“Juno” Oscar nominee and “The Umbrella Academy” star Ellen Page, announced on Tuesday that he is transgender and has changed his name to Elliot Page.
Page, 33, is formerly known as Ellen Page. He took to Twitter on Tuesday to share a lengthy statement, saying, “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,” Page’s statement begins.
Page reflected on his gratefulness for the support the actor has received while embarking on this new chapter.
“I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me along this journey. I can’t begin to express how remarkable it finally feels to finally love who I am enough to pursue my authentic self,” Page continues.
Page said he uses he/him and they/them pronouns and said that he is transgender and non-binary.
“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 Page (@TheElliotPage) December 1, 2020
Page’s announcement comes six years after he publicly came out as gay at a conference in Las Vegas for educators and counselors who work with gay youth. In 2018, the star married partner, Emma Portner. The two reportedly met on Instagram.
Page’s wife, Emma Portner, supported her spouse, saying “Elliot’s existence is a gift in and of itself. Shine on sweet E. Love you so much”.
He also got support from Nick Adams, director of transgender media for GLAAD, who 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 Elliott Page today”.