Elliot Page: Oscar-nominated actor Elliot Page, star of Juno, Inception, and The Umbrella Academy, declared himself transgender on Tuesday in a statement to the transgender community in Hollywood.
“I love being trans.” And I like to be weird, ”Page said on a social media statement.
Page, the 33-year-old Scottish actor, said his decision to become transgender, which included changing his name, came after a long journey with strong support from the LGBT community. Wikipedia
“I cannot express how wonderful it is to finally love who I am in order to follow my true self,” wrote Page. “I am immensely inspired by so many citizens in the community.
Thank you for your courage, generosity. And hard work in making this world a more inclusive and compassionate place.”
“The closer I stay and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I thrive,” added Page, who said his pronouns were “he” and “she” .
Page signed his statement with the words, “All my love, Eliot.”
Read her entire statement below
— Elliot Page (@TheElliotPage) December 1, 2020
The announcement was widely celebrated on social media by advocates of LGBTQ rights and many in the film industry.
Netflix, the creator of The Umbrella Academy comic series, said, “I’m so proud of our superhero! We love you, Eliot!”
“Elliot Page showed us fantastic characters on screen and was a real supporter of all LGBTQ people,” said Nick Adams, director of transgender media at GLAAD. “This will be an inspiration to countless trans and non-binary people.
All transgender people deserve the opportunity to be themselves and be accepted for who we are. Today let’s celebrate Elliot’s great side. ”
Page appeared in Jason Reitman’s 2007 film Juno as a pregnant teenage girl, which won an Oscar.
The Page has worked many times on bringing the lives of LGBTQ characters to screen, including the 2015 film Freeheld, in which he produced. And starred as an employee of a late New Jersey police officer who had no retirement benefits.
Last year he made his directorial debut with the documentary “Something’s in the Water” about environmental damage in the communities of the Black and First Nations in Nova Scotia.