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Elliot Page comes out as transgender

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Elliot Page, formerly known as Ellen Page, Oscar-nominated star of “The Umbrella Academy” and “Inception” has announced today that he is transgender. Page uses both he/him and they/them pronounce and says that he is both transgender and non-binary, which means he doesn’t identify as a man or a woman. GLAAD’s Director of Transgender Media, Nick Adams, said, “Elliot Page has given us fantastic characters on-screen, and has been an outspoken advocate for all LGBTQ people. 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.”

Before he transitioned, Page was one of the most well known gay actors. Page’s break out role was in the thriller “Hard Candy” where he starred along side Patrick Wilson. After that was the academy-award nominated film Juno. Now after coming out he stands among other legacy trans creators like Laverne Cox, Trace Lysette, and The Wachowski Sisters.

Page came out to his followers on social media and stated, “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. 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,”