Elliot Page, film and TV actor and Oscar nominee for Juno has revealed that he is transgender. He came out on Tuesday with the following tweet. “I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he, they, and my name is Elliot,” the actor who was formerly known as Ellen Page wrote on Twitter. “I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived in this place in my life.”
Canadian born Page won acclaim for his role in the comedy-drama Juno. It chronicled the unplanned pregnancy of a teenager. His performance earned Page nominations at several awards including the Academy Awards, The BAFTA and the Golden Globe Awards.
He also played roles in a few films such as Inception, X-Men movies and the latest remake of Flatliners. He is currently starring in The Umbrella Academy a popular Netflix series.
In 2018, Page, a longtime and prominent supporter of LGBTQ rights, married choreographer and professional dancer Emma Portner.
“I am so proud of @elliotpage,” Portner wrote on Instagram. “Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world. I also ask for patience and privacy but that you join me in the fervent support of trans life every single day.”
Page said that he was scared of the reactions his coming out might provoke and asked people to be patient with him.
“To be clear, I am not trying to dampen a moment that is joyous and one that I celebrate, but I want to address the full picture,” Page said. “The statistics are staggering. The discrimination towards trans people is rife, insidious and cruel, resulting in horrific consequences.”
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