By CAPosts 01 December, 2020 - 12:05pm 385 views
(CNN) - Meet Elliot Page.
On Tuesday, the Oscar-nominated star of films such as "Juno" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" shared with his followers that he is transgender and identifies as non-binary, a term used to describe a person whose gender identity is neither male nor female.
“I feel lucky to be writing this. To be here. To have come to this place in my life, "wrote the actor, formerly known publicly as Ellen Page, on Instagram. “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. ”
- Elliot Page (@TheElliotPage) December 1, 2020
Page said his pronouns are "he" and "they".
In his note, Page said that they have been "inspired" by the trans community and thanked them for showing "working incessantly to make this world a better place. inclusive and compassionate. ”
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“ I also ask for patience, ”Page wrote. “My joy is real, but also fragile. The truth is that, despite feeling deeply happy at this moment and knowing how privileged I am, I am also afraid. I am afraid of invasiveness, hatred, 'jokes' and violence. ”
Following the publication of Page's letter, GLAAD supported the 33-year-old Page.
“ Elliot Page has given us fantastic characters in the screen and has been an outspoken advocate for all LGBTQ people, "said Nick Adams, director of transgender media for GLAAD, in a statement. Now she will be an inspiration to countless trans and non-binary people. All transgender people deserve the opportunity to be ourselves and be accepted for who we are. Today we celebrate the remarkable Elliot Page. ”
Page recently starred in Netflix's“ The Umbrella Academy. ”
“ To all trans people who face bullying, self-loathing, abuse and the thread of violence every day - I see them, I love you and I will do my best to change this world for the better, "concluded Page.
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