- Film & TV
- 01 Dec 20
Prior to transition, Page was one of the most visible out gay actors in Hollywood, earning an Oscar nomination for their role in 2007 indie cult-classic 'Juno'.
Elliot Page, the Academy Award-nominated star of Juno, Inception and Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy has announced he is transgender in an emotional Instagram post.
Elliot addressed his social media followers via Instagram, writing:
“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 wrote.
“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,” Page continued.
Page uses both he/him and they/them pronouns, and describes himself as transgender and non-binary, meaning that his gender identity is neither man nor woman.
Page marked his directorial debut last year by examining environmental racism faced by people of colour and the First Nations communities of Canada. Today's announcement further enriches his legacy, and adds him to a very small but growing number of out transgender creators and stars in Hollywood, such as Laverne Cox, Trace Lysette, Brian Michael Smith and The Wachowski Sisters.
Fellow Umbrella Academy stars expressed their support to Page under his announcement, with LGBTQ+ actors and noteworthy figures in particular offering their congratulations.
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