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Elliot Page: “I love that I am Transgender. And I love that I am queer.”

Elliot Page: “I love that I am Transgender. And I love that I am queer.”

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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’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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