Elliot Page, Academy Award-nominated star of “Juno,” has come out as transgender.
“Hi friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he/they and my name is Elliot,” he wrote on Twitter and Instagram Tuesday. “I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have arrived at this place in my life.”
Page announced in early 2018 that he married New York dance teacher Emma Portner. The star came out as gay in 2014 (though in this latest social post said he was “queer”) and claimed producer/director Brett Ratner outed him as such.
Page continued in his social media post: “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.”
Page asked for patience as he navigates this new path. “My joy is real, but it is also fragile. The truth is, despite feeling profoundly happy right now and knowing how much privilege I (carry), I am also scared. I’m scared of 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. The statistics are staggering. The discrimination towards trans people is rife, insidious and cruel, resulting in horrific consequences.” KEEP READING