character Dame Edna Everage had sparked a backlash among transgender activists, Humphries, 84, called “transgenderism” a “fashion”.
“How many different kinds of lavatory can you have? And it’s pretty evil when it’s preached to children by crazy teachers,” he told the Spectator.
Responding to a statistic that “more than 40 percent of trans men and women have attempted or considered suicide”, Humphries described activists’ calls to have transphobia “treated in law as a form of assault” as “terrible ratbaggery”.