Elliot Page, formerly known as Ellen Page, has announced via Twitter and Instagram that he’s transgender. Elliot is the star of movies such as Juno, Inception and X-Men: Days Of Future Past and most recently the hit Netflix show The Umbrella Academy.
He shared the news via a statement on his social media account and stated that he felt, “overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported” him on his journey. He also added that he was going to “strive for a more loving and equal society.”
Here’s what Elliot wrote via his social media accounts:
Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot. I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life. I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey. I can’t begin to express how remarkable it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self. I’ve been endlessly inspired by so many in the trans community. Thank you for your courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society.
Elliot Page comes out as transgender
— Elliot Page (@TheElliotPage) December 1, 2020
Elliot Page then added:
I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer. And the more I hold myself close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive. To all the trans people who deal with harassment, self-loathing, abuse, and the threat of violence every day: I see you, I love you, and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better.
However, according to Variety, Page sees himself as “transgender and non-binary” and uses both the “he/him and they/them pronouns.” Commenting on the news, GLADD’s Director of Transgender Media, Nick Adams, praised Elliot’s announcement and said:
Elliot Page has given us fantastic characters on-screen, and has been an outspoken advocate for all LGBTQ people. He will now be an inspiration to countless trans and non-binary people. All transgender people deserve the chance to be ourselves and to be accepted for who we are. We celebrate the remarkable Elliot Page today.
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