It was several Valentine’s Days back when Elliot Page, who got an Oscar nom for Juno and played Kitty Pryde in two X-Men movies, came out as a lesbian at a GLAAD event and brought a stir to our black hearts. And today, 33-year-old Elliot Page has come out as trans. Cut to JK Rowling screaming bloody murder somewhere.
Variety says that Elliot, who married Emma Portner in 2018, revealed he’s trans and non-binary and will be using he/him and they/them as his pronouns from here on out.
“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. 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. 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.”
People were quick to share their support of Elliot’s coming out including GLAAD and Netflix’s Umbrella Academy on which Elliot stars.
🖤🎻🖤So proud of our superhero! WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT!!!
— Umbrella Academy (@UmbrellaAcad) December 1, 2020
— GLAAD (@glaad) December 1, 2020
Elliot, I love you, am proud of you, and admire you. Please keep being a beacon of courage, compassion, and strength for all of us. 🙏❤️🙏
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 1, 2020
Wishing you every blessing and happiness as you begin your new adventure dear Elliot!! How great! X❤️x❤️x❤️
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) December 1, 2020
Shockingly no words of support yet from gay rights visionary, Tiffany Trump. GLAAD’s Director of Transgender Media, Nick Adams, did applaud Elliot’s coming out though:
“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.”
And some fans on Wikipedia already went ahead and changed Elliot’s name. Good for Elliot! Although I’m sure this won’t win him anymore points with Hillsong Church…
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