Elliot Page, the Oscar-nominated actor known for his roles in 2007’s “Juno” and the Netflix series “The Umbrella Academy,” has announced that he is transgender.
The actor revealed the news to fans in an announcement on social media on Tuesday.
“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.
Page continued the post: “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.”
Nick Adams, Director of Transgender Media at GLAAD, released a statement following the announcement, per Variety.
“Elliot Page has given us fantastic characters on-screen, and has been an outspoken advocate for all LGBTQ people,” Adams 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.”
Page, who originally hails from Canada, received an Oscar nomination for his role in “Juno,” in which he starred alongside Michael Cera.
He also starred in other notable projects, playing Kitty Pryde in the “X-Men” series and appearing in Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster “Inception.”