“I can finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self”
BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM
Elliot Page, best known for his work in the film Juno and the Netflix series, The Umbrella Academy, shared a long letter on social media today confirming his pronouns and announcing that he is trans.
Elliot addressed his fans online with the news, stating: “Hi friends, 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. 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.”
Elliot also confirmed that he uses both he/him and they/them pronouns, and describes himself as transgender and non-binary.
Minutes after Elliot shared the news, his wife, Emma Portner, posted a copy of her partner’s letter on her Instagram page. She wrote, “I am so proud of @elliotpage. Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world. 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.”
Nick Adams, GLAAD’s Director of Transgender Media, said: “Elliot Page has given us fantastic characters on-screen, and has been an outspoken advocate for all LGBTQ people. He will now be an inspiration to countless trans and non-binary people.
“All transgender people deserve the chance to be ourselves and to be accepted for who we are. We celebrate the remarkable Elliot Page today.”
We love and support you always, Elliot. ❤️
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