Elliot Page, formerly Ellen Page and best known for roles in ‘Juno’ and ‘The Umbrella Academy,’ has come out as transgender.
He made the announcement via social media on Tuesday.
“I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life,” he wrote. “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.”
33-year-old Elliot said he will use he/they pronouns.
He thanked the trans community for “courage, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place.”
In his announcement, Elliot admitted he was “scared” to come out as trans given the “invasiveness, the hate, the ‘jokes’ and of violence.”
“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,” he continued.
“I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer,” he concluded his letter. “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.
See Elliott’s full address below.
— Elliot Page (@TheElliotPage) December 1, 2020