The "The Umbrella Academy" actress publicly confessed that she is a transgender person and that from this moment on she will change her identity and even her name.
Ellen Page surprised her followers on Tuesday by announcing that she is a transgender person and that from now on her name is Elliot.
The Umbrella Academy actress publicly confessed that she is a transgender person and that from this moment on she will change her identity and even her name.
"Hello friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he / they and my name is Elliot," said the Juno star.
Elliot, as he now calls himself, stated: “I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. Having come to this place in my life. I feel overwhelming gratitude for the amazing people who have supported me throughout this journey. I can't begin to express how extraordinary it feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.
He also thanked the trans community for inspiring him to reveal his true identity: “I love that I am trans. And I love that I'm a fag. And the more I stay close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more prosperous. To all trans people who face 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 uses both he / he and they / they pronouns, and describes himself as transgender and not binary.
The confession of Nick Addams, Director of Transgender Media at GLAAD, celebrated Page's courage: “Elliot Page has given us fantastic characters on screen and has been an outspoken advocate for all LGBTQ people. Now it will be an inspiration to countless trans and non-binary people. All transgender people deserve the opportunity to be ourselves and be accepted for who we are. We celebrate the remarkable Elliot Page today.
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