Elliot Page, Oscar-nominated Canadian actor known for ‘Juno’ has come out as transgender.
Formerly known as Ellen Page, came out publicly with a post about his identity and introduced himself as Elliot Page.
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What is Elliot Page doing for Hollywood’s LGBTQ community?
In 2014, Page came out as a lesbian during a speech at a conference for gay teens. He said, “I suffered for years because I was scared to be out.”
He quickly became a flagbearer for Hollywood’s LGBTQ community and married professional Canadian dancer Emma Porter in 2018.
What was Elliot Page scared of?
He stated “I am scared of the invasive, the hate, the “jokes” and of violence.” And also called attention to the staggering statistics about the violence trans people face.
How Hollywood and fans reacted?
Elliot received enormous love and congratulatory messages from Hollywood stars, former co-stars, and even members of the LGBTQ communities. Hugh Jackman, Mark Ruffalo, James Gunn, Ian McKellen, Ellen DeGeneres, Miley Cyrus and many others joined in to send Elliot their love and support.
I fully support @TheElliotPage. I applaud your courage and authenticity. Much love HJ.
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) December 1, 2020
Congratulation, Elliot, in committing to the full expression of your self and being so open and candid about it. You have made this world a more tolerant and loving place with your commitment, courage, and vulnerability. We are lucky to have public figures like you.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) December 2, 2020
Elliot, I love you, so much, I’m proud of you, and admire you. Please keep being a beacon of courage, compassion, and strength for all of us. 🙏❤️🙏 https://t.co/iw4wBahA1C
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) December 1, 2020
Thanks Elliot for sharing your journey with the world. Yours is a voice that needs to be heard, to encourage and educate us all. https://t.co/sZF9ROPRFh
— Ian McKellen (@IanMcKellen) December 1, 2020
Sending love to my friend, @TheElliotPage. You inspire me with your strength, courage and honesty.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 1, 2020
I ❤️ you Elliot. https://t.co/woFRUUCUoD
— Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) December 1, 2020
About his wife and how she reacted?:
Elliot’s wife Emma Portner said she’s so proud of him for coming out as transgender. She shared her message on Instagram and captioned it with “I am so proud of @elliotpage. Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world. I also ask for patience & privacy but that you join me in the fervent support of trans life every single day. Elliot’s existence is a gift in and of itself. Shine on sweetie. Love you so much.”
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Fans’ mixed reactions for Elliot’s character in The Umbrella Academy
Netflix announced that Elliot will continue to play his role as Vanya Hargreaves, a cisgender lesbian, in The Umbrella Academy. While some fans are happy to know this, some fans are confused and have called it ‘political correctness gone crazy’ that Elliot Page being a transgender man will continue playing a female character when it’s considered unfair for cis people to play trans roles.
Elliot Page will continue playing Vanya Hargreeves on 'The Umbrella Academy' — Netflix is currently updating Page's credits in all of his titles on the streamer
— Fandom (@getFANDOM) December 1, 2020
Elliot Page’s Changed name update
The Umbrella Academy’s IMDB page has already been updated with Page’s new name. Streaming platforms like Netflix are also in the process to update his name across all titles, he is involved with and that are available to watch on the platform.
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