Elliot Page Comes Out as Transgender
Meet Elliot Page
The star, formerly referred to as Ellen Page, shared on Tuesday, Dec. 1 that he is transgender. “Hi there good friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot,” he wrote in a lengthy statement shared on social media. “I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have gotten to this location in my life.”
The Oscar-nominated Juno alum, who currently stars in Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, went on to information the feelings he’s experiencing amidst this deeply personal announcement.
” I feel overwhelming gratitude for the unbelievable people who have actually supported me along this journey. “I have actually been endlessly inspired by so numerous in the trans community.
Page was likewise candid about his concerns and fears as a transgender person.” I also request for patience. My happiness is real, but it is likewise vulnerable,” he continued. “The fact is, despite sensation profoundly pleased today and knowing just how much advantage I carry, I am likewise scared. I’m terrified of the invasiveness, the hate, the ‘jokes’ and of violence.”
” To be clear,” he clarified, “I am not trying to moisten a minute that is wondrous and one that I celebrate, however I wish to resolve the full picture.”
As an outcome, Page honed in on the dreadful realities for members of the transgender community without mincing words in the procedure.
He then followed with a call to action, noting his voice– and those of the transgender neighborhood– will never ever be silenced.
Concluding his letter on an uplifting note, Page celebrated who he is.
” All my love,” he signed, “Elliot.”
“Trans, queer and non-binary individuals are a present to this world. Elliot’s presence is a gift in and of itself.
Portner was signed up with by many more stars– and Netflix– who shared their support for Page. “So happy with our superhero!” the streaming service tweeted. “WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT! Can’t wait to see you return in season 3!”
Nick Adams, GLAAD’s Director of Transgender Media, said in a declaration, “Elliot Page has actually given us wonderful characters on-screen, and has been an outspoken advocate for all LGBTQ individuals. He will now be an inspiration to countless trans and non-binary people. All transgender individuals are worthy of the opportunity to be ourselves and to be accepted for who we are. We commemorate the impressive Elliot Page today.”
As Miley Cyrus commented on Instagram, “Elliot guidelines!”
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