Elliot Page has announced that he is transgender and will be adopting male pronouns moving forward. The 33-year-old actor, known for his work in Juno and Netflix’s Umbrella Academy, shared the news with his Twitter followers on Tuesday, December 1, admitting that he felt “lucky” to be able to live in his truth while expressing “overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported [him] along this journey.”
— Elliot Page (@TheElliotPage) December 1, 2020
- He feels privileged to be able to be his authentic self. “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,” he wrote in the post. “I will offer whatever support I can and continue to strive for a more loving and equal society.”
- He asked fans for “patience” as he embarks on this new phase of life. Elliot remarked that his joy is “real, but it is also fragile” as her recognized that many people in society still view being transgender as something worth mocking or even becoming violent over. He insisted that he didn’t want to “dampen a moment that is joyous” but felt he would be remiss in not “addressing the full picture.”
- Elliot Page is proud of his identity and refuses to hide it any longer. “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,” his message continued. “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.”
- He has received overwhelming support from fans and celebs alike. His fellow stars including Miley Cyrus, Ellen DeGeneres, Tegan and Sara, and his co-star Justin Min have spoken out to offer their support and appreciation for Elliot’s honest and continued allyship.