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‘Juno’ star Elliot Page announces he is transgender

The Oscar-nominated actor, previously often known as Ellen Web page, shared that he feels fortunate to ‘have arrived at this place in my life.’

WASHINGTON — Elliot Web page, the Oscar-nominated star of “Juno” and “The Umbrella Academy,” shared on Tuesday that he’s transgender.  

“Hello mates, I wish to share with you that I’m trans, my pronouns are he/they and my identify is Elliot,” he wrote in a press release posted on social media. “I really feel fortunate to be scripting this. To be right here. To have arrived at this place in my life.”

The 33-year-old wrote in a press release posted on Twitter and Instagram that he’s feeling “overwhelming gratitude for the unbelievable individuals who have supported me alongside this journey.” 

“I can’t start to specific how exceptional it feels to lastly love who I’m sufficient to pursue my genuine self. I’ve been endlessly impressed by so many within the trans group,” he mentioned. “Thanks to your braveness, your generosity and ceaselessly working to make this world a extra inclusive and compassionate place. I’ll supply no matter help I can and proceed to try for a extra loving and equal society.”

Elliot Web page, previously often known as Ellen Web page, was the breakout star of the 2007 movie “Juno.”   

He additionally requested for endurance and acknowledged that he was frightened of “the invasiveness, the hate, the ‘jokes’ and of violence.”

“The discrimination in the direction of trans individuals is rife, insidious and merciless, leading to horrific penalties. In 2020 alone it has been reported that not less than 40 transgender individuals have been murdered, nearly all of which have been Black and Latinx trans ladies,” Web page wrote. 

In 2018, Web page revealed he had married dancer Emma Portner.  

“Elliot Web page has given us implausible characters on-screen, and has been an outspoken advocate for all LGBTQ individuals,” mentioned Nick Adams, GLAAD’s Director of Transgender Media. “He’ll now be an inspiration to numerous trans and non-binary individuals. All transgender individuals deserve the prospect to be ourselves and to be accepted for who we’re. We have a good time the exceptional Elliot Web page in the present day.”

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