Elliott Page, Oscar-nominated Star of “Juno” Announced on Tuesday that she is transgender.
“Hi guys, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are that / they and my name is Elliot,” Page, who starred in several critically acclaimed films as Ellen Page, in a statement Wrote that they posted Twitter And Instagram. “I feel lucky to write this. to be here. To come to this place in my life. “
Page, a 33-year-old Canadian actor and producer, is also known for roles in the films “X-Men: The Last Stand,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “Inception”. The recent Netflix series “Umbrella Academy.” Page received the director’s last year documentary “Something in the Water.”
“I can’t begin to express how important it is to finally realize that I’m good enough to pursue my authentic self,” Page, who married In 2018, choreographer Emma Portner went.
“I think I’m trans. And I love that I queue up. And the more I keep myself near and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I am thrilled. To all those trans people who deal with the threat of harassment, self-loathing, abuse and violence every day: I see you, I love you and I will do everything I can to make this world better. I can “
Portner voiced support and love for Page on Instagram. “Trance, queer and nonbinaic people are a gift to this world,” Portner wrote. Elliot’s existence is a gift in itself. Shine on sweet e. “
Page publicly appeared as gay in 2014. “I’m tired of hiding, and I’m tired of lapse,” he announced At a human rights campaign conference in Las Vegas. He said, “I suffered for years because I was afraid of being out. My soul ached, my mental health was hurt and my relationships were hurt. And I’m standing here today, with all of you, on the other side of that pain. “
In September 2019, at the Toronto International Film Festival, Page address The progress of LGBTQ people in Hollywood – “yet to be settled,” he said – and whether he ever felt typecast. “You would never ask a heterosexual actress that, being straight typecast,” Page said. “Why wouldn’t I want to play those roles? Quite frankly, I would be thrilled if this was every role I played again. “
In a statement on Tuesday, Nick Adams, director of transgender media at GLAAD, said of Page, “He will now become an inspiration to countless trans and non-basin people.” All transgender people are entitled to have the chance to be themselves and be accepted for who we are. We celebrate the remarkable Elliot Page today. “