Oscar nominated actor Elliot Page, formerly known as Ellen Page came out as transgender. Ellen Page, known for her roles in Inception, the X-Men franchise, Juno and The Umbrella Academy, has revealed that she is transgender and will now be called Elliot Page.
Elliot revealed this transition and big step in his life with the following message on Twitter and Instagram:
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Showing his support for all transgenders and sharing important details about the discrimination against transgender people, he states that he is happy. He also states he is scared, due to the bullying he knows is very likely to happen online, but hopefully this won’t last.
When it comes to his role as Vanya Hargreeves in the Umbrella Academy series, we still don’t know what will happen, but the official The Umbrella Academy Twitter account commented this on his tweet:
????????????So proud of our superhero! WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT!!!— Umbrella Academy (@UmbrellaAcad) December 1, 2020
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also extended support to Page and wrote on Twitter:
Thank you, Elliot, for sharing these words and speaking your truth. Your bravery and strength are inspiring, and your authenticity and vulnerability will mean so much to so many. Sophie and I wish you the very best, and we send you - and the trans community - all our support. https://t.co/6F2rtXB85U— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) December 2, 2020