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Elliot Page – formerly known as Ellen Page – has just made a huge announcement to his fans…
The Oscar-nominated star of Juno took to social media to speak out about being true to his “authentic” self and announced that he is trans.
After telling the world that he has changed his name to Elliot, he also clarified that his pronouns are he/him and they/them.
“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,” the 33-year-old The Umbrella Academy star wrote on social media.
“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 also wanted to leave his fans with some positivity, adding that he couldn’t be happier or prouder to be trans…
“I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer,” he concluded.
“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.”
Elliot Page – who is now married to choreographer Emma Portner – came out as gay back in 2014, reportedly saying that he was “tired of hiding” and “tired of lying by omission.”
Nick Adams, GLAAD’s Director of Transgender Media, described Elliot Page’s announcement as an “inspiration”…
“Elliot Page has given us fantastic characters on-screen, and has been an outspoken advocate for all LGBTQ people,” he said.
“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.”