In Moving Post, Elliot Page Comes Out as Transgender

Wednesday December 2, 2020

Elliot Page in 2016
Elliot Page in 2016  (Source:Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

"Juno" and "The Umbrella Academy" star Elliot Page, formally known as Ellen Page, took to social media Tuesday to announce they are transgender, adding that he will be using he/they pronouns.

"Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot," the actor, 33, wrote in the moving post. "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," Page went on to write. "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."

He 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 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. "

Page has starred in a number of films, earning a Best Actress nomination for "Juno." He also appeared in "Hard Candy," "X-Men: The Last Stand" and its sequel "Days of Future Past," playing Kitty Pryde. More recently, he starred in the hit Netflix series "The Umbrella Academy," which will likely return for its third season sometime in 2021.

Check out Page's full post below.


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