Elliot Page, the star of 'Juno' and Netflix's 'Umbrella Academy', has announced that he is transgender.
The actor formerly known as Ellen Page made the announcement across his social media platforms.
He wrote: "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.
He continued: "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."
You can read the post in full here:
— Elliot Page (@TheElliotPage) December 1, 2020
Elliot has received an influx of supportive from his wife, Emma Portner, Ellen DeGeneres, Kumail Nanjiani, Patrick Stewart and more.
I've been a fan of Elliot's for a very long time and am excited to see him continue his fantastic work in the years to come. https://t.co/2KAdiCIyi4
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) December 1, 2020
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Sending love to my friend, @TheElliotPage. You inspire me with your strength, courage and honesty.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 1, 2020
I’ve been going on Elliot Page’s post all day to see the comments, and this one got me pic.twitter.com/5lrnzhM8vI
— FKA McCr*ck*n (@FKAMack) December 2, 2020
Elliot, I love you, so much, I’m proud of you, and admire you. Please keep being a beacon of courage, compassion, and strength for all of us. 🙏❤️🙏 https://t.co/iw4wBahA1C
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 1, 2020
— Nia Vardalos (@NiaVardalos) December 1, 2020
Elliot Page’s words here are so beautiful and so eloquent, and he is reminding me that we can all be brave and joyful, even when things are scary. And this year especially, that reminder is such a GIFT. Sending them love/praise/gratitude/well-wishes etc etc etc etc ❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/BX6DRXHzmz
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) December 1, 2020
The trans community has also spoken out in support of him across social media.
— TGI Justice Project (@tgijp) December 1, 2020
Congratulations to @TheElliotPage! The more of us who can be our authentic selves, the more space we create space for others to do the same. Gender is a journey and I am excited to witness all that follows from this giant step! #TransIsBeautiful #TransLivesMatter https://t.co/zHm8HuMCD3
— Imara Jones (@imarajones) December 1, 2020
This is beautiful.
We're welcoming Elliot Page to the big trans family and to whoever it was who immediately changed the Wikipedia page to say "he", you're a good one.
— Gendered Intelligence (@Genderintell) December 1, 2020
Elliot Page's name has been updated on Netflix, Letterboxd, and IMDb among other platforms.