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Ellen Page, best known for her work on the movie Juno, and the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy, revealed on December 1 that he is transgender and that his name is now Elliot Page.
The 33-year-old Oscar nominee wrote a letter on his Twitter page, @TheElliotPage, to reveal his life’s decision. Married to his partner Emma Portner since 2018, Page wrote: “Hello 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 come to this place in my life ”.
Page thanked all the people in his life who supported him throughout this journey and as the The Tales of the City star says, “I love being trans. And I love being queer, ”he also points out that coming out as transgender is pretty scary.
“The statistics are staggering,” writes Page. “Discrimination against trans people is pervasive, insidious and cruel, with horrible consequences. In 2020 alone it has been reported that at least 40 transgender people have been murdered, most of whom were Black and Latino women. ”
– Elliot’s Page (@TheElliotPage) December 1, 2020
As defined by the Human Rights campaign:
The word “transgender”, or trans, is a general term for people whose gender identity is different from the sex we were assigned at birth. Although the word “transgender” and our modern definition of it only came into use in the late 20th century, the people who would fit this definition have existed in all cultures throughout recorded history.
Page Deleted His ‘Ellen Page’ Instagram and Twitter Profiles & Sent a Fierce Message to Political Leaders Who Don’t Defend Trans’ Rights
Page changed his Instagram account to @elliotpage, where he has 3.2 million followers, as does his Twitter account. As the X-Men star shared his joy and enthusiasm for “fighting for a more loving and equal society,” Page knows it will take a lot of work.
“To all political leaders who work to criminalize trans healthcare and deny our right to exist and to all those with a massive platform who continue to spew hostility towards the trans community: they have blood on their hands,” writes Page. “You unleash a vile and degrading fury of rage that lands on the shoulders of the trans community, a community in which 40% of trans adults report having attempted suicide.”
Fellow Celebrities, Friends & Fans Filled Twitter With Their Love & Support for Page
While Page shared sobering facts about the transgender community, it’s a positive sign that her announcement was instantly greeted with thousands of congratulatory messages on Twitter. Actor Vincent D’Onofrio tweeted, “Congratulations Elliot. You are an amazing human being,” while journalist Charlotte Clymer said, “Elliot Page is a leader and a beacon of hope for countless trans and non-binary people right now, and we are grateful for him ”.
Director James Gunn tweeted: “Elliot, I love you so much, I’m proud of you and I admire you. Please continue to be a beacon of courage, compassion and strength for all of us. ”
Here’s something very silly and personal I’ll share: a lot of transmasking people talk about how they feel “too old” to come out of the closet or transition like … 22, and it’s been a huge point of insecurity for me, so see Coming to Elliot at 33 means A LOT to me lol.
– Mason Downey (@rustypolished) December 1, 2020
Elliot’s page exit is great news … trans and non-binary people have suffered from such a lack of representation for so many years and that such a high profile celebrity as elliot’s page gets out means a lot
– will 🐾 (@howmuchismuch) December 1, 2020
The Umbrella Academy Netflix account tweeted: “So proud of our superhero! WE LOVE YOU ELLIOT !!!”
Emma Portnoy Shared a Supportive Message on Instagram After Page Revealed He’s Transgender
Minutes after Page shared her news, Portnoy posted a copy of her partner’s letter on her Instagram page. She wrote: “I am very proud of @elliotpage. Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world. I also ask for patience and privacy, but that you join me in the fervent support of trans life every day. Elliot’s existence is a gift in itself. Shine on sweet E. I love you so much. ”
It is fitting that Portnoy, a dancer and choreographer, shared her message of support on Instagram, as it is the medium through which the couple first met. Page first became “paralyzed” with the woman who would become his wife after viewing her dance posts on Instagram, as detailed in a 2018 profile in The New York Times:
It’s as modern a love story as it sounds: Actress Ellen Page spotted choreographer Emma Portner on Instagram and was instantly paralyzed. Portner, a 23-year-old Canadian whose dance videos have a devoted online following, was writhing to the beat of Sylvan Esso’s electro-pop music, her big green eyes as captivating as her swaying body in her oversized black T-shirt. . sweatpants and Nike Air Max sneakers.
“I thought, damn, this girl is so talented and so cool,” says Page. “I knew right away that we were both creative spirits.”