Actress Ellen Page declares herself transgender and asks to be called Elliot

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By CAPosts 01 December, 2020 - 12:20pm 807 views

The actress Ellen Page , known for her portrayal of Juno in the homonymous film in 2007 and for her participation in the Netflix series The Umbrella Academy , has published a statement in which she declares herself transgender and asks that from now on she call Elliot . "Hello friends, I want to share with you that I am trans, my pronouns are he / they and my name is Elliot", Page begins in his writing before continuing with the satisfaction he feels at being able to make his feelings public. “I love being trans. And I love being queer . And the more I hug myself and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more prosperous. ”

The now actor, 33 years old and nominated for an Oscar in 2008 for his performance in Juno, appreciates all the support received in this time for people who knew his situation. “I am extremely grateful to the incredible people who have supported me throughout this journey. I can't express how extraordinarily good I feel after pursuing my authentic self and finally loving who I am. Many in the trans community have inspired me infinitely. Thank you for your courage, your generosity and your unceasing work to make this world a more inclusive and compassionate place. I will offer all the support I can and I will continue to fight for a more loving and egalitarian society ”, he adds in his text published on his social networks, where has changed the name of Ellen's profile to Elliot Page .

Since Page made her homosexuality public in February 2014, she has become one of the most combative LGTBI + activists in Hollywood. He decided to publicly announce that he was gay at age 26, during a human rights conference. “I am here today because I am homosexual. And because perhaps it can cause a positive effect. Help others make your life easier and more hopeful. I feel that I have a personal obligation and a social responsibility in all this, ”he said in a meaningful speech, in which he condemned the standards established in the film industry . A conviction that has also led to the screen, because in Freeheld (2015), Page plays a woman who fights alongside her partner, played by Julianne Moore, for the equalization of civil union rights.

Married for two years With the dancer Emma Porter , making his homosexuality known gave a new meaning to his life. “Something changed in me; and not just emotionally. Because physically I was also unwell: I suffered from panic attacks, I had stomach problems ... The day after I made it public, I went to re-record some takes and people told me that I looked like someone else. And I answered: 'Damn, right? ”, He told EL PAÍS last year .

After the announcement of his new status as a trans person, the messages of support have not been long in coming. "I love you very much, Elliot", his wife has told him. “Very proud of our superhero! We love you Elliot! I can't wait to see you come back in season 3! ”Wrote the Netflix platform, where The Umbrella Academy is broadcast .

Source: Elpais

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