Ellen Page: "I'm trans and my name is Elliot"

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By CAPosts 01 December, 2020 - 01:04pm 332 views

Ellen Page, who received an Oscar nomination for starring in "Juno" in 2007 and has a lead role in the Netflix series "The Umbrella Academy," announced on her social media that she is transgender and changed her name to Elliot.

The actor addressed his followers with an extensive statement: “ 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. Having come to this place in my life, "he began by telling in his statement.

And continued:" I feel overwhelming gratitude for the incredible people who have supported me throughout this journey. I can't begin to express how extraordinary it feels to finally love who I am, enough to pursue my authentic self. ”

“ I have been endlessly inspired by many in the trans community. 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 continue to fight for a more loving and equal society, "Page wrote in his post.

" I love being trans and I love being queer. And the more I stay close and fully embrace who I am, the more I dream, the more my heart grows and the more I prosper. To all trans people who face harassment, self-deprecation, abuse and threats of violence every day: I see you, I love you and I will do everything I can to change this world for the better, ”continued the 33-year-old actor.

Clarifying that the correct pronouns to refer to you are “he / they”, you describe yourself as transgender and not binary, which means that your gender identity is neither male nor female.

“I also ask for your patience. My joy is real, but also fragile. The truth is that, although I feel deeply happy right now and I know the privilege that I have, but I am also afraid. I am afraid of invasiveness, hatred, 'jokes' and violence. To be clear, I'm not trying to tarnish a moment that is happy and that I celebrate, but I want to mention the whole picture , ”he continued .

“ The statistics are staggering . Discrimination against trans people is common, insidious and cruel, with terrifying consequences. In 2020 alone it has been reported that at least 40 transgender people have been murdered, most of them black and Latinx trans women . To political leaders who work to criminalize health services for trans people and deny us our right to exist and to all those with a huge platform who continue to spread hostility against trans people: they have blood on their hands. They unleash a vile and degrading fury of hatred that ends on the shoulders of the trans community, a community in which 40 % of trans adults attempt suicide . Enough is enough. They are not being 'canceled', they are hurting people . I am one of those people who will not keep quiet you before their attacks (...) Thanks for reading this. All my love, "concluded Page, who in 2014 had declared herself a lesbian, becoming an icon of the LGBTI + community.

Page's wife, dancer Emma Portner, shared her statement on her own Instagram account, writing:" I'm 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 fervently supporting trans life every day. Elliot's existence is a gift in itself. I love you so much. ”

Last year, Page revealed that he had married Portner, 24.

In February 2019, Page opened up about the pressure to hide his sexuality when he began working as an actor in Hollywood. “People in the industry told me clearly when I started to be known: 'People cannot know that you are gay,'” recalled the actor, who spoke about his sexuality in 2014, during an interview with PorterEdit.

Page came to the States United from their native Canada in 2005, with the thriller "Hard Candy." Two years later, she starred in the independent film "Juno" and. Among her most prominent roles are that of Kitty Pryde in "X-Men", Christopher Nolan's "Inception", "Whip It! And "Flatliners." He also starred in the films "Tallulah" and "Freeheld."

Source: Infobae

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