'Juno' and 'Umbrella Academy' Star Elliot Page Announces He Is Transgender
"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."
Published Dec 01, 2020Elliot Page — the Halifax-born actor, producer and star of Juno and The Umbrella Academy — has announced he is transgender.
In a letter shared through social media, the Canadian wrote, "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," Page continued. "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."
Page concluded, "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 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."
Earlier this year, Page released There's Something in the Water, the Canadian's directorial debut that examines environmental racism on Canada's East Coast. Page also appeared in Tali Shalom Ezer's My Days of Mercy and the second season of Netflix's The Umbrella Academy.