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Actor formerly known as Ellen Page comes out as trans
2020-12-01

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Elliot Page has come out as transgender. The star of movies like Juno and TV shows like The Umbrella Academy, formerly known as Ellen Page, posted about his transition on social media on Dec. 1, according to the Entertainment Weekly website.

"Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they, and my name is Elliot," Page wrote in a note on ElliotPage (@TheElliotPage), his official Twitter account. "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 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," Page wrote. "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. Thank you for reading this."

According to Page Six, Page's partner, Emma Portner, praised him. Portner posted on social media, "Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world," Portner, 26, added in the caption. "I also ask for patience & privacy but that you join me in the fervent support of trans life every single day. Elliot's existence is a gift in and of itself. Shine on sweet E. Love you so much.".


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