The Oscar-nominated star of ‘Juno’ has come out to the world as transgender, introducing himself as Elliot Page. Elliot voiced his inner self on social media with much excitement, but fear of a possible backlash.
The actor formerly known as Ellen Page thanked every supporter from the trans community for helping him throughout his journey and encouraging him to express himself out loud. Showcasing his gratitude for his supporters, he wrote, “finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self.”
— Elliot Page (@TheElliotPage) December 1, 2020
“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 wrote.
Elliot, I love you, so much, I’m proud of you, and admire you. Please keep being a beacon of courage, compassion, and strength for all of us. 🙏❤️🙏 https://t.co/iw4wBahA1C
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 1, 2020
“I love that I am trans. And I love that I am queer,” wrote the Canadian-born Page, who burst onto the Hollywood scene with an Oscar-nominated role as a pregnant teenager in 2007 sleeper hit ‘Juno’.
Back in 2014, Page came out as gay. He quickly became a flagbearer for Hollywood’s LGBTQ community and wholeheartedly supporting the LGBTQ community around the world. The actor married dancer Emma Portner in 2018.
While largely absent from big-budget Hollywood blockbusters since 2014’s ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, Page has repeatedly shrugged off suggestions of being typecast or shunned by Tinseltown.
“The truth is, despite feeling profoundly happy right now… I’m scared of the invasiveness, the hate, the ‘jokes’ and of violence,” wrote Page in his post identifying as transgender.
Following his announcement of self-acceptance, the star was showered with love, praises, and appreciation from fellow Hollywood stars, co-stars, and even members of the LGBTQIA+ communities. Actors from Hugh Jackman to Mark Ruffalo, James Gunn to Ian McKellen, Ellen DeGeneres, Miley Cyrus, and many others joined in to send Elliot their best wishes.
Sending love to my friend, @TheElliotPage. You inspire me with your strength, courage and honesty.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 1, 2020
Thanks Elliot for sharing your journey with the world. Yours is a voice that needs to be heard, to encourage and educate us all. https://t.co/sZF9ROPRFh
— Ian McKellen (@IanMcKellen) December 1, 2020
Congratulation, Elliot, in committing to the full expression of your self and being so open and candid about it. You have made this world a more tolerant and loving place with your commitment, courage, and vulnerability. We are lucky to have public figures like you.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) December 2, 2020